You were a Navy SEAL

I once heard a powerful scenario that changed the way I viewed my capabilities. Imagine you woke up from a coma and, having forgotten everything, the doctor briefed you on your life history. You were a Navy SEAL who executed, successfully, many confidential missions abroad. You saved lives, you fought your way out of indescribable…

A view of Heaven from a seat in Hell

Book I’m reading: “The Survivor’s Club” by Ben Sherwood In the book, “Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea”, Steve Callahan documents his incredible survival journey where he spent 76 days floating in the Atlantic Ocean. He departed from Rhode Island, lost his solo craft in a storm and drifted on a raft until he was…

The Luckiest Man in the Room

Book I’m reading: “The Survivor’s Club” by Ben Sherwood Do you consider yourself lucky or unlucky? How you answer that will determine whether you truly are lucky or unlucky. “I’m lucky” = You’re lucky. “I’m unlucky” = guess what, you’re unlucky. Plain and simple. If you’re a relaxed optimist, you’re more lucky. You’re more likely…

Needle in the Heart

Ben Sherwood, in his excellent book “The Survivor’s Club”, talks about the incredible story of Ellin Klor. On January 9, 2006, when walking up the stairs to her friends house, she tripped and fell over and onto her knitting bag. When she got up and investigated the pain in her chest, she found a 4…

Frozen Statues

In dramatic situations of life and death, if we are unfortunate enough to experience it, we often think “this can’t be happening to me.” But, when we are caught in those moments, the reality is that it is. Car crashes, plane crashes, ships capsizing, trains derailing, being held at gunpoint, house robberies are all occurrences…

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Asset Engines

Asset engines are engines that produce money for you while you sleep. It is the basis of attaining financial freedom. In this article, we cover what they are and how they can be created. The inventor and the engine Imagine you’re inventing a new type of engine. In the beginning, what you make will produce…

Start with “Why”

When someone asks you about your business, what’s your response? Often, we get tangled up in what we’re doing, and how we’re doing it, but we neglect the why. In this article, we focus on the importance of first orienting yourself to the why. This will help you win customers, win star employees and even…

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How to control stress

Stress is an amazing thing. It is your body’s automatic response to protect you. It works in life and death situations to bring you to safety. Stress does lead to some physical suffering, but it’s to save your life. Unfortunately, daily and harmless events can now trigger this beautiful mechanism. In the absence of lion’s…

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Overcoming Fear

Fear is our body’s response to a dangerous situation. Today, our body may feel fear for situations that are rarely dangerous, such as public speaking and elevators. To overcome it, one solution is exposure therapy. This is where the therapist “exposes” you to what makes you scared in small doses. When you overcome it, they…