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Unsubscribe From It All and Unclutter Your Mind (video)

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I was just in bed reading ‘The Tao of Leadership’ by John Heider. It’s his interpretation of the ‘Tao Te Ching’ in the context of leadership. Page 95, passage 48, it’s called ‘Unclutter Your Mind': “Beginners acquire new theories and techniques until their minds are cluttered are options. Advanced students forget their many options. They allow the theories and techniques ... Read More »

The Narrow Path

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Success leaves clues. I’ve experience this time and time again. I was just speaking with a friend from Poland… We talked about business and pursuing our paths in life. I brought up Matthew 7:13. Here is a one interpretation: “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many ... Read More »

Life doesn’t always happen the way you want (video)

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I got back from running errands today and the new cooking pot I bought was dented. I laughed. The call I had scheduled this evening got cancelled. I got to stay at the gym longer and had a great workout. Sometimes life doesn’t give us what we expect. That’s cool. Always trying to draw perfect circles in life can lead us ... Read More »

Just because you have a camera…

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Just because you have a camera, doesn’t mean you’re a photographer. Just because you have a blog, doesn’t mean you’re a writer. Just because you have a guitar, doesn’t mean you’re a musician. Just because you have a boat, doesn’t mean you’re a sailor. Just because you have an online store, doesn’t mean you have a business. Many of us ... Read More »

How to search Gmail without actually opening Gmail

HOW TO SEARCH GMAIL WITHOUT ACTUALLY OPENING GMAIL

If you work online or spend a lot of time at your computer, this gmail trick will help you avoid “email distraction”… You know, opening up your email to do ONE THING… then 2 hours goes by and you forget what you’re even doing there. Not only a waste of time, but a drain on your brain power. So here is ... Read More »

The Downside of Real Estate Investing & How to Protect Against It

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I’ve made a lot of “mistakes” in my real estate investing experience. I’ve also learned a lot. (I’m sure I have a lot more to learn, too.) One thing that FAR TOO MANY “newbie” real estate investors make (as did I) is that they have their “heads in the clouds”. They don’t protect their downside. They only imagine the gross rents ... Read More »

Go With Your Gut Feeling: Magnus Walker

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I’d like to introduce you to a cool guy, Magnus Walker.  I found his story and message inspiring. Straight shooter, smart, goes after what he wants.  Plus, he looks bad-ass with a big beard and dreads, while driving his Porsches. Here is the first video I found, a TEDx talk he gave: Then, here is the 32-min beautiful-shot documentary: Tip: higher ... Read More »

The Importance of Hustle

The importance of hustle and hard work

January 30th, 2014 Hey folks, Hope you’re well! I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from me.. I’ve been more quiet these past few months, focused on what I need to build.  Not so talkative. I had a nice meal of fish, vegetables, and figs this evening and watched a video that really got my blood pumping!! I ... Read More »

Get Off the ‘Easy Train': The Benefits of Hard Work

Get Off the Easy Train: The Benefits of Hard Work

A while back I wrote a post about being careful with the words that we chose, specifically “hard” vs. “challenging”. (click here to read the post) Well, here’s the thing… In my experience, the universe shows me (via direct experience) how an “opposite” or paradoxical point of view can be valid. That paradox is this… I now enjoy (even though I ... Read More »

Updates for Early 2014

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December 30th, 2013 From my desk in Miami, FL It’s been a while since I’ve written on the blog.  Mostly because I’ve been in a “quiet mode” the past few months. Feeling my desire to spend more time by myself, think more, reflect more, work harder, [practice] not caring about what others think of my actions, etc. This post is ... Read More »

Are You Committed to Growth?

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I want to give a shout out to one of my readers, Shaun Sandal. A few months ago, Shaun began watching some of my youtube videos and he was really inspired. He left me a number of comments, and even sent some messages telling me how he had been taking action in his life, and making positive changes. He had ... Read More »

Sharpening & Swinging Your Sword

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Email readers: link to video Want to download this audio?… Right click and save this MP3. Your Sword If you want to step up and live your life in accordance with your values, your desires and your goals; imagine yourself as a warrior with a sword. There’s always two things you need to be doing… You need to be sharpening your sword, ... Read More »

Step onto the Path

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Email readers: click here to see video (or download audio) Video: Audio: To save this audio, Right-click “download”. Transcript: I want you to step up in your life and start to do something epic. Take some action in the direction that scares you, but at the same time, you have a desire to move in that direction. Because once you ... Read More »

Bringing Us Back to Center

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I received an email this morning from a friend. She attached the photo at right. Here is what she wrote… “This is my favorite character in Chinese. It means quiet and peace. Writing with my brush really helps me stay calm and patient.” Balance It’s good to have things in our lives which bring us back to center, which help us ... Read More »

Plowing Forward into Fears – [Needles in My Mouth]

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Email readers: click for video Here is a simple message about recognizing when we are scared… When we are avoiding things… Procrastinating. I had cavities I needed to get drilled at the dentist, but I was “avoiding the inevitable”… I got a “nudge” from a friend, and I recognized I was scared. When we know we should do something in ... Read More »

Watch Your Words: Hard vs. Challenging

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The words you and I speak reflect our beliefs… mostly unconscious. Most people are not aware of what comes out of their mouth.  Therefore, they are not aware of their life-directing beliefs. Our language can be a guide, a stepping stone to growth. When you pay close attention to what you say, you can find things in your psyche that ... Read More »

The Shittiest Mindset People Have

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(Email readers: see video here) What I said in the video: What’s happening, folks? Matt Horowitz. Hope you’re well. The Number 1 shittiest mindset I come across all the time; I get emails from people, I unfortunately meet a lot of people, and they say, “I don’t know how to do . . . I don’t know how to rent ... Read More »