Hi, I’m Jeff. I work on figuring out life and I like to write about it. This is my blog. More about me here.
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Blind Faith Leads to Corruption
We can call for the pope to resign, bishops to resign, etc., but the atrocities that the Roman ….
Making a Difference
Social Media is an effective way of spreading information. It allows us to reach a lot of people quickly….
I Quit Using Straws and My Life Fell Apart
Some entrepreneurs have invented something they believe will keep 560 straws per person ….
Worry, anxiety, suffering. Over and over and over. How do I make it go away? How do I ….
The Voices In Your Head
You know what I’m talking about. That voice in your head. That voice that says ….
Every day, you get up, go out into the world and do what you do. But who’s doing it? Who is going ….
When You’re Struggling
We all struggle and we all agree that when we’re struggling, we usually either learn something or ….
How to Do More of What You Want
The refrain of, “I’ll do all this crap I don’t want to do for most of my life, so that hopefully …
How to Make Progress
Maybe you’ve made a bit of progress toward your goals, but want to make more. Sometimes it’s frustrating when you’ve had a bit ….
How to Trust Yourself
It will take a while, but when you relax and get really OK with the reality that this is your path and nobody else’s, life gets easier, happier and more fulfilling….
How to Find Peace
It’s easy to be at peace when everything is going great. When we have the money, people, time, and everything we want in life is….
How to Start Living
The most important thing I’ve had to figure out (and will always continue to work on) is how to interact with the world around me in a way that …..
How to Quit Escaping and Start Living
We all do it. Life isn’t how we want it to be, so our answer is to escape. Whether it’s TV, alcohol, drugs, food, sex, vacation or whatever, when we….
When Things Don’t Go How You Expect
Think of everything you do as an experiment. When scientists do experiments, like mixing two chemicals to see what ….
How to Build Relationships
I don’t think anything in life matters more than the relationships we have with other people. Whether it’s …..
How to Get Started
Sometimes the hardest thing about achieving any goal in life is simply getting started. Just taking the …..
What It Really Takes to Be Successful
Everyone wants to be successful, but many people struggle to reach their goals. We tend to look in the wrong….
What to Do When You’re Feeling Down
When you’re working towards a life of fulfillment, you’re going to hit roadblocks. Sometimes things won’t go the way you…
What to Do When You Feel Stuck
Often, when you are trying to accomplish something, you get the feeling of being stuck. It’s like you can’t figure out what to do next….
How to Trust Your Gut
There’s two types of intelligence. First there’s the facts and figures, pros and cons and all the logical stuff that we usually focus on….
How to Take Action
There’s always that “next step” — you know, that next thing you know you need to do to take your life …..
How to Do It Your Way
I’m going to sound like Mr. Rogers for a minute, but there really is nobody in the whole world like you. You are a unique person and ….
What Would Your Best Self Do?
If you believe your life can be better than it is today; that you can be a better person who accomplishes …..
How to Start the Year Off Right
It’s a new year and everything just seems “fresh”. The new year is an exciting time and ….
What To Do When You Feel Like Quitting
It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to do. If you are working toward a big goal, you’ll have times when you feel like just giving up.
How to Deal With Unsupportive Family and Friends
You have decided that becoming an entrepreneur is the life for you. But there’s only one ….
How to Get Practically Anything You Want
The folks who accomplish big things — the type of things you might aspire to accomplish, are just like you. They are human ……
4 Simple Ways To Approach The Daunting Task Of Meditation
Meditation has plenty of benefits that folks from all walks of life are finally seeing. It’s no longer viewed as woo-woo stuff ….
How to Get Over Your Own B.S.
Most of what actually prevents you from being successful is the things you are thinking about — your B.S……
How to Get Things Done — Even When You Don’t Feel Like It
To live your best life, achieve your goals and, frankly just survive in the world, you have to do a lot of things that you don’t feel like doing……
How to Be Happy When Things Aren’t Going Your Way
Quitting is no good, so let’s talk about how to deal with those things that inevitably will go wrong without getting frustrated or angry.
3 Brain Dead Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating
Everybody has that friend. That guy or gal who never keeps a commitment. You ask them to do something, maybe they offer to help you with….
How to Know If Your Business Idea Is Stupid
Everybody’s been there. You’re standing around the water cooler talking with your coworkers, talking with friends over……
How to Live Better
I’ve studied a lot about human behavior. It started with a self-help addiction when I was miserable and ….
How to Live Better
I don’t believe that any of us are “meant” or “destined” to be or do anything. Each of us ….
Let’s Stop Pretending to Know Stuff
We need to know — know why we get up in the morning, why the sky is blue, why we’re here ….
This Is How You Go After What You Want
How do you live an exciting life without regrets? You decide what you want and then go get it….
