Chris Lovato: A Fighter & Entrepreneur Success Story Against All Odds

I paid 50 bucks for a self-defense seminar,” Chris Lovato said, “and all I remember were the takedowns and the instructor doing this weird breathing thing.”

At the end of the seminar, the instructor lined the students up and each was given a chance to knock him down.

I’ve got this,” Chris thought because of his wrestling background. “I jumped to the front of the line and the next thing I knew I was looking up at the ceiling.”

Everyone was given one shot, but Chris snuck back in line to try again.

He got lucky,” Chris thought. “I didn’t know what the hell happened the second time, but I ended up on my back staring up at the ceiling again. I had no idea who he was, but he fucked me up.”

That was Chris’s introduction to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and the instructor—Rickson Gracie—was one of the best fighters of all time. Continue reading “Chris Lovato: A Fighter & Entrepreneur Success Story Against All Odds”

How to Start a Business or Make a Career Change

I was recently interviewed by Dr. Cathy Goodwin about how I’ve made career changes and started businesses. 

For a short time, you can listen to this fascinating interview HERE for free.

Cathy has offered to let me share this interview with you for a short time, because normally this interview is sold as part of a package of other interviews.

Click here to listen to the How to Start a Business or Make a Career Change

Be sure to also check out all of Cathy’s other great trainings that help entreprenours grow their businesses, including her new book: Grow Your Business One Story at a Time.

You Can Stop Apologizing

The luxury of wealth has unleashed a plague of political correctness in the United States.

While children in Zimbabwe are starving, people in the U.S. are arguing over which bathroom to use.

When the stakes are low, people will predictably invent a crisis to keep the drama high.

No matter what the bleeding hearts preach, everyone is not equal, nor should we pretend that everyone is the same. Continue reading “You Can Stop Apologizing”

Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions

We are driven by forces that often seem beyond our control.

We prefer to believe we make rational decisions, but neuroscience has demonstrated that our decisions are actually emotional, but we seek logical reasons to justify them.

One of the most powerful concepts I have ever learned was the model of the six emotional needs. Every decision you have ever made has been driven by one or more of these six emotional needs.

This model completely changed how I view human behavior and decision making. Now I consider these six needs every time I negotiate, teach, coach, sell, or influence other people.

When you have a practical understanding of this model, your romantic, personal, and professional relationships will dramatically improve. Continue reading “Why Smart People Make Stupid Decisions”

I Waited Too Long to Kill Him: How Indecision Can Be Fatal

how to make a decision

The dreams are less frequent with time, but they still haunt me.

This dream is real and the stakes were high.

Perhaps our dreams are a message—our subconscious trying slap us in the face.

This one is about indecision.

I probably should have died.

Those are the stakes when you start to pull the trigger.

This stuff makes me uncomfortable to talk about. 

In fact, I’m not sure if you can handle it because most pretend this doesn’t happen. But it does and it requires a different perspective on life.

Let me tell you the story. Continue reading “I Waited Too Long to Kill Him: How Indecision Can Be Fatal”