Have you ever felt like you were on top of the world only to later find you were really just standing on a house of cards? And it all came tumbling down?
Have you ever taken a chance and consequently been burned?
I bet you have. In fact, I’d say we ALL have one time or another.
Sometimes we end up with “egg on our face” and we say, “Wow, I’m sure glad I didn’t totally commit myself to that _______ – what a disaster! (person/investment/opportunity/friendship/religion/hobby).
If I had fully committed, what a fool I would have been! See how it turned out?
Now, there’s a difference between 1) Managing risk and 2) Hiding behind “fear of failure.”
I’m not … Read the rest
I was wrestling the other day with my girlfriend’s kitchen faucet. She’d asked me to remove the filter from it so she could swap it out with a newer one.
“Sure, honey.” After chowing down some delicious spighetti, I put on my “master plumber” hat and went right to it.
Three wrenches, two screwdrivers, a hammer, a lighter and one neckache later, I was STILL wrestling with the darn thing!
By now, the old filtration system had snapped off and none of my tools were even remotely budging the piece still on the faucet.
This thing just WASN’T unscrewing.
“Keith, what the heck were you doing with a lighter, anyway?”
Well, at my greatest point of despair, I realized something … Read the rest
I’m about to share with you ‘the Secret’. In my experience, this is the key to living a more fulfilling life.
Truth reveals itself in a multitude of ways. There are as many ways as there are people.
Truth can even attach itself to the end of a dollar bill. It doesn’t discriminate.
In only twenty-five days, I had just made what would have amounted to half of my entire annual salary back when I worked for other people.
And there were still 5 more days left in the month!
Great stuff. Follow me here, though…because I’m about to take you on a quick turn around a corner and I don’t want you to go flying out the passenger seat … Read the rest
I was cleaning out some mail from the back seat of my car yesterday (I know, I shouldn’t dump it there…that’s why I was cleaning!), when I came across one piece that caught my attention. It looked nice and had almost a mini sales letter printed right onto the front of the envelope. The piece was about how to make money from home in ‘today’s sinking economy.’ I almost tossed it aside but then thought to myself, “let me take a quick look. If it’s any good, I’ll add it to my marketing “swipe file.” Curiosity quickly turned to shock though as I turned it over and read the following:
“Thousands are making over $100k each year working only 5-10
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“Ok, I’ll have it on your desk right away, Micheline.”
I hurried to get part of the magazine layout printed and over to my boss so she could give her ‘stamp of approval’ before the messenger came to pick up the disks and bring them to the printing plant in Vermont.
That was in 2005. Back then, my home between 10 and 6pm was a small cubicle. No windows, no door…
Just a small cubicle.
My boss didn’t have a door either but she DID have a window where sunshine flooded in each day.
Micheline didn’t want to be there either. But the rent was due on the 1st for her too, just like everyone else. We were both actually … Read the rest
I love to study the successes (and failures) of others – to learn everything I can about “creating the life you want.”
Any time we can filter out a success principle in action without actually having to go through the process of trial and error in our own lives, is time well invested.
Today in particular, let’s look at the concept of “space.”
How you relate with “space” impacts the kind of success you have.
Creating Harmonious Surroundings
Have you heard of the term ‘Feng Shui?’ It’s the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings; surroundings that enhance the balance of yin and yang (female and male energy), as in arranging furniture or determining the siting of a house. … Read the rest
It was 8 o’clock at night and I glanced around the livingroom – it looked like a war zone – I have two cats and one of them can take out half the room by himself.
I’m talking about…
He let’s them shoot out of his mouth like a canon and sends lunch along with it. And not just once, either: usually 3 times in a matter of minutes. If I race toward him fast enough, sometimes I can intercept before too much damage is done. Ultimately, though, my livingroom rug is multicolored and doomed.
Someone recently told me there’s a product that does miracles for saving your rug so I figured now was as good a time … Read the rest
People have been asking me about the new product I just released and why I called it The Reality Crusher System.
Well I have a funny story to tell you which ties in to that.
Late last night, I called my friend Ed Zimbardi (The Closing Coach) on his cell to discuss a project we’re working on. He’d had a full day (it WAS 1 am) so he said, “Keith, let’s do it in the morning. Why don’t you call it a
night and rest up.”
I know I should have taken his advice because I’m dog tired today but here’s what happened: I was so fired up about what is in store for my business and for my … Read the rest
Successful Living Among the Walking Wounded
Even as you read this right now, there’s a battle being waged for your attention freedom.
The physical world is a place of duality:
How many times have you swung the pendulum between happy and sad?
Join me on a brief trip of self-discovery.
I became involved with a woman who lives clear across the world.
For two months I felt the joy of sharing/giving/growing.
Then I took the journey across waters to a distant land and my cup filled with experiences.
…new friendships, discovery and adventure.
Four days later, the celebration was over.
My interest appeared before me with an old/new … Read the rest
Dear Future Success Champion,
I have a quick message for you that is going to help you go from hoping you were more successful to BEING more successful.
So here it is:
I’ve no doubt that, along the way, you’ve ‘dropped the ball’ so to speak. Probably many times.
I know I have. In fact it happened today. I had an important meeting to be at and, because of a difficult night (won’t waste your time with the drama details), I missed the beginning part of the meeting.
Was I NOT happy about that!!!
Here’s the thing though: we are ALL going to ‘drop the ball’ numerous times along the way to reaching our goals in life…
…along the way … Read the rest