PROBLEMS ARE GOLD MINES

PROBLEMS ARE GOLD MINES

I recently went through the many inspirational quotes I wrote down while reading Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss. I wanted to share with you some of my favorites:“I think of problems as gold mines. The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” - Peter Diamondis“Occasionally, a good idea idea comes to you first, if you’re lucky. Usually, it comes after a lot of bad ideas.” - Alex Blumberg“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain“There is no way to happiness; happiness is the way.” - Thich Nhat...

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HOW TO START A SIDE HUSTLE

HOW TO START A SIDE HUSTLE

I started my first business back in 2008. I launched it as a side hustle, but after a few years, I was able to quit my job to run the company full-time. At that point, I was profiting 3x what I was making in my full-time job. Since then, the company continues to grow and thrive. Honestly, those first few years were the toughest. I spent A LOT of nights and weekends on my business, with little to no financial return. I almost quit 5-6 times. I would have made more money getting a minimum wage job at Taco Bell....

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LIFE NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED?

On Sunday I mentioned a project that I was working on. After getting feedback from many of you, I decided to pivot and created this video.Life right now not what you expected?Watch this video: One one hand there are the goals, vision, and desires you have to live a great life. On the other hand there is reality. Often, there is a gap in between that creates tension (ex: a global epidemic).What does one do?In the above video I share the answer that took me over 40 years to really understand. If you're struggling with life as it is right...

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HOW TO ADAPT TO CHANGE

HOW TO ADAPT TO CHANGE

“Change is inevitable. When it comes knocking at the door, you can cooperate with it and see it as an opportunity for growth. Or you can resist change and eventually get run over by it. It’s your choice” – Jack Canfield Those words ring true for us all right now. Like it or not…change is here. Nearly every aspect of our lives has shifted. Many of us are working from home for the first time, and our kids are doing school online. We're quarantined, and it's creating high levels of stress and anxiety.  The economy is rattled. Many are losing their...

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WAIT... IS NOW THE TIME TO DO SOMETHING GREAT?

WAIT... IS NOW THE TIME TO DO SOMETHING GREAT?

Above: My daughter and I looking out at LA skyline on top of the Hollywood sign.Many people are filled with anxiety and fear about the uncertainty of life right now. Will I lose my job? Will my company survive? Will the economy collapse? Will I or someone I love get COVID-19? The list goes on. The truth is that all those things could happen. They’re very real. In fact, you may have already experienced some type of loss. That said… Could now be the time to do something great? Could now be an opportunity to do what you’ve been putting...

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OPPORTUNITIES OF THE QUARANTINED LIFE

OPPORTUNITIES OF THE QUARANTINED LIFE

A few days ago the weather was absolutely beautiful. It was cool and sunny. So I opened up the door to our front porch, sat down and did some journaling/reflecting. I thought about the chaos of the last few weeks for my family. Two weeks ago we started phase one of our move from New Orleans to San Diego. My son, Joey, and I drove the 1,800 mile 3 day journey with the Uhaul. The plan was for Joey to finish the school year In California. And Jena, my wife, and other 2 kids, Ethan & Emma, would join us when they...

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