When They Tell You You Can’t, Do It Anyway

They will tell you that you can't move mountains. They will say that you can't cross seas. That you can't dig deep and realize your own seeds of greatness and plant them to become better. They tell you all of this because they love living in their comfort zone. And because you want to do …

I Dare You.

It's so much easier in life to be average. To not rock the boat and to toe the line.  It's so much easier falling into a routine with everyone else.  Falling into the norm.  Doing exactly what your parents, not you, want you to be in life. Yea, ok.  No.  I have always been someone who …

Pay Attention To What’s In Front Of You

I will be the first to admit that I am completely wired to the internet.  Building a brand here at Living The Dream has had me constantly on the world wide web working on it.  But that has like anything come at a cost.  What cost you ask? Time.  Now that I am here in …

How Saying No Will Make Your Dreams Come True

How many times do you use the word no a day? No.  Say it with me.  No.  Why am I asking you to repeat that word?  Because many of us really don't know the power of the word no. See, when you are a child you are taught to say no to many things.  Say …

Stop Setting Yourself On Fire For Others

We are all guilty of it.  We meet someone and we subconsciously become obsessed with them. I am not just talking about someone you are romantically interested in. That goes for platonic relationships, too. As humans, we have an insane yearning to be liked and accepted by others. Think about it. You gave your all …

How Believing In Myself Landed Me A Dream Job

(photo courtesy of Motivation Block) For many years, I didn't believe in myself.  Sure, I talked the talk.  Said the right things that I thought people wanted to hear.  Made empty promises and left many things undone.  Why? I simply did not believe in my life and what I stood for anymore.  It was a …

The One Trick To Push Your Personal Development Through The Roof

We all want to become better at this thing called life.  To continuously improve and move closer towards greatness.  But a lot of times we have no rhyme or reason how we go about it pursuing it.  Well, I learned early on that one way works.  Not just for myself, but for many others.  It's …

You Are Responsible For You

   You are responsible for you.  Disagree?  Yes, I know those of us who are parents are responsible for our children.  Those of us who take care of younger family members or our parents are responsible for them.  But strip all of that way for a moment. Don't think about your boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse, family, …

5 Tips To Get Yourself Aligned With The Right People

Have you every had a car that pulled to the left or right every time you drove it?  No matter what you did it wouldn't stay straight.  As tight as you held the steering wheel, it felt like the car had a mind of its own.So you take it to a car shop and they …

Failure Is Not The Word You Should Be Worried About

For a time in the military I thought it was fear that was keeping me from advancing to the peak of the military ranks.  Was I ready for more responsibility beyond leading troops? Would I fail at the task? No, it wasn't that.  I enjoyed helping shape some of America's best and brightest in the …