10 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Reaching Your Potential

“Do you really need to add more good habits? When you want to be, you are super productive. Lacking good habits is not your weakness, but your bad habits are.” — My wife Normally when my wife smacks me in the face with reality I get defensive and start an unnecessary argument. However, when she said the […]

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17 Truths About Life 2017 Taught Me

Originally appeared on Thought Catalog “Michael, in life, there are some things you just don’t challenge. As soon as you accept that, your life will be a lot easier.” — My dad Recently I was reminded of my dad’s words above when listening to a Seth Godin video where he was stressing the importance of finding a tribe: […]

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52 Life Lessons I Learned By Asking 52 People The Same Question (Part 1 of 2)

“If you get one idea out of a $20 book that changes your life then it’s a bargain,” — Seth Godin On my 39th birthday I reserved two hours for myself and did something I had always wanted to do, I sat down and made a list of the lessons I had learned over the years. However, […]

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How Life Has Changed Since I Quit Drinking

Originally appeared on Elephant Journal Throughout high school, college and for close to a decade after, drinking with my buddies was “standard operating procedure”. It was what we did. Whether at a bar, a party, a BBQ, or just sitting around, odds were high that alcohol was present, and more often than not, center stage. […]

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The Best Way To Stand Out Is By Doing Your Job Every Single Day – Life Lesson From My First Mentor

At the end of my first calendar year in sales, the owner of the company pulled all 100+ members of the sales team together and read out the names of the Top 10. After the ceremony was over, the woman that coveted the 3rd spot came up to me and said, “Wow, Congratulations Michael. #9 […]

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