Tag: Life

There Are No Magic Bullets

In each one of the online courses I produce I encourage those who watch it to reach out to me via email or social media. I love hearing from the people who consume my content. It gives me an idea of how I’m doing, and what I could be doing better. Over the past year

The Curse of the Creative Mind

I often hear from other people that they’d love to be creative, or that they admire my creativity. What most people don’t understand is that there is a substantial amount of baggage that comes with creativity that most people don’t ever see. You’ve probably heard stories about famous creative people who lived a very tortured

WYSIWYG Apps Won’t Make You A Web Designer

The term web designer has lost its meaning. Nowadays any and everyone thinks they are a designer simply because they’ve put together some sort of “flat” layout using a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) tool like Adobe Muse or Macaw. While these tools are great entry-level apps for aspiring web designers, they

Now is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion

What are you passionate about? Building websites? Designing clothes? Playing golf? No matter what your answer is, you are fortunate enough to live in a world where you can take that passion and turn it into a career. Don’t believe me? Just look at all the entrepreneurs and solopreneurs out there right now that are

Success is a Side Effect of Never Giving Up

There will come a time in your life/career where you find yourself questioning every decision you’ve ever made and wanting to quit. Don’t. If I had quit every time life dealt me a shitty hand, I’d never be where I am today. I have mastered the art of getting knocked down and getting back up

Don’t Call Yourself a Ninja

There are many ridiculous phrases that are tossed around these days to describe someone’s abilities or skills in the workplace. Some of which include: ninja, guru, wizard, and rockstar. All of which are supposed to denote some sort of monumental ability to accomplish something in ways that others cannot. Here’s the thing. You can call

Don’t Build Something to Make Money. Build Something to Change Lives.

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the course of my short tenure on this Earth, it’s that when your goals are primarily monetary, you’re destined to fail. Today there are a lot of people trying to blaze their own trail and begin a new life as an entrepreneur. However, their strategy seems more hellbent

A Different Kind of Milestone

This week marks two years since I began my journey for health & wellness. If you recall, back in 2011 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and High Cholesterol and weighed over 400lbs. Since that time I’ve lost over 200lbs, kept it off, and resolved all of my health problems. I

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2013

A new year is upon us. It’s hard to believe, I know, but it’s here and there’s really not much we can do about it. What you can do, however, is look back on the year that has passed and take inventory of your life. What went right? What went wrong? By taking the time

Becoming an Architect of Change

I recently read a quote that truly inspired me, and  I feel as though it should be a mantra for all of us going forward. The quote, while simple, provides great insight into the power that is the agent of change. Here’s the quote… Be an architect of change. Change is scary and not always