Mike Dillard is an entrepreneur in Austin Texas. He built his first million-dollar business by the age of 27, teaching small business owners how to effectively market their products and services online using “attraction-marketing” strategies.
In 2010 he founded a financial education company in order to teach others how to achieve financial freedom through investment strategies commonly reserved for the wealthy.
Combined, his businesses have produced more than $50 Million in revenue without outside funding.
Today Mike dedicates his time to mentoring other entrepreneurs and developing technologies in the aeroponics industry that will give people around the world access to clean, healthy, organic food at a fraction of today’s current prices.
He spends his free time pursuing his passion for auto racing, competing in the Baja 1000, Mint 400, and SCCA.
“Never never stop”
1. Success Comes from You
One of the fallacies that many wantrepreneurs make is that they think success will come from outside of them.
They think that if they find the right vehicle they will be successful but they never realize that the vehicle doesn’t matter if the driver sucks.
You have to invest in yourself before you will ever see success in business. You have to master skill sets, understand your personality and how you function, and constantly educate yourself if you ever wish to be successful.
2. You Cannot Use Your Personality Type as an Excuse
Often times in business, entrepreneurs will use their personality type as a crutch.
They say things like “How can I get good at sales if I am an introvert” or “My personality just doesn’t let me focus on one thing” or a whole host of other b.s. excuses.
If you want to succeed in entrepreneurship then wake up and realize that your personality type may be an obstacle but it is never a death sentence.
3. Making Money is Only the First Part of Wealth
Many people believe that once you make money you are set. But the truth is that making money is only the first part of the equation for wealth.
If you want to be wealthy you have to learn how to make, keep, and grow your income.
If you earn $1,000,000 a year but spend $1,250,000 then you are not wealthy, you are broke as a joke.
The things that make so many entrepreneurs great at making money, being comfortable with risks, quick decision making, and a “go big or go home” attitude is also what makes it very difficult for entrepreneurs to keep and grow their money.
To grow true wealth, you must temper yourself and learn to exercise the discipline necessary to make smart investment decisions that are not sexy, do not require a lot of risk, and are often base hits instead of home runs.
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4. If You Want to be Respected Have Integrity
This applies to all areas of life, not just business.
If you want people to respect you, then be a man of your word, say what you mean and stop lying. Be real and honest with people, don’t b.s. them because you are hoping for positive feedback.
Your word is how you are measured as a man, make sure that people see you as a man of integrity.
5. Build Your Life One Brick at a Time
Success in entrepreneurship rarely comes in fast spurts. It comes through building your business one brick at a time, a few bricks a day.
When you wake up each day, focus on 3-5 things that you need to accomplish that will grow your business. After several years of this daily ritual, you will be successful.
Like Charlie Monger said
“Spend each day trying to be a little wiser than you were when you woke up. Discharge your duties faithfully and well. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts. But you build discipline by preparing for fast spurts…. Slug it out one inch at a time, day by day. At the end of the day–if you live long enough–most people get what they deserve.”
Miki Spies is a spiritual coach with powerful and easily applicable teachings. She is an amazing coach and transformational speaker with an enthusiastic message of manifestation.
“Being entirely honest with oneself is an important exercise.” ~ Sigmund Freud
1. Great Sex is About Presence
Many men think that great sex is all about technique and stamina, but the truth is, while those may be important, great sex is about presence.
It is about showing up and giving your all, being fully focused and present in each moment.
Great sex is as much a mental and spiritual activity as it is physical.
2. Everything About You is Foreplay
Some men believe that foreplay, like sex, is all about what happens in the bedroom. However, foreplay starts the second that you lay eyes on a woman.
Everything about you is foreplay, from the way that you present yourself, to the interactions you have, to the presence that you show in your conversation.
3. Don’t Regret a Damn Thing
Everything that has ever happened up until this very second made you who you are. Don’t regret any of it.
