Why Pharrell Williams is a genius!

Unless you’ve been hiding in a cave, by now, you must have heard the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. You might think this is just a song, but Pharrell, being the genius that he is, understands science. He has not only written an upbeat song that everyone can’t resist singing, but he has created it in such a way that it is a positive affirmation.

Seriously, I don’t think it’s possible to be anything BUT happy when we hear it. This is because the words are positively reconditioning our mind and transforming our state of being as we listen to it… which was his intent.

Thanks for such a great song Pharrell!


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Will Smith’s secret to becoming a millionaire. (A 6 minute video that can change your life!)

As of 2015, Will Smith has an estimated net worth of $220 – 240 million dollars. He works hard, but he attributes much of his success to his radical belief system. Watch this short video below to find out what it is!

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It’s time to explore the world!

I used to think about traveling the world and visiting places most people only see on TV. For a long time, I’d forgotten about that dream because I was caught up in things that prevented me from enjoying my life the way I always wanted. I want to continue to be in business because that’s part of who I am. But I realize that there are other sides of me that want to explore, experience and do more in life… as we all do.

It’s interesting how we get caught up in life and forget about the things we always dreamed of doing. And oftentimes, when an opportunity presents itself to experience something we’ve always wanted, we pass on it because we’re so used to our routine, or we’re somehow unable because of our day to day obligations… and it leaves us feeling stuck or unsatisfied.

I don’t make resolutions because I don’t believe in them, but this year Island VacationI’m moving towards a business that will enable me to travel and move around more… for both business and pleasure. I don’t know exactly what that business is yet, but I know it will present itself to me sometime this year as I am finally ready for it.

Interestingly, every business that I’ve ever had in the past has just come to me. The idea popped into my head one day and I miraculously had the resources to pursue it. And each business prepared me for the next. When I started my trucking company, for instance, I was working for a manufacturing company coordinating logistics. (I’d also done local residential moving and tried cross country as well but didn’t like it.)

Then, one day it occurred to me how simple, yet profitable trucking was. I thought to myself “I can do this!” I bought a truck with my credit card and was in business in a few months. What made it easy was that I had already made connections in the industry, so some of my contacts provided me with business to get started. And from there the business grew without much effort on my part.

So many people think it’s difficult to move from where they are to where they want to be. It may not always be easy, but I can assure you that it is possible if you’re serious about it. When you know what you want and you believe you can have it, opportunities tend to magically present themselves… at least in my experience.

One key to taking advantage of opportunities is to be aware and looking for them because they’re always around you. You might see a billboard or TV commercial that gives you an idea. You may hear someone’s conversation that sparks a thought. Or, as with me, you may just have people calling you that outright suggest and/or offer it to you!

As an example, just recently I had a friend call me because he wanted to introduce me to one of his associates in another part of the state. We talked on the phone that same day and started doing business immediately. It was the best deal I’d had since we started moving servers for Facebook back in 2009. (Coincidently, I’d just been talking about how I was ready for new business.)

Another key to finding opportunities is to talk to people. This is essential because almost every opportunity you have will come through other people. Why? Because the people you know, know people that you don’t. And if nobody knows you’re looking for an opportunity, you can be sure that nobody will offer you one. So, be sure to tell everyone you know what you’re looking for, or that you’re looking to do something new and/ or different.

Finally, and I mentioned this earlier, you have to believe that new things are possible for you. If you don’t believe it, you won’t be looking for opportunities, you won’t talk to people, and you’ll continue doing the same things you’ve been doing. And because of the law of Cause and Effect, you’ll keep getting the same results you’ve always gotten!

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How to enjoy more success the easier way!

Lately I’ve been thinking about all of the time and effort I put into my trucking business and how stressful it can be at times. All jobs can be stressful, of course, but when it comes to drawing the boundaries on how much you can and should tolerate, you have to evaluate what you’re putting in, what you’re getting out, and whether the payoff is worth it.

