Former farmer seeks millions

I’m a farmer. I grew up on a farm. I tell you this because it’s not something everyone knows about me. I also tell you this because so many people come to me telling me that they think they don’t have the skills, the drive, the intelligence, the opportunity, the support, the confidence, the whatever …

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The art of being misunderstood

Have you ever rented a movie that comes with the extras at the end? You know, like interviews with the actors and directors, deleted scenes, behind the scenes, etc. Well that’s usually where I start. Before I even watch the movie I’ll watch the extras first. Now I know what you’re probably thinking… Jay, that’s …

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Pity party for one

When’s the last time you threw yourself a pity party? Be honest…We all do it… Sometimes it’s nice to be self-indulgent and just wallow in our sad feelings like a pig in shit. Just cry it out or sit and pout. But here’s the thing… Life can throw us so many curveballs that it can …

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Fear of failure is just your ego talking

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill. We’ve all had times in our lives where we want something. Something that’s not necessarily a tangible thing  you can hold in your hand or build with physical objects. Whatever this thing is that you’re working …

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Just shut up and do the thing

So as you may or may not know, I do a Facebook Live session that inspires this blog once a week. Until recently I was doing these WAKEUP Calls on Tuesdays, but I’ve decided to move them to Wednesdays. “But why fix something that isn’t broken?” For a few reasons… First of all, WAKEUP Wednesday …

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Where do we find more bandwidth?

So I’d like to start this week by confessing a little something… I’ve got a pretty big man crush on Elon Musk. Ok maybe “man crush” is a bit strong, but I most definitely admire the guy. I mean, just take a look at what he’s accomplished and continues to accomplish, not only for himself …

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Are you awake?

For those of you who’ve been following me and my mission for a while now, you know that each week we delve into different topics dealing with the various different WAKEUP Calls we have in our day to day lives. Whether that’s learning to get out of your own way, realizing that you are not …

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Let go and reap what you sow

Fall is in the air… Another season, another transition… Autumn is my favorite season because you get to reap the rewards of your work from the year. You get to reap what you sow. As a former farmer, this metaphor really resonates with me because if we look to nature, it’s kind of comforting to …

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Desert doesn’t mean deserted: you are not alone.

I recently took a trip to Phoenix, Arizona for one of the many events my company holds all over the world. Anywhere I go, I like to get out and see the local sights and take it all in to get a feel for where I am and as a way to remind myself to …

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We are all insignificant

Over the past few weeks, I’ve seen nonstop information on the solar eclipse. Everywhere from social media to the news to radio to newspapers were talking about it – and for good reason. Which is why I was so surprised to hear certain people saying they wouldn’t be watching or that they didn’t care about …

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