You Can’t Save the World

You cannot save the world. You cannot fix everyone. You can’t be the solution to everyone else’s problems. If you keep trying to be the “fixer” you’ll quickly teach others how they can treat you. —Meaning that you’ll be teaching others that your time is dispensable and your needs aren’t important.

You are not responsible for the drama and chaos that is other people’s lives.

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The LIES we tell ourselves.

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What excuses do you use for not achieving success? What lies do you tell yourself about why you didn’t achieve greatness?

We often attribute our failure to achieve success to external forces. It’s our lack of money, time or resources. We blame our spouses, partners, children and friends. But more often than not, failure is attributable to what Steven Pressfield in his brilliant book War of Art calls resistance.

Resistance is basically procrastination. You’re resisting what you need to do. Read More

Be Highly Strategic in everything you do.

How you structure your days, your weeks, your time, who you hang out with, what you’re listening to, what you’re reading, the influences around you, the people you spend time with….all of these things must be highly strategic in order for you to navigate the road to success.

You must be strategic with your time or time will control you and your results. Read More

You must align your daily goals to your long-term vision.

Procrastination occurs for several reasons and one of the main ones is that people don’t really know what they’re working for. They haven’t written down their ultimate vision for themselves, & they haven’t articulated what living up to their fullest potential means.

You need to write down (go and get some paper, I’ll wait) and write down your vision for your life. Read More

Procrastination stops when you start evaluating your time.

You can break the procrastination cycle by following one piece of advice: EVALUATE yourself on a daily basis.

It’s easy to fall behind in your work or get sidetracked by working on less important tasks (like watching Netflix, or cleaning the house), when you really should be working on the more difficult things that have a bigger pay-off for you long-term. Read More


Every single year my students complain about procrastination as one of the top issues. And every single year I get dozens of students begging me with truly creative reasoning for extensions on their assignments.

No good paper was ever written the day an assignment was due. A+ papers aren’t written the night before during an all-nighter as you’re buzzed from Red Bull and Timbits. Believe me, I’ve read those papers. And I’ve also been that student starting a paper at 11pm when it’s due the next day. Read More

Breaking your commitments to others

What happens when you break your commitment to others?

Ever commit to do something for someone and then fail to do it? How did you feel? More importantly, how did they feel?

I’ve seen what happens when a child or even teenager of divorced parents is waiting for their mom or dad to pick them up, to take them out somewhere, and the parent never shows up. They break their promise. It’s devastating. Heartbreaking actually.

I’ve also personally felt like a bag of crap handing in a late assignment to my mentor in university when I SWORE I would never hand in another late paper again.  I felt like I had let him down. I felt stupid and undeserving of his support. Read More

Unless you’re on fire, don’t call me on the phone.

Are you on fire? Are you stranded on the highway? Are you being attacked?  If not, why are you calling me on the phone??  We need to stop this people.

Stop wasting people’s time. Time is a commodity that we need to manage, we need to dominate time.  It’s not something that is endlessly expendable. The only time you should be on the phone is when you’re doing business.

Stop allowing people to waste your time. Stop accepting phone calls from people you know will take 30, 60 or 90+ minutes from you. Read More

Use technology or get used by it.

I get totally used by technology. I mean it’s a metaphysical cerebral assault how often I get used by technology. And I didn’t even mind.

Then I started hanging out with successful people. I learned about their schedules and I noticed that really successful people don’t watch TV. They only use Instagram to post images of their own success. They only tweet out information related to their own business/ideas/brands. Read More

Aim for completion, not perfection

One of the main stumbling blocks of my students has been their desire for perfection. This perfectionist quest usually leads them to procrastination, pulling all-nighters, STRESS, unbelievable amounts of anxiety, and then failure at completing the task. They never finish the project, or they hand it in late. In the real world there are no “late assignments.” There are no “7-day extensions” to help you through. Read More

What are you feeding your mind?

What are you reading? What are you listening to? Who are you spending time with?

All of these are influences on your mindset, your thoughts, your attitudes and your energy levels.

You must be conscious and deliberate about what you’re feeding your mind.

For instance, I used to spend way too much time reading the news. Read More