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Three Promises You Must Make to Yourself in Order to be Completely Happy

“To me, there are three things everyone should do every day. Number one is laugh. Number two is think. Spend some time in thought. Number three, you should have your emotions move you to tears. If you laugh, think, and cry, that’s a heck of day.” — Jim Valvano “No

Fakers are Everywhere: Here is What Should Really Impress You

We attract what we constantly think about. We live in a world that is focused on flash, and not fire. Focused on appearance and not substance. Focused on puffing our chests but not rolling up our sleeves and having guts. It is time for that to change. Now, we all

Are You an Artist? The Crazy Conflict Between Making Art & Making Money

I am an artist. I am in business. Wait. Is this even possible? Yes, of course… But why does this concept seem odd to many people? I practice law. But I spent 10 years before law school wanting to be an artist. I acted. I went to film school. I wrote screenplays.

How to Do Hard Things

Sometimes almost impossible is just the right amount of difficulty Most people go through life without doing anything really hard. Sometimes the low-hanging fruit is the only fruit that we end up picking. But what about the hard things — the things that seem almost impossible? Should we try to

How to Help Hopeless People

Do what you are supposed to do One day a young man, desperate for a job, took a job cleaning out trailer parks. He worked for a temp agency that was staffing a liquidation company. As part of his cleaning duties, he found a CD in the trash. The CD

The First Rule of Money Has Nothing to Do With Money

Protect your integrity before anything else. The phone rang. It was 11 pm on a Friday night. I was sitting in my room with my girlfriend. Who would be calling me at 11 pm? No way I am answering, right? But I had to answer. It was my boss. My

Energy Is Our Most Important Asset

How to Have Insane Energy Every Single Day “I just don’t have the energy to do it all over again.” I couldn’t hear the next few words because my thoughts stopped after I heard that statement. I was talking with a friend and we were discussing next steps in our

The Amazing Benefits of Working for Free

Some things are worth more than money — like an education and the people you meet along the way Imagine walking into the office of a wealthy individual. This isn’t just any person, though. This is one of the world’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. This is someone who is in the

It Takes a Special Person to Ask For This

It is too easy to ask for less. “Ask, and you shall receive. Knock, and the door will be opened.” Most people hate to ask for what they want. For some reason, it can be difficult. Or tedious. Or inconvenient. Or they think that somehow life will just hand it

The Two Necessary Ingredients for Sustained Happiness

Create something that serves others. Years ago, my dad asked me a question while we were working on the landscaping at our home. The work was hard but monotonous enough to not prevent us from having a good discussion. My dad went for something deep. “What do you think will

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