3 Ways to Deal With Dream Killers

Dream killers.

You know who they are.  They are the people in your life who tear down and tear apart every dream you have. They never seem to have anything good to say about your dreams.

Dream Killers

Dream killers say things like:

  • “Yeah, right, like you’ll ever do that.”
  • “Are you kidding me?  That’s never going to happen.”
  • “Things like that don’t happen to people like us.”

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5 Statements You Should Avoid Saying

When it comes to your success, what you say really does matter.

Have you ever stopped and thought about the words you use?

If you are like most people, you say certain statements every day without giving them much thought.  But here’s the thing:  saying these statements, phrases or words could be derailing your journey to success…without you even realizing it.

5 Statements

When I speak to audiences, I talk about how important it is to surround yourself with positive people and avoiding, as much as you can, the negative people in your life.   [Read more...]

Website 101 Part 5: Updating Your Website

Got a website?

In this fifth part of my Website 101 series, I talk about how often you really should update your website.

By the way, if you missed parts one and two, here are the links to them:

Website 101: The #1 Thing

Website 101 Part 2:  What Platform To Use?

Website 101 Part 3:  What does Mobile-Responsive Mean?

Website 101 Part 4:  Is Less Truly More?

Just like in school, these videos are intended to break these concepts down for you.  I figure the easier I make it for you, the more likely you are to take action.

Ya ready?

Enjoy the video.

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Lessons in Happiness, Love and Protection

My family has the cutest chihuahua in the world!  Her name is Lily Belle.  Go ahead and gaze upon her beauty…her absolute cuteness and try – just try – to deny it.  I’ll wait.

Lessons from Lily Belle

Now that you and I are on the same page, let’s continue.

Lily Belle’s cuteness is not her best feature, however.  She has many other traits that, if we adopt them, we would find our lives much, much better. [Read more...]

3 Lessons Learned From (Trying to) Learn French

In the fall of 2009, I won a $13,000 trip to Normandy, France from Forbes and Porsche.  It was named the Road to Normandy Sweepstakes.  It included round trip airfare from Houston, Texas to Paris, France; a car rental plus five days/four nights in the Forbes’ private residence in a tiny village called, Balleroy…which is about an hour south of Omaha Beach.

Aside from visiting Niagara Falls when I lived in Western New York State, I’d never been to a foreign country before and therefore never had been exposed to a different language, nor did I want to learn one.  In Paris, they are very diverse and English is spoken in most places but in the small towns of France, not so much.

Trying to Learn French

My family and I are planning on returning to France in the summer of 2016.  Hopefully for an entire month, and it is my goal to become conversationally fluent by then.

I’ve got a little less than two years to accomplish my goal.  And so, I’ve been studying French with the free iPhone and iPad app, Duolingo. [Read more...]