Goals

I struggled with a cool title for this. Something eye catching. Alas, I came up with nothing specific and ran with just the simplicity of the word. There are so many directions to go with this subject. Mapping, setting, designing, planning, creating and whatever else you want to label it. It doesn’t matter what you call it, most entrepreneurs are familiar with the ideology but are down right laughable at implementation. Resolutions get recycled every New Year and the gyms are empty by mid February.
 
Most of us have good intentions with our goal setting. Someone once told me that the road to hell is paved in those. My grandfather was an Irish immigrant who came to Kentucky as a young boy. He possessed a fourth grade education formally and suffered from polio as a child. He was also one of the wisest guys I knew. I once told him that I had meant to do something but never got further than the intention. He told me to go down to the store and ask what I could purchase with...
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Nay They Say?

We all have the #naysayers all around us. I used to get really pissed when people who would say no, it can’t be done, you can’t accomplish that. Now, one of two things happen and both are completely within my control. I either let it fuel me or I think about the #motivation that drives that thought process for the naysayer. On occasion, it comes from genuine concern for my well being and it is important that I identify that so I can remove any begrudging feelings. More often though it comes from that individual’s own fear to act or even jealousy of what they know you will accomplish. Either way, you have to continue your journey without allowing someone else’s hang-ups and objections to impede your progress.
 
I’ve mentioned before that I had a very rough life growing up. We were extremely poor and my parents were beyond abusive. We didn’t fit in at school and there was really no sanctuary from the constant bullying at school or at home....
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Victim? Rarely

I recently heard that in life you are either a victim or victor. Before you chastise me, I am fully aware that things happen to all of us unexpectedly. Some truly horrific things happen to us and this is not what I am referencing here. I’m referring solely to a mindset. We’ve all met that person that is a perpetual victim. Nothing is their fault and the world is against them.
 
This #victimmentality is subtle and yet is undeniably futile and disastrous. The victim mindset is void of culpability and responsibility for our circumstances and conditions. I’ve been in some really bad spots in life and I’ve come to realize, that each crummy circumstance I found myself in-I chauffeured myself. Not once was I forced. On occasion we can all make bad decisions regardless of our intent but it is how we react and rebound that defines our character. Those who blame others for the lack of success will not grow or succeed on a large scale in comparison to those who...
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