Don’t Forget Your Own Ripple Effect

A single note that you play today has the potential to echo through eternity. I’ll say it in a much less poetic way. The things we do can last in other people’s minds for a long, long time. Sometimes it comes back to you, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes the effects are amazing, and sometimes they’re just downright weird. In high school, I did something that reverberated through thousands of students for years, and I wasn’t aware that this was even happening until last year. Can’t wait to tell you about it

Book Jam: The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath

When I was a performing magician, I had a mentor in the art named Brent Braun, a genius of the theories of performing magic. One of the things I learned from him was that in a magic trick, the most important part is that moment of surprise, that moment when your spectator realizes that something impossible has just happened. The entire script, all the words and actions in the entire effect, should be sculpted to bring more power to the magic moment or moments in the effect.

“My eyes are failing, but my vision is clearer than ever!”

Albert Schweitzer, the nobel prize winning physician and philosopher said, “My eyesight is failing, but my vision is more clear than ever.” People usually use this quote as a inspiration to have vision, to find your mission, but I see it as something else. Here’s a guy at the end of his life who was still clarifying his vision. He still didn’t have it exactly right. The details weren’t entirely worked out.

Book Jam: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

You have a real passion and desire to do something, right? There are things you want out of life, things you want to achieve before you die. So why is it so hard? Why do there seem to be so many roadblocks? And why do you constantly waste time and make excuses? There is an answer to this, and there a force, inside or outside of us that doesn’t want you to succeed. Let’s dig into Steven Pressfield’s book The War of Art, and I’ll tell you 7 things – 3 things I learned, 3 things I’ll change in my life as a result of reading the book, and the 1 most important passage in the book. Let’s do this thing in 5-4-3-2-1

Are you droopy and wilting? Try THIS!

Have you ever struggled with negative thoughts? A time when you knew you were being pessimistic and negative, but you just couldn’t flip the switch? You couldn’t turn it around? I’ve been there – I still get there sometimes – but I want to give you a solution and a strategy that will help you gain control of that normal negative that we all have  – in 5 4 3 2 1 

Book Jam: Atomic Habits by James Clear

In the book Atomic Habits, James Clear teaches us that our goals are not going to bring about the success we want. Although it sounds like this flies in the face of all we have learned, don’t go anywhere, because the two go hand in hand. When you set a goal, that doesn’t mean it’s said and done. It’s just a goal. Until you start taking steps to reach the goal, it will not be achieved. The argument James makes here is that too many people focus on the goal, instead of the steps.