Academy Blog

Your Super Power

Being a novice, being an amateur, a first timer, doesn't feel great. It used to be, when I would stand in front of a room of people, or simply be called on to answer a question, I would get a pit in my stomach. But as you do it more often, those feelings begin to go...

Your Independence Day

Perspective is one of the most valuable assets each of us have.  It can be hard to get and harder still to keep.   As you enjoy the commemoration of our Declaration of Independence, I encourage you to revisit your perspective and your sense of where you...

Small Amounts, Big Results

I fell into the trap- I was checking my phone 10,000 times a day, scrolling mindlessly through social media and incessantly checking email.  I had even turned off push notifications, but that made matters worse. My premise today is this:  Small increments of time...

Why Why Why

SIMON SINEK broke onto the scene in 2009, asking us to “start with why.” His TED Talk has been viewed millions of times and inspired countless articles. He commands attention and captivates audiences with his message. All good things. For both individuals and...

Taking Advantage

I DON’T WANT to pay for things that aren’t useful—and I’m not interested in wasting money. Nobody is. For instance, over the past 15 years, 89% of actively managed U.S. stock funds failed to outperform the broad U.S. stock market, according to S&P Global. Why...

What I Value

A WAR IS RAGING. On one side of this conflict is the individual and, on the other, society and culture. To the victor goes your attention and your money. I submit you’ll win through intentionality—and you’ll lose if you let society determine what’s of greatest value...

Live On Your Terms

800,000 Government employees went without a paycheck for 35 days, causing many to skip mortgage payments and forcing others to turn to safety nets like food banks to feed their families.  This recent shutdown has left a bad taste in many mouths and has lowered many...

Real Change

I’m sick of being pitched a quick fix and/or a short path to financial freedom everytime I go online.  Lose weight, get ripped, get rich, have better relationships; there’s too many people attempting to prey on our desire for a silver bullet or magic pill that will...

What I’ve Learned

On the anniversary of my first 40 trips around the sun, I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I’ve learned. Community is everything.  Your family, friends, coworkers, the people you spend your life with, are everything in order to have a great life.  The...

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