Category: Personal Development

A Birthday Wish That Can Change Destiny

A Birthday Wish That Can Change Destiny

| October 2, 2012 | 3 Replies

Last Saturday was my birf-day, and I got to spend it with 60 of the most amazing people on the planet. As a side note, the party had a hat theme – which means we asked everyone to wear hats. I’ll post some pics later in the week, but it was pretty fabulous. Here’s one […]

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Hustle

Hustle

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

“Things may come to those who wait… but only the things left over by those who huslte” – A. Lincoln (and probably Jay Z)                        

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Keep Running

Keep Running

| September 12, 2012 | 2 Replies

I just got back from a five mile run along San Diego’s waterfront. The sun was out, the skies clear, and The Chemical Brothers blasted at perfect volume through my iPod. Yet, for whatever reason, I struggled. Every step was difficult, and every mile challenging. A few times, I felt like stopping and taking a […]

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Two things you can’t do

Two things you can’t do

| August 13, 2012 | Reply

You can't drink yourself sober, and you can't borrow your way out of debt.

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Wag More, Bark Less

Wag More, Bark Less

| August 7, 2012 | 1 Reply

Recently, I’ve started noticing these stickers everywhere. They remind me of a great piece of life advice John Assaraf recently shared with me, encouraging me to make a shift in how I spend my time. A thread runs through this simple sticker and John Assaraf’s words: simply put, spend more time pursuing your passions than […]

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Toes and Ass

Toes and Ass

| August 3, 2012 | Reply

Today, I'm at a wedding in Orange County CA and got to spend time talking with the father of the bride – a dapper chap with opinions and life experiences to back them up. We got on the subject of life lessons, in which he shared with me his view on how to get along […]

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A 6th Anniversary Toast, to TakeLessons!

A 6th Anniversary Toast, to TakeLessons!

| July 11, 2012 | Reply

“So, I’d like to raise this toast to honor not only those who came before us, but to celebrate you. And whether you’ve been here, six years, six months, or six days, this is now YOUR story. YOUR company. YOUR journey. And the past won’t hold a pittance to where we’re going to go together.”

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Charisma – Richard Branson Style

Charisma – Richard Branson Style

| June 26, 2012 | Reply

My buddy, Nadav Wilf, just got back from an incredible trip to Neckar Island with Richard Branson. I was offered to go, but there wasn't a guarantee that Mr. B was going to be there, so I took a pass. (I have another blog post brewing about my own issue of saying 'no' to too […]

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Job Titles vs Leadership

Job Titles vs Leadership

| June 10, 2012 | Reply

If a person is given a title in the company, it means they hold a certain rank. VP's, C-level means they have a high rank.  But the title doesn't make someone a leader. Leading, however, means that others willingly follow you – not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because […]

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Attitude

Attitude

| May 31, 2012 | 1 Reply

I'm convinced that attitude is one of the biggest factors on our level of success and happiness. The same event could happen to two people, yet they would 'see' it differently based on their lens, which is made up on their view of the world. Negative. Positive. Victim. Victor. Strength. Weakness. Love. Indifference. All depends […]

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Make a Shift – Spend More Time on Things You Love

Make a Shift – Spend More Time on Things You Love

| April 3, 2012 | 3 Replies

In our latest Mastermind meeting, rockstar motivator John Assaraf stated that he was dedicated to spending more of his time on things that he loves vs. things that are tolerable or downright a drag. I made a visual representation that I think is applicable to everyone's life. Spend more time doing things you love. This […]

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The Path to Success

The Path to Success

| March 7, 2012 | 1 Reply

This picture says it all!

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Benjamin Zandler Persuades You to Fall in Love with Classical Music

Benjamin Zandler Persuades You to Fall in Love with Classical Music

| January 6, 2012 | 1 Reply

Benjamin Zandler, motivational speaker and conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, gives a fabulous TED talk to persuade the audience to fall in love with classical music. He explains that everyone can hear and no one is tone deaf. He then plays a piece by Chopin and helps you identify impulses and chord progressions – ending […]

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Wise Words from my Early Mentor on Becoming a Millionaire

Wise Words from my Early Mentor on Becoming a Millionaire

| December 10, 2011 | Reply

“Set a goal to become a millionaire, but not just because of the money. Set the goal for learning the disclipline, sacrifice, dedication, and acumen that it will teach you in order to achieve it. Those lessons are worth much more that the million you will earn while learning them. Set the kind of goals […]

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Michael Lazero of Buddy Media On the Value of Beating Fear

Michael Lazero of Buddy Media On the Value of Beating Fear

| November 19, 2011 | Reply

I met Michael back in the late 90's when he was working on UWire and I was working for an early social network called CollegeClub.com. He's done great work with his company, Buddy Media. Here's a recent video of him speaking on how he was able to use the realization of his own mortality to […]

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