How Optimism Is One Of The Keys To Success

(Gary Vaynerchuck on the DailyVee) Life is tough, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I have lived through some dark times and moments where I didn't know I would survive. And I am not talking about on a deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan. I am talking about everyday life before and after the military. …

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 Getting Through Today Is One of The Keys To Success

  I don't know about you, but there are days that I don't want to do anything.  Well, anything productive that is.  Where I feel like my schedule is too full and I don't have enough hours in the day to accomplish it all. And a lot of times it is easier to just give up …

How Negativity and Adversity Are Your Best Allies To Living A Better Life

    How do you view negativity situations and adversity?  You know the world would be a pretty boring place if we all looked and acted the same.  It would also be equally boring if we were all handed things without putting any effort into obtaining thing. In the real world you and I both …

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 …

How Defining Your Why Gives You Purpose 

Why do you get up every morning?  Why do you go to work?  Why do you go to school?  Why do you do anything?  Because it's expected of you, right?  Because you don't want to let your boss down or your parents for that matter?  But honestly those are all reasons for someone else.  Not …

We Don’t Control A Lot, But These Three Things We Do

Early last week I did an interview for a podcast called The Creative Soul Lab hosted by a wonderful woman named Shari D. Teigman. I first met her online in a Facebook group  for online creatives. We hit it off quickly and she has a great spirit  about her. The first conversation we had, she asked …