Childish Reaction to Rejection

When facing rejection, do you tend to react more like an adult, or a child? Children are addicted to the approval of other people due to their lack of brain development and emotional maturity, yet many adults suffer from the same addiction. The inability to process rejection relegates even the most gifted adults to lower levels of success and happiness in life. In this short video, I pose a critical thinking question for your consideration. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking

Florida Disaster Creates Investment Bonanza

Floridians are whistling past the graveyard. Global warming is making hurricanes more plentiful and dangerous. I’ve lived through 7 of them personally, and they are no joke. Insurance companies are skyrocketing rates or abandoning the state completely, and it’s only a matter of time before banks begin foreclosing on substantially more homeowners for not paying their insurance. I sold all 5 properties we owned in Florida, and have left the state for good. As bad as this disaster will be, savvy investors are going to get richer buying up tens of thousands of foreclosures over the next several years, and I’m

Please Go Back

30 years ago I was in bad shape. My world had fallen apart, both personally and professionally. For the first time in my life, I understood the depths of depression. I felt weakened in every way, and I wan’t sure how to navigate this deep, dark existence. Then, by some miracle, a mentor appeared in my life, and he assured me that all was going to be fine, and that he would show me how to accomplish my dreams. He only had one condition, which was once I got to the top of the mountain, I would go back for others

Escaping the Hedonistic Treadmill

The western world is known for wealth, power, and hedonism. The Romans may have invented it, but we took it the next level. The problem is it doesn’t work. At least not in terms of creating long-term happiness. Extrinsic rewards can be powerful, but they’re usually hollow and fleeting. Science has found a better answer, and that’s what this video is about. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking

Millionaire Parents Strategy

After 40-years of interviewing self-made millionaires, one of the most notable differences I discovered about their parenting strategy was their passion around educating their kids. Many of them refuse to rely on the school system, including many of the most elite private schools and universities. They begin actively educating their kids during infancy, and the process continues into adulthood. In this post, I discuss one of their favorite subjects to teach their kids. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking #howrichpeoplethink

On Becoming a Thought Leader

Are you a thought leader or thought follower? Most people, including many highly paid business consultants with whom I’ve worked, truly believe they are leading thought when they are simply parroting conventional wisdom. Thought leaders create positive disruption. They challenge the status quo through research, data and evidence. They only make claims they can prove and defend. There’s an easy path to becoming a true thought leader, and I outline it in this short video. #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking #personaldevelopment

Are You Asking Enough Questions?

In a world full of talkers, the people asking the questions rule supreme. Asking the right questions allows you to gather inside information that few people have. Once you have gathered sufficient data, you’re able to draw more intelligent conclusions. This works in every aspect of life. Watch this short video for the road map. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking #howrichpeoplethink

Expanding Your Capacity for Criticism

One of the lessons I learned while serving under President George W. Bush on the National Charity Awards Committee was how to expand my capacity for criticism. We raised millions of dollars for charity using this simple strategy, and it’s had a dramatic impact on my life. If you’re building a business or career and you’re under constant attack, watch this video and weigh-in. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking

Imagine Living an Unrestricted Existence

There’s an elite subculture amongst the world’s population that has either earned or has been granted unlimited freedom to live life on their own terms. It’s not for everyone. To even have a legitimate shot at it, you must know exactly what you want, what you’re willing to do to get it, and what you’re willing to sacrifice along the way. If you’re addicted to the approval of other people, you will fail. You must value your own philosophy of living above all others, and be willing to accept the harsh criticism of the masses. That said, if you can make

Did You Get What You Wanted?

Did you get what you expected out of life? Are you happy with the goals and dreams you’ve achieved? If you had to do it over again, what would you do differently? On a scale of 1-7, 7 being most satisfied, how satisfied are you with your life? Self-exploration is not about judgment, it’s about taking stock of your life. In this video, I pose some simple questions for your consideration. #personaldevelopment #mentaltoughness #criticalthinking