Ask Me Anything – Round 1

Happy Saturday y’all! Thanks for all the questions yesterday! As promised I’m sharing them all along with the answers below… 😎🏄‍♂️🌴🙏😎🏄‍♂️🌴🙏 Can you share an update on your foster or adoption process? (From Peter) Starting off with a real personal one!… As some of you might know my wife and I are exploring the process Read more about Ask Me Anything – Round 1[…]

Your friends = Your future

“Show me your friends —> and I’ll show you your future” Just a quick reminder to surround yourself with positive influences today, and every day. The people you spend the most time with shape your beliefs, and can improve or destroy your self confidence over time. Choose wisely, because you deserve the best future possible. Read more about Your friends = Your future[…]

A weird way to motivate yourself…

Here’s a cool (and weird!) motivation trick I learned yesterday… Download the “FaceApp” (free version) app on your phone Upload a photo of yourself Use the “age” filter to make yourself look 30 years older… Print the photo, and hang it above your work desk. Here’s what old Joel looks like…   Now, use that Read more about A weird way to motivate yourself…[…]

Resume vs. Eulogy

Your Resume… What you’ve done at work Numbers, stats, accomplishments Constant progression, ladder climbing # of people you manage Company brands, reputation Your Eulogy… Who you actually ARE What drove you to do stuff (your WHY) # of people you helped/effected Depth of your relationships Your ripple effect (legacy) True character traits Resume’s are important! Read more about Resume vs. Eulogy[…]

Enjoying the journey!

Happy Saturday, lovely people!! This morning my wife and I are driving to Las Vegas!! 🎲 …then to Salt Lake, then Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, up to northwest Montana, then back home to California! A friend of mine commented… “That’s like 40 hours of driving time! Won’t you get bored? Why don’t you fly, it’s quicker!?”… Read more about Enjoying the journey![…]

Officiating my friend’s wedding – [Speech Script]

This past weekend I was the officiant at my friend’s wedding ceremony in Los Angeles. Rather than using a canned script, I wanted to write a custom ceremony that meant something to me, as well as the bride/groom. It might be the only time I’m ever officiating a wedding speech, so i wanted to do Read more about Officiating my friend’s wedding – [Speech Script][…]

Friday. My second favorite F word.

Happy Friday my dudes! What’s everyone celebrating today? My wife and I just did something cool… We sold another rental property! Woohoo!! 🎉🥳🎊🍾 This is part of our long term plan to simplify our life, reduce our hands on management in stuff, and increase our freedom! Shedding work that we don’t enjoy, gives us more Read more about Friday. My second favorite F word.[…]

If you don’t believe in yourself, then who else will?

Happy Thursday y’all! Today we got a message from Eric, a wise young reader from NYC!! 👇👇👇 ***** I’ve always been a firm believer in hard work and never felt I deserved anything that I did not work for. I’ve also realized that people want change and results, but frankly the reality is not everyone Read more about If you don’t believe in yourself, then who else will?[…]

Change your mindset = change your options

“I’m stuck in this job” “I’m stuck in this city” “I’m stuck in this situation” “There’s nothing I can do about xyz” “My problem has no solution. I give up” Ever thought things like this? Me too. But know this… There is, and always be, something you can do to change your situation. The first Read more about Change your mindset = change your options[…]

National “Making Life Beautiful” Day

Happy Friday good people! Today (apparently) is “National Making Life Beautiful Day”. I say ‘apparently’ because I suspect this is a recently made up holiday. Just like National Corn on the Cob Day or German Chocolate Cake Day (These are also celebrated today actually) But hey, anything to do with making life beautiful is fine Read more about National “Making Life Beautiful” Day[…]

Which cows are you hanging with? 🐮

Did you know… Cows “moo” with an accent? It’s true. Cows on the east coast “moo” in a different tone than cows on the west coast, or in the south. Actually, each small herd has different accent. Scientists say cows have “identifiable dialectal variations which are most effected by the immediate peer group“ Hmmmmm… 🤔 Read more about Which cows are you hanging with? 🐮[…]

100% Contentment

Look around you. What do you see? Roof over head ✔️ Food in fridge ✔️ Friends ✔️ Love ✔️ Health ✔️ Luxuries ✔️ Freedom ✔️ Opportunities ✔️ “The secret to having it all in life… …is realizing that you already do.” Happy Sunday! – Joel   *Photo by Eleanor

First things first…

This morning… Before logging into your social media accounts, log into your positive mindset. Are you ready to have a good day? 🤔 Before updating your online status, update your Sunday funday agenda! What 2-3 things are you doing to make today awesome!? 🏄‍♂️ 🚴🏻‍♂️ ⚽️ Before clicking ‘like’ on all your friends photos, recall Read more about First things first…[…]

Exponential thinking… 🏆

“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.” – Albert Bartlett It’s totally OK if you are following path B! It might seem slow at first… but it leads to areas that people on path A can’t even fathom. Today: think exponentially. Compound interest, compound actions, compound achievements. Read more about Exponential thinking… 🏆[…]

Always be positive. It makes things easier!

A positive attitude has a magnetic force 🧲 that attracts similar and other positive thoughts… Positivity is contagious. Thoughts picked up by the subconscious mind are manifested into their physical equivalent… Think it = do it. Therefore… Positive thoughts = positive outcome. Negativity = crappy time for everyone. Your mind is the creator of most Read more about Always be positive. It makes things easier![…]

Monday happiness – you gotta choose it.

Dear everyone, It’s been brought to my attention that despite my daily morning emails, some of you are still having a hard time staying motivated and happy each day. Therefore, I have decided to increase my efforts… Starting tomorrow, instead of just 1 email each day, I will be sending 15 emails per day. You’ll Read more about Monday happiness – you gotta choose it.[…]