choosing the right weapon to go into battle

Life is war… I’m speaking metaphorically naturally, but it is true that we must fight for what we want in life. The woman of our dreams, the job we seek, the credentials we desire, success, money, fame…none of these just fall out of the sky. We must fight for them. The other day I came…

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don’t believe everything you see and hear

Trust is important… Much more than most of us realize. Think about it for a second. How do we choose what movie to watch? What car to buy? What to invest in? Who to ask for advice? Trust is the single theme that rings true to the answer of each of these questions. We often…

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is Facebook the ultimate marketing tool?

Some people think I live on Facebook… I don’t, but as I do a lot of work on my computer, you’ll often find me around. But when it comes to FB, I’ve found that it polarizes people. Either they love it or they hate it. Quite a few people I know refuse to get an…

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the greatest lessons we can teach our children

My son drives me nuts… But he’s one of the reasons I do what I do. For the past 6 years I have been working hard to learn everything I can about success and finance, which eventually led me to studying things such as marketing, time management and copywriting. Each book I read, each audio…

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simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication

Simplicity is underrated… Take a look at some of the great success stories of the past decade. Google, Apple, Facebook…all making life simple. Google redefined search, Apple developed the smartphone and FB took on social media. Back in the early 90s life was simple. And then the Internet went and changed all that. Now me…I…

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all we need is a pen and a piece of paper to design our lives

Youth… The word alone creates many different images in our mind. Images of hope, strength, health, and speed. It is also associated with words such as inexperience, foolhardy, and naive. I must admit that each day when I see my four-year-old son run off to play with his friends at school that I am quite…

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9 reasons people don’t succeed

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again… Success is not some mysterious force. Success doesn’t care about your race, your creed, or your background. Nor is success reserved for the rich and affluent. I think Tony Robbins said it best when he said, “Success leaves clues.“ Having read over 200 books on self-development,…

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9 financial tips from the man himself, Warren Buffet

My son turns five in just a little over a month. A few years ago, he could barely walk and now he’s challenging my authority. How times have changed. Soon, as he begins to better understand numbers and, more importantly, money, his real education will begin. As he’ll attend a Japanese elementary school, his English…

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7 life lessons learned from a rock and roll concert

The year – 1991. The city – Bangkok. At the time, few musicians had Thailand on their tour schedule, so when my friends and I heard that Europe was coming to perform we jumped at the chance to see a real-life rock band. Little did I know that rocking out at a concert would end…

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making the most out of bad situations

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade… Great advice, but as most wise expressions go, they’re easy to say…not quite as easy to live. And unfortunately, there’s just no way of getting around the lemons of life. Even the luckiest of us run into trouble every now and then. Problems are unavoidable, but what we…

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