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Social media is reeeeeeeeal good at showing you how life is passing you by. The blue water vacations, beautiful mountains, family pics (& yours is busted up), good food, nice cars, watches, bodies, and bags… They’re quick to show you what they Are & what you’re Not. Seeing all of that can be overwhelming. I want you […]

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You first.| Commissions start with commissioning.

If you want to be commissioned then you must first commission yourself. If you want your sculpture to be out in front of City Hall, then first you have to sculpt. If you want to cater, then you must cater. If you want to sell, then you must sell. If you want to be a […]

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“Can I succeed even if I hate sales?”

“What if I hate sales, can I still be good at it,” is a question I’m often asked. The short answer: Yes… You don’t categorically hate sales, you hate what you’re not good at because in those instances, your weaknesses are exposed.  You hate: Asking for the sale and bracing for the No. Asking for the […]

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It’s business as “usually…”

Susan David recommends that, when it comes to your emotions, look at them as data points instead of defaults. In an effort to conserve energy your mind works in “usually’s.” Meaning that when an emotion is triggered, you react with the autopilot mechanism of “usually.” When (this) happens, I usually do (this).  Like an “out of […]

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Don’t let your “done’s” be greater than your “do’s”

Erik Weinhenmayer lost his eyesight at the age of 13 but has gone on to climb all 7 summits. When he came down the mountain a man walked up to him and said, Don’t let climbing Everest be the greatest thing you ever do. Dan Sullivan says that many people are more fixated on status than […]

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No wagon, no band

People can’t jump on your band wagon because it’s parked in the garage.” ~ Sam Horn There are so many things that you want to DO: Mentor, speak, teach children how to read, help the elderly, raise awareness, sell homes, cars, and insurance, write a book, start a cooking show, teach how to apply makeup, […]

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Get off your points & (back) into your ranges

In episode 535 we talked about making better decisions by listing a range of potential outcomes. Often the decision we made didn’t work out simply because we didn’t consider other potential possibilities. We moved forward on what we thought would happen not what could happen…and could won out, because you only factored in one point. […]

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Work like an MVP, don’t act like one.

Ram Fishkin, author of the book, Lost and Founder, writes about MVP: Minimum Viable Product meaning a MVP for Nike will be way different than a MVP for a startup Johnny’s Hoodies. Because Nike’s customer base is in the millions, they’ve got to consider more before shoving a product out into the world. If it’s […]

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Price & Cost ain’t the same

We tend to use the words price and cost synonymously. “What’s the price?” “How much does it cost?” It sounds the same, but it ain’t the same. Where you are and where you’re heading in life is dependent on if you’re lured by the price or factor in the cost(s). you have price or cost […]

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Nothing comes hard. Hard is chosen.

Why is it so easy to eat bad? You can get a 10 piece nugget for $1.49, but you’ll walk out 10 bucks lighter when you buy a grilled chicken wrap. Fast food joints make it easy to eat bad, so easy in fact, that you choose them without even thinking-and that’s exactly what they […]

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