5 Secrets of Mind Blowing Tantric Entrepreneurialism
Too often, we believe that business has to be boring, stuffy and confined to the daytime, so we can spend ….
7 Things Only Entrepreneurs Can Do
After serving the military and dipping his toe into a few different professions, John Lee Dumas couldn’t figure out what career ……
MLK Day: 5 Ways You Can Create Positive Change In The World Today
Recent events have created a lot of conversation about racism. We’ve taken to social media to fiercely ….
Shark Tank Contestants Share Their Top Lessons Learned
I asked former Shark Tank contestants to share their biggest lessons, they generously agreed and candidly shared these 15 valuable business lessons learned from bravely putting their businesses in front of “the sharks.”
How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business With Debbie Travis
Whether your passion is decorating cakes, making pottery or home decorating, Debbie offers these 10 tips…..
10 Ways To Get Out Of Your Own Way And Get Things Done
You probably have plenty of reasons why you don’t get things done. Many of them are outside of your control. But instead of …..
11 Warning Signs That You’re Settling For Less In Life
Studies show that two-thirds of Americans are unhappy. That’s ridiculous. Whether you want to get out of a bad relationship, move across the country, start a business, dye your hair green or ……
11 Myths About Money That Make Succeeding Harder
Everyone says they want more money. But you’ll never get more money if you keep believing the lies you’ve been told about it. Let’s ……
12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Your Job to Start Your Own Business
If you want to live a passionate life of freedom, quit your job and start your own business. Escaping the limitations of 9–5 is the only way to……
How Millionaires Manage Their Money Differently?
Wealthy people manage their money differently than everyone else. They make different decisions and have an entirely different way of …..
10 Ways in Which Wealthy People Think Differently About Money
Do you want to become rich? The first step is to know how the wealthy think about money differently than you do….
10 Things Great Leaders Say Every Monday (Or Moan-day)
You’re back at your office or business on another Monday. Your team wishes it was still Saturday. They’re staring down ……
Incredible Productivity Advice Given By 21 Successful Young Entrepreneurs
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur (or successful at anything) you have to know how to get stuff done. These 21 ……
9 Characteristics of Spirited Entrepreneurs
Millennials have a new view of the world and it is causing us to expand how we look at entrepreneurship. The traditional definition centers …..
Important Things to Know About the Revolutionary “Share Economy”
When we were kids, one of the first lessons we learned was to share. In a world where business is under increased pressure to…..
These 11 Millennials Prove that You Are On the Right Track
We’ve heard it all before: millennials are lazy, entitled, impatient and constantly glued to social media. Some of….
25 Amazing Productivity Tips From Successful Mompreneurs
Becoming an entrepreneur is a lot of work. Just like being a mom. So why would any sane person do both and become a mompreneur? Don’t worry, you don’t have to be….
9 Successful People Explain What That Actually Means
Everyone wants to be successful, but too often we forget to think about what that actually means. So we turn to money as the definition of ….
The Real Problem With Political Correctness
This fundamental change of the underlying issues is what will lead to lasting. The real challenge….
8 Things We Can Learn From the Events in Ferguson, Missouri
We can look to politicians or the judicial system for change, but in a representative democracy, the government doesn’t change until the people…..
Five Life Lessons From Five Convicted Felons
Five convicted felons I met served their time and are not now out of prison. After being released, they ended up in very different life situations…..
9 Things You’ve Done That Are Harder Than Starting a Business
As the world has become more complex, the logistics of exchanging value have become more complicated. But ordinary people ….
5 Surprising Things That Happen When You Stop Expecting Achievements to Make You Happy
Here’s the best part: When you detach happiness from achievement, these five things that happen are the key ingredients to …….
Determining What Business to Start When You Don’t Know Your Passion
So you are trying to figure out what business to start and you’re stuck. You’ve been hearing that if you want to become a successful….
7 Reasons You Should Quit Your Job
Entrepreneurship is the only true path to freedom. But ask kids, we’re taught that working a job is the only way to make money. Working a job is ….
Successful Entrepreneurs Share Their Secrets to Success
Too many people settle for less than they deserve in life because they believe that successful entrepreneurs have ….
What Old People Can Learn From Millennials
Layering accumulated knowledge and experiences from generation to generation is how we evolve. It’s how we improve the experience of being human. Let’s ……
17 Lifestyle Fanatics Share Their Secrets to Success
Too many people settle for less than they deserve in life. This has lead to a majority of people reporting they are not …..
How to Succeed and Still Be Happy
No matter how you define success, it requires hard work, disappointment, rejection and lots of ……
Let’s Stop Talking About Maya Angelou
Dr. Angelou devoted her life to telling the world what she believed. The best way to honor her is to follow her example. If she influenced you………
What Happens When You Quit Caring About Money
Everyone needs money. We need it to buy food, clothing, shelter, transportation, get medical care and everything else we need to….
