Become a gladiator and start your passion business

Become a gladiator and start your passion business

Become a gladiator and start your passion business and experience the ultimate life you were meant to live. I promised myself I wasn’t going to be defeated by my negative thoughts (fear and limiting beliefs) when it came to starting my passion business. If my dreams were going to fail, they’d have to fail out in the world, not in my head. I asked myself – What’s the worst that could happen when I chase my dreams? I fail? Someone tells me I’m not good enough or smart enough or I’m doing it wrong? Those are bad, but the real horror would be to accept my socially prescribed fate, to sacrifice my happiness eight hours at a time, in exchange for a lousy certainty in a job that didn’t fulfill me.

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How to unleash motivation using pain and urgency

How to unleash motivation using pain and urgency

Learning how to unleash motivation using pain and urgency was a critical skill in helping me plan my escape from employee to entrepreneur… and design the life and business I love.

Instead of complaining about how unhappy I was with my career… I used this negative emotion as fuel for motivation to create change. It’s at the intersection of pain and urgency where motivation to change – to go for what your want is accelerated.  Instead of giving up on a great life, I learned to motivate myself from the pain of waking up each day with regret – from not being able to live with myself as a chicken-shit by not taking a chance on living my passion… knowing I had so much unrealized potential and experience left on the table of life.  My motivation also came from the feeling of urgency that my life could not continue like it was, because as a middle-aged man, I was running out of time.

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How to beat fear and start your dream business

How to beat fear and start your dream business

How to beat fear and start your dream business is a skill I had to learn when it came to designing the life and business I love. I needed a winning mindset to fight limiting beliefs and the made up fear (false evidence that appears real – drama conjured up in my brain) to stay confident in my escape from employee to freedom-entrepreneur.

Research shows humans’ survival instincts are wired for fear, which is helpful when a lion is chasing you. But that same survival mechanism also prevents you from moving outside your comfort zone – doing what it takes to create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want.

To combat this biological protection mechanism, I had to recondition my brain to beat fear by turning fear on itself. I needed to use fear to my advantage, to motivate me, vs. letting it debilitate me. That’s when great things started to happen.

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How to wake up with excitement

How to wake up early with excitement

How to wake up early with excitement and go to bed late with enthusiasm is very easy to do… if you are prepared to make some changes. For a long time, I was severely depressed by my professional life. I was disillusioned by the lack of growth, and passion in my career. I would often wake up with a pit in my stomach, feeling ill, knowing I had to go to a job that didn’t fulfill me, I had to take orders from multiple bosses, and use my skills to make everyone else successful. A nice consistent paycheck was the only thing that kept me at my job.

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Make a Choice to take a Chance... and Change your life

Make a Choice to take a Chance… and Change your life

Make a choice to take a Chance… and Change your life. Your life of lack and mediocrity will never change unless you choose to take action to change it. Designing the life and business you love sounds harder than it is when you actually do it. Simple steps lead to pretty fantastic outcomes. Where you start is not what matters; instead, the choices you make about where you are determined to finish are everything. The choices you make will determine if, when, and how fast you create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want… and take action toward achieving it.

 

“The three C’s of breaking into your best life: you must make a choice to take a chance on your life, or your life will never change.” – Anthony Robbins, Personal Mastery teacher

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Make a choice to take a chance

Make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change

Make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change. Designing the life and business you love sounds harder than it is when you actually do it. Simple steps lead to pretty fantastic outcomes. Where you start is not what matters; instead, the choices you make about where you are determined to finish are everything. The choices you make will determine if, when, and how fast you create the income, lifestyle and freedom you want… and take action toward achieving it.

 

“The three C’s of breaking into your best life: you must make a choice to take a chance on your life, or your life will never change.” – Anthony Robbins, Personal Mastery teacher

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How to be a kick-ass Entrepreneur

How to be a kick-ass entrepreneur with 13 mindset habits

How to be a kick-ass entrepreneur with 13 mindset habits is something everyone can do. Being a kick-ass entrepreneur might be something you often think about. If you do, you’re in luck because I want to share 13 easy mindset habits that are helping me and many others break the chains of employment (keeping you in a life of limited financial income with an over-abundance of mediocrity and frustration) and finally free yourself – creating the life and business you love.

I’m curious… How was your morning? And how about the morning before that… and the one just before that?

The reason I’m asking is because there are tons of people out there that wake up most days to a world of stress, lack of focus, and general overwhelm. They are living paycheck to paycheck, with zero flexibility in the day, and limited free time to spend with loved ones. They are not living their passion – not doing what they love and what’s important to them.

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Break the psychological chokeholds

Break the psychological chokeholds strangling your success

So how do you break the psychological chokeholds strangling your success – holding you back from becoming the best version of you… and design the life and business you love?

The first thing you need to do is understand what a psychological chokehold is!  A psychological chokehold is a mental limitation creating fear and limiting beliefs in self, that holds you back from busting into your best life. You have psychological chokeholds when you never take responsibility to change your life. You create excuses and blame others for your circumstances.  You get emotionally caught in the overwhelm of busy-ness and lackluster fulfillment. And as a result, you never move from desire – to become more or experience more in life.

The second thing you need to do is a “check up from the neck up” to see if you have any chokeholds that need to be obliterated. When I finally stopped to consider my own situation, I became aware of the chokeholds holding me back. I had strong fears and limiting beliefs holding me back from taking necessary actions to design the life and business I loved. I was zigging around in circles, going nowhere fast, like a rat on a caged wheel (aka, the “Rat Race”).

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overcoming fear of failure

Overcoming Fear of Failure – My Big Idea

Recently, My business partner Doug and I attended a Media Conference in the resort town of Banff. This wasn’t just any conference as some of the most powerful people in media and television show up there. It’s 4 days of networking and pitching ideas for documentaries and television series and for me represented a huge chokehold. Overcoming fear of failure was a huge part of this for me.

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Abandoning the Fear of Failure – Becoming an Entrepreneur

YOU DREAM OF…Financial independence, having more time to do what you want, working on what you have passion in.

YOU’RE NOT ALONE…Over 53% of North Americans have seriously considered starting a business. But most never will.  They will let the fear of failure get the best of them.  They will keep working hard, often living from paycheck to paycheck – the ultimate life of mediocrity.  You must abandon the fear of failure if you want to become an entrepreneur.  

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