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Two Years And 100% Growth Later

Two years ago today, I made the drive from a hotel room in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the suburbs of Chicago. I remember the trip vividly. It was sunny, albeit cold, and there were butterflies in my stomach the entire time. You see, this wasn’t just a weekend trip. This was the drive that made my …

Don’t Be Stubborn About Your Health

My grandfather died in April, two years ago. I miss him tremendously. And, even though he was an old, stubborn-ass war veteran, he was an awesome grandfather. While I didn’t get to see him as much as I would’ve liked, I always enjoyed our comedic phone calls where he was pissing and moaning (in an …

How To Stop Accomplishing The Bare Minimum

Here’s a short story On Superbowl Sunday, my wife and I went to see the game at a friend’s house. It was a snowy night in the suburbs of Chicago. As we walked in, our shoes wet with snow, we created puddles on the floor of the entryway. I looked down at the puddle of …

How To Gain Some Momentum When You’re Feeling Lazy Or Tired

I’ve been reading and typing for about 3 hours so far tonight. It’s getting to be pretty late, and I’m due for my nightly meeting with my bed (more-like thin foam pad on the floor). But I still have a few things that I want to accomplish as I’m coming down the home stretch. So, …

Creating A Master Mind

In the book “Outwitting The Devil”, Napoleon Hill plays with the term “master-mind”. His definition of the term is the best that I’ve seen. Therefore, I wanted to share it with you! Moreover, hearing his definition reshaped my own thoughts about the subject at hand. So, I am typing this equally for you, as I …

What A Bricklayer Has To Teach About Creating Success

In “Lead The Field” by Earl Nightingale, he introduces one of my favorite metaphors for creating success in your life and career. I don’t have the exact quote, but the metaphor goes something like this: When you pass a building that has just started to be constructed, you see no form of the building except …