I took a 3 month break from “self help” and it felt fucking great.

My self help journey started when I was about 17 after reading Steven Covey’s “The 7 habits of highly effective people”. After reading the principles and applying a few to my life I begun seeing changes. I was making many more connections and being introduced to a lot of influential people in my area. My…

Put the “self help” bullshit down.

Sometimes I wonder what human beings did before we had self help books to “guide us” in the right direction. What pushed humans to become a better civilization? A better species? How did we invent the wheel without Tony Robbins stirring up an energetic frenzy and motivating us to do so? For thousands and thousands…

4 Easily Applicable Ways to Click With Anyone.

Why is it that we click with some people and seem to repel others? Why do some people seem to have a knack for connecting with everyone they meet? While it may be easy to push it to the side and chalk it up to having charisma or being born with great communication skills, the…

3 Simple Tactics to Remember Anyone’s Name

We have all been there. Ten minutes ago your friend introduces you to his new girlfriend, Kim, or was it Becky? Sarah…..no I think it starts with an R; oh shit, I already forgot her name.  Now it’s time to introduce her to your partner and you are so fucked. You just met her ten…

Use This One Word Because It Could Increase Your Influence By 33%.

In 1978, Professor of Psychology at Harvard Ellen Langer published a research study about a single word that she believed would influence how other people respond to our requests. The magic word: because. Longer had people who were waiting in line to use a copy machine on a college campus request to cut in front […]

The 5 Rules of a Brilliant Conversationalist.

Everyone loves a good conversationalist. No, not your whiny Aunt who babbles on and on at every family function and doesn’t even let you get two words in, Aunt Peggy is a great TALKER. Huge difference. A good conversation tends to require a good amount of push and pull, both parties participating equally and bringing…

5 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find Your Purpose in Life.

“The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose.” – Dr. Myles Munroe. Everyone you meet has a different purpose. Some people live for their family and friends, spouses or children. Some people live to accumulate wealth, others to achieve fame or notoriety. We all have a different definition of what…

3 Traits Any Great Salesman (And Influencer) Must Have

Sales is my favorite language on planet Earth. It’s universal. Whether you realize it or not you are selling every single day. Trying to get your friends to try out that new restaurant? Sales. Want your kids to clean up more after themselves and walk the dog? Sales. Want that chick you gawk at every…

How To Become a Connector

“The British are coming! The British are coming!” Shouted Paul Revere on his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington to warn the surrounding Boston communities that the British were on their way to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams, two off our founding fathers. The news of the British plan spread like wildfire and the…

3 Life Lessons From Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is an extraordinary human being. He doesn’t need an introduction because you already know who he is and that fact alone is pretty mind-blowing. Steve Jobs has single handedly changed the way billions of people live. He created the most valuable company and brand ever and will go down in history of the…