The decisions you have made, both bad and good brought you to where you are today and will help to prepare you for what is to come in the future.
Embrace them, don’t regret them. Don’t waste time wishing to change things that cannot, and should not be changed.
4. Never Settle
If you ever feel that you are settling in a relationship, then you are doing yourself and your woman a disservice. You can never be truly happy when you feel that you are settling and it will affect every other area of your life.
Your work life, health, platonic relationships, and personal development will all stagnate whenever you have a women in your life who you are not passionate about and who does not push you to grow and become a better man.
Do yourself and your woman a favor and end things now.
5. Anticipation is the Key to Success
If you want to truly succeed and stand out with women, you have to learn to master the art of anticipation.
Women are used to men fawning over them, trying to get into their pants on the first date, and trying to escalate much too quickly.
Instead, learn to build the anticipation. Slow things down a little bit, exercise some restraint. Not only will you be able to make better decisions in your relationships, but women will respect and want you even more.
1. The Fountain Head by Ayn Rand
2. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
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“A small dose of rationality is worth a large amount of positive thinking”
1. Rationality, not Positivity is the Way to Success
We live in an era of positive thinking, where people value a good attitude over rational thought.
If you want to be successful, you have to approach all of your endeavors with a rational mind. Base your assumptions off of history and practice, not off of positive psychology.
2. Be an Entrepreneur Not a Crusader
One of the biggest mistakes many would-be prolific entrepreneurs and business owners made is that they allowed their mission to become a crusade.
Instead of simply working on growing their business and their profit, they focused on forcing their message down other people’s throats instead of allowing their success to speak for itself.
3. Focus on Achieving Success Not Converting Haters
If you do anything big in the world of business (or the world in general) you are going to have haters. This is simply a fact of life.
But instead of focusing on converting your haters into fans through debate and argument, ignore them and allow your success to speak for itself.
4. You Have to Test Everything
No matter how good an idea works in one niche or market, there is no guarantee that you will have repeat success when you try again in a new market or environment.
You have to learn to test everything.
For example, if you have a sales letter that made you $10,000 in a day with one of your email lists, there is no guarantee that the same letter will work with a list targeted at a different demographic.
Test first before you invest time and money into something that may or may not work in the new environment.
5. Accept the Inevitable Hassles in Life
Life can be a hassle, there is no way around it.
There are things that you will have to do that will suck, there are things you are going to experience that will not be fun and will not be enjoyable.
Instead of pretending that positive thinking can make these problems disappear, accept them as a part of life with a rational mind and simply grin and bear it.
Mike Fitch is an innovative fitness educator focused on bodyweight training, skills-based practices, and multi-planar, fluid movement. As the president of Global Bodyweight Training, he has developed multiple programs (including Animal Flow) that celebrate movement.
All of his work embraces the philosophy that anybody can excel at bodyweight training and advanced skills building with practice and proper progressions. With 18 years’ experience in the fitness industry, Mike has used and taught a range of styles from Olympic lifts and kettle bells to sports-specific and Speed-Agility-Quickness training.
“You must suffer through the structure in order to conquer the chaos”
1. You Have to Put in the Time
No matter what you want to accomplish in life, you have to put in the time.
Mastery takes time, it takes patience, and it takes an intentional practice that pushes your limits each day. You cannot expect to see world class results unless you are putting in world class time and effort.
2. When You Hit a Plateau Take a Step Back
So often, on our paths to mastery, we get stuck in a rut. Maybe, for you, your business has made the same amount for 6 months straight, your dating life has been mundane, or you have been doing the same workout for weeks without seeing any strength or muscle gains.
When this happens… Just take a step back.
While there are a number of things you can do to improve your practice to help break through plateaus, the first thing you need to realize is that there is no rush.
You have the rest of your life ahead of you and there is no reason to get impatient with your goals. Take the plateaus as the come and keep moving forward.
