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Developing Strength through Obstacles

Let me take you back to a day in the summer of 2004. My wife Jen and I were out to dinner in downtown Savannah, GA, where we lived, talking about our new baby that was due in only a month. Jen and I had recently moved to Savannah together after graduating from the University […]

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It Can Take One Lesson to Change A Habit

“What do you think my house is worth?” It is a question I have heard again and again.  On most occasions, it is really the single most important issue anyone selling a home wants to address. Sure, they’ll sit and politely listen to your presentation.  But when it is all said and done, the number […]

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My First Business Venture

Only when I experienced learning outside of the classroom did I figure out that I could channel my disruptive personality into something that actually benefited me. That is when I started my first business at an all-boys boarding school in Virginia, Woodberry Forest, where I attended high school. I developed an early sense of independence […]

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Adopting an Undefeated Mindset

I love talking about growth. For the entirety of my career, I have been totally obsessed with figuring out how to scale my business at the speed of light. Trust me when I say that I am not the type of guy that can live with just incremental improvement. It doesn’t work for me. The […]

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Productive Disruption Starts with Loving What You Do

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t […]

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Hyperfocus – A Superpower of ADHD

What is hyperfocus? Just about anyone can slip into hyperfocus, but it is primarily a mental state in people with ADHD, like myself, where a person can concentrate so intensely on a task, they can block out everything else. ADHD is not necessarily a deficit of attention, as is so commonly thought, but rather a […]

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Work Harder on Yourself Than on Your Business

A friend recently sent me a video of a speech by an entrepreneur and motivational speaker named Jim Rohn. For forty years, until his death in 2009, Jim presented countless seminars and workshops, telling his own story and teaching his philosophy of both personal development and prosperity. Listening to this two-hour talk was one of […]

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Don’t Let Fear of Failure Stop You

Oftentimes, people maintain a small vision for growth because they are scared to fail. In reality, most people will be able to handle or even recover from a worst-case scenario. If you can realize that you could actually live with what might seem like a disaster, then there is no reason why you shouldn’t take […]

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Discovering EQ

The funny thing is, if you analyzed a snapshot of my life from kindergarten through 12th grade, I would probably be the last person you would expect to be talking to you about success and operating at a high level. I have severe dyslexia and ADHD, and because I had so much trouble keeping up […]

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