personal development

The #1 Skill All Bloggers and Entrepreneurs Should Learn. I Tried…and Here’s What Happened.

I've been consuming a lot of information lately, but this ONE SKILL I just learned is going to have a dramatic effect on all aspects of my life - business and personal. Here's what it is, and the free YouTube video I watched that taught it to me.

The Effect My Kids Have Had on My Business

My kids have changed me, and they've changed my business. It has been an incredible challenge to balance being a parent to little children and being a parent to a business too, but despite the challenges I can definitely say that my kids have made an extremely positive impact on the growth of my business [...]

SPI 051 : Tim Ferriss on Promotion from Scratch, Accelerated Learning, Experiments Gone Wrong, Publishing and More

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, we have Tim Ferriss on the show! Tim is a two-time, #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author with his books The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body, and he recently came out with the third book in his "4-hour trilogy" titled The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like [...]

Mastermind Groups and Mentors – Why You Need Them and How to Find Them

With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away here in the U.S., I wanted to talk about something I'm extremely thankful for - being in a mastermind group. A mastermind group is a small group of people who regularly meet, online or offline, to talk about goals, growth and success and provide support for each [...]

I’m Fine, Thanks – Update!

In January of 2012, I was asked to be interviewed for a documentary that my good friend Adam Baker was producing. In March, Adam and a camera crew arrived at my home in San Diego to film me and my family for a day. In May, the film crew created a Kickstarter campaign to raise [...]

The Sad Truth About Your Half-Finished Projects

Here is a common experience: You get incredibly excited about a new business idea or project. Maybe you've had it in the back of your head for a long time and something finally clicked inside of you to start working on it. Or, maybe it's something you just thought of and you want to get it up [...]

What I’m Reading Right Now – Stand and Deliver

As many of you know, I have a couple of speaking gigs coming up in the near future: A presentation at the Financial Blogger's Conference in Chicago in early October, and A presentation at Blog World Expo in Los Angeles in early November. I'm very honored to be speaking at both of these wonderful events, [...]

How to Invest 30 Minutes and Gain 4 Hours for Your Business Every Day

One of the most common questions that people ask me is how I stay so productive. In SPI Podcast session #12, I mentioned a number of things that keep me organized, energized and on track - one of them being exercise. Exercising was something I did not get into to benefit my online business - [...]

A Thought.

I almost gave up on this blog...several times. Within the first 5 to 6 months, I wasn't sure if it was going anywhere. There was hardly any traffic coming in and I was doubting whether not it was all worth it. I mean, I was spending 2 to 3 hours on each blog post to [...]

SPI 005 : Podcasting and Passive Income – Interview with Cliff Ravenscraft of

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast, I interview the totally wise and inspirational Cliff Ravenscraft of, who shares with us his crazy journey to making a living doing something he loves, as well as the strategies and tactics he uses to earn a passive income. I had a lot of fun [...]