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Underestimating The Value Of What You Know

Matters 6Everyone reading this has some kind of knowledge or wisdom that can help others – and might be really valuable for them.

What seems like common sense or basic knowledge to you, is a potential treasure trove for someone else.

On our second coaching call, I explained to a client (let’s call him Charles) about how almost all of us in the Western world are conditioned from a Do-Have-Be model.

Do this, Have that, Be happy.

For example, workout alot, get an amazing body, and then and only then you’ll be happy. Or find the right person, get that amazing relationship and then you’ll be complete.

I explained how there’s no long-term fulfillment in that way of living. That a much better one is Be-Do-Have.

Be happy, then you can Do whatever you want, and Have it. Or not.

Your fulfillment isn’t tied to doing or having. Not to say one shouldn’t workout and have a great body, make lots of money, or be in a relationship – but that none of those things bring fulfillment, at the end of the day.

Not to mention other benefits to getting results when we come from well-being and the kind of more relaxed flow-states this approach can bring.

I explained all of this as clearly as I could to Charles. At this point in my life, Be-Do-Have to me is Personal Development 101.

But for him this was to become life-changing, so I slowed down and explained it. Nothing shifted for him on the call per say that day.

Here’s what Charles sent me the next day:

“I was out for a walk this evening when the “be-do-have” principle that you mentioned hit me like some kind of divine revelation. It instantly changed my entire life.”

Honestly, Charles having insight into it reinvigorated this for me, too. This is where as a coach you sometimes get blown away that you get paid for this kind of work, because your client having insight enlivens you, and wakes you up even more to what you already know, but often in a deeper way, or seeing another level or layer of it.

As my original coach trainer Julio Olalla would more-or-less say “in a conversation we change together. To con-verse means to “change together.” We become one.”

When we spoke the next day, Charles said he was feeling freer than he had in years, like layers were shedding off with just this insight alone.

To me this was common knowledge, to him it was life-changing. Don’t underestimate what you know and the impact it can have on someone.

Here’s a question if you are willing to play:

What is it that you know, that just seems like common knowledge that could be very valuable or an amazing gift for someone else?

And if you are interested to have life changing insights to have next level success and satisfaction in work and life, you can find out about coaching with me here.

How to Get Your Power Back

Ever feel like you’ve lost your power?power

Or that it has been repressed or stuffed down?

Maybe it’s been a sense that you don’t belong in a certain room or among a certain group of people.

That’s EXACTLY what happened to me this weekend.

I was at a really amazing conference for coaches called Serving the Incredible.

It was all about how to increase both your impact and income as a coach, together, authentically.

Not always an easy thing to do.

It was truly an awesome event.

The focus was really on impact in particular.

There was a moment during the weekend when an entire Q&A panel of powerful coaches were up in front of the room answering questions.

It was definitely a display of success and power …and it was impressive.

There were talk of people charging $75,000 per client per year, and more.

Big numbers and all of that.

None of that phase me anymore, I’ve heard those enough and know what’s possible and out there.

But when they started talking about the kinds of clients they work with, on world-changing levels, my energy started to cave-in.

Like the World Bank.

Celebrities and rock stars.

Hedge Fund managers.

Charities associated with Richard Branson.

It was then that I started to feel very small, powerless and like I wasn’t doing enough.

Over the course of 30 minutes I started to feel that I DIDN’T BELONG.

I started feeling really depressed, sad and isolated.

And then I had this thought come across my mind:

“Look at what THIS is doing to ME.”

That was it. I caught it.

I caught the fact that I was 100% playing victim to the fact that nothing can be done to me psychologically that isn’t already in my thought system.

They weren’t making me feel any way.

I was making me feel that way, through my comparison thoughts and beliefs.

So I started the process of trying to unravel the ego trap I was caught in. I started to look at how I was creating the entire thing as a projection of my mind.

The session ended and I couldn’t shake the feeling. I could hardly talk to anyone I was in such a self-pitying, ego-hole.

Then I saw the light outside of the hotel front lobby.

It felt good where the light was, so I took steps to go out there.

I stayed with myself, looking to see how I created this, every step of the way.

