HOW TO BECOME A JEDI KNIGHT

In 2005, I had a business going down the drain (my biggest customer went out of business) and I had no other source of income. I couldn’t believe how scared I was.

I don’t know why: but I became obsessed with “The Force” in Star Wars. I bought all sorts of books like “The Tao of Star Wars”. I decided to use The Force to save my business. To try and remain calm and to focus on each day doing my best rather than panicking about the future.

  • The Ten Worst Things You Can Do In A Negotiation
    Posted by on March 16th, 2015 at 9:17 am. Post Comments: 0

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    The best negotiator I knew always acted like an idiot. He acted so well that I thought he was really stupid. I also thought at the time that he was my best friend.

    That was probably an act also. Just two years later he stopped talking to me forever.

    I ran into him in the street the other day. He smiled and shook my hand. I felt warm, like he liked me again. Then he was gone.

  • THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CHANGING YOUR LIFE
    Posted by on March 9th, 2015 at 9:32 am. Post Comments: 0

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    Ugh, then there are those times when I feel dead inside. I wake up early and swing on the pre-school swingset like a pervert.

    The sun rises and instead of being orange and blue and beautiful it’s white and glaring and it’s a terrible terrible sunrise, burning everything inside of me.

    Another day.

    This is what happens to me when change is being born. At least for me: I’ve never avoided any of these steps.

    A) SOMETHING’S MISSING

  • DON’T RUN OVER A BABY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREET!
    Posted by on March 4th, 2015 at 10:41 am. Post Comments: 0

     
    The car started to skid and swerve and we couldn’t stop. It was all my fault.

    I had sped up while going into a sharp curve. I was just fooling around. The entire road was ice. My 12 year old kid was sitting next to me.

    Why did I do that? I don’t know. Because I’m an idiot sometimes. I hope all people are idiots sometimes so I don’t have to feel so bad but maybe it’s just me.

    When we couldn’t stop the car from skidding Mollie started screaming. We went into a snow drift and kept going.

  • 10 Things I Learn From Richard Branson
    Posted by on February 25th, 2015 at 2:36 pm. Post Comments: 0

     The other day I went out at night and fell asleep on a park bench near the beach in Miami.

    When I opened my eyes I pretended I had just landed on the world. I knew nothing. Now I had to learn everything.

    That’s the way I should’ve been when I was younger. Maybe I would’ve avoided many problems if I just realized I knew nothing.

    ALL SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE started off knowing nothing.

    They studied the people who came before them. Who studied the people who came before them. And so on.