9 minutes of “Will power”

Yesterday, I happened across this video montage of Will Smith interview clips that has him discussing what motivates him. His comments on persistence, work ethic and competition are a good listen and well worth the 9 minutes. Do you have that kind of will power?

Working in Disneyland. Not.

photo credit: Max Braun A few weeks ago, we talked about the importance of strategic delegation and how it might just enable you to enjoy a phone call free vacation, much less free up some hugely important strategic thinking time. When I was in the photography software business, I quickly learned that photographers absolutely detest […]

Maker, Taker, Patriot.

photo credit: Michel Filion Wall Street Journal senior economist Stephen Moore recently wrote a column about “takers and makers“, revealing that “More Americans work for the government than work in construction, farming, fishing, forestry, manufacturing, mining and utilities combined.” Twice as many people (22.5 million) work in government than in manufacturing (11.5 milion). Upon hearing this, […]

What *finally* tripped your trigger?

During a recent mastermind session, the gang was talking about motivation and decision-making. While that was stirring around in my head, I managed to stumble across CC Chapman’s insightful post about inspiration. Stir in the TED Behind the Scenes video included in CC’s post, which I’ve included above. I strongly suggest you read CC’s comments […]

How does your entrepreneurial garden grow?

photo credit: RonAlmog Today’s guest post from Jim Rohn arrives courtesy of Nightingale-Conant. Once again, a page of essential insight from always-on Mr. Rohn. What have you done today to improve yourself? Is investment in yourself part of your daily todo list?  

Being Prepared

photo credit: joiseyshowaa One of the things Scoutmasters teach their Scouts is the Scout motto – “Be Prepared.” We don’t stand around saying those words all that much (or ever, really). When I ask a Scout what it means to them, I get a lot of different answers. I talk about it with the boys […]

Risk, Breakthroughs and the Torrent of Change

photo credit: elevatorlady Today’s guest post from Tom Asacker continues a theme from yesterday. Taking yourself seriously…or as Tom writes doing what risks everything. Read Tom’s post about risking it all. How are you risking it all?

Take yourself seriously first

photo credit: skedonk Today’s guest post from AJ Leon is about getting serious about your ideas and goals. Dan Kennedy talks about “massive action” more times than you can imagine. That’s all about getting serious. Do you take yourself seriously? If not, how can you expect anyone else to?

Bill and Leo’s Spiral of Habits

photo credit: Hamed Saber It started with Bill Gates and MS-DOS. It ends with Leo from ZenHabits.com. Quite the odd couple, you’d think. Until you read what they have in common. Maybe then it will continue with you.

A gut or a 6-pack?

photo credit: filtran Jim Rohn’s story about the Girl Scout who came to his door is hard to fathom on one hand (after getting to know him), and heartwrenching on the other, but I’m sure that if I could ask Jim right now, he’d be glad she came to the door. I had a similar […]