10 Uncommon Tips for Podcasters
Media is changing in a huge way. Just like with book publishing over the past decade, the barriers to entry in broadcasting are….
How to Become a Successful Entrepreneur
o become a successful entrepreneur, there are only two simple things you must do. Once you’ve done these two things, the rest is easy.
How Acting Like a Dog Will Get You What You Want
Rush wasn’t thinking, “What if?” He just saw what he wanted and went for it. Rush can teach us adult humans a few lessons about getting what we want.
Use Your Bucket List to Design Your Life
Janak and Nalisha Patel made some big changes in their life, and fortunately, they had their bucket list to guide them. They’ve been ….
The Danger of Blame
There is a very dangerous drug on the streets that nobody is talking about. It’s called blameoin (pronounced: blame-o-win)………
Move Over Life: Breaking Bad Is On
We humans are an ambitious bunch of people. We want to accomplish all sorts of things in our short time on earth. We want to write books…..
Smartphones: We Created You and We Can Destroy You
Technology wasn’t invented for technology’s sake. It was invented to make your life easier. It’s supposed to help you spend more time living your life and less time sustaining it. Use it that way.
Why You Should Never Make Your Bed
You can’t ever get more time. Spend it wisely. As you do everything you do today, ask yourself why you are doing it.
Redefining How You Spend Time
When opportunity comes along, ask yourself if it will allow you to spend more or less time …
A Better Way to Do Life
Money is nothing more than a representation of value. In a previous post, we talked about ….
Don’t Be So Weird About Money
Entrepreneurship is simply identifying what value you have that other people want and delivering that value to them in exchange for …
How to Get Whatever You Want
If you asked many people if they can have whatever they want, most would say, “Of course not. There are a lot of things I want that I can’t have.”
Why You Should Invest in Platforms Instead of Real Estate
Many will say that real estate is the best investment. I disagree. Let’s start with supply and demand. The price ….
How to Be Happy 111 Hours a Week
Everyone wants to be happy. But few people actually take the action required to actually be happy. It’s because…..
Why Businesses Fail & How to Make Sure Yours Doesn’t
Because humans beings really, really like instant gratification, when you hear these claims, you are so excited you might even ….
How to Be An Entrepreneur
The world is a big wonderful place full of exciting, beautiful and wonderful things. But, without the freedom to explore it, what’s the point?
Why You Think Working Sucks
Every day, people complain about “work”. They say things like, “I don’t want to do that; it would be too much like work.”
One Year Reflections – 13 Decisions
Wow. It has been one full year since I left the perceived security of my corporate job…..
Blog: Stop Following the Herd
Lifestyle means doing it YOUR WAY. It means doing life the way YOU want, not the way your parents, teachers, friends, family, celebrities, politicians or…..
How to Be a Lifestyle Fanatic
How much time do you spend each week doing something you don’t like? 80% of Americans hate their job….
Building Relationships: It’s All Your Fault
That means taking 100% responsibility for EVERYTHING. Even if someone “wrongs” me, it was my fault for not setting better expectations, not creating….
Talking to People: Your Tone
As we continue to discuss how to effectively build relationships with Clients and Prospects (and really everyone ….
How to Talk to Clients and Prospects
I thought I’d write a series of blog posts about the topic of building relationships, and I’m going to start with how to TALK TO people in a way ….
How to Promote Your Expert Lifestyle Business
Building an Expert Lifestyle Business successfully hinges on one major thing: Getting Known for Your Knowledge.
Find and Understand your Niche
Call it a niche, call it a crew, call it a tribe, a herd, an avatar or an ideal client. …
11 Things You Must Know to Publish a Book
I was thrilled to get the opportunity to review an advance copy of Guy Kawasaki’s brand new book, “APE, How to Publish a Book”, which….
What do FEELINGS have to do with business?
I wondered a lot this year about that feeling … you know that kind of little feeling that you get when you ….
Is More Information Really the Answer?
As I write this, it seems elementary, but let’s face it, we all struggle with this. It’s a tough balancing act.
Consistency and Persistency
2012 was a year of absolute craziness for me. My business changed DRASTICALLY. My life changed drastically! All for the better.
Collecting Leads for Your Expert Business is Like Basketball
I am standing right at the free-throw line (or whatever they call that horizontal line that is right in front of …..
Neither really serves any purpose except to make us feel good when we’re not getting what we really want….
Biggest Misconception About How to Start Up a Business
There is a huge misconception out how you start up a business. I’m going to unveil it right now. The misconception is ….