To Win at Work You Need to Be Deliberate About Practice

Deliberate practice isn’t a lot of fun, and it’s not immediately profitable. It means being in the pool before sunrise, working on your swing or stride when you could be hanging out with friends, practicing fingering or breathing in a windowless room, spending hours perfecting details that only a few other people will ever notice. […]

Sometimes You Forget Why You Started a Business

I forget the exact year now, but I was employee 6 at 10up. When Jake tweeted about looking for people I was so tired of clients. I was looking for a lifeline. It always seemed like there was some issue with the clients I had. They didn’t pay on time. They always wanted discounts. They […]

How to Get the “right stuff”

You should never wait to pursue a dream or add value out of fear that you lack the “right stuff.” High Performance happens because of what you deliberately think and do on a routine basis in order to excel and serve at higher levels. – High Performance Habits I started writing WordPress tutorials as soon […]

You’re Building People not Robots

Countless numbers of leaders gain much of their education from on-the-job training, where they watch and mimic the behaviors of others. This has its merits, but the serious downside is that the leaders in the making aren’t necessarily learning how their mentoring leader thinks. – Paid To Think When I was landscaping the one issue, […]

On Being Alone

We need to be alone because life among other people unfolds too quickly. The pace is relentless: the jokes, the insights, the excitements. There can sometimes be enough in five minutes of social life to take up an hour of analysis. – The Need to Be Alone How much thinking time do you have in […]

Save Yourself The Pain Just Don’t Do Anything

You can save yourself the pain of failing by…Never. Doing. Anything. – From Frustrated To Frickin Awesome Failure sucks. In the middle of 2017, I failed huge as a parent. My oldest kid was acting her age, and I lost it. I yelled and scared her. I had little control over how I reacted. In […]

Future Positive Thinking

A few weeks ago I went to a talk with Ryan Walter. He talked all about thinking and four main modes of thinking. Past Positive Past Negative Future Positive Future Negative Really all of these states of thinking are mostly fine. They’re going to happen, and some of the ones that make look bad at […]

In Love with The Dream

Many people are only in love with the results of running a business. At least the perceived results. They don’t want to go get clients. They don’t want to enter receipts. They don’t want to learn how to budget. They just want some magical freedom that comes at the end of doing all those things […]

It’s Time to Find a New Room!!

If you’re the smartest person in the room, find a new room. Don’t sit around with the same people lamenting your business. Find someone or many people that are successful and hang out with them. If it costs you some money to get access, do it. If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re […]

The Big Brash Leader Lie!

It’s a faulty assumption that you need to be big/loud/obvious to lead an organization. This faulty assumption is brought on because that’s the story websites love. The founder that was brash, a bit harsh, and oh so brilliant. Hey, Steve Jobs. Far more of the successful teams out there are run by a quiet manager […]

To get a head start, join thousands of other men and Stop The Struggle.

Get my free eBook to help you stop working all the hours without traction.

You’ll also get a weekly email with good resources to help you do family with the same intention you do your work. Both need to run well if you want to win.