Relationship Problems: 3 Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Healthy relationships should feel like a bubbling fresh spring of water inside of us.  They should naturally fill our lives full with feelings of happiness, wealth, and fulfillment. But when we experience relationship problems, that same fresh water can feel like it’s boiling and scalding us from inside our heart, and contaminating the happiness we feel in our lives.

I’ll be honest:  It only took me 3 weeks of being married to realize why the divorce rate is so high in America.  We are all imperfect people.  Bad habits are hard to break, and forgiveness is difficult.  Realizing that we have our own flaws can be a devastating blow to our egos.  Our patience wears thin. It can feel easier to quit, than to find solutions.  But we have to remember that relationship problems are a normal part of life for all of us at some point.

Here are 3 lessons I’ve learned the hard way to improve my relationship problems:

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Growing Wealth: The Simple Way

I stalked through the forest as quietly as I could.  I was on a deer hunting way up north. I stepped over logs and rocks, and I looked for deer watching me through the tree branches.  I was alone, exploring my thoughts, and searching for the secret to growing wealth.

I felt submerged in the overgrowth as I walked beneath the tree tops in my blaze orange hunting jacket.  I realized money and status didn’t mean anything out here.  The qualities that made you a wealthy were the quality of your thoughts running through your mind.  Growing wealth, I realized, starts here.  

The first step to growing wealth, is growing the thoughts in your mind, I thought.  So what’s the next step?  Continue reading “Growing Wealth: The Simple Way”

Confronting the Dangerous Lies I Tell Myself to Fit In

The first step I took to find my real-self was going on a mission to destroy the lies I tell myself to fit in. The way to wealth is simple:  we must learn from our mistakes, put our revelations into practice, and destroy the poisonous lies we tell ourselves that lead us to become people we’re not.  

I learned a lot about myself this last weekend as I took a trip to Denver, Colorado. My goal was to become more aware of my thoughts than I’ve ever been.  This is the story of how I won against the lies I tell myself, and began to destroy them like the evil snakes that they are.

I traveled to Colorado to attend a family member’s birthday party.  I’ll be honest, seeing my family has always been one of the hardest things for me to do.  I don’t know why, but I always feel desperate to be accepted by them.  They are some of the closest people in my life; who have watched me stumble through the years to find myself; but even in our closeness, I have an internal fear of not being understood by them. Continue reading “Confronting the Dangerous Lies I Tell Myself to Fit In”

Wealthy or Rich? Is there a Difference?

There is a massive difference between being rich and being wealthy.  They are as different as living with, and without a heart.  They may look like identical experiences on a spreadsheet, or from the outside looking in, but being rich and being wealthy, are two drastically different experiences.

I can remember the moment when I first noticed the difference between the two lifestyles, and the moment I chose the goal of building wealth in my life.

I was at a Christian networking event I had been invited to.  I am a sales person in my day job, so after engaging in small talk with a few strangers and looking for business, I found a table and waited for the speaker to take the stage.

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Fighting for Your Marriage: Enjoy the Vacation Already!

My wife and I struggled fighting with each other when we first started traveling together.  We’d leave the house for a trip, and the rest of the vacation felt like a war between two strong-willed people determined to see who’s will was stronger whenever a decision had to be made.  

The trip would always feel less like a harmonious adventure, and more like a battleground to see who would win. I will tell you right now, THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO EXPERIENCE A RELAXING VACATION WITH THE PERSON YOU CARE ABOUT MOST. 

As we packed our bags and prepared for our most recent vacation together, my wife said something that actually made me stop and listen. She said: “How we choose to think, can change everything about our life.”

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3 Ways to Avoid Wasted Time and Life

Waiting until tomorrow to start finding yourself, is like setting today on fire and watching it burn into a pile of ashes in your hand.  The person who procrastinates will not find wealth.  Procrastination leads to a life that means little.  To find wealth, see time as your most valuable possession.

Over the weekend, I, Amanda, text a friend to hang out.  The phone conversation went something like this:

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7 Wealth Building Tips Learned from Football

I fell in love with NFL football 15 years ago, and it has inspired my own path to building wealth.  Once I understood the mentality, strategy, and toughness it takes to win games on Sundays, I was hooked.  A football game is much more than mindless buffalo-sized men running into each other.  It is a beautiful chess match with human beings that move like coordinated pieces. Building wealth, like football, is a thinking person’s game.  Here are seven secret wealth building tips I have found hidden inside the game of football:    

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