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Author Archives: To Inspire Within

Be Where You Are – The Power of Flow

Every single day Meghann and I look at our vision boards, at the things we want to accomplish in our life; and we visualize the successful accomplishment of these goals. We see it in our minds as if it has already been accomplished. We then try to “feel” what it feels like to accomplish these … Continue reading »

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Risk and the Virtue of Failure

I visited my nine year old daughter’s school recently and was amazed by the technological advancements that are present in today’s classrooms.  Nothing like my elementary experience – her classroom was filled with laptops, smart boards, interactive computer assisted devices and gadgets.  Something that I couldn’t even imagine when I was nine.  I can recall … Continue reading »

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Making The Case For A Different Model of Success

I am what you could call a “reformed achiever”. Let me tell you how I used to be.  You are probably familiar with people like this – driven, ambitious, sensitive.  Deep down rarely ever fully satisfied, and also deep down quite insecure.  Always needing external reinforcement, acknowledgment, significance to feel complete.  At an early age … Continue reading »

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Personal Responsibility

There is a powerful impact on your life when you accept 100% responsibility for your business, your life, and what you are going to be and do. Here is a little formula that I have learned that helps me to remember the power of personal responsibility in my life. E + R = O Event … Continue reading »

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Dream Killers – Cs & Bs

There are two absolute dream killers when you are pursuing a goal: Complaining Blaming You will never be successful if you blame something or someone for your lack of results. You have to acknowledge THE TRUTH. The Truth is that it is YOU who took action, or didn’t take action. It is YOU who got … Continue reading »

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The Art of Asking

Life will pay you whatever price you ask of it. The problem is that people often ask far below what they truly want because of fear. They are scared of being let down. They are scared of “getting their hopes up”. They are scared of doing the things that they have to in order to … Continue reading »

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Closing the Gap

You know you’ve found your WHY when you have an absolute burning desire to accomplish your goal. It should be something that triggers emotion in you. Once you have that then you start taking massive action without having to “talk yourself into it”. It’s almost like your body will go on autopilot and start to … Continue reading »

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The Art Of Designing A Life

Designing a life.  It’s much different than making a living.  Unfortunately most people focus on the latter (as I did for many years).  I feel that I’ve broken free of that mindset now, and each day I am working on bringing into existence my ideal life. It wasn’t always that way.  Making a living used … Continue reading »

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Don’t Trust the Skinny Chef

There is a famous quote by Warren Buffet that, although not intended for the direct sales industry, has a lot of application. He once said, when discussing why he generally doesn’t hire “financial advisers” to make investment decisions: “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice … Continue reading »

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Push and Pull Motivation

Here is a powerful concept that I learned from Tony Robbins and I use in my own personal life. There are two forms of motivation: PUSH MOTIVATION: Willpower is the first and foremost thing to push forward to achieve your goals. This is the best type of motivation. PULL MOTIVATION:  Is much more powerful than push motivation. … Continue reading »

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