One Bold Action Per Day (Week 4 Update)

Hopefully, you’ve been following my podcast, Master Your Mission, on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play Music, or you follow me on Instagram, or you read what I write here on my blog.

If any of the above is true, you may know that on February 21st, I committed to taking one bold action per day for 66 days. This commitment stems from my personal desire to do two things: 

  1. Show other people that taking bold action is not as scary as it looks.
  2. Make taking bold actions a habit—or second nature—in my life. (Sidenote: According to studies, it takes 66 days to form a habit.)

An important thing to note is that I defined a bold action as one that a) moves me out of my comfort zone and closer to my goals and b) defies an irrational fear that I’ve allowed to hold me back in the past.

I also challenged you to take one bold action per day toward something that you want to accomplish in your life.

Today marks, 4 weeks—one full month—since I made this...

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Eat, Sleep, and Sex Your Way to Success

How can you eat, sleep, and have sex to reach success (legally)?

As entrepreneurs, when we think and speak of success, we often define that success by what we accomplish in business. When really, the business is just the vehicle by which we get to where we ultimately want to go, which is self-fulfillment—reaching our full potential.

Self-fulfillment is the vision or final destination. It’s the state of being we dream of in order to keep going when things get so difficult that we consider giving up. 

To reach the level of self-fulfillment we seek, maybe it helps to understand what naturally motivates us at the most basic levels. Understanding basic human behavior may help us on our journey.

Enter, Abraham Maslow. 

Way back in 1943, a psychologist named Abraham Maslow theorized that human needs are ordered in a hierarchy of importance. As you progress through the levels of the hierarchy, you get closer to the highest level, which is self-actualization or what we...

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Protecting Your Entrepreneurial Energy From Negative People

Starting a business can be stressful and emotionally taxing. One minute you’re on cloud 9 because you’ve accomplished some difficult task that you didn’t think you’d ever get done, the next minute you’re feeling afraid and unsure of yourself and your future. Add to that, the physical demands that your business places on you, and you could easily have a recipe for mindset disaster.

Your mindset is as important to your success as your business plan, so you must be diligent about staying mentally healthy and protecting your energy from negativity—whether it be from strangers or people you love. 

That means protecting your energy from negative coworkers, family, friends, boyfriends, husbands, girlfriends and wives—throw the kids in there too, if they’re negative! 

For instance, you may have friends or family who love to call and unload all of their problems on you, leaving you stressed out and emotionally drained. Or those who...

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10 Easy Ways to Come Up with Ideas for Your Content

By now, you know that I talk about sharing your message and following your dreams a lot. I think I’ve been pretty honest about how difficult it can be to get over the initial fear of putting yourself out there as the example for people to follow, but there’s another difficulty that I haven’t discussed with you yet. 

Whether you decide to share daily—like I do—weekly, or somewhere in between, you’ll inevitably need to be able to come up with interesting topics to discuss in your podcast, blog, YouTube videos, or whatever medium you choose to use.

Of course, the more frequently you share, the more content you’ll have to create, and if you aren’t prepared, you can find yourself scrambling for ideas and creating sub par content. You’ll need to be able to give your audience useful information that they actually want, and this requires some level of preparation—maybe even a bit of research.

Here are 10 ways to come up with...

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Why You Can't Shake the Desire to Pursue Your Dreams

If you dream of starting a business, it’s likely that you’ve had that dream for a very long time. We tend to find all sorts of reasons to put off pursuing our dreams. Sometimes we try and fail so we stop there. Sometimes we convince ourselves that now is not the perfect time, as if such a thing exists. Even worse, many times we just use a combination of lame excuses.

When you have a dream you’d like to pursue, it usually ends up being something you never really stop thinking about. It occupies space in the back of your mind, and just when you think you’ve moved on with life, it pops back up and hijacks your thoughts. 

Even if you’ve put off pursuing that dream for years, you keep coming back to it as if it’s the ex you just can’t let go. It almost feels like something physically tugging at you or a supernatural force pulling you in its direction. The draw that keeps bringing you back to wanting to pursue that dream is something you...

