4 Feb / 2020
Why Entrepreneurs Fail
I’ve been doing some thinking lately …
What’s been on my mind for these past few months — since I stumbled upon a set of eye-opening books by Gene Landrum, Ph.D. — is why so many entrepreneurs fail.
Why is it that some people seem to have what it takes to build successful businesses, while others tend to start and stop, start and stop?
Is the prospect of entrepreneurial achievement something that only the few among us are born with, or is it learned?
If you’re an entrepreneur, or you aspire to start your own business, what exactly is it that’s getting in the way of your entrepreneurial greatness?
30 May / 2017
I Give Up.
I woke up. No really, I literally woke up. It was a Tuesday morning a couple weeks ago. I’d spent much of the previous 3 or 4 days attempting to be fully present at Lisa Nichols’ live event while simultaneously cramming for an interview with Danielle Laporte like it was final exams week. Story of my …
10 Feb / 2017
How I Make Money.
(The Honest Truth)
It’s a question I get all the time …
“How do you make money doing a FREE podcast?”
Honestly, the way I earn a living is so unconventional I seldom feel like explaining it. And when I actually do take the time to break it down to someone, they either think I’m lying, that it sounds way too good to be true, or their eyes glaze over about twelve seconds in.
But seriously, I feel like if more people knew how I earned a living, there might be way less people sitting in traffic every morning headed to jobs they hate. They’d have more time to spend with loved ones. And they’d be able to contribute to the world in the most remarkable ways.
I mean, if you really think about it, about 90% of the emails I send you have no product offer. No sales pitches. Just FREE content that helps people, without some kind of underlying agenda. It’s truly what I love to do.
But I also have to earn a living. Of course I can’t buy food or pay my mortgage with Les Brown clips and Bob Proctor interviews, ya know.
So let me pull back the curtain and show you how this whole thing works in 5 simple steps.
8 Aug / 2016
018 – Dr. Michael Breus: The Power of When
Guest: Dr. Michael Breus
I wanted to be a party animal…
But to be part of the party crowd you kinda have to be able to stay awake past midnight.
Uh, not happening.
Can’t say I didn’t try, though. No matter what I did, my best intentions for a Friday night would crumble amid a bad case of the yawns and heavy eyelids …. at 10pm.
I mean, people were just starting to come out and I was ready to go home.
It was so frustrating! I couldn’t understand how people could stay out all night and still function. It made no sense.
Now, almost three years after turning in my “bar and club scene” card, I finally get it.
I’m a Lion.
In other words, I’m genetically wired to wake up early, get things done, crash in the afternoon, and hit the hay while the Wolves and Dolphins are getting ready to paint the town red.
28 Jul / 2016
017 – Sean Croxton: Believing is Seeing
Guest: Sean Croxton
I’ve always wondered…
What would it be like if I could interview myself?
Would I be able to open myself up?
Make myself cry?
Go places where no interviewer has ever gone before?
Of course, these are all questions that I’ll never be able to answer since interviewing myself is pretty much impossible. Though it would be fun to try.
But this week’s episode of The Sessions is probably as close as I’ll ever get to knowing what such an experience would feel like.
Guest host and long-time listener, Sean Baker, does a masterful job of peeling back the layers to reveal parts of me and my story that very few people ever knew.