I never knew how people could do something like this…but now I do.
Have you ever flown into the wrong airport? I just did. Never knew how people could do something like this, but now I do. As I sit here typing this at a coffee shop outside London, I'm struck with the irony that I also happen to be reading a book titled "The Surrender...
Pasty white and fat? The result stunned me!
Growing up, I was always a chubby kid. I was bigger than most of the kids my age and certainly more physical. The result of having two athletic brothers who were 7 and 10 years my elder, yet encouraged me to compete at a high level. I excelled in sports and played all...
Manifestation is an interesting word
Once again the word seems to have sprung back to life, but more likely, it’s the books I’m reading and the people I’m hanging out with that is the real cause of me hearing and seeing this word over and over.
Being Authentic Is The New Black
Being authentic is the new black.
We’re all tired of the fake appearances people give on social media…
… and in real life.
“Going to prison was the best thing that could have happened to me.”
“Look, I can either look at this as the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Be sad that all my money was taken from me, my career ruined, and I could go around telling everyone how I was wronged… and I’d be justified in doing so… but I’d also be miserable.
Change is inevitable.
My wife and I often say that we want our son to stop growing up so he will stay the cute little boy he is. Of course, we don’t really want that for him, and we also know that change is inevitable.
[MIND] Your Driving Force
In this episode, Doug gives an introduction to the 6 human needs that we all have. The way we order these needs determines the way in which we view our life. By discovering which human needs speak to you the most, you get to understand what drives you in all of your life actions and how you can best use that for your benefit.
[MIXED BAG] Slay A Dragon
Have you ever seen an old sailor map? The kind where they have the lay of the land, but they also have areas with dragons drawn on to showcase that area as a “danger zone”. Now, the majority of people would avoid those areas like the plague, but there were select few who would see those areas as opportunity. As the untapped area that not many were willing to go to.
In today’s episode, we talk about a personal experience with plant medicine, what it looks like to slay your dragons, and where you might be allowing the ‘dragons’ to stop you from moving forward.
[MIXED BAG] Invest In Yourself
When is the last time you invested in you? In bettering yourself? Money comes and goes. Many of the people Doug has worked with have made hundreds of millions of dollars and then go bankrupt. Many have made their money and then lost it, time and time again. It comes and goes. Businesses get built and burn down, but something that someone can never take from you is your own personal growth, your own knowledge.
What are your wins for the week?
My to-do list is never ending, and it’s easy to focus on what doesn’t get done, but when I write down my wins, I’m always left feeling accomplished and proud of what I’ve achieved in such a short period of time.
[BUSINESS] The Cost of Settling
Have you ever felt deep in your bones like you KNOW there is more to this life than how you’re currently living it? Have you ever felt like you were settling in your relationships? Like you just kept lowering your expectations in order for things to “work”? If any of this relates to you, you won’t want to miss this episode.
[RELATIONSHIPS] Words Cannot Be Unsaid
There’s a lot of things in life that you can undo, you can take back and no one will ever know. Words aren’t one of those things. Yes, if you say something, you can go back and correct the situation, apologize and take ownership, and you should each and every time. Right? Words themselves cannot be unsaid. If you say something mean, vulgar or hurtful to somebody, they can’t be taken back. The person may forgive you, but you can never take those words back.
The dreaded 404 error
The dreaded 404 error.
This is the error you get on your screen when you click on a link and it takes you to a dead end – a page on a website that doesn’t exist.
This is frustrating, but at least you get an easy to recognize error message.
[SOUL] The Spotlight Effect
The spotlight effect … well, each time when you go into a social situation or you’re thinking about making a big decision, what naturally occurs to most of us is what’s called “the spotlight effect”. That’s where we think that everybody is looking on us. They’re looking at us and they’re concentrating on the things that we’re doing and the ways that we’re behaving. When the truth is this is just a way that you limit yourself from actually achieving your potential.
More Fun = More Success
During my morning meditation, a thought came to mind.
I’ve always had the most success when I was having fun.
This is true as an athlete, where I felt like I was in a state of flow – in the moment. The game seemed easier to me and I would laugh (which would worry people).
[MIND] Carpe Diem
We all have 24 hours in a day, I don’t care who you are, you have 24 hours in the day. What are you going to do with it? Have you ever woke up in the morning and said, “How can I seize and conquer this day?” Maybe you actually follow these daily growth hacks and realize that people write down their day the night before. They plan it out. They ask, “how am I going to seize these 24 hours? This precious time that I have here on earth? This precious time that I have to spend with my family? This precious time I have to build my businesses? This precious time I have to reach out and help clients and break their chains for them?”. In today’s daily growth hack, we talk about truly seizing every day and who we can make the most out of the 24 hours we have each day.
[MIXED BAG] Get Support
People that have large family networks close to them tend to recover from illness and injury much faster than those of us who have families spread out all over or just one or two people around. This is because when those people actually get sick or injured their family rushes in to support them and they recover so much faster. Having that emotional support as well as the physical support that allows them to rebound so much quicker. Now, how often do many of us actually need that support, especially for those of us that are business owners?
[MIXED BAG] Be Your Own Hero
What do every movie and good marketing have in common? The Hero’s Journey. In every movie/story/marketing campaign/book, you will follow the life of a person who encounters a tragedy or dilemma. During this time that person typically stumbles upon a mentor of sorts and we follow their lives as they become the hero in the end. In today’s daily growth hack, we all get challenged with the question “Are you the hero in your story”?