As much as I enjoy the trucking business, there are a lot of things I don’t enjoy, which has brought me to the point that I’m evaluating the skills I’m good at and the things I love about business: talking to people and making the deals… and how I can focus most of my time on these two things,

So many people go through life chasing their tails and being unsatisfied with their jobs and/or income because they don’t know: 1) what their core strengths are, 2) what part of their job they enjoy doing, or 3) what they’re good at. Ask anyone who has worked for me and they’ll tell you that management isn’t one of my core strengths… and I must say that I agree. LOL

I know I’ve improved a lot over the last ten years, but I blame the perfectionist in me for always wanting everything done just right. In all honestly, my approach is always in the best interest of our customers. You have to provide the products and services your customers need when they need them. (And if you don’t, what good are you to them?)

Although I know what my core strengths are, I’m finding it difficult to position myself to focus on them because there’s always something happening to throw me off course. Example, I had a driver resign the other day because his duties with a specific customer we have were too much for him.

This week I’ve been running a truck to pick up the slack and I can honestly say that I can’t blame him because handling time critical shipments all the time is stressful. I think the major issue is always working against the clock and fighting traffic day in and day out… after a while it starts to wear you down.

A few months ago we started shifting the direction of the company away from time critical shipments and more towards working with larger customers full time (also know as dedicated transportation). I should have done this a long time ago, but I held back because time critical shipments bring in more revenue for the same time and resources—and the thought of having a few big customers scares me.

If you’ve listened to my audio course Secrets of Living Like a Superstar Now, you’ve already heard the story of my big business failure in the early 2000’s. Back then, we were moving servers for Google and other companies all over the Silicon Valley and business was booming because of the growth of the Internet.

I had trucks running all over the place, a warehouse, and a full staff. Then the day came when my primary customer, Google, moved their server operation to Atlanta… and 75% of my company’s revenue went with it! That was a very smart corporate decision for Google for a lot of reasons and a very hard lesson for me.

As hard as it was to recover from that lesson both mentally and financially, I actually thank them for it because I learned it on a relatively small scale. Not to mention, I know better than to ever make that mistake again. In a lot of ways, they actually made me an even greater success. Thanks Google!

With this new issue of time critical shipments being too much stress, change is very welcome.  It’s going to take a while and it will affect our revenue in the short term, but over all I know everyone will be happy with the transition once it is complete as less stress is always better.

When you’re in a difficult situation and you need to make a change, the most important things to think about are: 1) how you want your life and/or situation to be, and 2) what you need to do differently to enjoy that result in your life… because it’s always what we’re doing or not doing that creates the results we have. And as obvious as it seems, unless we do things differently, we’ll always have the same result.

Success doesn’t always come in leaps and bounds like we hope it will. Instead, it tends to come as the result of small shifts made over time because the adversities we face make us stronger, teach us important lessons and build us into a wiser, more capable person.

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Why can’t I have everything I want in life?

That’s what most people say to themselves every day when they see other people who have the things they want and live the kind of lifestyle they want to live.

We’ve all heard that “who we know” is the key to our success in life. Yes, the people we know definitely help, but more importantly, it is about our CHOICES that we consciously or unconsciously make.

We can’t control all of the people around us and the events that occur on a daily basis, but we can control THE most important things: OUR attitude, OUR responses to our situations and OUR everyday actions.

These are the things that CREATE our life… and not luck, chance, or “who we know”. If you want to live like a superstar and enjoy the things you want in life, you have to be conscious of:

– YOUR attitude: Look for the opportunity and advantage in every situation instead of complaining or wondering “why not”.

– YOUR responses: How we respond – or react – to the people and situations in our lives creates our outcomes.

– YOUR actions: The things you do – or don’t do – on a daily basis move you closer to the life and lifestyle you want, or, they push you farther away!

– YOUR choices: Whether we are aware of it or not, every moment we are making choices. At this moment, whether you realize it or not, you are making a choice about how you feel about what you just read.

Yes, that is a choice. A simple one, but none the less, it is a choice. In the same way, we all make seemingly little choices every day that we don’t think about. And yet, it is these little choices that move us in one direction or another on a daily basis… towards the life and lifestyle we want or away from it.

If you create the habit of being conscious of every choice you make, you will live the life and lifestyle you want… ultimately and inevitably!

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