I followed my “feel good” and next thing I knew I was in a convo with another coach smoking a cigarette, enjoying the view of a multi-color parking garage and watching the whole ego-trap dissolve within seconds.

I saw clearly again.

I saw that I had “100% Creatorship” of my experience in that room, and of everything in my life.


And who took it away in the first place?


The insight I really gained here is that our power can’t be taken away, we only can give it away.

So if you are feeling disempowered in any way I suggest you take a look at how you are creating the experience of disempowerment.

That you took your own power away, no matter what someone says or does to you.

I know it might seem extreme, and in a sense, it is.

But it’s just how empowerment works.

It is your life, your choice my friend.

Why Making Money + A Powerful Mission = Big-Hearted Impact

Do you have or want a powerful mission to serve the world in a bigger way?mission-n-money

At times I have really struggled with this, but my mission is clearer than ever.

Which I am going to reveal in a moment.

But first:

I want to talk about something that is often overlooked in terms of impact, and that’s…


It’s kind of crazy but I have long thought that impact and money weren’t linked, kind of the “rich people are bad” kind of mindset.

Yes, there are those will be cutthroat about making money and don’t care about doing damage to those or the world around them.

That exists for sure.

But I really pay no mind to them anymore because I realized my limiting beliefs around money were making me focus on them, preventing me from seeing how impact and income can (and I think should) be tied together.

I’m also not saying you can’t impact without money, but I’m talking about something I’ve realized here and while it would be great to have a world where money is no longer needed, that’s just not the case here and today.


I FINALLY see the light of those people that see money as not only a thing to take care of them and live the lifestyle they want in prosperity (a very good thing), but also to make a difference in the world for things they believe in.

Causes that support more health, humanity and love instead of destruction based on doing whatever it takes to stay on top or ahead of others because there’s “not enough.”

You see, I thought that only a certain kind of person could do good with money like Oprah or Richard Branson, for example.

While I’m no where even close to their level financially, I see underneath the glitz of their success on how impact still means more to them, way over money alone.

Money is not inherently good or evil.

It is what you project onto it.

To geek out in a Star Wars fashion – if money were “The Force” and you become a master of it you get to choose the path of The Jedi (good) or The Sith (evil).

The free will is in your hands.


I have become ULTRA-CLEAR that money can be a very powerful force when directed behind powerful missions that serve the world, especially in some place that you feel it can make a difference.

Whether you have the goal of generating your own money to channel and impact in the world in a way that is important to you, or be in a role where you can flow money towards an impactful cause.


To work one-on-one with influential and successful leaders that have mastered the money game but feel that making money just isn’t enough anymore.

Leaders who want to step into more impact in the world by leveraging their influence in terms of relationships and money to impact the world in a way that will have their blood singing everyday they wake up.

Smartly impacting from THE HEART. Something that touches truly touches spirit.

The world needs more of that.

I need more of that.

And maybe you do, too.

I have an invitation for you…

If that description fits you or someone you know, I’d like to know how I can support you or them.

One of my highest and best points of service is a powerful conversation on what that vision is for you, something that lights your heart on fire, and like I said above truly has your blood and spirit singing.

You probably don’t have clarity around what that is yet, and that’s how I can help.

What I promise is that I’ll fully show up to support you in drawing that out, and you’ll walk away with a sense of clarity and inspiration to move forward, along with the next step to start today, not sometime in a vague distant future.

I just ask that you answer a few simple questions before we talk, I’ll block out 90 minutes for you.

No, it isn’t a sales call – it’s an “in service” call.

Because I don’t work with people unless it’s a right fit and we are both inspired, and I’m sure I can help them before even considering working together.

100% transparency here.

And what inspires me on my new mission is have more “in service” conversations with successful leaders that have the money figured out (at least on some level) but have a deeper sense that they really want to have a heartfelt, hell-of-a-bigger impact on the world around them.

Why We Should Be the Best Versions of Ourselves and Play Full Out

An open and vulnerable share for you today.Rafael

Yesterday was a devastating day for many of us in a tight-knit coaching community I am a part of.

A shamanic healer with a heart of gold named Rafael Bejarano was killed in Egypt in an apparent accidental military attack on the tourist group he was a part of, on his visit to an oasis there.

This was his 9th trip to that oasis, so it was a place that he clearly loved to visit, that held meaning for him.

