How To Live Your EASIEST Life

My friend, Toby’s goal in life is to do as little as possible. So you figure, slacker, lazy, right? WRONG. Toby is one of the best recording engineers I’ve ever known. We were guitar majors together at James Madison University, Toby loved and became brilliant at recording engineering. He went on to engineer not only […]

One simple daily practice to accelerate your goal achievement

If I could show you a proven method to make your biggest goals actually happen, would you be willing to spend 5 minutes every day on it? With this simple practice, in five minutes a day (every day) you will drastically accelerate your goal achievement. Are you ready for the secret? It’s so simple… […]

You’re thinking small

Big Thinking Creative Perspective

Try this quick exercise. It only takes a moment: I want you to think about a specific dream, hope, goal or idea for your life. A big one. What is it? A business, relationship, career or financial position… maybe a charity or ministry? Choose one and get a picture of it in your head. Be […]

Big Announcement: My New VIP Membership Website!

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“Those who dance look mad… to those who can’t hear the music.” Are you a VIP? I think you are. I know I am. To me, VIP means: Virtuoso In Progress. In other words, you and I are in training to become our personal best at the things that matter. It’s not about being good at […]

I am a crazy dreamer, with dead serious plans.

I am blessed with some musical ability and the “entertainer” gene… But my most important gift is exhortation. Yeah, when my friend, Mark Hollingsworth told me that 20 years ago I said what many of you are thinking: “What’s THAT?” It means it matters to me that the people around me do better. Not just […]

The Key To Behavior Change Part 2: Identity

Let’s start with a couple of “duh” statements: If you’re not where you want to be, something has to change. Duh. That “something…” is not your spouse, your kids, your boss, your friend, the economy, the government, the world, or anything else… it’s you. Duh. We could stop right there and you’ve got the formula. […]

The Key To Behavior Change. (Resolutions, Anyone?)

It’s the third week of February. According to statistics 75% of you have abandoned your New Year’s resolutions as of… three, two, one, now. What were they… lose weight? Save money? Eat better? Exercise? Cut back on social media? Quit smoking? Do you even get excited when I mention, “New Year’s Resolutions?” Probably not. Here’s […]

The Power of Not Responding

Above, I was no more proselytizing for Buddha, than I proselytize for Dr. Seuss when I sing “I do not like green eggs and ham” to the tune of “Black Dog.” 🙂

Do You Want To Get Well?

Stop whining, it annoys people. 
Stop complaining, it doesn’t change anything.
Stop making excuses, they only justify inaction.
Choose now to get well, decide what that means, and do it. 

“My Favorite Things” Parody (“Piss Me Off”)

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Let’s have some fun! I have a new comedy video. It’s a parody of “My Favorite Things” from Sound Of Music. It is… Under three minutes. May be part of my new keynote. A list of things that… well, kinda are NOT my favorite things. What would your list include? Please comment on YouTube and […]