Life Design

Living Off the Script: Why Your ‘Supposed To’ No Longer Works

Some people laugh when I tell them I grew up with a mom as a school principal and a dad as a cop. Maybe it’s because my life today as an entrepreneur and life adventure enthusiast clashes with my stereotypical middle-class upbringing. I grew up walking the straight and narrow, after all. I did everything …

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The Power of Perseverance: Where Others Stopped… I Kept Going

Whenever I speak to groups of entrepreneurs I typically start with my story – both the personal and the professional since they often interweave. And when I look back at my last 20 years of life milestones, like graduating college early with multiple degrees, or co-founding my first company out of a failed startup, or …

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5 Simple Life Hacks to Turn Distractions into Actions

For the person on a quest for success in today’s day and age… distractions are the enemy. I have always been taught through all the personal development books and seminars I’ve invested in over the years that the key to increased focus is to learn to remove your distractions. Stop this, tune out that, block out …

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Valuable Life Lessons I Learned in the Candy Aisle at 7-Eleven

I start most of my mornings running on the beach, where on occasion I’ll get inspired and go live on video to share thoughts on my social media channels. Sometimes it sparks interesting conversations. Other times it gives tips for how to become a better version of oneself. After all, a dose of inspiration is …

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Brain Tetris: Flip Your Filter to Create New Belief Patterns

For any 1980s video gamer obsessed with puzzles, Tetris was likely their game of choice. It’s a deceptively simple game: four shapes falling from the sky. While focused so intensely on rotating them into horizontal lines, we probably gave little thought to any psychology behind it — like the addictive need to create order out …

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