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
I believe there are two types of people in the world... ... those who’ve been punched in the face - and those who haven’t. Growing up, I got in a lot of trouble. That meant getting into fist fights. It’s always amazed me how paralyzed with fear someone will get at the threat of getting in a fight. I’ve seen guys freeze up, piss themselves, and pass out... all before a punch was thrown. How does this apply to growing
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
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
When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with ADHD, and for most of my childhood I felt broken. Taking Ritalin everyday to help me “be normal” left me with a super low self-esteem and many bouts with depression, that almost ended in me taking my life in a drug crazed high speed chase. Three things saved my life...
In my early 20’s I was a workaholic. It took a toll on my health, my relationships and my business... ... although I didn’t know it at the time. Even though the financial outcome of that work ethic resulted in the acquisition of my company Spheric at 28 years old... ... I wouldn’t do it again. It was stupid.
Even though he almost fired me after 2 weeks... ... my leadership style came from a guy named Darcy. I was 21 years old, and just got a contract position with a company in Fort McMurray, Alberta working on the tech team at Syncrude. Somehow I was hired even though the people reporting to me were 10 years older. Darcy gave me 2 weeks to “figure it out.”
IT’S MY BIRTHDAY! (and I’m wearing my party shirt today!) It’s also the 100th episode of my YouTube business channel?! Crazy, right?... ... both fell on the same day! You think it’s a sign? You betcha! So, today is a special video :) Over the past 100 weeks I’ve published a video every Monday with insights and strategies to live a bigger life, and grow a bigger business. Honestly, at first I was worried I’d run out of things to
Scared of growing your business? Totally cool with business as usual? Don’t want to get “too rich?”... ... well let me tell you a couple of stories. One day I was talking to my buddy Matt and he was like, “Hey man, I love all the stuff you’re sharing, but is it okay if I just keep my business the same size? Do I really need to want to grow?” My answer:
Do you want to improve the quality of your life? I know that’s a big question ... but hear me out. Last week I shared a killer strategy for overcoming MAJOR challenges in your business. Today I want to dig deeper and share some important areas that I think could serve you even further. A few weeks ago I had an entrepreneur I coach go through some major challenges because she had to fire a key employee. It weighed down