3. You Have to Learn to Move
We live such sedentary and immobile lifestyles that most of us have forgotten how to move. We are riddled with aches and pains, joint problems and inflamed discs and such a long laundry list of other health issues that we could write an entire encyclopedia.
The solution to almost all of this, as counterintuitive as it may seem, is to start moving.
Not just lifting weights or running, but reconnecting with your primal side and moving like an animal, down on the ground, with all of your joints firing.
Whether this is through animal flow or yoga, getting back into your body and re-learning how to move will improve your overall health in ways that you could not imagine.
4. The Goal is to Develop a Balanced Body
The purpose of all physical training, whether it is with weights or just your bodyweight, should be to develop a balanced athletic body.
Who cares if you can deadlift 600 lbs. if you cannot touch your toes? Who cares how flexible you are if you cannot move weight around without snapping like a stick?
You have to build a balanced physique that will allow you to take full advantage of this wonderful gift called life.
5. Take Your Rest as Seriously as You Take Your Training
If you really want to succeed with your training, start taking your rest as seriously as you take your time in the gym.
Get on a sleep schedule, cut out the electronics, don’t eat more than three hours before bed, turn the temperature down, and black out your room.
The better your sleep is, the better you will perform in the gym and in life.
Sarah Centrella is the author of the book Hustle Believe Receive which is based on her 8 step #HBRMethod; the guide to changing your life and living your dream!
She is a master coach and the founder of #HBRUniversity a life coaching program that trains people from around the world to become #HBRCoaches. Sarah also teaches her method in the
Sarah also teaches her method in the 10-week #HBRBootcamp. Sarah is a single mom of three and lives in Portland Oregon.
“Hustle, believe, receive”
1. You Have to Start with a Dream and Believe It
Before you can achieve anything in this life of real substance or value, you have to start with a dream.
If you have achieved success today, even if you do not realize it, it’s because you started with a dream.
You started with the dream that you would be able to support your family while still making time to be with them, you started with a dream of owning your own company, or marrying the girl of your dreams.
If you want something, you have to first dream it, write it down as a goal, visualize it, and believe that it can happen.
2. The Hustle Will be Hard
Look, becoming successful sucks.
There is no way around it, if you want to be successful you will have to make sacrifices, you will have to work through vacations, skip dates with girlfriends, cut out friendships that are not serving you, miss a few episodes of the Walking Dead.
Success is not easy, but if you expect the worst up front, then whenever you are actually in the trenches and the shit hits the fan, you will be able to stay calm and collected because you were already prepared.
3. You Have to Have Positive Pessimism and Patience
The two things that will help you on your journey to success almost more than anything else are a sense of positive pessimism and patience.
If you hope that things will work out, but realistically expect them to flop, then you will not be disappointed when a deal doesn’t go your way. And if you have patience, you will be able to realize that this was merely the first of many deals and you will have many more chances to achieve your dreams.
4. Change Your Crew
Want to know the quickest way to change your income, body, relationships, or spiritual life?
Change who you spend time with. If you spend time around winners and hustlers, you will become a winner and a hustler.
If you spend time around athletes and casanovas, you will become an athlete and a casanova.
Likewise, if you spend your time around a bunch of lazy, goalless, slobs…
Well… that is what you will become.
Change your crew, change your life.
5. Don’t Allow Age to Affect Your Dreams
No matter whether you are young or old, you are never too young or too old to start pursuing your dreams. Most successful entrepreneurs did not have their big home run until well after thirty, many of them as late as 40 and 50.
And on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are many young entrepreneurs who are probably younger than your little brother making millions of dollars a year.
Age is not a factor to success. Success is blind to your age, gender, color, sexuality, socioeconomic status, background, and damn near anything else that you believe is holding you back.
Don’t allow anything to affect your dreams.
