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Interruptions, overwhelming tasks, long goals, and day jobs: How to win 4 situations everyone faces.
There are endless distractions that are constantly taking us away from the things we try to accomplish. Some are innocent, like when your kids need help with a school project. Others are more frustrating, like a job that constantly cuts into your personal time. Regardless of what the distraction is, it makes moving forward wit...Read More
How to get the cheat codes from people smarter than you, AKA find a mentor. (Part 2)
The number one thing a mentor can give you is cheat codes. That phrase may sound too good to be true, but it isn't. Great mentors have great cheat codes, and cheat codes make accomplishing your goal a lot easier. In Part 2 of this special micro-series, we're wrapping up our conversation on establishing and maintaining a thrivi...Read More
How to build your own time machine, AKA find a mentor. (Part 1)
Mentors are like time machines. They've been to the future you want, and if you ask them, they'll tell you how to get there too. In this special two-part micro-series, we're talking about how to find a mentor, how to maximize the relationship, and how to marry your goals with their expertise. Tune in to learn about the qualiti...Read More
The 4 Mistakes Public Speakers Make & How You Can Avoid Them
Welcome to our final week of Summer School! This week, we're talking about what I think is the best job in the world, public speaking. I know some of you shuddered just thinking about getting on a stage to talk to people, but before you freak out, hear me out. You may not have any aspiration to be a professional public speaker...Read More
5 Steps I Use to Write New York Times Bestsellers
Welcome to Week 3 of the Summer School series! This week we're talking about the five steps I use to write New York Times Bestselling Books. We'll discuss the common pitfalls most aspiring authors make, the paradoxes of self-publishing, the exact process I use to create my drafts, and so much more! If you want to write a book,...Read More
5 Stupid Simple Steps to Jumpstart a Healthier Life
People constantly come up to me and say, "Wow, Jon, you are so tall and fit how do you do it?" OK, that hasn’t happened yet but I’ve started doing CrossFit and I’m pretty sure that exercise even makes you taller so we’ll see. What people do know about me is that I'm a goal nerd and avid runner that's crushed a lot of my fitnes...Read More
8 wicked easy ways to charge more for your side hustle
Class is in session! Welcome to week one of my special Summer School series. I’m constantly asked about four different types of goals: side hustles, health, writing and speaking. So, for the next 4 weeks I am going to answer 1 question for each of these topics! Up first, side hustles! Why? Because roughly 90% of the entreprene...Read More
How to change your crazy uncle's mind about politics. - My conversation with David McRaney.
Can people actually change their minds? Why does anyone do anything? And what do genies (yes, like the wish-granting-guys-that-live-in-lamps) have to do with it? David McRaney is an author, journalist, lecturer, and the creator of the blog You Are Not So Smart, which became an internationally bestselling book, later followed b...Read More
Unoptional Joy: Why prioritizing your happiness is crucial to your success with Valorie Burton
So many of the messages we receive in the world try to convince us that success is the key to happiness. But what if that’s backward? America’s Life Coach, Valorie Burton, argues that happiness is actually the key to the success we crave, and she’s got the research to back it up. Valorie is a bestselling author of 13 books, po...Read More
Master the art of your craft. My conversation with comedian, Dustin Nickerson.
Anyone who has decided to turn their hobby or passion into a career eventually comes to the the realization that what they love doing isn't just about having fun anymore. That means you have to learn how to excel at it and monetize it, or as Dustin Nickerson would say, ""Everyone likes to drive the car, but somebody has to wor...Read More