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What can we learn from Superman?

Anyone who has served knows what a pain in the ass it can be to wake up at 5:30 in the morning and be expected to do a five-mile run. I remember in those first few weeks after I got out, sleeping in never felt so good.  Running a 5K each morning was the last [...]

By | August 9th, 2017|Life Skills|0 Comments

Why Self-Help Sucks

I remember the very first book I read related to self-help, it was a Zig Ziglar book called "Better than good life."  I felt like the clouds had lifted and the sun began to shine.  Life was going to be amazing from this point forward. After I finish a book, I find myself repeating, this [...]

By | August 2nd, 2017|Life|0 Comments

Does your life have anchor points?

In May I spent some money and put a new swing set up for my kids.  It was a 6-hour project to put up, but man did the kids love it.  I had followed all the directions (well almost) and it looked just as good as the picture! Fast forward a month we left for [...]

By | July 17th, 2017|General Business, Leadership, Life|2 Comments

The Power of Hope

I remember thinking during my Marine boot camp in San Diego, "I hope I make it."  I was considered an underdog of who people would expect to be a Marine, and for most of my 13 weeks, motivation was an uphill battle.  Hope in these moments came from a few affirmations I put on an [...]

By | July 6th, 2017|Life, Life Skills, True Purpose|2 Comments

Day 1 – You’re a veteran … now what

So, you just got your DD214 signed, you have a plane ticket in hand, you might be even sitting in the USO for the last time. I remember it like it was yesterday, the relief that it is over, but that huge fear of the unknown starting to creep in. As a member of any [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|Veteran|0 Comments

What life doesn’t teach us as it happens

Military Training Funny thing about the military is our general lack of appreciation for what it is teaching us about life as it happens. I remember being forced to sit left or right Indian style in boot camp thinking, "Why the hell do they make us do it one way."  Well, it turns out [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Leadership, Life, Uncategorized|4 Comments

Guest Post: How I Stopped Thinking Like a Fired Employee and Started Thinking Like a Blogging Entrepreneur

Nearly a decade ago I received the pink slip. I was a fired security guard. Today I am an island hopping, pro blogging, Amazon best selling entrepreneur. I made what seems like a quantum leap by ceasing to think like a fired employee and beginning to think like a pro blogging entrepreneur many years ago. [...]

By | June 24th, 2017|Guest Post|1 Comment

Out of Options

I find the voice inside my head repeating "you are out of options."  I have worked through some problems in my life where I feel that I am at my wit's end. It's a feeling that almost everyone has experienced at some point in their life. Maybe it's something related to work, our personal life, [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Life, Veteran|0 Comments

Broken

One of the worst feelings one can feel is when they feel broken.  Broken can be something someone gives you as a label or the voice inside our head repeats it like a bad record. In a mind that believes its broken, any thought is possible from divorce to suicide, or maybe just walking away [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Veteran|2 Comments

Do you live paycheck to paycheck?

Do you ever have those days where you have reached that point where you are just sick and tired of feeling sick and tired?  Everyone typically reaches this point at least once after they get that DD214 from the military. The military says your free, but you might have anything but this feeling just a [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Money, Veteran|2 Comments