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This One Mindset Is Making or Breaking Your Life

Literally, what we think about we bring about. Our minds are powerful beyond our understanding. Your mindset determines who you become and what you accomplish. As a man thinketh, so is he. Seriously, your life will be directly determined by your mindset.

The Difference Between “Can’t” and “Won’t”

I have had the wonderful privilege to travel around the world with my family. I have had the privilege  to meet thousands of incredible people, coach, mentor, speak to large audiences and help youth, adults, rich, poor of many different races, backgrounds and languages. It’s been such a wonderful journey! And one thing I’ve learned that there is a huge difference between CAN’T and WON’T.

Playing The Victim Role Won’t Get You Anyway

Often we get focused on limitations and sometimes we get tempted to play the victim role! In reality, many of us are using the word CAN’T, when really the message we’re conveying is WON’T.  Maybe it’s because of a high price. Everything great has a great price tag. And to often we say ” I can’t do that” when really it’s won’t. ” I won’t pay the price. I won’t get up early. I won’t stay up late. I won’t read those books. I won’t sacrifice some of those silly and trivial things around me.” Get rid of those things and get them out of your life so that you can live in an excellent way.


Set High Standards and High values

I want to challenge you today to set really high standards, get your values super high and be proud and pleased with that quest for excellence. And don’t allow the critics to tear you down.

Stop saying I can’t and start doing it, get that vision and start doing it. And the most important, stop allowing yourself to say “I can’t”. Whatever it takes to be great you will do it because greatness is in you, genius is in you, and awesome-sauce is in you!

So let it come out, do what it takes and join this journey for greatness, for awesome life and for becoming your very best self. Think about this for a second and let it permeate your soul. Envision your potential!   Don’t ever let that “can’t” or that “won’t” get in your way. Clear that path. Forget about what others say to tear you down and to try to stop you. Set a quest for awesome, high standards and super high values. Live that unconventional, great life. Go out and make it happen.



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Train Your Brain: How to Practice Better Thinking Habits!

Truly, as a man thinketh, so is he! Thoughts are things. And what we think about we bring about. The great news is that we can train the brain to think in the best way possible. You can alter your thinking patterns and thereby alter your life. Just like you exercise a muscle or practice an instrument, you and I need to practice thinking well.

How to Train Your Brain

Today, I want to talk about TRAINING your BRAIN!

This is, probably, the most important skill and practice you’ll ever have in your life! I know that is a huge bold statement! but , believe me, it really is. Because:

“As a man thinketh in his heart so he is he”

If you haven’t read that book “As a Man Thinketh” by –James Allen– go read and reread it. (You can get it here)

In As a Man Thinketh, –James Allen– clearly points that the way you think affects your health, your circumstances, your character, your relationship, your purity, your spirituality, your attitude, your thinking habits, your thinking patterns and almost everything. It, simply, shapes your whole life.

Now, the great news is that you can actually TRAIN your BRAIN! It is just like you would practice an instrument, like you would practice your skill, your hobby, like you do for work and like any other skill you want to develop. And to be great at anything, you’ll have to train and practice a lot. And it is totally the same with your mind, you have to practice and train your brain. Moreover, that will make the biggest difference in your life!


Let me tell you a little bit of my story as far as brain training. Well, I grew up with all the limiting beliefs. I grew up with the negative Endophasia’!

Endophasia: [en-doh-fey-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-ey] internal speech with no audible vocalization.

So I was telling things to myself like:

‘You are ugly’ / ‘You are fat’ / ‘You are a loser’ / ‘You are stupid’ / ‘You can’t do that/ you can’t do this’ / ‘It is just my luck’

But this is not the right thing. Do not ever identify yourself with that. You have to train your brain to think differently because there is a huge correlation between IDENTITY and BEHAVIOR! In other words, if you tell yourself you are something, you will do it!

