At 8 years old, I got diagnosed with ADHD. I felt broken. Burdened by a “brain’ that would surely screw me out of any type of meaningful contribution in the world. Every day was a crapshoot. Without knowing how I’d “show up” on any given day, setting goals (and pursuing them) felt like a fool’s game -- and when I’d inevitably fail, it only supported my belief that I was messed up beyond repair. Over the next decade, I spiraled
When I was 28 I came home to find my fiance crying in the kitchen holding her engagement ring letting me know it was over. The truth is... I was a horrible partner. I unapologetically worked 100 hours a week using the justification that I was doing it all for her and our life ahead of us. It was complete *bullshit*. No one had asked me to sacrifice those hours... and if I was being honest, I knew it was
Today I’m gonna talk about this super advanced technology that any founder can use to boost their energy, be more productive, and crush their workday. It’s not a state of the art nootropic. It’s not bulletproof coffee with heaping scoops of grass fed ghee. It’s your sleep. I see you eye rolling through that sleep mask ;-) But here’s why we’re gonna upgrade your sleep quality in this week’s video. If it’s taking you until 2am to fall asleep, chances
Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot. In fact, when Warren Buffett was asked about the key to his success, he pointed to a stack of books and said: “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it.” It’s why you’ll find a bookshelf or library in most wealthy
Want to learn how I got invited to spend a week with Richard Branson? ... or how I ended up meeting Mark Cuban, who eventually invested in my last company? It all started back in 2004. After 2 failed companies I decided to give it another shot but this time it would be different... I decided to READ!?! This was the list I started with. What you won’t find on that book list is THE book that changed my life.
At 17, after I got out of jail and rehab (long story), I had to rebuild my group of friends. It was tough. I had to change high-school. Keep my distance from past influences. Build new relationships. At times I felt lonely but for me it truly was a matter of life & death.
Are your beliefs (or mental “scripts”) holding you back? If you buy into any of the following... It takes money to make money Money is the root of all evil You have to work (too) hard to get wealthy ... then I can almost promise you it’s holding you back.
Are you struggling to achieve work/life balance? So was I... ... actually, I sucked at it. I was that guy that would show up to parties and family functions strapped to his laptop - don’t judge :).
On a scale of 1-10, how productive do you feel in your business? 5? 6 if you’re lucky? For a topic so extensively discussed, it’s alarming to see how many entrepreneurs still struggle with productivity. How even with the BEST intentions and most bulletproof “to-do” lists, our days can still be hijacked by busy work and flash fires, instead of the the needle-moving activities that actually bring us closer to our goals.
I hope you’re as lazy as I am. Which I’ll admit is a very strange thing to say. Because at first glance, “laziness” is the very antithesis of what being an entrepreneur is all about.