Here’s how to deal with the elephant in the room

A large part of my job involves rubbing my clients the wrong way.

I do that that by asking difficult questions…challenging false assumptions…attacking comfort zones…and calling them out on their bulls&*!

And they love me for it.

Today…my intent is to do the same for you by laying down some tough love.

Prepare to be irritated, harassed…and have your chops busted.

Once you get past the drama of having your bulls&*! confronted…

You’ll thank me for it.

Heck…you might even name your next kid after me.


Let’s do…

A Master Class on Winning When The Odds Are Stacked Against You

”Never give in! Never, never, never, never — in nothing great or small, large or petty. Never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.” — Sir Winston Churchill

This message is meant to be aggressive, confrontational and combative.

For those of you who are fed up with the nonsense going on in the world right now and ready to do something about it…let’s get after it.

General George S. Patton has been quoted as saying…“Wars are not won by defensive tactics.”

I agree with the…

How to quickly close any performance gap and crush your goals

“Superior execution removes the barrier between the life you are now living and the one you’re capable of living.” — Gary Ryan Blair

The people who say there are no shortcuts to success and that you can’t make up for lost time probably haven’t heard of closing speed.

Closing Speed is all about shortening the path to success…it’s about rapidly reducing the size of performance gaps…it’s about radically decreasing the amount of time in getting from Point A to B.

Having great closing speed is the critical difference…

How to Overcome Feeling Like a Fraud

“Nothing can harm you as much as your own thoughts unguarded.” — Buddha

Imagine you had a safe with $5,000,000.00 in it…and this safe had a combination lock that required 6 numbers to open…

How much would a tiny slip of paper with those 6 numbers mean to you?

Today, I am offering you a slip of paper with those 6 numbers on it.

However, before I share that with you…let me first provide an important insight that could be holding you back from achieving everything you ever wanted.

It used to…

Because Great Things Never Came From The Comfort Zone

“Show me a goal with no challenge or risk, and I’ll show you a goal with no value or reward.” — Gary Ryan Blair

One of the greatest things about life is that each day, workout, project, task or race provides you with a life changing and character defining choice…

To give everything you’ve got…to push, test and challenge your limits…or to mail it in, lower the bar and sandbag your efforts.

The former is the sign of a champion…the latter is the mark of fool.

Sandbagging is the ultimate form of betrayal as your full potential will never see the light of day.

So what’s it gonna be?

Are you going to live your life…

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.” ― Ronald Reagan

In 1969, Red Skelton, the American comedian and entertainer, wrote a brilliant speech on the importance of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Reflecting on his time in Vincennes, Indiana…he spoke about the values instilled…

“If you’re ever going to find your greatness, you must decide that what you want is bigger and more important than the fear which prevents you from achieving it.” — Gary Ryan Blair

What do Al Capone, John Dillinger, James “Whitey” Bulger and Osama bin Laden all have in common?

At one time or another…each made their way to the top of the FBI’s Most Wanted List and were considered to be Public Enemy #1.

The term Public Enemy #1 has been used for centuries to describe pirates, outlaws, terrorists, bootleggers and all around bad guys.

It originated in…

The Best Way to Change the Future is to Understand History

“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” — John Adams

Humanity is a partnership between the dead, the living and the unborn.

It is our collective responsibility to preserve posterity and to fulfill our duty to this partnership because in the end, everything we do…should be done for the sake of posterity.

Posterity is the chronicle of the length and breadth of humankind’s activities, the manuscript of the memory of life itself.

Every citizen, regardless of race, religion, or gender, must know…

No Society can be JUST without JUSTICE.

“Crime cannot be tolerated. Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society’s understanding.” Henri Ducard (Batman Begins)

Many people watch a movie like Batman Begins…and gloss right over some of the profound truths spoken in that film.

Batman becomes the Caped Crusader and the defender of Gotham because of injustice…not because of cruelty or a desire for vengeance…but because of the weak resolve of others who fail to act, and fail to carry out their duties.

“Criminals Thrive On The Indulgences Of Society’s “Understanding”

What does that mean?

It means essentially that criminals take…

How to Increase Referrals, Build Raving Fans, and Maximize Profits

“There is only one boss: the customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.” ― Sam Walton

The date…September 13, 1970

The paper…New York Times

The author…Milton Friedman

The message…The Purpose of a Business is to Increase Its Profits and Shareholder Value.

Over fifty years ago…

One of the dumbest ideas in the world was presented by one of the most brilliant people in the world.

The idea that the sole purpose of a business is to…

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