Are You an Approval Addict?

Studies show that 99.8% of the population is severly addicted (7-scale) to the approval of others. This is not surprising, since are ancestors relied heavily on tribe approval for survival for at least 100,000 years. It’s in our DNA, and it’s one of the most debilitating psychological diseases known to man. It’s also illogical, as we know that few people outside of our closest family and friends spend any meaningful amount of time thinking about us. Watch this short video to see where you stand, as well as some suggestions on how to overcome it. For a deeper dive into the

My Self-Made Millionaires Article on CNBC

My latest article on the mindset of self-made millionaires on CNBC’s Grow Acorn website. Most of the 1,300 millionaires and billionaires I’ve interviewed over the past 36 years were entrepreneurs that built empires. Later this week I’ll be launching our new coaching program for entrepreneurs and success coaches, the curriculum of which has been built primarily from what I’ve learned from these business giants. This article will give you a hint of some of the things I’ll be coaching.

The Magic Mental Toughness Formula

There’s a little known formula for thinking that creates a psychological structure for high performance. World-class coaches like Nick Saban and Coach K are masters of it. The most strategic professional athletes use it to drive their performance. On the flip side, Tiger Woods got the formula confused during his personal crisis, and it cost him a decade in the prime of his career. The formula can work for or against you. Once you understand it, it will become as asset you can utilize for the rest of your life.  

Mental Toughness and Money

In a perfect world, we would turn our money over to professional money managers and forget about it. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world, and if you don’t watch your money, you may not have any when you need it. Mental Toughness is about taking responsibility for your life, and that includes your money. If the great recession of 2008 taught us anything, it’s how fast your wealth can evaporate if you’re not careful—and even when you ARE careful! Watch this short video  (2 min) I recorded on this subject and I’ll look forward to your comments.

My Years with Ayn Rand

If you’re a fan of Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead, or Atlas Shrugged, you absolutely MUST read My Years with Ayn Rand, by Dr. Nathanial Branden. Dr. Branden was the protege of Ayn Rand, who many people believe was one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. The Passion of Ayn Rand was made into a Hollywood movie about 10 years ago starring Helen Mirren. The movie focused primarily around the love affair between Ms. Rand and her protege, which is typical Hollywood, but this book takes you behind the scenes of this brilliant thinker and shows you the upside and

James Arthur Ray and the Personal Development Industry

I’m so sorry for the loss of life and sickness that occurred at James Ray’s Spiritual Warrior Program in Sedona a few weeks ago. Before this tragedy, I’d never even heard of a sweat lodge. In the weeks following this event, James Ray has been demonized all over the media. I don’t know what happened in Sedona or who, if anyone, was responsible, but I did want to say a few things about James Ray. People are saying he’s greedy, arrogant and only in the business for the money. They’re calling him everything in the book. They’re lambasting him for living

5 Reasons You Need To Be Rich

I’ve just signed an international book deal with the largest wholesaler of books in the world to place all of my products in bookstores around the globe; including my 2010 release, How Rich People Think: 101 Differences in Thinking Between the Middle class and World class. This book is going to cause more controversy than the Die Fat or Get Tough Book! I’m already getting questions from the press about the content. The bottom line is THINKING is the foundation of every great (self-made) fortune. It all starts with how you THINK about money. Most people have so many limiting beliefs