There is a great  scientific term called ‘Anticipatory Anxiety’. It means that when you anticipate something, you think about it so much, you actually make it happen! Thus, you have to train your mind to think positively first about yourself and next about how you are going to perform.

Train Your Brain as One of Your Muscles

If you want to get in great shape, you have to train your muscles consistently and push them hard. Right! Well, it is the same with your mind! Whether you want to memorize something, whether you want to become a positive thinker, whether you want to master how your mind approach to problems, and whether you want to become enthusiastic and optimistic, you have to train your brain.

I want you every day to pick something positive and start saying it to yourself consistently. I want you to catch yourself when you are thinking negatively and replace that. The mind can only handle one thought a time, so thought replacement is the best way to do this. So start replacing negative thoughts with positive once. And this is a part of brain training.

This Can Literally Transform Your Life

You can literally transform your habits to think differently. Wherever you feel weak, say that you are going to improve, you are going to be stronger and better. Just train your whole thinking and start doing it with positive thoughts.

You can  literally TRAIN your BRAIN to think POSITIVELY, to respond APPROPRIATELY and I PROMISE YOU this will literally TRANSFORM your LIFE! So train your brain to think the way you want it to think. How? By consistently and repeatedly thinking about positive thoughts  that you know will bring you great success.



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Change Your Circumstances by Changing Your Thinking Patterns. “As a Man Thinketh”

“The men and women who get on in this life are the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they cannot find them, they make them.” GB Shaw. Thumbs up for Earl Nightingale and George Bernard Shaw
I completely altered my life by completely altering my thinking patterns and habits. Changing your thinking changes your life.
As a Man Thinketh is one the best books in print. Get a copy and read from it everyday.

How My Life Changed

I want to share a story  about how my life is changed! I remember years ago, I was listening to The Strangest Secret by –Earl Nightingale-. I’ve probably listened to it about 50 times! In that he quoted –George Bernard Shaw– who said:

“ People are always blaming their circumstances for what they as aare. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.”

That idea just blew my mind! SERIOUSLY! If we change the way we think and what we believe about our circumstances, we can create our own circumstances!  

 I grew up with the “Victim Mentality” where things just “happen” to me. I would say ‘I hope I’ll have a good day’ or ‘I hope that things go ok’…  instead of creating and making things happen!

Here’s what –James Allen–  says in As a Man Thinketh:

“Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realises that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being, out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself”

Denning Family in TulumThis quote is so powerful and so exciting! And so I went out  deliberately to CREATcreat the life I wanted to live! And I’ve done it. My wife and I live a PHENOMENAL life together with our six children! We travel the world and live in a meaningful and purposeful way! We do work we love! And we have so much HAPPINESS and EXCITEMENT!!


I am not saying you should live our life, I am saying you should live YOUR LIFE! 

So what’s your dream and how are you going to achieve it? I promise that a huge part of it will come when you take ownership of your circumstances, and you make it happen.




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Are You Inadvertently Destroying Your Life? “As a Man Thinketh”

In the mind, we either build the weapons that destroy our lives or the tools with which we can build incredible lives.
Build your character by carefully guarding your thoughts!
As a Man Thinketh is one of the best books in print. Yes, that’s a bold statement. And I believe it! Find out what it did for my life.
Can changing your thoughts really change your life? 

As a Man Thinketh

Book Review:

as aThis book discusses the force of the psyche. It unmistakably clarifies how our contemplations influence who we are and the circumstances we live in. It portrays that a man is exclusively in charge of his own circumstances. This implies our life (and every one of its zones); love life, riches, achievement, our encounters and opportunities are administered by the contemplations we harbor.

We can control these circumstances by our contemplations and the character it deliver. James Allen calls this the “seeds” we plant in our psyches. They will in the long run grow the circumstances we live in. Whether we deliberately pick our musings or not.

