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Extraordinary Lifestyle

#137 Living With Serendipity

Dec. 17, 2020

Serendipity: the Occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way I believe that God and the universe are conspiring in your favor and are presenting wonderful opportunities to you all the time! B…

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#136 The Greatest Tragedy and How To Avoid It

Dec. 15, 2020

What is the greatest tragedy in life? If we look at the whole picture of life, it seems to me that the greatest tragedy is when an amazing human being fails to live a life that is meaningful, fulfilling and maximized. Each p…

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#135 Your Word Reputation—Making Your Words Matter

Nov. 28, 2020

“The second most deadly instrument of destruction is the dynamite gun; the first is the human tongue. The gun merely kills; the tongue kills reputations and, ofttimes, ruins characters. Each gun works alone; each loaded tong…

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#134 Tune It EVERY Time You Pick It Up

Nov. 18, 2020

Every single day I condition myself to be at my best! I recently asked a friend how often he hast to tune his musical instrument. “Every time I pick it up.“ The same is true for you and me. Your mind is your instrument. Your…

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#133 Why You MUST Be Strategically Out Of Balance

Nov. 11, 2020

It seems counterintuitive. Actually, it seems crazy, but you and I have to be strategically out of balance in order to master the most important things in life! If you want to be truly successful, you have to become really g…

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#132 The Expanded Life

Oct. 30, 2020

Are you living an expanding life? Or perhaps a shrinking one? Are you growing, improving, progressing, and really living? Are you moving at a pace that makes you feel alive? Or do you feel like you’re just existing, or merel…

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#131 Trapped In Trauma

Oct. 27, 2020

I know this sounds crazy. I realize that it’s hard to believe. But I have seen it too many times to not notice the pattern. You and I can get trapped in trauma that we experienced in the past, and that trauma keeps us from s…

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#130 A Poetic Formula For Greatness

Oct. 17, 2020

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, …

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#129 How To Think Like A Genius—Next Level Thinking

Oct. 4, 2020

There are levels of thinking. Most people think at first level thinking. Second, third, and fourth level thinking is extremely rare. But in order to learn to think like a genius, we must discipline ourselves to practice next…

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#128 How to Live With Absolute Freedom

Sept. 27, 2020

Every person I have ever met wants more freedom! We were born to be free. We were created for freedom. Freedom from guilt, pain, poor health, debt, addiction. We want money freedom and time freedom. We long to be free enough…

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#127 How To Sleep Better And Why You Must Make It a Priority

Sept. 16, 2020

The quality of your sleep is far more important than you probably realize! It can affect you physically, mentally, emotionally, and even spiritually. It affects your cognitive performance and the way you feel. It even affect…

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#126 Letting life happen TO you or making it happen FOR you

Sept. 6, 2020

There are two ways to experience life. You can let it happen to you or you can make it happen for you. For most people, the only things that happen in their lives are the things that happened to them. They live like puppets,…

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#125 How to Choose Your Trials And Challenges w/Rachel Denning

Aug. 21, 2020

Do we have to have trials in life? Do challenges make us stronger? What if we could choose our challenges and trials? Is that even possible?! What if we told you that there is a way to avoid trials and embrace challenges tha…

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#124 When Life Gets Crazy

Aug. 10, 2020

What do you do when life gets crazy? What will you do when life gets crazier? The answer is that we all fall back to our training! Archilochus said, “we do not rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of o…

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#123 Are you here to participate or to Win?

July 30, 2020

Winning requires a different set of skills and a different mindset! Anyone can show up to play or to participate, but if you want to win you have to think and act differently. You have to be more strategic! And so we must as…

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#122 Attaching Pain to Our Problems

July 23, 2020

Our society has become really good at using softeners, and at making others feel like they have to use them too, really guilt tripping the rest of us to use them so that we don’t make other people feel bad. Big problem! -we’…

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#121 Progress IS Happiness. Happiness is progress.

