Who can relate? It’s amazing how many life-changing epiphanies and mindset shift…


Who can relate? It's amazing how many life-changing epiphanies and mindset shifts I've had while reading books. Some examples:

Chapter 9 of The 4-Hour Workweek caused me to start my first business (a mannequin company lol) in 2008.

A case study of a successful car salesman in the book Blink inspired me to quit my corporate job and sell cars for a while in 2011.

A quote in the book Think & Grow Rich inspired me to start this Instagram page in 2014.

There's something unique about the way we process information from reading than from any other media. It's incredibly powerful and impactful.

I think of books as on-the-go mentors. Learning from those who have gone before me has been an invaluable part of my journey and learning process.

I wrote a short blog post listing five book recommendations from books that I read or revisited last month. The link is in my bio if you want to take a look ☝️
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What’s crazy is that many of these “stories” we tell ourselves are not objective…


What's crazy is that many of these “stories” we tell ourselves are not objectively true. They're just things we make up through our assumptions. Or they're beliefs we've unconsciously accepted from others.

Thing is, when we accept something as true, our brain immediately goes to work to find evidence that supports it. That's why our stories and beliefs seem so real to us!

Bottom line:
If you want to change your life, you must first change your stories and beliefs about yourself, your circumstances, and the world around you.

I created the Mindset Shifts Masterclass to help you do just that. Registration is OPEN NOW and will remain open only through 6pm PST on Sunday, May 21.

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Even though obstacles and challenges seem uncomfortable as we’re experiencing th…


Even though obstacles and challenges seem uncomfortable as we're experiencing them, they are absolutely essential for our personal growth. Here's why:

Obstacles force us to think differently. When we face challenges head-on, we are forced to find innovative solutions that we otherwise wouldn't have thought of.

Obstacles provide clarity.
Unsure about what area of your life to focus on? Identify your biggest obstacle or disadvantage, then work on overcoming it.

Obstacles are blessings in disguise.
Think of all the times you've looked back on your struggles and realized they actually led to something awesome.

A personal note:
Years ago, I had trouble remembering certain self-development concepts on a daily basis. This small personal obstacle motivated me to translate parts of books I was reading into clear and simple language for myself so I could retain the information better. This led to the creation of @thinkgrowprosper, which has been the source of various successes and exciting projects for me.
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When I say this, people often assume their excitement needs to be in the form of…


When I say this, people often assume their excitement needs to be in the form of some grand idea or life passion. It doesn't.

What I literally mean is: take the time to get in touch with the small, everyday things that spark your interest. Then act on those things to the fullest extent that you possibly can. Repeat this process ad infinitum.

Why is this important? Because these little things are the “clues” that will lead you to the bigger things (i.e. purpose, passion, etc). This process has worked for me, for many people I've observed, and probably for many people that you admire.

The tricky part is that people don't know what excites them because they’ve ignored and suppressed their instinct to act on the things that bring them joy in the name of being a “responsible adult.” We must lose this mentality if we want to create a magical life. In the words of The Alchemist, “The Soul of the World is nourished by people's happiness.”



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This isn’t about being naive or pretending that negative things don’t happen. It…


This isn't about being naive or pretending that negative things don't happen. It's about being aware that negative things happen but still having the courage to carry on in spite of them. Don't ever become so jaded with the world that you forget to notice all the good in it.
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