It was a violent end to such a loving, joy bringer and the peaceful people that he was with.

Rafael was a truly unique spirit and had an amazing talent of creating transformational experiences through didgeridoo music and shamanic ceremonies.

I was in tears on and off most of the day, because his death impacted me in a way I didn’t expect.

Though I didn’t know him well, he impacted me and was there at a time I was beginning to learn the value of the work I do as a transformational coach in the world.

It makes absolutely ZERO sense to my intellectual mind.

Senseless violence.

Carelessness towards human life.

And in the absolute sense of Spirit and the grand scheme of things, I have learned that to try and make sense of these types of things just brings suffering for those of us left behind.

I learned this well with the death of my mother and her struggle with Lou Gehrig’s disease at 66.

And the death of a high school friend last year at 38 who left behind a wife and two daughters, from a stroke where he basically drank himself to death.

So I feel both sad and in awe and the things my tiny egoic mind can’t grasp in the grand scheme of things.

We’ve all suffered, it is part of the human experience.

At the same time, in my heart I can easily celebrate his life and the impact he made by all the outpourings today on Facebook, remembering Rafael.

The passionate Mexican man who I met at a 3-day intensive, exchanging few words, but having heartfelt exchanges and feeling like soul brothers in our connection. Just genuinely liking each other for no reason at all.

And he gave us the gift after the intensity of taking us through a didgeridoo ceremony and entrancing us all to a higher state of consciousness without words, but with pure sound and vibration.

It was an experience I’ll never forget. What a gift!

Rafael was that type of man who shared his heart with anyone that was open to it. He shared gifts like this with many he crossed paths with.

Though I hardly knew him in person, I felt I knew him on a soul level, as many people did.

Life is precious.

The unfolding form of life is impermanent.

To grasp this form brings suffering, to let go brings continuity, truth and flow of experience.

Because we all come, and we all go in our human existence.

I believe that in tribute to those we have lost we can venture to life our best lives, and be the best versions of ourselves and “play full out.”

Never from a place of “not-enough-ness”.

That is pure ego.

But from a place of good enough…and how far we can take it in joy and bliss.

That is from the place of the infinite capacity of life – the one that we are made of.

That’s what I mean by the subject line today.

It’s our birthright to live our full potential in that sense.

It’s what those who have gone would want for us anyways.

And since we are them, too, it’s actually what we want.

You see Rafael was an adventurer and one could easily make the story up that “the world is a dangerous place” and one should be safe as possible, and “watch out.”

Screw that story.

Rafael played full out til the end!

You are the powerful creator of your destiny and it’s up to you to choose to play the game full out in your own way.

Never a “should” by any means, but always a choice.

Only if you want to. :)

You will be missed brother Rafa.

How to Create The Life You Really Want By Recreating Your Identity

Do you feel like you know who you are and what defines you?identity

If so, awesome. If not, cool too.

But either way, I’m going to suggest that there is no “this is just who I am.”

It is entirely self-created.

That is how powerful our MINDS are in creating our state of being, which affects our actions and results downline.

If you want to rapidly shift, the most powerful place to make a change is in your state of being, especially if shifting your actions isn’t doing anything substantial to change your life.

Said another way, you create who you think you are and there is no “James” or “Julie”.

All the conditioning and associations we have in our thoughts makes up who we think we are, which drives our state of being.

Which is where your deep power resides.

All this “Oh that’s just how I am” or “that’s just not me”, holds no water when we talk about realizing our potential and creating success and satisfaction at the same time.


Because my dear friends, I’ve been through some transformations thinking things like “I’m not a sales person” or “I’m not athletic” or whatever that one thing is, that I think I’m not.

Only to find out I was crystallizing that identity into reality and in the end BS’ing myself, because it’s not who I wanted to be.

OR one I was caught in for many years…

“I’m a musician, that’s just who I am.” (Big ego trap)

Yes I am a musician, but it’s not just who I am. It’s a self-made identity, a role.

Following me?

When we get too identified with any particular role, eventually we will suffer in some way. Especially when circumstances that we think should fit that role don’t go our way.

Really, I don’t care if someone says that. But every time I hear a statement like this of who someone thinks they are or aren’t – I think “are you sure? Ok then.”

