Real life

Listen to Your Gut

This is so consistent with what I learned interviewing millionaires, Olympians and others who succeed, no matter how you define success.

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Steve Jobs

 

 

Stay in Your Own Business

Do critics reach their full potential? Do they enjoy happiness and success in life?

"Here's what I've been wondering as of late. Does all this wretched criticism about everyone and everything do anything to make us happier human beings? Or do we instead get a quick hit of self-righteous pleasure and then go out looking for our next fix." Dayna Williams 

Is There a Success Formula?

So much of the information out there today for self improvement and business growth is focused on the steps you need to take to succeed, the mindset you need to have, or the path you need to take.

If each of these promised panaceas really worked, why would we need all of them? If Bob's 12 Steps To Make You Rich really worked, why does Larry have the "5 Step Wealth Building System" and Mary has the "7 Secrets of Millionaires"? Each system contradicts the others since Bob's information is different than Larry's and Mary's, with the exception of the tired recycled platitudes that almost every motivational speaker is sure to include. 

In other words, the promised path to success, the guaranteed system, the definitive guide, and the surefire way to succeed DOESN'T exist! There are certain principles that are consistent in success, yet there are other factors. If you don't account for those factors, you will constantly be searching for your path and never find it. 

The Truth About Success

Do you want to know the truth about success? If so, you've got to stop buying and believing the garbage constantly being promoted.

You've seen it before. A countdown timer with a limited time offer. A free webinar offering loads of great information to solve your problem that ends with, "And those of you who sign up for my super exclusive inner circle will get access to individualized coaching to take you to the stratosphere, but it's only for a small group of people so if you're interested you have to sign up now!" The 52 guaranteed ways to make money. 

STOP!!! Please stop buying and believing what these supposed gurus are selling which is only making them rich. Get the truth about how ordinary people succeed. Learn what Olympians do day in and day out to reach high levels of success. 

Get away from the garbage and get into the truth. 

If You Are Trying to be Normal, DON'T

"If you are trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou

I was cleaning out some stuff in my office and came across my MBA commencement program. I had a note next to one of the graduate speaker's names, Crystal Howard, with the quote above because it impacted me. 

If you like things in more colloquial terms, "Why fit in when you were born to stand out." Dr. Suess 

Be you. Be the most amazing version of you. Stand out. Find out why you are here. 

Kurt Warner: Husband, Dad, Champion, Philanthropist, Hall of Fame Inductee

I first published this article January 2016 on my company webpage, 21for21.com

On the plane this week, I watched an NFL Network special on Kurt Warner, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback. I didn’t see the whole thing, but what I did see was very impressive. I knew he had a son with special needs and was active in causes involving his son’s needs. What I didn't know was...

21 Questions for 21 Olympians: Christopher Fogt

Learn what has made Army Officer and Olympic Bronze Medalist Christopher Fogt a champion in multiple areas of his life.

Christopher talks about his upbringing, family experiences, becoming an Olympian, dealing with stuttering, what crashing and finishing last place at the 2010 Olympics taught him, being authentic, and how the Army all played in.

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21 Questions for 21 Olympians: Christopher Fogt

21 Questions for 21 Olympians: Christopher Fogt