The Butterfly Effect On Your Life

Have you ever heard of the butterfly effect? It’s usually referenced in relation to chaos theory, but it’s the phenomenon in which a small change in a complex system can have major effects on that system elsewhere down the line. In other words, changing a tiny element in a large process largely changes that process at a later point.

This phenomenon is based on the idea that small causes have large effects. 

So if we think about the butterfly effect in terms of our lives, seemingly small decisions, meaningless encounters, and inconsequential choices aren’t small, meaningless or inconsequential at all. A decision as small as making a wrong turn can have a major impact on our lives somewhere down the line.

That is why it is so important for us to be conscious and aware of the decisions we make, no matter how small they seem to be. The thoughts we have, the words we speak, and the company we keep all matter and affect the outcomes we receive in the future.


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5 Reasons You Should Start Your Business Now

If you have dreams and aspirations of starting a business, there’s no better time than the present. Getting your mindset right, making any necessary preparations, and then taking action on your dream is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make.

In case it isn’t immediately obvious to you, I’m giving you 5 reasons you should start your business now.

  1. Starting a business is easier than ever.

Online entrepreneurship just keeps getting easier. As more and more companies introduce free, easy to use, innovative solutions for business owners, they help to make starting and running a business a piece of cake. 

There are plenty of easy to build website platforms, there are plenty of easy to setup ecommerce platforms, and there are plenty of easy to use payment gateways. Everything you need to setup shop and capture payments for your business is readily available online for free or at minimal cost.

2. There are more and more resources available to help you...

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Can You Compete with Your Goliath?

When I tell people that I record a daily podcast, they usually react with shock and awe—especially other podcasters. They think I’m out of my mind, crazy for doing this. They get how hard it is to come up with content and then be disciplined enough to record, edit, mix etc. every single day.

I won’t lie. It’s hard as hell. Some days I have a hard time coming up with ideas to talk about. Some days I have plenty of ideas but I just can’t get the content going. And some days, I just simply don’t feel like doing shit.

No matter what my mood is, what my plans are that day, or how tired I am, I record my podcast. Honestly, I credit my 66 Days of Bold Action Challenge with helping me commit the way I have.

I committed to doing this podcast daily, so I push those feelings aside and I do my podcast anyway. One of the things that drives me to do it every single day, no matter what, is that I know most people don’t have the discipline to do something...

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Welcome to Winning Season!


We’re almost officially halfway through the year, which means that it’s winning season! And if you’ve been putting in the work to smash your goals, congratulations! You should really be proud of yourself for sticking to the commitment of accomplishing the things you wanted to accomplish in 2019. 

Did you know that research has found that only 8% of people actually fulfill the goals they set at the beginning of the year? Now, maybe you didn’t start your business at the beginning of the year, but that doesn’t matter. You’ve still lived the same amount of days, this year, as those who did start their businesses on January 1st and—just like them—you’ve probably had all types of things happen in your life that could have taken you out of the game, but you’re still in it.

Trust me, I know that it can get really difficult at times. Just this morning, I had a mini-meltdown and had to talk myself back into a positive...

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Sometimes Being Stupid is the Smartest Thing You Can Do

Do you remember a time in life when you were really stupid? I mean, like you can think back to some of the things you used to do and wonder how you even survived?

I feel like that when I think back to my 20s. I want to say that I thought I knew everything there was to know about life, but honestly, I think I was aware that I knew nothing about life. That’s what inspired me.

When I was in my 20s, I had a burning desire to learn more about life. I grew up in a small city with a population of around 250,000 people, at the time, and I desperately wanted to get out of that city to see what the world had to offer. 

I wanted to experience another way of life, and not just be limited to what I knew growing up, so I decided to leave. I moved to another city. That’s pretty commendable, and I’m proud of that, but here’s the stupid part. I was flat ass broke when I moved.

I had found a job prior to moving, but on the day that I was to leave my hometown, I had...

