How Entrepreneurial Parents Can Help Develop Empowering Identities and Positive Values in Your Kids
There’s no doubt what we believe about ourselves has a way of becoming our TRUTH even if it’s not based in objective reality. And most of our self-identities about what we are good at, who we are or what we can do is shaped at an early age. Fact is, we have a self-identity for every single little part and parcel of our personality, characteristics and abilities. Taking my almost 11-year old son, Zack, as an example, it would be how well he plays baseball, ice hockey, interacts with teachers,
The Monk Maverick Who Sold his Ferrari Aston Martin or What I Learned from Driving a 10-year old “Clunker”
A hat tip to Robin Sharma for inspiring the title of this post with his book “The Monk who Sold his Ferrari”. I read that book ages ago. My story is different than the high-powered attorney character in Robin’s book. For him it took a heart attack to change - mine was from following my heart… This is a bit longer than many of my other sometimes posts because it takes some time to unravel how I deeply rewired my personal story of success, goal setting and even self worth. I’ll get
Why Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is woefully wrong
 I get it. Kevin O’ Leary AKA “Mr. Wonderful” has his shtick. He’s got great sound bites and plays a somewhat ‘mean’ character on TV. But this time he is flat out wrong… Kevin was presenting at Inc. magazine’s Iconic event in DC last week, and I’m always interested in hearing from business successes. He had a lot of smart things to say and I wanted to get some distinctions on royalties and percentages. I hopped out of my seat to ask him that question, but as I was in
Legendary Legacy with Jordan Guernsey – The Light Inside: Truth in Business, Life and Love
My friend Jordan Guernsey passed away on December 8th. He was 30 years old. Yes, way too young. As Jordan was in very late stages of melanoma, he agreed to this private interview in his home as a way to further his legacy and share some of his insights with the world. As a Maverick1000 member, together we’ve travelled all over the globe from the Ice hotel in Sweden to helping orphans in Haiti. The conversations we’ve shared over the years were intensively powerful and enlightening including
New Year’s World Resolutions
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
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
“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