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Dropshipping - The Shortcut to Success

One of my favorite things to do in life is to travel. I’ve been able to visit some really cool places all over the world and I even plan to live abroad at some point in my life. 

Because of that, it’s a must that I earn a living online. So in 2017, I was looking for a way to start an ecommerce business, without a huge upfront investment, when I started to notice those YouTube videos where some super-hyper 20 year old kid, standing in front of an orange Lamborghini, claims that he just made $1 million and all he did was set up a website, add some products to it, and run some Facebook ads. Boom, bam, bing, cha-ching!

I thought that if there was a shortcut to success, this must be it! I grew super curious about dropshipping and decided to research what it is and how I could do it too. 

If you’ve never heard of dropshipping, I’ll explain what it is for you. Traditional (non-dropshipping) retail stores buy inventory, list that inventory on their website,...

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How to Set Goals & Crush Them

Let’s talk about goals.

If you’ve paid any attention to what I’ve been telling you over the last few weeks, you know that one of the things I consistently encourage is goal setting. If you want to change something in your life, you need to set a goal to do it first.


Well, if you don’t know where you are going, how will you know how to get there? Setting a goal is like creating a road map to the destination in which you want to go.

Believe it or not, there’s a science to setting goals effectively and putting yourself in the best possible position to actually achieve those goals. (Hopefully, you’re not setting goals just for the sake of setting goals.)

I bet you can guess what’s going to happen next.

Yep, I’m going to tell you how to effectively set goals, then crush them.

First, a little history. In 1981, a guy named George Doran wrote a paper that appeared in Management Review called, There’s a S.M.A.R.T. way to write...

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What's the Difference Between Beyonce and the Rest of Us?

I’m like most guys my age. I’ve always thought Beyonce is great. She has an amazing voice, her talent is unmatched and she’s obviously perfect celebrity crush material. But I’ve never considered joining any Beyhives and I’ve only been to one of her concerts in my life—I was forced to take an ex-girlfriend about 10 years ago. I can’t say I understood the love drunk frenzy that I have witnessed overtake, otherwise normal, grown ass women when they go to her shows. Although I’ve always known in the back of my mind that she is one of the greats, I had never really processed just how much work it must take to be as great as she is until…

Until I saw her 2018 Coachella performance. I was absolutely captivated and couldn’t believe what I was watching. I have never ever ever seen any performer do what she did in that show. Every second of that 105 minute show, she performed at such an intense level that is was almost otherworldly....

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9 Ways to Start Spreading Your Message

As you may already know, I’m a huge proponent of people sharing their message, gifts, or talents with others to effect positive change in the world. Sharing what you’ve learned from the experiences you’ve had in life can help hundreds, thousands, and maybe even millions of people. But where do you start? How do you reach people who want to hear what you have to say?

I’ve put together a list of 9 ways you can start spreading your message and sharing your gifts with the world.

  1. Write a blog. A blog is a great way for those of us who are more introverted to share our gifts. You don’t have to be an award winning writer to get your point across, and it’s extremely easy to start without spending a dime. WordPress or are both great places to start, and with Medium, you can even get paid for writing. Check out Medium’s Partner Program for more information on how you can make money spreading your message.
  2. YouTube Videos. Creating a YouTube...
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The Billionaire Who Failed 5,126 Times

If you failed at accomplishing your dreams 100 times, would you keep trying? What about 1,000 times? If you failed 5,126 times, would you ever try again?

James Dyson, founder and CEO of Dyson—you know, the company with the cool vacuum cleaners—did just that. He failed 5,126 times to create a prototype for his G-Force vacuum cleaner. It was on the 5,127th time that he succeeded. Even after he successfully created his prototype, he was rejected by every manufacturer and distributor in the UK, because they didn’t want his bagless design. He ended up launching his vacuum cleaner in Japan.

It took him 15 years and almost his entire savings to develop his innovative vacuum cleaner, which is the best selling vacuum cleaner in the US (and he’s a billionaire).

He’s quoted as saying that each of the 5,126 failures taught him something new that led to his success.

After reading that story, would you try one more time now? If you’re allowing past failures to...

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