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Dreams – I Don’t Want to Dream Big, I Might Fail

Dreams – I Don’t Want to Dream Big, I Might Fail

A couple years ago, I brought a bunch of kids into my office to record them saying things that their parents may think or even say. It was an amazingly funny experience. When a kid vocalizes what adults say, it often just sounds wrong. If it sounds wrong when a kid says it, it probably is just that, wrong.

“I don’t want to dream big because I might fail.” Ouch, not many adults say it out loud, but it is a real fear that many adults have. (more…)

Epic Rule # 4 – Glory Hounds Rarely Get Rich

Epic Rule # 4 – Glory Hounds Rarely Get Rich

Glory Hound – [glawr-ee hound] – A take-charge kind of guy that exaggerates his own deeds to make them seem exceptional while deeming the works of others in order to self-aggrandize his seemingly small tasks into the unreasonable realm of heroics.

Nobody likes a glory hound. If you are in the business of politics or show business, perhaps you will not be able to avoid the trap of glory. Certain professions require your mug be in the limelight constantly to keep you in business. However, for the rest of us, soaking in the light meant for others is a danger you must avoid if you seek to have a meaningful life devoid of perpetual 16-hour workdays and premature greying of your lovely locks. (more…)

From Zero to Hero

From Zero to Hero

I love interviewing and filming interesting people. My dream is to constantly meet new people and tell their stories. I was able to do that this past week. With my team, we were able to meet with Preston Bray and film his story. Watch this two minute video and you will understand why Preston has been able to be successful in direct sales. When you are passionate about what you do, have a gift to inspire others and you are good at it, you are bound to be successful.  (more…)

Networking Star Blogcast with Casey Combden: Building Confidence

Networking Star Blogcast with Casey Combden: Building Confidence

One of the biggest challenges that new entrepreneurs have is confidence. Without confidence you will never convince clients you can deliver for them. Having healthy levels of confidence is crucial to being able to overcome challenges and attract the right talent to your team. In this episode of Networking Star, my good friend Casey Combden explains some of the basics needed to find confidence and keep it.

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Epic Rule #3– Sweat the small stuff

Epic Rule #3– Sweat the small stuff

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

Small Stuff – [smawl stuhf] – Seemingly insignificant daily tasks that when done regularly and made a part of daily habits will result in Epicness.

The Epic Rules may appear to be trivial and too easy to really be important, but don’t let their inherent simplicity fool you, they will make or break you. (more…)

Lessons from Japan

Lessons from Japan

In this episode of Networking Star, I re-learn a valuable lesson. You must experience life no matter where you go, because it’s out there if you just leave the laptop behind for a couple hours. During a recent business trip to Japan, I took the time to experience the local fish market at 3 a.m., sleep in a Zen garden and get rocked by robots and fire-breathing dragons at the popular Robot Restaurant in downtown Tokyo. (more…)

Epic Rule #2 – Be a ditch digger.

Epic Rule #2 – Be a ditch digger.

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

Ditch Digger – [dich dig-er] A metaphor for an Epic person of action.
Ditch – [dich] A metaphor for anything ethical needing to be done for you to become Epic.

For you to become Epic, you will need to dig some ditches. Manual labor is good for the soul but lousy for the bank account. However, if you are afraid to get your hands dirty now and then, you better have a big inheritance, because you are not likely to have much success in life and you will never become Epic. (more…)

Networking Star Blogcast with Russell Brunson: Finding Online Marketing Success

Watch this inspiring blogcast where Jeff Boyle interviews Russell Brunson, one of the top online marketers in the world. Russell is the president and founder of DotComSecrets.com Inc., which helps entrepreneurs around the world to start, promote and grow their companies online. He shared how he got started while attending Boise State – by selling a “How-To” DVD on how to make a potato gun.

During the blogcast, Russell mentions that if you want to earn money, you need to provide value and make it unique and different from the competition. He shares his 3-step process that helps his clients find success. Everyone has something unique that they can market and be passionate about, he says. It’s your job to find it. Watch and be inspired!

Networking Star Blogcast #2 with CEO David Blanchard

Check out this blogcast interview with David Blanchard, CEO of the Og Mandino Group. This is the second one in a series of blogcasts with David Blanchard. In this one, David explores how entrepreneurial thinking may be affecting your relationships in the home. David outlines how entrepreneurs have the gift of being analytical and being able to think vividly. However, he warns that it often comes with the challenge of feeling like you always need to be right. How do you overcome that challenge and keep your relationships as true partnerships? Watch the blogcast and find out. You may also be interested in learning more about the Og Mandino Couples Retreats by visiting www.OgMandino.com.

Networking Star Blogcast Og Mandino Corp CEO David Blanchard

Join me as I interview our next Networking Star: Dave Blanchard. Dave Blanchard is the CEO of the Og Mandino group, and helped develop one of the most innovative personal assessment tools. This goes beyond just a personality test. It assesses the thought process that drives behavior.

Check it out at intentionalcreation.com and use the code at the end: NetworkingStar. In this podcast, you’ll also learn about the greatest challenges and risks entrepreneurs face in their thought processes and how to overcome them.

Epic Rule #1 – Voluntarily Suspend Your Disbelief

Epic Rule #1 – Voluntarily Suspend Your Disbelief

This entry is part 3 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

[vol-uh n-tair-uh-lee] – Believe baby believe.

Tom Cruise is now over 50 years old and is only 5 feet 7 inches tall and barely weighs 150 pounds. Yet, he has been a fighter pilot, assassin spy, brute detective enforcer, sports agent, rock star, clone, samurai, vampire, race car driver, immigrant boxer, pool hustler, male gigolo, bar tender, alien destroyer and just all around sex symbol that is portrayed as being able to pound any opponent into submission with his car, sword, knife, guns or fists. You, along with millions of others, have likely willing contributed to the $3.5 billion of his lifetime box office totals, and, chances are you will do so again in the not so distant future. You go to the theater and turn your disbelief off when he lives for centuries, learns perfect Japanese in a couple months, gets killed by an alien and wakes up fresh as new and scales a sky scraper with magical sticky gloves. But you can’t turn off your disbelief that you can’t be whatever you want to be? Hmmmmmmmmm… (more…)

I am Epic

I am Epic

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series I am Epic.

Epic – [ep-ik] – heroic; majestic; impressively great; spectacular; very impressive; awesome.

I am epic.

When I was five, seven year-old Guy Rainey stole my green boots. I tackled him, ripped my precious boots from his feet and proudly walked home with my prize. (more…)

Epic Failure

According to Bloomberg, four out of five business fail? Bloomberg also says that four out of five entrepreneurs who start their businesses today will fail within the first 18 months. That is an EPIC failure rate of 80%. (more…)

Enjoy Each Step

Enjoy Each Step

My baby turned two yesterday. As the fifth of five, he gets more than his fair share of love from his four adoring siblings and parents. As we celebrated his big day with inexpensive gifts and a small chocolate cake, I watched his face explode with happiness with each simple gift. Other than blowing out the two candles before the end of the song, the biggest hit was an inexpensive stuffed puppy that he carried around the rest of the night with a big smile while tightly holding it next to his plump cheeks. Dylan had no idea why he was getting the extra gifts, it was just another day to him. However, I loved watching the chubby little fellow loving life and cherishing each bit of love, each extra kiss and added attention.  (more…)