October 2012

31.10.2012 Attitude | Extreme Behavior | Leadership

How To Grow Your Business Even When People Don't Believe In You.

People believe what they want to believe. Regardless of logic or emotion in the moment, people most often make up their mind based off of a life’s worth of experiences that have crystallized into beliefs. So it doesn’t really matter what you say to people, or do, they are going to believe what they already Read More 

30.10.2012 Attitude | Fear | Pain | Selfishness

How Hate Makes Us Poor (And Stupid).

Hate. It’s all around us. We’ve become used to dealing with it. Used to hearing it. Tolerating it. Accepting it. And it doesn’t have to be the middle of an election cycle for you to hear lies and religion thinly covering the ugliness of hatred. Hate that we have come to defend as “free speech”.  Hate that Read More 

29.10.2012 Business | Extreme Behavior | Leadership

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned While Pacing Myself.

One mile. Six minutes and fifty seconds. Twenty-six times in a row. That’s the run rate for finishing a marathon in under three hours.  And that’s what I started out the day Saturday morning thinking about.  Running my first marathon in under three hours. Officially I had never run a marathon.  Several ultra-marathons.  But not an Read More 

25.10.2012 Attitude | Fear

10 Reasons Not To Believe Anything Or Anyone.

Because you can’t be sure they aren’t lying to you. Because you don’t believe anything you don’t do (or see) for yourself. Because  you’re too busy to stop and think through all the angles. Because you don’t want to believe. Because believing would challenge what you think you already believe. Because it’s less vulnerable than demonstrating Read More 

23.10.2012 Attitude | Extreme Behavior

Why You Don't Do What You Already Know How To Do.

Because you don’t know what to do next. That’s why. Chances are you know everything you need to know about anything somewhat related to achieving your success. Whatever you don’t know already you can find out quickly. Access to information and ideas has never been easier. From almost anywhere and at any time you can quickly Read More 

22.10.2012 Business

6 Lessons Your Business Can Learn From The Panhandler Who Conned Me.

It didn’t work.  The CD, that is. I got conned.  Played.  And right in front of my wife. Here is what happened. Sara and I were out for a rare night alone away from our three children.  We enjoyed dinner at a local gastro pub, a beer or two, and coffee — apparently because we’re Read More