Advice For A Homesick Elder

One of my step-brothers just started his two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like many of us who served a mission, especially those who served in a foreign country, he’s struggling with a bit of homesickness. Here’s a recent email I sent him. Feel free to send it along to …

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The Resistance Is Real

Guys. The resistance. It’s real.   Two days ago I parted ways with my business that I’ve been running for about 10 years now. The moments and days that have followed have me realizing that my options are infinite. That feeling is equal parts motivating and crippling.    If you can do anything you want, …

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What Can You Accomplish In Two Weeks?

Yesterday my wife and three boys left for San Diego to house sit her sister’s house while they’re away (and to have a nice, southern California, lazy, beach summer vacation). I knew the trip was coming, but it wasn’t until earlier this week that I realized that they’d be gone for 16 days before I see them again.

The initial emotion was sadness, but it was quickly followed up by excitement and anticipation. Think about the potential! I can do so much more work!

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Asking the Hard Questions

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I’ve been avoiding the hard questions lately, and I believe it’s holding me back.

For example:

What is the one thing I can do such that by doing it makes everything else easier or unnecessary?

How do I provide value to this person?

What is the most important thing I can do with my kids right now?

How do I strengthen my relationship with my wife?

How do I deepen my testimony and understanding of the gospel/my religion?

What is the one thing that I can do to double sales for my company in the next three months?

What can I do to raise the financing I need to make our movie?

How can I achieve more by doing less?

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When Gary V. Talks, You Listen

This week I was able to attend the inaugural Entrepreneur Simplified Entrecon at Utah Valley University. For a first run, it was pretty well put together, and I thoroughly enjoyed most of it.

Better than that, there were two HUGE opportunites. First, Alan (my business partner) and I got awarded scholarships to ES’s retreat next week, a $3500 value. We get to go for free, so that’s pretty exciting. I know a number of people that have gone through it and said it was lifechanging, so I’m excited to see how it goes.

The other one? You guessed it: I got to meet one of my favorite people that I’ve followed over the last few years, Gary Vaynerchuk.

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