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).
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.
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.
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.
Apart from the rare exceptions (that, for better or worse, also get the most exposure), one’s true passion in life is most often preceded by a passion to do excellent work.
And it all begins, somewhat ironically, with an often self-initiated passion to become passionate about giving your all.
At the crazed pace we live today, sometimes the hardest place to be is where you are. We constantly and easily drift mentally or worse, emotionally.
The world is better only because some people are willing to follow through and execute an idea they believe in.
It was 2009 and the real estate market crashed. But I smelled opportunity. There was only one problem, however… I didn’t know anything about real estate.
I had two choices: One, wait as I learned all of the tools and information available or two, jump in the deep end, get started and figure it out under the necessity to perform.
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.
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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