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Think outside of the box

We’ve all heard it before: Think outside of the box. But sometimes it’s good to see a visual cue in our environment that reminds us to do this more frequently. That’s why I created this piece (and Maxims 4 Mavericks).

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Dear fear: I quit!

Fear can serve a valuable purpose, but sometimes it merely holds us back from living the life we really want. In these cases, it’s completely okay to submit your letter of resignation.

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Dear guilt: I quit!

Guilt is a powerful, but ugly emotion. Sure, it can contribute to decision-making some would equate with discipline, but personally, I believe there are far more productive paths to self-control.

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There is a reason why you don’t see Batman suit up…

It’s not sexy. It’s not glamorous. And it’s not fun so it’s often cut from the narrative.

But behind every success story is a arduous journey of preparation, of mistake-making, of embarrassment, and of pain — a side of the glamorous end result we seldom hear about or see.

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Questions are shepherds of the mind

Change the question you ask yourself and it immediately changes your subsequent thoughts — as well as your feelings. It’s no surprise then, that the greatest innovators, leaders, teachers, and students are excellent mental shepherds… they have made a habit of asking excellent questions.

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Welcome to my office

I created this image for a speech I gave early this year (2012) to describe my life in 2011. While running my two businesses and attending USC as a full-time student, the longest I was in any one city during 2011 was ten days. During one school semester I even traveled to 5 different countries.

And yet, it was still a very successful year both professionally and academically.

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