A Day To Celebrate Your Hard Work

If you’re like me, you probably have a laser focus on the future and don’t look back often enough. On this Labor Day, I encourage you to take whatever opportunity you can to pause and reflect on what you’ve accomplished over the past year.

Whether your current labor is one of love, or you are simply struggling through that you may have a labor of love soon, your efforts are something to be proud of.

I am taking the day off from blogging and will see you soon.

Words That Changed History

On this Friday morning, a country celebrates its independence from British rule. I invite you to listen to the powerful words of Thomas Jefferson in the reading of the Declaration of Independence below. These words changed the course of history, and at their core were the fight for: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Today, and all days, be thrilled that you are alive, remember that liberty is a choice, and commit to a passionate pursuit of happiness to the end of your days.

Your Dream Life Starts Here

You’ve probably noticed that my recent blogs have shifted focus. And also that they’ve come stamped with a new subtitle, “Movers, shakers, and million makers.” I would like to take a few minutes and share some thoughts on the new direction of this blog.

Shift to your dream life

In the last four years, I’ve taken myself from a struggling bartender with no degree to an impressive standing in an industry I knew nothing about. Working for myself, building wealth, and living a dream life are my end goals, but I couldn’t be well on my way there without the foundation I’ve built for myself. Since my mission here is to help people improve their lives, it occurred to me that I need to be starting at the beginning. Your dream life starts here…

My 10 Question Reader Survey

I want to make my blog better it would help if I knew more about you. So here is my first 10 question reader survey.

Survey

Would you please take a few minutes fill out the survey? It will help me create content that is more interesting and relevant to your needs. It is very easy and completely anonymous. I greatly appreciate your input.

Yes, please take me to the survey!

Improving My Position

A few months ago I quietly transitioned my old website to a new blog. The inspiration stemmed from thinking about what has led me to a very happy place in my life, and to a determined and optimistic outlook for my future—despite my negativity on the short-term trajectory of the world as a whole—and that, oddly, I have found this state of mind (happy, determined, and optimistic) to be very lacking today.

Photo courtesy of http://www.sxc.hu/profile/mrdisaster

I began writing without a specific purpose other than to share things that I believe have led me to be who I am. This has evolved to a simple theme that, at least for now, is three categories that capture the essence of how I approach life: