Thought for today….

What can you do with what you know? “There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”    
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MOST RECENT

Mentoring

This past weekend I was mentoring at a camp run by ASU College of Technology and Innovation with 30 high school students, focusing on the process to developing ideas into businesses. These kids came from all over the state, and we followed a process of ideation,...

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The addiction of hope

Have you ever heard the phrase “I hope” when people are talking about the future? Many people are addicted to hope, and use hope instead of planning. My favorite business book is called “Hope is Not a Strategy” - the title sums up the way people should (but don’t)...

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Wrong goals? That’s ok…

You know that I am all about goal setting, and more importantly, goal getting. But – ever had that sinking feeling half way through the process that you are chasing the wrong goal? This has happened to me a couple of times, and the best thing to do at this point is to...

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Video – question your answers

I really like always asking questions, and understanding the answers. But answers are not final, they change and grow over time. Look at your answers, poke at them, turn them over and soon they will start talking back to you! When people ask "what do you want to do...

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Change your thinking, change your life

The interesting thing about life is that it is easy to change, but sometimes not simple. As the saying goes, “Change your thinking, change your life.” If you want to change an element of your life – career, health, money, relationships – the mechanics or the actual...

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Commitments vs promises vs goals

How do you achieve something? When you set an objective, how do you go about making it happen? Most importantly, how strong is your commitment to making it happen? Many people want, wait and hope for things to happen. There is a great business book called “Hope is not...

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Attitude is Everything

I have the great privilege to work out with an extraordinary trainer – Mack Newton. He is an 8th Dan Black Belt in TaeKwon Do, former world champion, and a list of accomplishments that boggles the mind. He is also one of the most humble and generous people I have ever...

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I don’t care about my reputation!

Recently a high school student I know said that the biggest lesson he had learnt in high school was to not worry about what people said or thought about him. He had learnt this lesson well. This may sound strange to you at first, but it is true. I don’t care about my...

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Video on Setting Goals vs Getting Goals

I really enjoyed talking about this, and I think it comes across in the video. It is such an important difference - Setting Goals is easy. Getting Goals is simple, but not easy. Let me explain. If I asked you what it takes to achieve a goal of losing 5 pounds weight...

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I don’t like buts…

One of the great things I have learned over the last few years is to get rid of my “buts”. “Buts” get in the way of achieving your goals, growing your business, achieving championships, and building great relationships. Do you remember the “buts” you had as a kid?...

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