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You Are What You Eat - Mentally

Do you remember the 2004 documentary Super Size Me? To refresh your memory, an independent filmmaker by the name of Morgan Spurlock made a movie documenting his life as he ate McDonald’s three times a day for 30 days. 

If you just gagged, trust me, I understand why.

For that entire 30 day period, he ate only McDonald’s, and by the end of that 30 days, he had eaten everything on the menu at least once. I can’t help but to wonder if that includes the McRib—which really grosses me out, but I digress.

So by the end of the documentary, Spurlock had gained 24 lbs—remember this is over the course of only 30 days—and he had given himself high cholesterol, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and he had accumulated fat on his liver. 

He consumed really unhealthy food and quickly became unhealthy physically. He had to put in some serious work and dedication to correct the damage that he had done to his body. 

It took him a year and two months,...

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A Fun House Mirror Belongs in a Fun House

What if all your life, from the time you were born, the only mirror you were ever given to look at yourself was a fun house mirror?

Every time you saw your reflection, you’d see a distorted image of you staring back. You’d go through life believing that the image you saw in that mirror was how other people also saw you.

And even though you could look down at your body and touch your face, you still believed that other people saw you the way you saw yourself. Can you imagine how much that would affect your confidence, your interactions with other people, and the way you moved around the world?

How do you see yourself? When you see your reflection in the mirror, do you see the same person you envision in your mind? 

What about the reflection you get of yourself from those around you? Do you think that reflection is accurate? Do people see you the way you see yourself?

Most of the time, the way we see ourselves is not how others see us. We know our own deepest,...

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Get Out of Your Feelings & Get Into the Bag

When we’re planning our next big move, we often think too much about who will like our business idea or whatever it is we want to do in life. We wonder whether people will laugh at us, talk about us, think our ideas are stupid, and on and on. Sometimes we even go so far as to base the decision to actually take action or do nothing on our assumption of what people will say.

We all think about things like this, but if you ever want to accomplish anything in life, you have to move forward—in spite of those thoughts. There will be people who feel you and people who don’t. You have to do what you dream of doing anyway. 

Consider the fact that there are people who genuinely don’t like Beyonce’s music. You may wonder how that’s possible, but those people actually exist. Them not liking her music doesn’t make them haters because—remember those things called opinions? Everyone’s got one and everyone is entitled to theirs. ...

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When You Think You Aren't Going to Make It, Take One More Step

 Have you ever felt like your life was as bad as it could possibly be? Like nothing was going the way you wanted it to go and there’s no way you could ever recover from the blows life was dealing you?

There’s a saying, “When it rains it pours”. When things go wrong—one after another, after another—it can certainly feel like that saying is true. You can convince yourself that the Universe has it out for you or that things won’t ever get better. Your problems overwhelm you and trouble seems hard to escape.

I’ve been there before. Honestly, I’ve been there a few times in my life. Everything around you crumbles and negativity takes over your thoughts. It feels like no matter what you do, you can’t fix your situation and you can’t see your way out. 

When you’re in that state of mind, it’s hard to stay motivated. Your dreams as an entrepreneur take a back seat to how you feel, and you end up going...

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There's Nothing Wrong with Wanting More

 Have you ever had a conversation with someone where you open up to them and share your big dreams or your lofty goals with them, only for them to hit you with a response like, “You should be thankful for your life. It could be worse” or “So many people have it worse than you do”? 

I can’t tell you how many times people have responded to me in that way. Now, I understand that there’s a difference between complaining about something and not being complacent about something. I’m not talking about complaining. I’m not a fan of complaining, so what I’m talking about is the way people react when you dream out loud and share your future plans with them. It’s as if some people, who are fine with their lives, want to make you feel bad for wanting more out of yours. 

Of course if I’m healthy, it could be worse and I could be unhealthy. Of course there’s someone out there struggling with their health who...

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