Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?

I need to get the car fixed. I reminded myself as I walked down the long but scenic stretch to the clock -in counter at my hotel day job. If the car is fixed, I can get to work earlier and have more time to prepare for the work day. I don't even like this … Continue reading Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?

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Is Your Wealth Model Broken?

Your wealth model is your total income and the means by which you attain it. If the post above is familiar to you, your wealth model just might be broken. "When you work for others, you are at their mercy. They own your work; they own you. Your creative spirit is squashed. What keeps you … Continue reading Is Your Wealth Model Broken?

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Mentor to Succeed

A month ago I ended a fifteen year friendship. It was not as difficult as I thought it would have been. In a brief four sentence conversation I realized I had outgrown my dear friend. I also realized just how much weight his opinion had carried in my life and I was more than ready … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Mentor to Succeed

How To Stop Being A Victim

You sit on the exaggerated pile of failures and bad fortune and declare yourself the King of Sorrows. There, on your self made throne of pity, that you have built out of every negative experience you have ever had, you defend your victim-hood. You guard it with your life. You pay for it with your … Continue reading How To Stop Being A Victim

5 Cures For The Common Curse

There comes a point when.. you have tried, so many times.. in so many ways..yet you keep failing again and again. That point when everything you touch turns to s**t and you begin to imagine forces beyond your control puppeteering your life and sabotaging all your plans. It happens. If it has never happened to … Continue reading 5 Cures For The Common Curse

You Lose To Learn. But Learn What?

I stared at the bathroom mirror not really seeing my reflection. I saw instead through my peripheral sight, my newly constructed vision sheet. It sparkled with its artistically designed collection of my future ambitions and goals. Little did I know that, according to Paulo Coelho in that fated moment that my Bic pen (yes they … Continue reading You Lose To Learn. But Learn What?

Losing The Fear Of Change

The tiles were yellow and faded. Aged and handled magazines covered the coffee table. As I sat in the doctor's office of my hometown, I saw several familiar faces. People I had known forever but never quite got around to meeting. It was my first week on the road as a Pharmaceutical Rep. As I … Continue reading Losing The Fear Of Change

From Pain To Purpose

When I went broke, I experienced severe emotional pain. In my mind, there was nothing more painful than not having a steady stream of income. It stole my independence and my freedom – two of the things I valued dearly. I got angry Felt helpless I felt like a slave to whomever I allowed to … Continue reading From Pain To Purpose