Sunday, August 31, 2014

5 Steps to Goal-Setting Happiness

Some people believe that you cannot be happy by setting goals. Others think that goal-setting should ignore happiness. Both, in my opinion, are off their rocker.



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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Can You Recommend a Book? Spark Reading List

With the Spark 101 - 'How to Think' Reading List, I help you begin down the path of correcting your thinking. Once you can think correctly, you can take correct actions and achieve the results you want.



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Friday, August 29, 2014

How Does a Trainer and His Wife Travel?

I can get so caught up in trying to live life a certain way, I forget to live the life I have in front of me. This is why I love Marissa in my life. She reminds me to enjoy life.



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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Featured Client: Gina Bullock aka The Pet Nanny

She is not afraid to ask questions, put her challenges out there, or share with me whatever is preventing her from succeeding. This makes working with her more than a breeze; it makes it fun.



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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Secret to Happiness: Setting Lower Goals. Really?!

The 1st group often accomplish a lot but their long-term happiness is often low. The 2nd group are often found to be happier but continually lack peace of mind because they could have "done more" with their life. Both of these groups are disconcerting lack happiness.



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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

What is the Happiest You Have Ever Been?

Can you remember the happiest you have ever been? What were the factors that you enjoyed the most? Were you solving a problem? Were you enjoying the moment? Were you doing both?



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Some goals, well,..

This is when you abandon goals and a.) run for your life or b.) take out the lion. Whatever you most equipped for. Side note: this exact situation is why I encourage all my clients to begin with fitness!



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

How To Ruin Your Own Brainstorms

In actuality, you are afraid that it will work, so you are just avoiding it. Now, being busy with work is, I gotta' grant you, a fairly good excuse. I mean, who's gonna give you grief for being diligently at the helm?



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Saturday, August 23, 2014

What is Principles in the Raw?

Aw, you learned character. Here's a soft clap. But, why did it take so freakin' long to learn that character was the point the whole time? So I wrote a book.



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Friday, August 22, 2014

Day in the Life of a Trainer: Month in the Life

I thought that it may do you some good to see what really goes into being a trainer. Thus, I created this infographic about what it takes to be a goal-coach, and trainer of emerging entrepreneurs.



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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Giving Back $145: Free Coaching Session and Copy of Top 100

I am giving away a free coaching session and a copy of 'The Top 100 Dream Igniter' Edition 01 to the person with the best suggestions for Spark training.



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Success Coaching Gains Momentum

Success coaching is an educational process that enhances the economic achievements of professionals. - Russ Alan Prince



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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What Was Your Worst Brainstorming Experience?

Whether at the office, at home, or with friends, we have all had at least one horrible experience with brainstorming meetings. What was your worst brainstorming experience?



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Monday, August 18, 2014

2 Brainstorm Pics that Epitomize Brainstorming

The brainstorm facilitator treats it like a wish-factory where everyone says "yes" to all the ideas and commits to making them happen. "Must...control...fist of death..."



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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Trainers Advice: Talent is a Myth

For those who are giving less than their best to their goals, I have found that they are holding onto this erroneous belief. Take this piece of advice: toss the myth of talent into the garbage. It doesn't help you perform your best.



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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Training Tools: The 7-Day Spark Homework

Training Tools: The 7-Day Spark Homework. What is it and how does it work? Alright, here is the skinny on this Spark tool for you to achieve your goals.



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Friday, August 15, 2014

Day in the Life of a Trainer: Daily Reading

To be a trainer, you gotta' be one of the best trained around. That is why my reading regiment is pretty intense. Here is what is on my desk right now.



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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Giving Back: Goal-Setting Primer FREE For a Limited Time:

FREE For a Limited Time: Goal-Setting Primer. This coupon will expire tomorrow, so download it now.



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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What’s the Secret to Tony Robbins Firewalk

This is really not about fire walking anyway. It never has been. It's been about getting people to break through their fears and limits.



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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Best Success Advice You Ever Got?

What is the best advice you ever received when it came to success at your goals? Marissa tells me that the advice that I recite the most is: Early is on time. On time is late. And late? Doesn’t happen. I had to learn that from Terry a long time ago. That advice has led […]



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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Myth of Talent: Professionals Fail to Success

Don’t think that pros make mistakes like you do? As John Maxwell would say, pros fail their way to success. Here is a nice video clip of the best professional athletes botching, dropping, failing their way to success. Some of the clips are painful to watch. Some are too embarrassing to not watch. Keep it […]



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Sunday, August 10, 2014

Goal-Setting Advice: Brainstorming, 4 Rules

My idea that I had invested at least an hour in which was going to be the premise for my next book; blown to bits. After picking the shrapnel of my ego off the walls of the room, I thought about how much this affected me.



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Saturday, August 9, 2014

What the Crap Does State of the Spark Mean?

That is the name of my company. Why did I name it this? What the heck does it mean? I knew that my message to the world is that they can be sparked. They can get lit on an idea, a goal, that catches them on fire from the inside out.



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Friday, August 8, 2014

My Typical Morning Routine

I have had several people (clients, Spark Citizens, and other trainers) ask what my exact routine is like. I thought that, for a "day in the life" I could share my typical morning routine. This is the coveted time of discipline. As my morning goes, so goes the rest of the day.



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Bad Habits of Smart People and Goals

It is known that they have similar good habits. But, did you know that smart people also have similar bad habits? They are even more likely to do drugs.



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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Biggest Obstacle to My Major Goal is…

Finish this sentence: The biggest obstacle to my major goals is...



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Monday, August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Training Tool: The Grid of Success

I recently put on a training at Keller Williams and used a Spark tool that we have been using for some time. The group received the Grid of Success fairly well. In fact, they received it better than most new Spark Citizens who get the free Spark Journey Toolkit and simply download it. So, I […]



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Friday, August 1, 2014

Day in the Life of a Trainer: Manager’s Calendar

A day in the life of a trainer. Since its the 1st of the month, I spend some time preparing what I need to do for the entire month. Here is a snapshot of my calendar. There are some serious leaks and sneak peaks going on here. Although, if you are already a #SparkCitizen, you […]



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