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You Screwed it Up Again…and It’s OK

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you screwed it upThey are all surprised you screwed it up.

You made a mistake.

Maybe you betrayed a friend.

Maybe you committed a criminal act.

Maybe you even committed adultery.

Maybe you even considered ending it all.

People are shocked you did the ‘unthinkable’. But maybe those very people threw stones with a vengeance…and a guilt.

We’re all so frickin’ concerned and horrified we might screw the pooch. Crash and burn. Commit an error.  Mess it up. Royally f#%$ it up.

The universe laughs at this. The universe laughs at you.

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6 Ways How to Deal with Self Doubt

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how to deal with self doubt

Learning how to deal with self doubt is vital if you want to grow

We all go through it.  I mean…everyone.

The gripping anxiety of self doubt.

But not just doubt.  Self doubt and fear.  And they often go hand in hand…

Just last week, I was working on a part of my business (we’ll call it Project X) that I was overhauling to improve going forward.  This is something I really want to conquer to take my business to the next level.  It wasn’t going well and I was frustrated.  But then it started happening:  That feeling of doubt and questioning in my mind…in my body.Continue reading

How Successful People Think – Brendon Burchard

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Brendon Burchard on How Successful People Think

Brendon Burchard on How Successful People Think

Today I’m in Palm Desert after an awesome networking event I attended last night. It was very energizing to be around so many successful people and to be inspired like that.

It also reminded me how important it is to surround yourself with the right people if you want success in life. Yes…there will be a blog post on this very soon! 🙂

Today though I want you to watch this video by motivational author and online specialist Brendon Burchard on how incredibly successful people think.Continue reading

Beware of the Self Appointed Expert

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The self appointed expert

We’ve all been bombarded by the self appointed expert…

We’ve all had (or have them) in our life…the self appointed expert.

It’s that person who seemingly knows everything about all subjects and is always ready to let you know that they do, all the time.  And here’s the thing: they usually have no knowledge whatsoever of the subjects they speak about.

Just What is a Self Appointed Expert…or Self Appointed Authority?

Now, if you read the definition of ‘expert’, you get:

‘A person who has a comprehensive and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area.’

Yep.  This person knows his or her stuff about a particular subject or field.

The self appointed expert definition according to Collins Dictionary is:

‘…having assumed authority without the agreement of others.’

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Do You Act Like You Already Have It??

Do you act like you already have it?

Do you act like you already have what you want? (me in my rock and roll days…)

Years ago I had a friend I was in a rock band with (my previous profession was as a musician) who was, shall we say…crazy!

His name was Chris.  He was a singer and was not lacking in confidence.  Ever.  We were both starving musicians (a common occurrence) trying to climb the rock and roll industry ladder.Continue reading

‘You Have the World by the Tail’

We all have the world by the tail

‘We have the world by the tail son’, he said to me just after I snapped this pic this morning

He was a tall, older, bearded man…weathered but wise looking.

As he walked by me I said ‘good morning’ and smiled. I was drinking my coffee and feeling really good as I appreciated such a unbelievably beautiful morning in the desert (see the picture above).

‘Good morning’, he replied back and as he walked by he stared straight at me…as if to make sure I was listening. Then he said:Continue reading

What is Your Excuse for Not Getting What You Want??

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What is Your ExcuseI’ll get straight to the point: What is your excuse for not getting what you want in your life??

So on the heels of the little rant the other day that definitely belongs in the what is your excuse category, I have the following little ditty from a kind ol fellow:Continue reading

How to Stop Blaming Others in One Easy Step

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Got a little story for you that might help you learn how to stop blaming others…

“This is just another scam to get my money, right?”

I could feel the whiny, tire-kicking, excuse-making ‘I-want-400K-by-next-week-done-everything-for-me’ attitude a mile away…

How to Stop Blaming Others in One Easy Step

‘See?? It’s not really Ken’s fault why you’re not making money. You might want to stop making excuses and get to work…’

This lady really had it in for me too. ‘Gertrude’ we’ll call her (to protect the complaining)…and she took one hell of an exception that she was on my email list and that I dare send her an offer trying to sell her something. *gasp*

“All I get are these emails from you telling me I should buy this and buy that! It’s always something EVERY DAY! You’re just a 2 bit car salesman trying to take my money! Well I’m not falling for it and I’m reporting you Mr. Holland!!”Continue reading

Create Your Own Path to Save Your Ass

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Why you should create your own path

I believe you need to create your own path but be careful of bad breath…

A story:

About 15 years ago I had a sales job for a watch company. I spent my day visiting jewelry stores and on the phones with them when I wasn’t out in the field.

I’m not going to sugarcoat it. I hated the job. The reason? The jewelers I met were some of the rudest people I’d ever met (so if you’re a jeweler…sorry…just my experience). But I had another reason: I hated having a job, period.Continue reading

Stop Doing Stuff You Hate

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Stop Doing Stuff You HateThere is almost nothing worse than doing stuff you hate.

Let’s be honest here. You have to occasionally deal with things you hate or at least things you dislike. Seeing certain relatives, going to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get our license renewed, eating cauliflower (well…I hate it).

But there probably is no greater (or common) example of the stuff you hate more than going to a job that you despise.  And since that is one of the main topics of this blog, I want to focus on that.Continue reading