July 20, 2020

Are you progressing? Really progressing? We are made to move! We are created to create! When we are not moving, creating, progressing we feel empty and blah. And we feel that way if we are not moving at the right pace. We ha…

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#120 The Unattractive Secret to Success

July 10, 2020

Repetition is the unsexy secret to success! And it is one of the greatest ironies in life. We are so quick to say to ourselves that we’ve already done that before, we’ve already heard that before, we’ve already seen that bef…

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#119 How to like yourself For the rest of your life

July 2, 2020

We all have a relationship with ourselves. Sometimes we like ourselves and sometimes we don’t. There may even be parts of us that we like and parts that we don’t. But there is a simple formula to liking yourself more and for…

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#118 Finding your life purpose, (& possibly business)

June 25, 2020

Imagine losing your ability to speak. Many good people are going through life without discovering and cultivating their unique voice, the special message they want to share with the world. This could be your life purpose, yo…

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#117 Becoming Unstoppable

June 20, 2020

Most of us are just too stoppable. We stop at every obstacle, every inconvenience, every time we get uncomfortable, or every time we doubt ourselves. We make excuses, we justify, we rationalize, we tell ourselves stories abo…

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#116 Why Good Marriages Fail and What to Do to Protect Yours!

June 11, 2020

A very well-known couple with a seemingly good marriage recently announced their divorce publicly. It was a shock to a lot of people including me. But I get to do coaching for a couples every week and I know what’s often goi…

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#115 Looking back from your own future

June 7, 2020

Today my teenage boys and I had the extraordinary opportunity to visit two different elderly women who are living on their own. What a privilege! We were so fortunate to sit and bask in their life stories, their unique lifel…

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#114 The Effort Effect

May 28, 2020

Have you ever worked on some thing and noticed that the outcome is directly tied to your efforts? This is true in most things in life! We get out what we put in. This is what I called the effort effect. Our rewards and resul…

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#113 REMIND yourself to Live a Heroic Life

May 26, 2020

We think of those who have died so that we can remember to live! We remember those who have lived heroic lives so that we are reminded to live heroic lives ourselves. Everyone of us has the opportunity and privilege to desig…

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#112 Are you living the life you always wanted?

May 20, 2020

Where have you settled for less? What dream or goal have you given up on? Take journey into the past, into your own past, and remember what you used to dream about. Do you still want that dream? If it’s still in your heart, …

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#111 Rethinking How You Do Life

May 14, 2020

Have you ever wanted to do life differently? Have you ever dreamed about living a life it is very distinct from the one you’re living now? I want to invite you to question everything. Not any cynical or critical way, but in …

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#110 How to think and thrive under pressure

May 7, 2020

The level of your thinking dictates the level of your life! You have trained yourself, probably unconsciously, to think the way you think. If that thinking is not creating the results you want then you need to strategically …

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#109 Make It Matter

May 1, 2020

Too often we fail to give importance to The most important things in our lives. We get busy and distracted. We get passionate about things that don’t matter and passive about things to do. We know that certain things should …

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#108 The 3 Ways Of Living

April 27, 2020

Ultimately there are three ways to do life. It is possible to remain in one of these ways for your entire life or to mix between them on a weekly or even a daily basis. The three ways are: trapped, transactional, and transfo…

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#107 Fear is the true pandemic

April 24, 2020

When the dust settles as it is already beginning to do most of us will see that fear cost far more problems than COVID-19 ever did. With the best of intentions many people and significant leaders made decisions to close down…

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#106 Never underestimate the power of your mind

April 23, 2020

There are wonderful things, even unbelievable things that we can do with our minds and our brains. I would suggest that most of us are living far below our privileges when it comes to enabling the full power of our brains. T…

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#105 The BEST Way to Get The Results You Really Want

April 15, 2020

This is what leads great people to greatness. You know when you have periods in your life when you’re doing something or seeing something repeatedly and a lesson becomes blatantly obvious and clear? I’m reading Hamilton and …

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#104 Increasing your capacity to do MORE with LESS stress and strain

April 9, 2020

I know this sounds crazy but I see it all the time! There are literally ways that we can accomplish more in less time and with less stress and strain. You’ve probably already experienced this in your life when you realized t…

