Less Turkey. More Gratitude. How Practicing Daily Gratitude Can Dramatically Change Your Thinking

As I write this, it's Thanksgiving week in the U.S. This is a day when Americans are supposed to pause, reflect, and express gratitude for the positive things in our lives. Brief history lesson - This holiday evolved from the "thanks giving" prayers of the explorers who originally discovered and colonized early America. The difference between then and now is that our ancestors gave thanks for literally DAYS during this period (yes, I did pay attention during a small minority of history … [Read more...]

Try This Goal Setting Hack to Bring You Closer to Your Goals

Today I want to share with you one really simple, but also super effective goal setting hack to help you achieve your goals. This isn't something you're going to read about in a lot of places, because frankly, it goes a little deeper than most of the goal setting knowledge you're going to read out there. Achievements are hard, especially those that may be long-term and drawn out like most of our yearly goals are. There's a pretty common saying that one of my mentors, Brendon Burchard, says … [Read more...]

Goal Setting, This Magical Two Word Phrase Will Help You Achieve Any Goal

When you set goals and achieve them, you make progress in your life. There's no simpler way to describe the how to of personal development. Goal setting is awesome, but not every goal is met, and I want to help you with this today. In fact, according to a study done at the University of Scranton in 2014, only eight percent of New Year's Resolutions are actually achieved. It doesn't take a statistician to understand that this is a DISMAL number. Isn't it funny the difference between what … [Read more...]

How Tim Ferriss Taught Me To Do Double Unders, & The 10,000 Double Under Challenge

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what a double under is, well, I can't really say I blame you. A double under is the passing of a high speed jump rope not once, but twice under your feet in a single jump. This is a common movement in the sport of CrossFit, which has recently taken the fitness world by storm, and a sport I participate in frequently. But this story isn't just about double unders. While it does involve the execution of 10,000 double unders in 30 days, it's about … [Read more...]

Ok… So I screwed up… Here’s how I’m fixing it.

Mistakes suck... We all make them. It's a part of life. The important thing to remember about mistakes is that they do happen, and when they do, as long as you handle them the right way, people will forgive, and you'll probably end up being better off because of them. Very recently, I screwed up... It affected you, quite possibly in a pretty significant way, and I'm going to fix it in just a minute. But first (because I always try to provide value in every post / email), I want to … [Read more...]

13 Ridiculous Excuses For Not Making Money

I've received all kinds of questions over the years about money and wealth creation, and quite a few more since opening my new course last week. Some are totally legit, but some are silly, like... "I'm 46. Isn't it too late for me?" "What if I have kids? Kids cost money." "I have a house to pay for. I can't save any money." Can you see what these people are doing? Over the years since I've been selling online courses, I've taken note of a strange phenomenon. It never fails. … [Read more...]

Your Three 401k Millionaire Options Explained

When I first started developing 401k Millionaire, it was originally planned as a high end video course only. It was packed full of several hours of high definition video content, plus extra downloads such as email scripts and templates, full slide decks, MP3s, PDFs, and accountability reminders. There was only going to be one way to get it, to be a high achieving premium subscriber. But then I thought back on why I created Academy Success in the first place, to help as many individuals … [Read more...]

The Incredible Earning Power of the 401k Quadruple Threat

Today, I want to show you what I call the "quadruple threat" of your 401k, and how these four factors can combine to potentially create millions of dollars of wealth. Now, I know what you might be thinking right now. "It can't be that big of a deal...?" I thought the same thing when I first got my 401k. My dad always told me that a good retirement plan was one of the biggest differentiators between employers, and to make sure I found a job that had one. I didn't think much of it at … [Read more...]

Myth 4: Someone Else Will Handle Your Financial Future

So far in the Four Biggest Myths of Wealth Creation series, we've talked about several common limiting beliefs that are holding you back from a life of success in personal finance (we're talking literally six to seven figure setbacks here, so pay attention). We've blown away the common belief that you can't get rich working for someone else, by showing you that even an average salary can create a portfolio that will generate millions and more We've destroyed the limiting belief that you … [Read more...]