I have to catch myself doing that too, and realize what I am doing. But each time I do I question it inside, I earmark it. I challenge it or dissolve it.

The more you gain awareness around this, the more powerful you become in shaping yourself with who you want to be by choice of your free will.

I had a client recently to me:

“David, it feels inauthentic for me to be more expressive in conversation. It just doesn’t feel like me.”

To which I simply asked:

“How do you know you’re not being inauthentic NOW by not being more expressive like you want to be?”

That hit him like a brick in the face, and he got it. Because he realized he DIDN’T want to be the shy, non-expressive self in conversations.

We are talking about the game of the created self here.

It is easier to just believe “I am who I am” which is totally made-up and self-defined.

We are constantly creating our reality via our thoughts, and shaping (or maintaining) our current self. Letting go of old, limiting self thoughts while actively creating new thoughts of the self we want to be, is the fastest way to ACCELERATE a shift in our state of being, and therefore our actions and results.

Like a freaking Jedi.

So who do you think you are currently?

More importantly who do you want to be/become?

Time to drop the old-self story and start creating the new, if you want a major shift in your life, business, career or relationships.

Whatever is top priority for you.

So I have something I want to share with you.

Apparently I’m becoming the “let go of meaning” guy the last two times I’ve been interviewed.

Letting go of meaning, especially around the things that I have suffered with, has been powerful for me in overcoming mental limitations and a created self that no longer serves me.

By dissolving meaning I’ve found it allows us to “blank slate” and create on the canvas of being in a way that holding onto our current identity set, and reshape the whole thing.

I really do believe it can be powerful for anyone.

We can connect the dots however we like, and if something isn’t working for you – try un-connecting the meaning dots you’ve connected together, you just might like the results and find some wonderful things you wouldn’t expect.


Why You Should Indeed Give up the Struggle to Succeed


Ain’t it grand?

Sure is.

Ain’t it work? You betcha.

But this whole struggle and strive to succeed thing, well..

I think it’s got to go.

It gets in the way of performing at the highest of levels.

It isn’t attractive to me any longer, my friends.

It also isn’t attractive to those who have been successful and gotten burnt out, that also realize it is getting in the way of higher levels of success and leadership for themselves.

That there are more efficient ways of being, doing and having than just slogging it out day by day, always climbing and barely resting.

It has just been my journey and path that blazing in full out action no matter what led me to a place of total burnout, stress and little to no results.

So I’ve got ‘me a mission now.

Let go, and let flow my friends.

In truth, you don’t have to follow a flow-based model and it’s not better if you do fundamentally. Some people really get off on working hard and constantly it gives them a sense of purpose.

It used to for me as well, but I’m all about the path of least resistance now. Which BTW I’m learning is the key to higher levels of success, oddly enough.

Especially if you consider yourself a high-achiever and performer.

A super-hard worker that will work to the ends of the earth to be successful.

Certainly a redeeming quality, and also a potentially deadly one.

Deadly to your higher levels of success, that is.

I used to never let up. Now I know when to let up, because it not only affects my enjoyment of my life (which happens at work too BTW) but my creativity and performance go down, too.

It ain’t no fun, if the homey can’t have none.

AND I still want big success and I work towards it everyday. Believe me creating things and making lots of money and impacting wider is FUN.

So, what can you do to get out of striving mode and towards the flow if that is something you are interested in?

You can:

  • Take 3-5 deep breaths while looking completely away from your computer screen
  • Get up from the computer and walk around (or dance like a fool)
  • Do some jumping jacks (or pushups, I love ‘em!)
  • Call a friend and BS or gossip (lovingly that is)
  • Go for a walk outside (and don’t come back until your mind is settled)
  • Learn how to better control thought, and your mindstate (more advanced but one of the most powerful we can do)

….just do ANYTHING that makes you feel good in a moment of stress, funk or overwork.

What you also have to start to understand is that you’re feeling bad energetically is your system tell you something is up.

Feeling good emotionally is actually our baseline default and is how we are meant to feel pretty much all the time, except for rare instances.

Believe it.

Our conditioning growing up tells us different, and us being miserable is a signal of our system being confused by this bad programming. It isn’t a requirement to struggle through stress, and that should be the lesser experience, not the primary experience.

