Principles to Live By

Principles to Live By is my personal blog where I write about the topics I’m passionate about and give you the principles I’ve lived my life by to reach success. A principle is a law that has been tested and proven to work 100% of the time, no matter who operates it. These principles of success will work for you, just as they’ve worked for me. Hope this helps!

Self-Awareness Is the Key to Personal Branding Success

To be a successful personal brand, it’s imperative that you know your gifts, skills, strengths, weaknesses and abilities. Here are 3 self-awareness exercises and a free workbook that will help you identity that.

How I became a personal brand and what your brand can do for you

My journey to being a personal brand I first heard the term personal branding in 2010, and I had no idea what it was or what it could do for me. Little did I know, several years later I would be a 3-time award-winning graphic designer, CEO of a branding agency, President of a non-profit […]

A Personal Story – Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life

During the first few years of our marriage, my wife Christian and I experienced some very difficult financial hardships. I had a startup business that was drowning and we were struggling to make ends meet. We were in a very deep, dark financial hole and we couldn’t see any way out. The more we tried, the deeper we went.

21 Questions That Will Change Your Life

These 21 thought-provoking questions could change your life if you honestly and transparently look inside of yourself. The key is to be bold enough and decide to take action on what you see.

Embracing change will revolutionize your life

If you’re not happy and don’t have joy in life, you can change that. If you don’t like your situation, you have the power to change your situation. But, you can’t change your situation if you don’t know what the reality of the situation is. I was recently talking about some issues that plague the […]

What’s green in your life?

What’s green in your life? When you don’t take care of a pool or fish aquarium, algae grows, bacteria gets in the water and eventually it turns green, or even brown. To get rid of that algae, you must treat the water with chlorine and pool shock. Depending on how contaminated the water is, it […]

What would you do with $86,400?

Today’s motivation is about using up your deposits. I’m not sure who wrote this analogy, but I find it POWERFUL and it really gets the point across. Allow this to motivate you today! Imagine there is a bank account that credits your account each morning with $86,400. What would you do with that money? It […]

8 Ways to Be an Awesome Friend

In order to have good friends, you must BE a good friend. Here are 8 ways to ensure you’re being the best friend you can so that you can have real friends.

9 Characteristics of “The Grind” and Success (#7-9) + Live Periscope Broadcast

Read part 1 here 7. The grind produces productivity. The grind is not about just being busy. It’s not about consuming time. The purpose of the grind is for results/productivity. If you’re not being productive, you’re not grinding; you’re just busy wasting time. It’s not enough to just be busy; you must be busy with […]

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