At twenty-one-years-old, Jake Ducey is the world’s youngest published inspirational author and is the Director of Self Reliance Institute, where he has built both a school and an orphanage in San Marcos, Guatemala. Since 2012 Jake has traveled to Guatemala, Australia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
His experiences in such countries, after quitting a basketball scholarship and leaving a drug-filled life at 19 years old to wander the world without a map, have become his first full book, “Into the Wind; My Six-Month Journey Wandering the World for Life’s Purpose.
“Your income is directly proportional to the need for what you do and your ability to do it” ~Jim Rohn
1. Circumstances do not Dictate Your Fulfillment
We live in a world where when people are unhappy, they often make rash decisions that can put them in a financial sink hole. And while it should always be your goal to live a life that is full of fulfillment and joy and to love the work that you do, sometimes you need to wait.
But just because you are not where you want to be, does not mean that you cannot have fulfillment and joy in the present moment.
Learn to reframe your current situation and find meaning within it.
If you are at a job you hate, then see the job as a means to earn the money you need to start your dream business, take that year abroad, or provide for the people you love.
When you are able to reframe things and find the positivity within them, like Victor Frankl in the Nazi death camps, you will be able to find meaning in any situation.
2. Learn to Develop Inspiration through Dissatisfaction
If you are unhappy with where you are, and you really are ready to make a change. If things still suck even though you have changed the situation in your head, then you have to learn to draw inspiration from dissatisfaction.
If you are unhappy, use your pain to fuel you towards the pleasure of something new.
If you are single, use that pain to get you off your butt and out into the world meeting women. If you are broke, use that pain to earn and keep more income.
3. You Don’t Have to Pick Happiness or Profit
So often in our modern world, people are lead to believe that you have to sacrifice all of the joy from your life now, for profit later.
This simply isn’t true.
You can have both, you just have to want it bad enough.
You can make a living, while traveling, and doing work that you love! You can have it all, but you have to make the definite decision and pursue it with all of your soul.
4. Figure Out Where Your Money Is Going and What Possible Sources of Income You Have
If you are struggling with finances, one of the best things that you can do is to take an honest stock of your spending habits. Where is your money going, where should it be going, and where do you want it to go?
Cutting out a few dollars here and there on things that aren’t truly important to you can be the funding you need for your new business or that trip to Thailand with your friends.
Once you know where your money is going, it is time to figure out what possible sources of income you have? Could you do some freelance writing? Uber driving? Air BnB rentals?
What options do you have and which ones will bring the most satisfaction and income?
5. You Have to Reprogram Your Brain
Your subconscious mind can be your best friend or your worst enemy.
If you can learn to reprogram it to eliminate all of the crap you were indoctrinated with from society, you will be able to live a life that you never thought possible.
It will require work and some deep digging that may be painful for some of you..
But it will be worth it.
Jessica Ly is a life coach, meditative breathing teacher, and devout poet. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Exercise Science. Jessica has taken her own personal journey to meditate with Buddhist monks in the Himalayas and loves
Jessica has taken her own personal journey to meditate with Buddhist monks in the Himalayas and loves traveling to enrich her own connection to communities around the world. She believes it is not so much about gaining knowledge, but living it that leads to infinite peace and joy and the empowerment of leadership and great change.
Jessica is also the Author of The ABCs of Authentic Me.
“We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are” ~Anais Nin
1. Authenticity is Knowing Who You Are and Accepting It
We live in a day and age where people will do anything except be themselves.
People often don’t like what they see in the mirror and instead of working to change it, they look for ways that they can cover it up and pretend to be something that they are not.
Authenticity is knowing who you are, the good, bad, and ugly, and accepting it. Embracing what you can’t change and working on the things that you can.
True authenticity will set you free and allow you to attract the right things into your life in business and relationships.
2. Inauthenticity Ruins Relationships
The quickest way to ruin a relationship is to be unauthentic.
Tell your significant other that you don’t care about something when you do,or bend over backwards for them because it is what they want instead of telling them what is on your mind and you will be in for a miserable and short-lived relationship that brings more pain to your life than joy.
