Kick-start your heart and become alive

Kick-start your heart and become alive

Kick-start your heart and become alive involves picking a rock song that gives you passion and courage to jump outside your comfort zone and experience more.  We all need a song that motivates us to be our best and sing it every day. Doing so will put you in an emotional and physical state that ensures you make the right decisions and take the actions necessary to design the life and business you love.

It was a few years ago when I first started thinking about a rock song that represented the person I needed to become and the life I wanted to live. I wanted a song that really motivated me and would push me to experience more. I can vividly play that day back in my mind, feeling the relentless and overwhelming need to accelerate my actions to create the income, lifestyle and freedom I wanted.

 

“I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley, poet, critic and editor

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Up your attitude and drive with your why

Up your attitude and drive with your why

Up your attitude and drive with your why is key to designing the life and business you love. Attitude and a strong reason why will ensure you persist in creating abundance in your life (the income, lifestyle and freedom you want). If you don’t like where you are in life, all you need to do is make the decision to change, then up your attitude (your beliefs about what you can do), take massive action and push for amazing results –never quit.  The key to overcoming adversity is to never give up. It’s that simple!

 

“Being relentless is like water cascading over the edge of a waterfall — consistent, powerful and by design, never ending.” – HOPE CEO, John Hope Bryant.

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How personal chokeholds strangle your success

How personal chokeholds strangle your success

How personal chokeholds strangle your success. A personal chokehold is like having a stranglehold around your neck, but it’s psychological vs. physical. Even so, it has the same power and negative consequences as someone physically grabbing you around your neck, choking you, holding you and preventing you from moving.

The psychological chokeholds we put on ourselves paralyzes and prevents forward momentum. Chokeholds are limiting beliefs that create fear – the fear of failure, fear of success, fear of the unknown, fear of ridicule, fear of making a mistake, fear of looking stupid and so many more.

When caught in a chokehold, people sit on the fence of (in)decision. They choose to do nothing vs. taking responsibility, harnessing courage and taking action. Of course, waiting for the perfect moment means waiting for never.

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Are you an average Joe or abundance Joe?

Are you an average Joe or abundance Joe?

Are you an average Joe or abundance Joe? If you want to create more abundance in your life, you will have to think and act differently. Abundance does not come to you, you have to go get it.

According to survey data from ThermaSoft, for the average North American’s picture of success is about $150,000 in annual income, a spouse, a couple of kids, a ten-minute commute, and a generous amount of vacation time.

In the eyes of the average Joe, I was successful. But deep down, I was unsettled, I was unfulfilled and wanted more abundance. I was grateful for what I had achieved in my career, but I was dying inside. I wanted to wake up with excitement early in the morning, and go to bed late with enthusiasm again. I knew there was more for me to do, experience and become.

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Your purpose in life is to find your purpose

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose

Your purpose in life is to find your purpose. The biggest barrier for people in finding their purpose, their best life, is that they are stuck on autopilot – spinning their wheels in a dead-end job, in a mundane life, and going nowhere fast. Spinning your wheels fast on one spot for too long will get you stuck in a rut you can’t get out of. You lose the ability to know what you want, and the confidence to act even if you did know. In essence, many people fall asleep at the wheel of their own life.

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How to unleash motivation using pain and urgency

How to unleash motivation using pain and urgency

Learning how to unleash motivation using pain and urgency was a critical skill in helping me plan my escape from employee to entrepreneur… and design the life and business I love.

Instead of complaining about how unhappy I was with my career… I used this negative emotion as fuel for motivation to create change. It’s at the intersection of pain and urgency where motivation to change – to go for what your want is accelerated.  Instead of giving up on a great life, I learned to motivate myself from the pain of waking up each day with regret – from not being able to live with myself as a chicken-shit by not taking a chance on living my passion… knowing I had so much unrealized potential and experience left on the table of life.  My motivation also came from the feeling of urgency that my life could not continue like it was, because as a middle-aged man, I was running out of time.

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How to beat fear and start your dream business

How to beat fear and start your dream business

How to beat fear and start your dream business is a skill I had to learn when it came to designing the life and business I love. I needed a winning mindset to fight limiting beliefs and the made up fear (false evidence that appears real – drama conjured up in my brain) to stay confident in my escape from employee to freedom-entrepreneur.

Research shows humans’ survival instincts are wired for fear, which is helpful when a lion is chasing you. But that same survival mechanism also prevents you from moving outside your comfort zone – doing what it takes to create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want.

To combat this biological protection mechanism, I had to recondition my brain to beat fear by turning fear on itself. I needed to use fear to my advantage, to motivate me, vs. letting it debilitate me. That’s when great things started to happen.

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Use your job to fund your freedom business

How to use your job to fund your freedom business

Learning how to use your job to fund your freedom business is a critical step in creating the income, lifestyle and freedom you want.  It is something we can all learn but it does require some new ways of thinking and developing some leadership skills.

When I got back after slaving for eight hours at the office, the last thing I wanted to do was get out the laptop and start building a business. Despite my desire, I lacked the energy and couldn’t do anything but collapse on the couch for an hour and watch television. Most of us need a couple of ‘me time’ hours to relax and wind down after family commitments and chores are completed before going to bed and getting up to do it all again. Forty hours a week in a job you’re not passionate about will eventually suck the life, hope and innovation right out of you. But don’t worry, there is a way out if you are ready and willing.

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How to escape from employee to entrepreneur

How to escape from employee to entrepreneur

How to escape from employee to entrepreneur…requires making choices of what you want as well as what you don’t want. Destiny is not a matter of chance, t’s a matter of choice.  Destiny is not a thing to be hoped for, it is to be achieved. Let me share more about how making choices has affected my direction and ultimate life destiny.

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How to wake up with excitement

How to wake up early with excitement

How to wake up early with excitement and go to bed late with enthusiasm is very easy to do… if you are prepared to make some changes. For a long time, I was severely depressed by my professional life. I was disillusioned by the lack of growth, and passion in my career. I would often wake up with a pit in my stomach, feeling ill, knowing I had to go to a job that didn’t fulfill me, I had to take orders from multiple bosses, and use my skills to make everyone else successful. A nice consistent paycheck was the only thing that kept me at my job.

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