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45 Day Challenge from GrowthU

One thing that helped me in 2015 was the pair of 45 day challenges I did in January. One of them was called Growth-U. The idea is simple, every day you go to your “online journal” and spend 15-20 minutes working on the vision for your life in the areas of: Career, Relationships, Mindset and Energy. To say it’s powerful would be a total understatement.

This program was developed by Rod Hairston. He is a speaker, a life/business coach and a guy who I instantly recognized as someone who “got it” at a deeper level than anyone I’d ever met in person. In addition to spending 11 years working as a master trainer with Tony Robbins, Rod has put together several transformative programs for some of the most elite organizations in the country; the Navy Seals, CIA, DEA, Quicken Loans, ABC and more. You can check Rod out here:

Because Rod and I are friends, he’s letting me offer this program to you for 50% off the normal cost of $595. This 45 day challenge begins on January 18. You will have an adviser and can create a team of people to go through it with you. Caution: it will change your life. You will see people, opportunities and challenges in a different way. It will be difficult and it WILL BE TOTALLY WORTH IT.

You can use this code to get the discount:

#workfromhomedads Law of Attraction Intro

Had a discussion the Law of Attraction (LOA) at the most recent Motor City Connect meeting at the end of June. I liked it so much, I decided it should be a topic here. It’s been something I’ve discussed, followed and enacted for a long time. I just listened to this video 3 times and am looking forward to putting this powerful force into full effect in my life again.

Video of my TEDxDetroit talk- 6 degrees of connectedness

I’m pretty proud of this dissertation on the 6 degrees of connectedness. I spend almost 19 minutes explaining why 6 degrees of separation is backwards thinking, the importance of connectedness and then share the 6 things I find it imperative to connect to. Those six things are:

  • Self
  • Others
  • Technology
  • Planet
  • Universe
  • Bliss

If you ever wanted to know who I am and what I believe, be sure to check THIS out. Be sure to check back to see my progress on this as a forthcoming book.

There is never nothing going on

One of the valuable lessons in the book “way of the peaceful warrior” is that there is never nothing going on. As you learn to live in the moment you begin to realize all that goes on in each moment you live. You will quickly understand that your moment affects the moments of those around you. It is on you to be responsible for the reactions you have to each one. You see, you don’t control the moment as much as you control how you allow it to impact you.

I have written numerous times about the difference between responding and reacting. This is just another way of saying the same thing.

As life progresses the one thing we seem to all agree on is that there will be
change. In some instance you can affect it. In others, your only contribution
will be how you respond to it. Learn to be readily adaptable and you will find
greater enjoyment out of life.

There really are only 3 rules of life:

  • Its a paradox in that it is a mystery that we will never understand
  • Its best to have good humor especially when it comes to matters of self
  • And that change is a constant to which you will eventually adapt.

Why not learn these things now and begin to choose the best parts for you?

Life is a play in which you are always the actor and often the director. See
you get to direct the effects, but not so much the causes. You can direct the
reaction, but not always what caused the action. Realize what your role is and
do your best at playing it out.

The fun thing is that your best will almost always be different based on the
moment in which you are. Be cognizant of your surroundings and the signs which guide your way and make decisions that will best represent the person you want to be. You do know who that is, right?

Its having a firm identity of your role in the universe at large that allows for
the greatest success. Everyone has a gift or talent that others will value.
The cool thing is that most times, you don’t have to find them. If you put your
talent out there and your vine is strong enough, you will attract the right
folks to you.

You can attract those folks at any given time just by being in tune with the
moment. Send them good will and prosperous thoughts. You will get them back.

The amount of nothing going on since I started writing this is staggering. Its
funny to me how you can be an active participant in the nothing or a passive
observer in the everything the moment has to offer. The only limitation put on the greatness of any given moment is the one you put.

There is only one thing in life that can hold you back.

What does your path look like? Is it the one that is well lit, flowering
everywhere with songs that sound if they’re sung by the angels themselves?

Or is your path dark, full of thorny bushes with hideous laughter echoing throughout.

Whats most interesting to me about this question is that the answer to both is the same: its yes. Both of these paths are yours and just about every given junction in life.

Whats important isn’t which path you choose, its which you that you choose to go down that path. In every situation we have the choice on how we will deal with it. Lots of times people choose to react to the situation. Truth is, responding is a far better approach. A reaction is very gutteral or emotional. A response uses intellect to confirm or deny whether the reaction is the best course of action. Sometimes it is, sometimes not so much.

As we work on making a response the habit as opposed to the reaction, responding becomes easier. And since a response by us is generally something closer to who we truly are, the easier it becomes for us to respond, the more aligned with the true us we will be.

Ultimately we want to bring our best self on any journey. We can do that when we are in alignment with who we are.

Be connected-

We’re separate enough: Let’s focus on 6 degrees of connectedness

In the mid 90’s a very fun “parlor trick” came about called “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon”. The idea was that every actor in Hollywood could be connected to Kevin within 6 people. Its fascinating how accurate this is and how it proves out the science of networks.

An equally popular use of the phrase is “6 degrees of separation”. Like the Kevin Bacon scenario, this idea suggests that everyone on the planet is connected via those 6 degrees.

My problem with that is the word “separation”. Aren’t we as humans separate enough? I mean, we go so far out of our way to celebrate our differences. Which is especially perculiar considering how similar we are both genetically and from an energy perspective. Newsflash, we are all part of the same.

In an attempt to change the energy around the 6 degrees, I use the word “connectedness” in lieu of “separation”. I understand that mathematically it is the inverse, but from a message perspective, it brings us closer as we should be.

I have also contemplated the 6 things to which we should be most connected. In no particular order they are:

The planet
Our bliss
The Universe

Want to know more about how being connected to these areas benefit us, check out my talk at TEDxdetroit on 10/21

Be Connected-


I have been a featured writer for The National Networker for about a year now. It’s a great publication that highlights the Relationship Economy and other things Networkers need to know.

My most recent post discusses how important your ASK is as it pertains to both your business development AND your invoking of Universal Laws.

Why don’t you take a few moments and scan the headlines of posts from yesterday’s edition: