Consuming Negativity, Consumes Us

By the time FDR was elected into office the first time, the Great Depression was at it’s worst. People were suffering immeasurable obstacles and hope was at an all time low. During his inaugural address, he left us with a quote that will forever be marked in the history books: “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself.”

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His plea to the American people was to ignore all that was wrong, as with increased focus comes increased despair. Only by ignoring the negativity and fear, can we begin to see new opportunities that lead to new prosperities. This mentality was latched onto by the American people 75 years ago, but has been lost since. It has faded away as mainstream media has infiltrated our world. Although increased access to worldly events has brought many great things to us, I believe it has been for the worse.

Why? Because bad news dominates the headlines. Everybody knows that. What many people don’t understand is how it affects us subconsciously.

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The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique

Becoming more productive is less about the things you do, than the things you don’t do. That’s why I love the Pomodoro Technique, because it allows me to do less of the things I shouldn’t do.

If you’re like me, I get easily distracted. Especially because I work out of a co-working office where everyone is on a different schedule. Staying focused on my work can be challenging. I am always looking for ways to stay focused, and this technique is one of my favorites.

Coined by Francesco Cirillo, the system “Pomodoro” was after the tomato-shaped timer he used to track his work as a university student. The best part about it – it’s simple: When faced with any large task or series of tasks, break the work down into short, timed intervals (called “Pomodoros”) that are spaced out by short breaks.

This allows you to be more productive, in less time. I love that.

So, watch the video to understand more about how I use this technique, and to get my recommendation on an app to help keep you honest. If you want even more information check out: Pomodoro Technique

Through my mentoring and leadership work with millennials and organizations, I have found that most people are looking at the millennials generation (or all generations) the wrong way.

As the millennials generation is becoming more and more important to understand, we have to start asking ourselves the right questions and developing the right solutions.

When we do this, it will begin to make our cultures stronger, our relationships deeper, and our businesses more profitable.

Here is a glimpse into my work at Ignite DFW.

Ignite DFW is a night of presentations on a variety of inspired topics—with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides which automatically advance after 15 seconds. For more info, check out

Too Many Choices, Just The Right Amount of Time

You make thousands of choices every day. What you eat, who you text, what Netflix show you binge-watch—you are constantly evaluating and making decisions. Although these choices may seem insignificant, making choices has never been more difficult than it is today. With so many options available, and big consequences on the line, it’s becoming harder to be confident in the choices you make.

Millennial Choices

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You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. – John C. Maxwell

The Science of Getting Rich

Science of Getting RichWritten in 1910, this book is still on the shelves today. Outlining the principles of wealth, The Science of Getting Rich, is based upon doing things a certain way. Rather than the philosophy that you need to come from a particular background, or you have the have a specific education – getting rich is about the way you act, not about your circumstances. For millennials, this is a really helpful book to start changing the way we look at the world of wealth.

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As the most educated generation, we continually are seeking out knowledge to further our abilities and success in life. Unfortunately, we all too often focus on the education as the end game and not the application. In this book it discusses that it doesn’t matter your education, it only matters what you do with it. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if you have an education at all. It only matters if you are doing things “a certain way.”

If we want to start attracting wealth into our lives, and careers, we must start acting “a certain way.” This book, divided into 17 short, straight-to-the-point chapters will explain how to overcome mental barriers, and how creation, not competition, is the hidden key to wealth attraction. A must read for anyone early on in their careers.


  1. Hard Work & Patience by Gary Vaynerchuck – Are you struggling to find the motivation to work hard every day? Watch this video every morning for a week and I guarantee you will be getting your ass up and moving by the end of it. I use motivational and inspirational videos like this on a daily basis because it gives me the extra little kick to get my butt moving. Gary is the man and this is an awesome video – check it out!
  2. The Slight Edge – You only become complacent when you accept things for as they are and don’t do anything about it. Unfortunately (and fortunately) there is no such thing as an overnight success, so you will have to work every single day in order to reach your goal. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be hard. Pick up a copy of this book (The Slight Edge) and master the principles of improving your daily rituals and routines in order to find huge gains in the long term. It doesn’t take much, just a daily commitment to getting better.  This book really helped me and I know it can help you.
  3. StrengthsFinder 2.0 – In order to start focusing on the ‘right things’, it’s time you understood what those right things are. If you don’t know what you should be focusing on, it’s like driving with no map. StrengthsFinder is one of the most researched personal assessment in the world, and one of the most used as well. By understanding and choosing to focus on your strengths, you will far outperform those who continually try to improve things outside of their control. Take the test, and use the resources in this book – it will help you become more focused and more patient in the process.

I highly recommend any and all of these resources to help you become a better leader and more patient in the process.

After you’ve gone through these and you are still feeling like you need help, contact me. I have a couple of spots open for my mentorship program right now, which would give you an individualized plan so you can get over the obstacles and success at whatever you are looking to win at. If you are even just the least bit interested, you can reach me directly at

Top 10 Success Books To Help You Start Reading Again

Technology has revolutionized the information industry. We can now access information quicker and easier than ever before. If you need to look up directions to the stadium or know who the CEO of Tesla is, the answer is less than 5 seconds away. And yet, in the new age of rapid information, there is a special place for consuming content – the old fashion way.

Inspired Reading on the Beach

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