Tag Archives | Gratitude

You Don’t Need Mark Zuckerberg’s Money to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever

A clever hoax, supposedly validated by Good Morning America, circulated on Facebook recently: Mark Zuckerberg, the thirty-one-year old billionaire founder of the social media giant was giving away a reported $45 billion dollars to users who copied and pasted a status sharing the news. Hundreds of thousands flocked to see if it was true. It wasn’t. But humor me (and yourself) for a minute. Suppose it was true. Suppose you were the beneficiary of a million-dollar windfall. How would your life […]

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The Gratitude Cycle

A quick look at American culture and many would say that we have become entitled. But is there anything, other than opinion, to back up that claim? When I wrote my first book, Redefine Rich, I focused on stories that helped me reframe wealth and success for a life that truly mattered. But beneath those stories were three key principles or qualities that we must cultivate: gratitude, generosity, and humility. For the past three years, I’ve spoken to thousands of individuals about these principles, […]

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Four Words That Will Change Your Life

There are four words that have more power to enrich your life than you can dare imagine. But, when I tell you what they are, you’ll think that they’re too simple. Curiously, that seems to be the problem. They’re so simple that we often tend to overlook their impact or use them altogether. We either refuse these words altogether or we use them simply out of obligation. The key is learning to use them from the heart—from a place of sincerity. […]

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The Truth About Accidents

Learning that my wife was pregnant with identical twin boys while our first son was only eight-months old was not what I had planned for my life. Nearly three years of infertility struggles preceded our first pregnancy–this time it was pure chance. You would think that I would be joyful, but in all honestly, I was angry. As if the financial implications of adding another child wasn’t enough, we were adding two. In addition to that, our small, three bedroom house would […]

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What We Can Learn From Kanye West

Kanye West and his audacity are at work yet again. Back in 2009, West made headlines when he stole the microphone from Taylor Swift during her acceptance speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. West’s disrespect was rooted in his belief that the award belonged to Beyoncé instead. At the 2015 Grammys, West pretended to take the stage and snag the “Album of the Year” award away from rocker, Beck. Again, he was defending Beyoncé who was surprisingly upstaged. After the show, […]

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The Last Thanksgiving

In June of 2014, at the age of thirty-two, I was diagnosed with level three spreading malignant melanoma. When the doctor’s eyes connected with mine and shared those words, I was forced to wrestle with my own mortality. That moment has become etched into my life as a turning point—a pivotal intersection of my own will and the reality that I’m not in control. As I look back, I can honestly say that I wasn’t afraid of dying, I was afraid I wasn’t really […]

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The RICH Principles [Podcast]

Episode 2: The Four RICH Principles *Subscribe via iTunes by clicking the link above* So, what does it mean to redefine rich? As I poured over the words the nurse said to my Aunt Trish, “You make my life rich,” I felt called to define that statement and that word: rich. Can we classify a rich life? I believe so. In this episode, I tell the story of how the four principles of richness came to life. Growing up as a […]

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