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Sunday Reader – November 24

Good Sunday morning to you!

I hope that you are enjoying a relaxing morning, or maybe just got back from an uplifting church service.  Either way, welcome and I hope the you are enjoying your day.

Earlier this week, I talked about Medocrity and some reasons why we should never settle for it.    We also discussed why failure is never an option.  I hope that these posts were helpful and I would ask that if you enjoyed them and they spoke to you, that you would pass them on to your friends or family.

Here some interesting articles I found this week and I am passing them on to you!

Business / Health

In life, and in business, you must always bring balance into the situation. 10 Quotes About Balance from Action Coach helps bring that into perspective.


Chris Brogan tells us who the REAL enemy in our success is…and it will definitely surprise you.

Personal Development

Seth Godin can say more in 6 sentences about confidence than most writers say in entire books!


We learn why we need an Elevator Pitch from Michael Hyatt.

Got a GREAT pitch, leave it in the comments below, I would LOVE to hear it!


Your friend and mine, Gary Vaynerchuk reminds us how to build bigger, better relationships.

If you have 3 minutes, it would make a HUGE impact on this community.

Weekly Wrap-Up

It was a busy week for me…lots of projects.  But the really funny thing was, no matter how busy I was, I got up early enough to have my quiet time and plan my day out.  And I still got most everything done.  It’s amazing how prioritizing you day, and the BEGINNING of you day, can have a tremendous effect on the END of your day.

I am very excited about a new project that I am working on with my friend Lou Carfizzi.  It’s going to be an incredible help to lots of people.  It revolves around stress and even though we cannot eliminate it all together, we can manage it.  I will make an announcement soon.

I am also very excited about Thanksgiving this week.  What are you thankful for?  We will be inviting friends over who don’t have family close by and need a place to “be” on Thanksgiving.  If you are in Orlando and are looking for a GREAT dinner… contact me!

Have a GREAT week and remember to CHOOSE to be awesome.

Failure is NOT an Option: The 5 Things You Gotta Know to Succeed

“If you can only sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet;
How important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. 
– Fred Rogers

No one wants to fail.  We all strive to be successful in everything that we do: starting businesses, relationships, balancing the checkbook.  And it’s this desire to succeed that creates the day-to-day pressure that we all fight with and struggle.

Add to that the emotional struggles with isolation, self-worth, motivation, ego, pride, love.  Each day is a battle and failure is never an option.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.  What if I could guarantee your success?

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Failure Is Not Defeat Unless You Give Up

Failure gets a bad rap.  We fight very hard each and every day to avoid failure as much a possible and often times, we only succeed in failing.  Which then makes us desperate and we wind up making even worse choices.

It’s a simple fact of life – it’s not IF you are going to fail, it is WHEN. But failure does not always mean that you are finished. Failure can often be a sign that what you are currently doing just isn’t working, and you need to try something else to succeed.  C.S. Lewis said, “Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.”  Failure doesn’t mean we are wrong, but it is a sign that what we are doing isn’t correct at that moment.  Failure gives us a chance to start over and try something new.

Sunday Reader – November 3, 2013

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By: Jon S

Sundays are a great time to grab a cup of coffee or tea (I’m enjoying Dunkin Donuts blend from my new Kiureg), sit back, and enjoy the weekend paper.   I can remember my dad lying on the living room floor reading the Sunday paper, and that is what I am trying to recreate here.  A weekly place to come and catch up on some of the amazing articles you might have missed during your week.

Please let me know what you think about any of these articles, or may, just say hello.  You can leave a comment  or email me directly.


Seth Godin has a GREAT article of Fear the Fear, Feel the Fear.  Seth is one of my gurus, he is funny, brilliant, and speaks directly to the point!


Michael Hyatt encourages us to have better dinner conversations with a GREAT podcast.  Do yourself a huge favor and soak up everything Michael has to say – you will be better for having done so!


Tripp Lanier, who is pretty amazing himself, has an incredible podcast.  He can be blunt, but he helps remind me that I can still be strong AND not be jerk!  He interviews former Navy Seal Mark Devine and helps us to develop an unbeatable mind.  It’s got some language in it, but it’s awesome.


Fast Company give us 15 tips on how to network better, and some of these tips may surprise you!


Paige Fowler over at Men’s Health, shows how we can feel happier in 20 seconds…I tried it, and it works!

Weekly Wrap-Up

I want to thank everyone for their kind words of encouragement as I re-launched this blog.  It’s been a lot of work and I have some really incredible things that we are going to do over the next few weeks and months.

I want to give a very special shout out to my good friend and colleague, Lou Carfizzi from LifeCare Counseling.  He has always been a friend and has encouraged me through this process.  He and I will be sharing some really cool plans over the next few weeks that will be absolutely incredible, so please stay tune.  On a personal note, Lou…  Thanks.

Please feel free to leave a comment or a question and I will get to them as soon as I can.  I want to create a dialog and would love to know what you think about the above articles or maybe you have something really interesting to share.   I would love to hear from you.  You can find me over on Facebook and Twitter as well as email.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you later this week!