Planning is Better than Pondering

Planning > Pondering Planning is one of the first critical steps in achievement. Without the plan it’s difficult to decide where/when to begin, or even what to do first. One of the things I see a lot in working with driven individuals that have great dreams, is the tendency to spend more time pondering than taking action. It’s the classic … Read More

Seek Mentors First to Develop Values — Not Simply Results

Most of us have heard the advice that we need to have mentors. Many have even heard that to qualify a mentor the mentor, at least, has achieved the results that you want. In today’s post I want to take this advice a bit further with this shift… Seek mentors first to develop values that are conducive to the life … Read More

THIS changed everything…

It was 3am and I hadn’t slept in over 36 hours… I had just got to my room at the hospital and was so tired I just fell on the bed. As I sunk into what seemed to be a 30 year old mattress a sense of restless came over me. There wasn’t a good reason for me to be … Read More

We’re Starting a PERSIST Movement

PERSIST Book

When I first got the idea of writing PERSIST, I wondered if people would get the concept… Why would someone want to sign up to push toward something that was going to be the hardest thing in their life? Or sometimes, take them their entire life to achieve? PERSIST-ing is about having a vision for your life. One that is … Read More

What Not Giving Up Has Taught Me

The third year I failed to get into medical school I had a serious choice to make — would I turn to the side and give up or would I give it another go?? That year was particularly a tough year because in my worry, I applied to optometry school as a “back up plan.” I thought it was the … Read More