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The Power of Wearing Blinders

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Sometimes we need to have our blinders on. Don’t give a hoot what others think. Listen to other’s feedback, then toss it aside and follow your gut, the most powerful voice. I was reminded of a great analogy today: “When you’re looking around, you’re not moving forward.” Now sure, technically, you could look around and still be moving forward… I …

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

Screenshot - Life Doesn't Always Happen the Way You Want It To

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 …

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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 …

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Sharpening & Swinging Your Sword

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, …

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I Have A Judging Problem… (And Yes, I’ve Probably Judged You Too)

It’s become apparent to me that I have a judging issue. The girl I’m seeing right now has really helped me notice how much I judge other people. It has really solidified it too, because the last 3 girlfriends I’ve had have all pointed out to me that I am judgmental, and at times, condescending.  (Good relationships can help us …

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Plowing Forward into Fears – [Needles in My Mouth]

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 …

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Watch Your Words: Hard vs. Challenging

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 …

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Where Is Your Life Going ?

(Email Readers: see the video) What I said in the video: “What’s happening folks! Matt Horwitz, hope you’re well. You’re a ship, you’re on the fuckin’ ocean, if you don’t have a destination, where do you think you’re going to end up? Bear with me…. I know this analogy seems pretty stupid… But, what’s even stupider is how many people …

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Education vs. Entertainment & The Compound Effect

Look… basically you need to fuckin’ DECIDE… make a damn decision about the direction you want to take your life and then you need to DO SHIT to move your ship in that direction…. If you’re not seeking out information, and if you’re not directed your own education, YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE…. you’re going to have a hard time. All …

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Stop Giving Away Your Power!

You can [listen] to this post: What you can hear above, just written out: >> MATT: Hey folks! what’s happening? Hope you’re well. Did you ever hear somebody tell you this? “Oh yeah, but he’s so talented” or, but you know “you’re young that’s why you can do that,” or “you’re old that’s why you can do that,” or “you …

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When Life Throws You Lemons, What Do You Do?

Man, what a morning… In the span of 10 minutes, I lost an $800-$1,000/month income stream and I got a letter threatening me with a lawsuit. Oh, and some other lovely stuff too (see below)… I received 2 (legally threatening) “It has come to our attention” letters in the same day. Everything shifted in the matter of 10 minutes… When …

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15 Life Tips from Hitchhiking 22,000 Miles – With Benjamin Jenks

Make sure you’re watching in HD! Prefer Audio?  Download this interview in MP3 format & put it on your phone, computer, music player, or you can just listen below. Like Benjamin’s Outlook on Life? I recommend subscirbing to his blog, which you can do right below! You’ll receive an update when he releases a killer video or an insightful blog post. Sign …

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Ray Lewis – What Makes You Grind Everyday?

Why is Ray Lewis a mentor to me? What does he embody that’s so important? What does he stand for in life that makes him so remarkable? Most importantly…. this man’s got heart! Straight up! You can’t help but feel his raw authenticity in his voice. In his facial expressions. In everything this guy lives for. His work ethic and …

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Ownership & The Power of Investing in Yourself – (motivating podcast)

Investing in ourselves via podcasts, blogs, audiobooks, seminars, and traveling is the best thing we can do for ourselves. Think about this…. everyone in life desires certain things & experiences… to be more healthy, to have an impact in the world, to travel & explore, to start something meaningful, to make more money, to have awesome & fulfilling relationships, etc… …

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How to Store, Manage, & Backup Your Data So You Can Travel Around The World Without Worrying if Your Computer Gets Lost or Stolen

Key Takeaways • 100% of harddrives fail. • Setup a repeating calendar reminder for your regular backups. • Buy new drives every 2-5 years. Harddrives I recommend going with the Western Digital “portable” harddrives.  I’d go with a 1TB or 2TB (1 terabyte = 1,000 gigabytes).  You may need more.  You may need less.  It depends on your lifestyle, your …

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Could You Be Denying Your Expansion ?

  Video Transcript: What’s up folks! Matt Horwitz, I hope you’re doing well! Look, I just had this – I was brushing my teeth – and had this idea pop in my head. I just threw on the microphone, busted out the tripod, and wanted to tell you about the… the realization I had about… [hmmm.. thinking] – ‘the realization …

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Why listening to gossip is bad for your health

Why do people gossip?  It is because they are in pain.  And the gossip is their addiction. I overhead some people talking about how a women found a winning lottery ticket in the trash can at the store where she worked. She went public, went on TV, and told the story of how she found the ticket and then went to claim her …

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The one-day soak

This morning my brother showed me how to make poached eggs.  There really is a science and an art to it! Over eggs and coffee, we sat at the table and caught up on Peter Breigal’s Mississipi River Adventure. Before heading back to the office to catch up on work, I glanced over at the sink and noticed all the dishes …

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