5 Steps to Scheduling the Best Year of Your Life

2015 Yearly Planner

I absolutely love this time of year! It’s a time for celebrating and getting together with family. It’s a time for reflecting on all of your achievements for the year. It’s a time for backyard cricket and it’s a time for beach, sun and plenty of outdoor activities (at least here in Australia!). But it’s also a time that I use to plan ahead for the next year. 2015 is now just one week away and I absolutely love kicking off each New Year in style! If you want to get serious results in … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Build Self-Pride

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Having a positive self-image and healthy self-esteem is essential to overall wellbeing. One way to help build this positive self-image, and truly be ‘your own best friend’, is to regularly find ways to build self-pride. And I don't mean pride in the ugly 'hubris' sense, but instead as a virtue best defined by the Greek philosopher Aristotle: “Pride, then, seems to be a sort of crown of the virtues; for it makes them more powerful, and it is not found without them. Therefore it is hard to be … [Read more...]

6 Strategies That Millionaires Use to Guarantee Success

Successful Millionaire

Do you want to be a millionaire? Sure you do! Who doesn’t? We know that money can’t buy happiness, but in saying that, money is still useful. Money gives you the ability to continue doing what you love. The work that you are doing on a daily basis should be what you love doing. To be able to continue doing what you love, you need to be able to earn an income from doing it. This is why I think money is actually really valuable and does have its place in happiness. The key is to earn that … [Read more...]

How to Find Your Signature Strengths

How to Find Your Strengths

In 2006 I got fired from my job. They told me I was being laid off, but the real reason they wanted me gone was because I was very bad at my job…(ok extremely bad!) I didn’t like it at all, In fact I dreaded it so much that I would stay awake late on Sunday night watching TV, trying to avoid having to go in the next day. I came home to tell my wife about my lack of gainful employment and I tried to put on a brave face so she wouldn’t get worried. With a mortgage, lots of debt and very … [Read more...]

The 4 Ridiculously Easy Steps Towards Excellence

Steps Towards Excellence

"Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better" - Pat Riley Humans hate change. (Immediate change at least)Do you struggle to pack your bags and move location?Do you struggle to adapt when changing jobs?Do you struggle to change habits?We always have and probably always will. This is because instant change usually entails that we need to adapt in a short period of time. This requires the exertion of a BIG amount of energy.And energy...Well, let's just say that humans are … [Read more...]

4 Ways to Live a Happier Life

Live a Happier Life

In July of 2011 I hit the lowest point of my life. I was 170 pounds overweight, I was at a job I absolutely hated, and I lived in a place that made me worried about my family’s safety. Oh yeah, I owed over $100,000 to the IRS (almost forgot about that one).One day that July I was sitting on the couch crying as everything came crashing down on my head at the same time. The straw that broke the camels back was my wife and I separating. Everyday we fought about everything because of all the … [Read more...]

7 Essential Traits for Life as an Entrepreneur

Life as an Entrepreneur

To be a successful entrepreneur you need to have certain attributes as part of your personality. If are a budding entrepreneur, the chances are that you already have some of these attributes and a little work and personal development will get you to the point where success as an entrepreneur becomes inevitable.Since studying 100’s of entrepreneurs and becoming an entrepreneur myself, I believe that there are certain traits that you must have to be a success. Of course, this is not an exhaustive … [Read more...]