3. Intention is Everything
At KFM, we are all about destroying the nice guy and embracing your inner warrior, however, the reason we want to kill the nice guy is that this is rarely an authentic representation of who you are.
Most “nice guys” offer love with expectation, not because they are a genuine and loving person.
However, for some of you, you genuinely are a giving person who expects nothing in return. You compliment the girl because you like her shoes, not because you expect her to sleep with you.
You compliment the girl because you like her shoes, not because you expect her to sleep with you. You tell someone you love them because you do, not because you need something. You give of yourself because it makes you feel alive, not because you need anything in return.
If that is genuinely you, then embrace it and love that about yourself, because it is a rare gift.
4. Take Baby Steps to Success
If you are looking to achieve success in business, relationships, or health, learn the power of baby steps.
To become the man you need to be will require massive amounts of action, however, if you eat the elephant one bite at a time you will be able to become who you want to be quicker than you ever thought possible.
5. The Key to Authenticity is Calming the Mind
The best way to start embracing authenticity is through some form of meditation or other practice that stills your mind. Whenever you are in your head you are thinking about other’s opinions and if you are doing things “right”
However, when your mind is still, you are able to disassociate with yourself and see things for what they truly are, and that is where your true authentic power will come from.
Alex Charfen has dedicated his life to answering the question, How do you make business grow? As a personal consultant to billionaires, the Fortune 500 and some of the most successful individuals in the world, Alex’s pursuit evolved into a larger calling to understand How do you help people grow? For the past two decades, Alex has created and curated proven business philosophies, models and strategies geared specifically to entrepreneurs.
An internationally recognized speaker and business consultant, Alex has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs grow and scale their business.
“There is nothing wrong with you and you are not alone”
1. Your Biggest Weakness is Your Biggest Strength
Anyone who was great, past or present, has always had some weakness that others thought was crippling, yet they somehow learned to turn them into one of their greatest assets.
Einstein was told he would never amount to anything because he did poorly in school due to the way that he processed and understood information, and now we have quantum physics.
Richard Branson was told that because of his dyslexia he would never be successful, and yet because of his unique way of understanding the world, we have hundreds of industry-changing companies under the Virgin umbrella.
Anyone who tells you that you cannot succeed because of x, needs a swift kick in the ass, because odds are, the very reason that they told you you couldn’t succeed, will be the reason that you can.
2. Success Leaves Clues but Most of the Clues You Hear About are Bullshit
There is a simplicity to success, yet we tend to complicate it. You have hundreds if not thousands of unsuccessful people speaking on stage telling you that the way to achieve what you want is to create unrealistic goals and recite them 12 times a day.
Success is simple, it is about eliminating the toxic things from your life and replacing them with the habits of champions. It is about waking up early, working hard, staying focused, and developing your skill set. Anything else is icing on the cake.
3. Don’t Focus on Being Busy Focus on Outcomes
So often in business, we wear busyness like a badge of honor, but this is a backwards way of approaching it. The longer you are in business, the more outcomes you should be creating, the more revenue you should be producing, and the less busy you should be.
Focus on creating outcomes each day instead of a menial to do list.
4. Daily Habits are Everything
Success boils down to your positive habits outweighing your negative ones, plain and simple.
One of the best habits you can cultivate is to wake up early and spend an hour planning in solitude, starting by asking yourself these two questions…
“What is my intention for the day”
“Where was I uncomfortable yesterday”
Knowing what you intention is for the day, meaning the outcomes you want to create and knowing what made you uncomfortable in the days past will allow you to have an accurate view of what is necessary to your day and the changes that you need to make.
5. Start Taking Care of Your Health
You have nothing if you do not have your health.
If you learn to take care of your body through hyper hydration, and properly fueling yourself, you will have far more success, you will perform better in life and business, and of course, you will have more sex