Winning with money is not an easy path to walk. The experience can definitely feel like a walk through the mud. If financial success had a mascot, it would definitely be the iconic tortoise from "The Tortoise and the Hare." How does the Tortoise win with a clear disadvantage and the odds stacked against him? … Continue reading Find Your Financial Grit: A Step-by-Step Guide
You have an idea. That's how it always starts. A bright, shiny, unique baby idea that, when fully developed, will be a game changer for society, and for your bank account. It's all you can think about. You know that if you can operationalize this incredible idea, you'll make millions. It consumes you. It's that good. You … Continue reading The Dreamer’s Playbook: Four Transcendent Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask
Our perceived reality: life is crazy, and if only I could better manage my time, I could reach all of my goals and feel good about my decisions. The tough truth: time management is not a "thing." Feeling loss-of-control over time is a symptom of a few other things that need managing. Falling behind on … Continue reading The Tough Truth About Time Management
This is the third post in a series on American PI:E™ – the recipe for early retirement, true autonomy, and reclaiming your American dream. Last time we looked at the left side of the financial autonomy equation: PI:E. We talked about different ways to generate passive income and why that's important to achieving real financial independence. … Continue reading Dream Costs: 5 Steps for Figuring Future Expenses
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Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change
Ritualize and practice these five concepts to nurture sustainable, world-class service in your organization and your life. If you interact with people on any level (i.e. students, clients, customers, other team members, bosses, or family) - identify your strengths (value proposition) and use this method to build high-quality, loyal relationships. Keep it Simple World-class servers keep … Continue reading SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are just...off. It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life
Save and use this graphic as a reminder of where true strength really comes from:
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. Genesis 1:29
Use this graphic to guide conversations on possible passive income-stream generation -Remember, if you never create passive income streams, you'll always be the goose having to produce golden eggs!
Without counsel plans fail, but with many advisers they succeed. Proverbs 15:22 Takeaway: Build your "dream team" - surround yourself with others that share your vision, know more than you, and will hold you accountable in reaching your focus factor goals. Sharing your goals with counsel is a proven strategy for improving your chances of reaching … Continue reading Proverbs 15:22