What To Do With Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Financial Position and Avoid Financial Peril

Here we are - right in the thick of tax season in the United States. What to do with your tax refund is likely one of the biggest questions on your mind, and the dangerous temptations to make bad decisions are coming from everywhere. Banks are offering you crazy amounts of cash for new accounts Cell phone companies are offering ridiculous buyouts on your contracts What was once a Lee's Famous Chicken is now a tax preparation office, who will obviously get you a "max refund" (they … [Read more...]

How to Avoid Impulse Buying: The Deep Down Psychology That Retailers Use Against You, and How to Create a Rock Solid Emotional Fortress Against It

Before you dig into this training, if you're looking for a simple "top 10 tips to avoid impulse buying" article for your financial entertainment, I'm sorry to tell you that this isn't it. :) But if you're looking for something to really help you change your spending patterns and financial behavior, you've got it right in front of you. This training is designed to help you really dig into buying behavior and psychology, and to help you understand how retailers use it to their advantage to … [Read more...]

How to Think Differently About Money This Year

Let me ask you a question. Have you ever sat back and thought about how your mindset about money might be affecting the financial position that you're in, or even the life position that you're in? Most mass media blogs only seem to talk about "saving money" "cutting back" "reducing costs" etc. Why? Because it's easy to optimize what you already have, and it's incredibly easy for them to write about this. Optimization is an important part of your personal finances, but cutting … [Read more...]

How to Hack Your Internal Dialogue to Completely Change Your State of Mind

Make sure you play this video before reading this post. Not only will it leave you with chills, but it's vital to the lesson you're about to learn. Why did I start this training with a super nerdy reference to a Captain Picard speech? Well... Because I derive a lot of my awesomeness from Captain Picard himself Because this is one of my favorite Picard speeches ever And most importantly because there is a powerful lesson in this clip - that "living is making choices" I've … [Read more...]

A Challenge to Make Your Dreams Become a Reality

Today, I have a challenge for you. What's one thing you've always wanted to do, that you've never done? This can be anything. Travel somewhere? Jump out of a plane? Learn a skill? Start a website? Picture yourself doing it. What does it feel like? Are you smiling? Are you happy? Are you absolutely thrilled? Of course you are. Your dream is now a reality. Whatever it is, there is no reason you can't do it. You have this desire for a reason, so why not make it … [Read more...]

What Leonardo da Vinci Would Teach You About Achievement

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." Leonardo da Vinci is widely considered to be one of the most diversely talented individuals that has ever lived. He held over 10 professions to his name at any given time, and is credited with creations and discoveries that still influence the world to this day, nearly 500 years later. While I would love to nerd out on how … [Read more...]

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...]