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#103 How to Fill Your Life With Hope and Happiness

April 7, 2020

Are you feeling hopeful and genuinely happy? Is your home filled with happiness and hope? Too often we only feel hope and happiness when things are going our way but begin to feel hopeless and unhappy the moment anything goe…

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#102 Baby steps are for babies, not for you

April 3, 2020

And of course they produce baby results. So please tell me why so many capable adults are still taking baby steps! We are living far below our potential in our capacity. And yet we are obsessed with taking baby steps. Why?! …

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#101 How to SHINE in DARK Times

March 28, 2020

To rise in falling times. To succeed in failing times. To win in losing times. To love and hateful times. To move in stagnant times. To excel and stifling times. We will all face challenging times in our lives! But as Marcus…

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#100 Stop acting like you’re on vacation—the economy is dying

March 21, 2020

I hope I’m wrong but I think the economy is going to get smashed. It’s already happening. People are being let go and laid off. They’re being told to file right away for unemployment. The government is getting ready to spend…

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#99 This Crisis is YOUR Chance

March 18, 2020

Every crisis is an opportunity and this one is yours! We can see this as a problem or is a privilege. We can sit in our house is killing time, sedating ourselves with entertainment, or we can use this time to lift ourselves …

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#98 You Get To CHOOSE How You Respond To This

March 17, 2020

Even in the midst of all the craziness and chaos you and I still get to choose how we respond! Calm or chaotic Prepared or panic Certain in the midst of the uncertainty Abundant or scarce Thoughtful or fearful We have the po…

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#97 Facing fears and coping with anxiety in times of uncertainty

March 13, 2020

Are you worried about coronavirus? Are you stressed about missing work or economic fallout? Are you wondering how to talk to your kids about all the craziness? How do you face your fears or even replace your fears? Do you ha…

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#96 The 6 Core Human Needs

March 12, 2020

There are six core things that every human being needs. When these are missing or not met, it leaves a void in our lives. Then we begin feeling unfulfilled and frustrated and unmotivated. The six human needs can actually be …

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#95 What it means to be a REAL man

March 5, 2020

With so many misconceptions about what it means to be a man, and so many men living far below the standard, we all need to put forth the greatest effort to help boys and men be real men! "At each moment in man's life, he is …

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#94 Why does my life suck?

March 1, 2020

Most of us have aspects of our life that are frustrating or disappointing. Why is that? Why is it that that part of our life sucks? Honestly, because we suck at it! That’s actually really great news because once we realize t…

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#93 The state of your brain determines the state of your life

Feb. 26, 2020

If we don’t understand how the brain works, we don’t understand how life works. New brain scanning technology is revolutionizing what we know about human performance and how the brain is affecting our bodies and our lives. B…

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#92 Your choices LEAD to freedom or LIMIT freedom

Feb. 21, 2020

Almost every single choice we make will lead to freedom or limit freedom. Each of us has the potential freedom to lead life on our own unique terms. But many of us make choices that drastically limit our freedoms. This is tr…

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#91 Life Changing Lessons From Thailand

Feb. 18, 2020

There’s nothing quite like an international adventure to be a pattern interrupter, a wake up call, and a reality check. It’s when we are exposed to new and different things, and to wonderful people that we remember to think,…

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#90 Will You Be Broken or Beautiful? Picking up the pieces of your life.

Feb. 9, 2020

What will you do with the broken fragments of your life? Each of us experiences many things in life that feel broken and irreparable. That gives us a choice. We can amass a pile of rubbish or erect a pillar of beauty! You an…

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#89 Living In Joy

Feb. 5, 2020

It’s TOTALLY possible, though still surprisingly rare, to live in real joy day by day. The kind of joy that permeates your being and radiates through you and from you; that feeling—no, more than a feeling—that flows through …

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#88 Overcoming Doubt, Discouragement, Distraction, and Disobedience

Feb. 1, 2020

Those four D words represent the sources of so much heartache and disappointment and failure. And we are all plagued by them at some point in our lives. How many dreams have been wasted, how many hopes abandoned, how many ac…