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May 18, 2017
It's Not Me, It's You

Why You Absolutely Must Send Your Bad Clients Packing In a perfect world you'd work with perfect clients to create perfect results and everybody's happy. Too bad we live in the real world. In the real world, not everybody's going to be a good fit for each other. Sometimes expectations are out of alignment with […]

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May 9, 2017
TimeSummit Conference

Quick shot before my presentation at a conference for Hedge Fund Management CEOs!

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May 9, 2017
Blinking In Business

If you're a mentalist, like me, you'd instantly recognize the number 793.8. I've often thought of getting it tattooed somewhere on my body it's that important. What is it? The Dewey Decimal number for the library's Magic & Mentalism section. First Mentors The mountains of North Carolina isn't well known for being a hotbed of […]

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April 10, 2017
How I Made $9,000 an Hour #ClickBait

The internet is absolutely chock full of gurus, consultants, mavens, and thought leaders who are more than eager to tell you exactly how they made some ungodly amount of money. . . For the low low price $99 (that's $500 off the regular asking price!), of course. This is not that kind of story. The story […]

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April 10, 2017
Embrace Uncertainty

In Schrödinger's famous torture chamber, thought experiment he puts a cat in a box whose life hangs in the balance of a single radioactive isotope which might, or might not kill the cat. The idea being that the cat is both alive & dead until the situation is observed from the outside, thereby resolving the […]

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April 7, 2017
Don't Lose Your Color

After my mind reading shows and speaking engagements, I invariably have people say: "You're living the dream! You get to travel the world, see all sorts of exciting places, meet incredible people, AND get paid to do it all. I can't even imagine living like that." And they really can't imagine it. That spark of light […]

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April 6, 2017
4 Elements of My Daily Practice

When life is going sideways, it's easy to get short-sighted. You get focused on the immediate things you need to get done to survive one more day, and you wind up reacting to what's out there instead of taking control of the situation. It's also easy to feel like nothing you're doing is working, and that […]

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April 1, 2017
6 Ways to Make Huge Mistakes

Cell phones are one of the most amazing devices ever created by human beings, and they don't exist on accident. They're the result of thousands of people making millions of decisions about every aspect of their function. Same goes for your life; its quality is the direct result of the choices you make every day, all […]

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March 16, 2017
4 Adventure Buddy Questions

I've traveled the world, been on incredible adventures, and lived a lot of life in my years. Most of them were spent alone. Traveling by yourself is especially difficult. Imagine you're in an airport and you need to go to the restroom. When you're alone, you have to drag all your bags & crap with […]

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March 15, 2017
A Warrior's Mindset

There's no shortage of articles explaining how "business is war," and they almost all start with pull quotes from Sun-Tzu's Art of War. They go into granular detail about the strategies & tactics of warfare as a way to help you understand how to apply those lessons in the boardroom. They explain how to deceive your […]

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