The courage to stop making excuses

The courage to stop making excuses

At some point, your desire to create something must become greater than the desire to make excuses. This has to become a life-altering, no-going-back, holy shit change in your orientation to your entire life. You have to know how to stop making excuses. Your desire to...
why positive thinking matters

why positive thinking matters

Yes, we’ve all met them: the person who has some shit hit the fan, like perhaps losing a job, but instead of trying to find a new job, she wants to rub some crystals together, recite some affirmations, and “Think positive.” Yes, we’ve all seen them: the websites that...
the six-figure myth

the six-figure myth

Do you really need to make six figures? I’ll just cut to the chase for you, and then explain: No. You don’t need to make six figures. “Making six-figures” is the holy grail for many entrepreneurs. It’s not enough to have work you love. It’s not enough to...
consistently feeling happy

consistently feeling happy

What would I say to you, over cappuccinos and biscotti, if you told me that you have trouble with creating a new habit and then consistently following through? Yeah, me too. Consistency is tough for 99.9% of the people on the planet. It involves knowing what habit you...
fear that it’s all been done, before

fear that it’s all been done, before

The fear that it’s all been done before is really a fear that other people won’t like it. In other words, it’s a fear of not having other people’s approval. Examine Your Motivations So why do you want to do your thing, anyway? Why do you want to...
how to get off the self-help hamster wheel

how to get off the self-help hamster wheel

In interviews and in the Courageous Living Program, I often refer to the “self-help hamster wheel.” It’s that space where you’re spinning furiously in the world of self-help, reading books and going to workshops and trying to learn about yourself…but going...