In the event that we plant terrible seeds, we can’t hope to gather anything other than weeds. No good thing approaches from awful contemplations. We get back precisely what we convey on the planet (law of fascination.) So convey positivism, love, esteem and that will be precisely what you’ll get back..


As a Man Thinketh Quotes

  • “A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but james allenwhether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”

  • “Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. This is but saying that nothing can come from corn but corn, nothing from nettles but nettles. Men understand this law in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world (though its operation there is just as simple and undeviating), and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.”

  • “As the physically weak man can make himself strong by careful and patient training, so the man of weak thoughts can make them strong by exercising himself in right thinking.”

Be Careful! Your Thoughts Shape Your Life 

Well, I love to travel this world with my family! We have lived in 12 countries now as a family (Me, my wife and our six kids!). Traveling has always been our great passion!

I want to talk about something which is huge and growing problem. It is the problem of the lack of real clarity about what people believe is right or wrong.

Here’s what James Allen has for us about this topic:

Man is made and unmade by himself. In the armory of thought he forges the weapons which will destroy him. He also creates the tools with which he will build for himself heavenly mansions of joy and strength and peach”.

So it is in our MIND the power to BUILD our life or to DESTROY it!

So I want to challenge you to revisit how you think about think! I challenge you to look carefully at what you think about standards, morals and ethics. I challenge you to be GREAT, to set super high standards, to create the tools that will help you to build a FANTASTIC life and to finally be your very BEST SELF!

Click Here to Get the Book: As a Man Thinketh.

Listen to this brief audio recording about The Hard Deck.



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“As a Man Thinketh”. Changing your Thinking, Will Certainly Change Your Life!




I want to ask a bold question that really caught me by surprise. Can thoughts really change your life? It’s a very bold idea. I think that we’ve all heard of “As a as a menMan Thinketh”, the great scripture and wonderful book by James Allen.

I want to say that yes, changing your THINKING patterns and your THINKING habits, will literally CHANGE YOUR LIFE!

Here’s what Allen has to say:

‘As a Man Thinketh in his heart so is he. It not only embraces the whole of man’s being, but it is so comprehensive as to reach out to every condition and circumstance of his life. A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts’.

This is really powerful for me and this book has literally changed my life! I read it over and over and I invite you to read it all the way through at least twice. I also invite you to read a page or two a day from this book as part of your morning ritual. I did this for years and I am still doing it, and it is such a great reminder to put your thoughts in order. Your thoughts about health, circumstances, relationships, character, purpose, living deliberately  and about everything you want to do!

We have got to make sure that our thoughts are leading to the right desires, which lead to the right emotions, which lead to the right habits, which lead to the right destiny and which finally lead to an AWESOME LIFE!

So get this book, study it, read it, learn from it, apply that in your life, GUARD your THOUGHTS CAREFULLY and you have to both CONTROL and DIRECT THEM!



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You Absolutely Must Be Willing to Change (for the better)

Nothing gets better until you do! Nothing! Seriously! If we want better circumstances, we must be willing to change and improve.

Nothing Gets Better Until You Do

James Allen said in his great book As a Man Thinketh:

Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.”

This is really powerful. We are anxious to improve our circumstances but unwilling to pay the price to improve ourselves. If you want a better life, better circumstances, better surroundings.. then you must start from your inside! We have got to improve ourselves!

 If you take a chain and pull it hard, it will basically break in its weakest part. So we are! We can easily be broken in our weakest parts if we didn’t improve ourselves. Therefore, we have to look and figure out where are we weak, where do we have to make those improvements and where we have to pay the price to change our lives.

Basically, if you pay the price, you will get the reward. So let us be willing to change ourselves. Let us start looking at the inside of ourselves and say “ I want to have better circumstances and so I am going to become a better person”.

Look clearly at yourself, figure out  where you are weak and  find out what you have to change. Look at what you really really want and be willing to change yourself first and pay the price to get what you want most. And I promise that as you do it, you will get what you want and way more because it will change every aspect in your life!



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