Category Archives: Success Principles

Why persistence matters most and when it doesn’t…

Persistence doesn't matter when you don't have goals.... it's not much use.   Why persist when you have no goals? No direction? No aim? Nothing much to be passionate about?   You'll only frustrate yourself. You know, when I coach and when I do my own goals, I can't help but think about the "missing…
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What do these successful photographers have in common?

When I was a kid...I had loads of curiosity. Much of the time it got me in trouble. And many a times could have nearly killed me. As I got older, I did channel my curiosity to more constructive activities. It took me a while, but in time and with persistence my curiosity helped me…
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The school of hard and soft knocks….

When my baby girl was born, I wanted one thing for her. I figured, if she had this one thing, she'd be set for life. No matter happened to her, no matter what life throws at her, no matter her choices.... and no matter what knocks and smack downs she experiences, the better. As long…
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The wounded soul and the artists in us all…

His name was Art Solomon. He was almost 80 when I met him at his home. He was one of the wisest men I ever met.   An Ojibway native, not very "schooled" (grade 6 I believe he told me) but he had earned about 3 honorary degrees from various universities across Canada. Maybe more.…
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Embrace your inner weirdo

"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." ~ Paul McCartney ~ "SSSssshhhh...!!!..listen....it's a velociraptor crashing through the jungle!.." I exclaimed. One lady looked at me, annoyed. Another asked:…
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How do you ‘feel’ about money?

"The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function." ~F.Scott Fitzgerald~   How do you feel about money? Is your attitude about money holding you back? Is it stopping you from realizing your truest and…
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Get yourself into motion. Be the 1%

"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours." ~Richard Bach~ Where Are You Now? We're three months into the New Year. How far along are you with your studio and marketing goals? Are you hitting your targets? Making progress? Moving ahead? I can tell you right now, at least 95% of the people reading…
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Believe it, and it shall be so.

I taught  Cardio KickBoxing classes for nine years.  I studied karate for five prior to that. I'm not bragging. Seriously. I have  a valuable message for you. It could save your sanity and your future success. I would have never, ever in a million years would have imagined me, teaching a class of eager participants,…
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Imagine a castle. Your castle.

"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us." ~Jim Rohn~ That is an amazing quote above. Read it again, and note the…
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Are your underlying commitments and beliefs holding you back?

Have you ever had an opportunity fall into your lap...and you blew it? Completely derailed the whole deal? Later on, recognizing what happened, you kick yourself. You get pissed at yourself for missing such a grand opportunity. Ever happen to you? Me too.  And I think I figured out, over time, what to do about…
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