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Why The Essential Key To Success Is Playing The Long Game

Here’s a metaphoric epiphany on real growth and success I had recently that deals with football. To succeed in business and in life, you have to master the long game! In football, there’s a key reason that successful teams in pro football are always looking for a great quarterback. It’s more than just leadership. It’s …

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Tommy Darker On Why Freedom Is The Focus For Success

It’s been about ten years coming that Tommy Darker and I sync our powers together to help you grow. Here’s a guy totally committed to the art of success. Who has stayed in the fight for musicians and creatives to win in a complicated digital space for a long time. Tommy has recently launched a …

Maximize Your Growth With These Books (My 2017 Reading List Picks)

You’ve gotten through this year with a lot of lessons learned. I can certainly attest to learning much from life, people, and reflection. Books have also been an incredible teacher. As I think about some of the best growth that’s come from reading, I want to share my reading list top picks from 2017 so …

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Greg Wilnau Shares Mindset Shifts For Success On Podcast

Greg Wilnau has been on my radar for a long time. He’s a fantastic human being and someone who intentionally wants to help people. It’s clear in the way that he engages with you in conversation, and illustrates the power of valuing others as a key to growth. Greg is a fellow drummer and host …

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How The Stories You Believe Lead To The Impact You Have

When I was a little kid I wanted to be Superman. Superman made an impact. He was unstoppable, invincible and incredibly powerful. I was not. On the contrary, I’ve always had a small frame. Skinny, scrawny, short. These were ready adjectives you could identify me with. Still can. I didn’t want to be Superman because …

Mark Steiner On How To Build A Successful Company

Mark Steiner On How To Build A Successful Company

In the 16 years I’ve worked with for profit and nonprofit businesses, particularly in radio, media, and the entertainment industry. There are a few key things that make for thriving organizations. I knew from the first conversation I had with Mark Steiner at GigSalad that he had cracked the code too. In this podcast episode …

Growth Farming Tip: Get Positive Mindset

Growth Farming Tip: Get Positive Mindset

Do ever have negative thoughts about who you are and what you’re capable of? Are you positive that you’re going to win, or do you question yourself each day? Does “be positive” make you cringe a little because it’s either cliche or seemingly impossible? I ask these questions because they’re obstacles I’m facing now, and …

How To Know When You’ve Fully Paid Your Dues

How To Know When You’ve Fully Paid Your Dues

How long does it take to pay your dues? Ask an actor or theater buff about the art of paying your dues and you will most likely get the same response: You pay your dues for life. Even the most successful names in the business recognize that the end game is actually retirement. Fame is …

How Having Your Back Leads You Forward

How Having Your Back Leads You Forward

Let me shoot you straight-when it comes to height and weight I’m a little dude. I might be taller than Bruno Mars or Prince (who is apparently 5’2″) but body size and weight are actually big deals to guys as much as girls. This can lead to confidence issues in those beloved teenage years where …

The Uncommon Choice Has Real Value

The Uncommon Choice Has Real Value

There’s the thing everyone else is doing that seems like the popular choice, so it’s tempting to try it. Likely it won’t work for that reason. What often works in building connection, gaining attention, and creating success for you is what others aren’t doing. That’s the uncommon choice. It has the real value. *Warning, I’m …