That Looks Easy!

Just Maybe, you’re only seeing the tip of the Iceberg


When you’re good at something, I think you naturally make it look easy. That is how it should be to be honest. I’ve read several times and several places that it takes 10,000 hours of study and intense practice to develop mastery. When you consider the average 40 hour work week, you’re racking up 2,080 hours per year into developing mastery in your career. And, that’s not counting weekends and extended hours. The point being, at that pace, it’s going to take you approximately 4-5 years to develop mastery in your profession; that’s if you’re being intentional about it. If you’re not being intentional, it will take you considerably longer and you most likely will never develop mastery. Continue reading…

The New Normal

That Moment You Realize Everything You’ve Ever Known is Not the Norm…

 

Recently, Linda and I were asked by our good friend, Nate Moore if we’d be interested in volunteering at a local elementary school to work with kids one-hour each week. These kids had been hand selected by the administration to participate in this program and needed a positive role model in their lives. Nate’s been doing this for years and I’ve been impressed by watching his contribution as he pours himself into these kids each week. He connects with them and imprints upon them not only his values, etiquette and work ethic, but he provides, if only for a glimpse, a positive male influence that they are so desperately missing. Continue reading…

Get “Big Mo” on your Team!

With the Right kind of Momentum, You can be Unstoppable


If you’ve ever talked to me for longer than 10 minutes, chances are I’ve told you to read The Compound Effect, by Darren Hardy. It’s one of my all-time favorite books and I’m going through it right now for the 3rd time. Each new time, it seems a different area of the book resonates with me depending on where I’m at in my personal development at that point in time. Well, this time around, the Compound Effect has re-introduced to a dear friend that comes to visit me from time to time; sometimes when I’m not even expecting him. We’ve spent a lot of time together in various points of my life. And, sometimes I truly long to see him but he’s nowhere to be found. He’s really good friends with people like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Michael Phelps, Mark Cuban and Michael Jordan, just to name a few. His name is BIG MO and believe me, you want him on your team because when he arrives, he comes LOUD and PROUD and you’re always happy to see him. Continue reading…

2016 From the Rear-View Mirror

Confessions from a Reflective Learner


Once upon a time, it was explained to me that each year you get older, that year represents less of your overall lifespan. It’s why summers as a 10-year-old child seemed to be so long and yet, as adults, we blink and a year shoots by. When you’re 10 years old, one year is 1/10th of your lifespan, when you’re 40, it’s 1/40th.  That explanation makes sense as to how 2016 went by so quickly when in some ways, it seems as if it was just January of 2016.

 

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RDL 026: Morning Routine that will Super Charge Your Life!

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WD-40 | Squeaky Brain | Supercharge Your Life | Hal Elrod | Miracle Morning


Re-Designed Life Podcast – Episode 26

 

Greetings fellow entrepreneurs, trend-setters, life-hackers and all around Go-Get’ers! I’m excited to finally have the opportunity to talk about something that has become very important to me; my morning routine. I’m tracking #460 week days in a row now and this has become an integral part of my day and who I’ve become and am becoming. Continue reading…

Realize Your Dreams Through the Power of Goal Setting

 

I know, everyone has heard it before; “you need to write your goals down.”

 

You may even tell yourself this each year that you should be doing this. You want to realize your dreams and you know you’re capable of accomplishing more. You set out to actually write your goals down for the first time but then things happen. Your kids get the flu, you’re behind on your Christmas shopping, you get a new demanding client and there goes your goal setting idea to the land of ‘best intentions’ to join in with many other once great ideas.

 

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FSBO vs The Real Estate Agent

The Battle Cards Are Set – Who Will Win?


David vs. Goliath.

That, sometimes, is what comes to mind when people hear that a “real estate agent” has approached a FSBO (For Sale By Owner). The perception that it’s a battle against wills. From the start, it’s known that the agent is there, at the homeowner’s house, to sell the homeowner, while the homeowner must hold his ground, to prove a real estate agent isn’t needed. Then, occasionally, it’s no battle at all. Rather, more of a one-sided slaughter. Let me tell you a story, then I’ll make my point. Continue reading…

My Dad the Protector

Protector

 

My Dad was a Protector! When I was 14 years old, we used to have a turquoise Mazda. My dad would use it to take me back and forth to work.  The Mazda started having problems one day and dad, not knowing how to work on foreign cars, went to an auto shop in downtown Fresno for an assessment. Continue reading…

The Power of Mini Habits!

The Pain Free Way to Create Habits That Stick


Life’s keys to success often seem to hide in plain site right in front of me. However, they consistently evade me. “How did I miss that all this time”, is a familiar thought. Maybe you’ve experienced this yourself when you’ve tried to create a new habit or do new things.

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