I don’t know if you make New Year’s resolutions or not but I’ve never really done it. I believe you don’t need to wait for a calendar to turn over in order to change your actions. You can do it daily. (Check out the “Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss” here – along with a v2.0 of a daily worksheet you can use.) Instead of a New Year’s resolution, I jotted this down in my journal at 12:02 AM, Jan 1, 2014: What if instead of New Year’s resolutions we started
66 Must-read books for Impactful Entrepreneurs
The other day, Maverick1000 members were asking about book recommendations on our private forum. I typically read 1-2 books per week (minimum) so this forced me to sort out some top recommendations by category. I’ve always believed your life is changed by the books you read, experiences you create and the people you meet. Think of this as the start of your Maverick MBA with 6 of the most important categories for evolved enterprises and impactful entrepreneurs in the 21st century. 1) Success
The Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss
The last few years I’ve struggled quite a bit with keeping myself and my businesses moving forward because of the new direction I’ve taken. The same playbook I was using before just didn’t seem like it fit me anymore. And that’s probably good because in many ways I’ve grown as an entrepreneur and individual. (In fact, I’ll be sharing a lot of this journey in future essays.) I’ve always experimented with what provides me with more bliss, joy, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.
The NEW Way to Better Goal Setting and is 40 is the New 20?
Lordy…Lordy guess who’s 40? Yup…yours truly. Missy has been waiting for this day for awhile since she’s 2 ½ years older. She thought it would never come but I’m officially in my fourth decade. Several of my friends have asked me how 40 is, and I’m pleased to say I’m truly happier and more content than ever. I feel like I know myself better than ever and have done quite a bit of work in that area in the last 2 years. Part of it has really been digging into what makes me
22 Excuses For Playing Too Small and Not Living Your Destiny
This weekend I watched the movie “Finding Joe” about a concept Joseph Campbell researched he describes as the Hero’s Journey. It’s a saga seen across nearly every kind of myth in just about every culture - and still being played out today in Hollywood blockbusters. (Think Star Wars, Shrek or Lord of the Rings.) The hero discovers they are more than they imagined and in the process they overcome obstacles to ‘slay’ their own dragons. Then they return transformed in some way and share
Freeing your Inner Child to Unleash More Joy, Happiness and Creativity
What is it about “adults” that some of them (notice I didn’t say “us”) get so tied up in being “grown up”? Each year I co-host an Impact trip to Haiti with Maverick member, Doug Doebler and one of my mentors, mega real estate entrepreneur and philanthropist, Frank McKinney. We take a group of Mavericks, entrepreneurs, leaders and other extraordinary individuals who each donate the cost of a house to be built. We immerse ourselves in the culture and work going on to help transform
“Is your ‘Mission’ more important than your family?”
That’s the question one of our Maverick1000 members wives, "D," asked me… Let me set the scene for you. We were in the Swedish Arctic, basically in the middle of nowhere. It was midnight, everyone had just driven their own team of dogs out to the Wilderness Lodge and a few of us were outside by the fire. These are the kind of meaningful conversations I enjoy. It’s a tough question and I decided to be more honest with her than I have ever been - even with myself. I took a deep breath
The Lost Art of the Handwritten Note
Let’s face it, in today’s digitally wired society there seems to be a slippery slope of what passes for meaningful communication. Look, I’m as guilty as anyone. Actually, I used text to give condolences on a friend’s loss of her father recently. I can do better. Going beyond a Facebook message, text or email and actually create a connection, with intention, is when something much more magical happens. I’ve always known it. You have too. And a handwritten note is one of those