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(You Don’t Have to) Be An Original

(You Don’t Have to) Be An Original

Innovation doesn’t always have to be a new, novel, big or revolutionary idea.

To me innovation is as simple as looking at any existing product, service, problem or process and determining if there is a better way.

Additionally, innovation doesn’t necessarily require some creative epiphany or even originality. It can simply be transferring existing ideas, procedures, or technologies that have already be proven useful elsewhere and applying them to your industry, company, life or to your particular situation. Read More


The Price of Innovation

The Price of Innovation

Sometimes there is a heavy price to pay when dealing with innovations.

Let me share the story of how I first came to learn the price of innovation…

It was a Friday evening in the summer of 1988, and I was sitting at home waiting for my buddy Chuck to call about our plans for the night when my dad walked in after a long day of selling real estate. Read More


DON’T Fake It Till You Make It

DON’T Fake It Till You Make It

We often hear the phrase, “Fake it till you make it.”

I know the loving intent people have when saying it, but it has dangerous consequences.

It’s a common catchphrase that suggests you imitate confidence so that the confidence produces success, which will seemingly generate real confidence.

But I have found that when people fake anything, they only produce more fakeness, and that leads to disconnect, trouble, misery and ultimately failure. Read More


What Business Are You REALLY in?

What Business Are You REALLY in?

Now this is stating the obvious, but starting a business is no easy task. And starting a business with little to no funding or experience can be downright daunting.

Yet entrepreneurs are out there doing it every single day. Most importantly, they are succeeding at it.

So what do they do to make it all work? Read More


Jim Rohn: My 20th Year Anniversary

Jim Rohn: My 20th Year Anniversary

This year marks the 20 year anniversary of meeting my personal mentor, Jim Rohn.

There is no question I would not be the man (or achiever) I am today if not for his mentorship.

Jim cemented my philosophical foundation and nourished my mind with ideas and ambitions never before imagined. Jim chiseled my character seminar by seminar, tape by tape, book by book, then CD by CD, hour by hour. Read More