When we consistently feel good (flow) not only do we enjoy it more but we are more creative and perform better.

The trick is to find your flow, the path to it that works for you.

We have to look at not only what we are doing, but also how we are creating the whole, entire thing via our points of view, beliefs and thoughts.

Which influence HEAVILY our actions and results.

They drive the whole thing, in fact. Especially if you want to learn the path of least resistance to higher performance and phenomenal results.

But only if you are interested in that sort of thing. :)


P.S. Have something you are struggling with on the road to success or struggling to maintain? Hit reply and ask me a question. I will respond with my answer in an email or video to help you – so it can benefit you AND everyone reading these emails.

BTW If you are a high-achiever or know one that is struggling to keep up with success – think successful but not satisfied – constantly pushing, grinding and driving but not happy with it, then shoot me a reply or forward this email to someone who might be able to use that help.

As one of my mentors says “what got you here, won’t get you there” meaning to your next-level of success. And the funny thing I’ve learned is that it is often about subtracting in order to increase our results, and to have more success and satisfaction TOGETHER.

You see, I believe you can have what you want in terms of success and satisfaction.

The way I work, I make sure we are a fit far before even talking about coaching together, and actually get them taking steps towards what they want and to start getting results, before even dropping a dime on coaching with me. They may not even need me, and it all comes back in the end.

I believe in giving first that’s how I roll.

That’s how I FLOW.


Speak It to the WORLD

speakingGuten Tag –

(That’s good morning in German….I’m so freakin’ global.)

We are starting off today with question-coffee to wake you up:

Do ever feel like there’s something inside you, a message,
or a passion that you just want to speak to the world?

To let everyone know about it, but you might be afraid to say it
because of what everyone will think?

Or what they might say or do in opposition to your
passionate, heartfelt message?

Any time there’s a message out to the world someone speaks
with passion and heart, even if it is caring and gentle
there will always be those that disagree.

And that’s OK!

That is how I have been feeling about a message
I feel really strongly about.

It’s a message I’ve felt strongly about since I’ve had a series
of personal awakenings since last July.

A Passionate Conversation

The other night, I was having a friendly conversation on
the phone with another coach (who’s also a former therapist)
about what’s happening in our lives and businesses.

His name is Dr. Aziz. He helps shy guys become more confident to
have better dating lives, better careers and more happiness.

He’s one of the most genuine guys I’ve met in a long time,
and I just love his energy.

Aziz asked me what I was up to and I told him I was looking
for speaking opportunities.

He asked me “so…what are you going to speak on, David?”

Often when people ask me what my topic is, I try to craft it to
what they think will sound good.

Many times, I feel my energy drop, especially when I think
too hard about it, try to have a “niche” or be all business-like.

(If I hear the word “niche” again, I think I may ditch my dinner!)

I feel a knot in my chest because I try to figure out what I think
would sound good to them.

When can really feel inauthentic and something that
I think they would like to hear.

Ever try to please people like that?

Speaking My Truth

I paused for a moment. I felt into my body.

What I spoke next to Aziz though…well….something just happened
effortlessly without even trying.

This is what flew out of my mouth to Aziz from inspiration with
hardly a thought, it was my truth in the moment…

“I want to talk about how living and working from a place of well-being
can lead to a totally different kind of success and prosperity.

Instead of striving for the goal to be happy, and getting it, only to have a
fleeting feeling of satisfaction, it’s possible to live well and let success
and prosperity flow from there.

It sounds like a paradox, but it’s more than possible.

And I think the world needs more of that.

It’s like one way is always pushing and pushing. And that becomes our
model of success. Always trying to catch up, but never getting there.

Wearing ourselves out until there’s nothing left.

Coming from this state of mind, state of being, there is all this extra
mental noise there that affects our lives, our health, our relationships,
and our long-term success and happiness.

It affects everything. It’s not sustainable.

But when we come from well-being FIRST, it’s like having a blank
canvas, an untapped reservoir to where we can create in the world
without constantly pushing ourselves and WE ARE PULLED into
our highest vision, our purpose and our prosperity.

We still play the game full-out to win, but win or lose
we are still well in the end.”

I felt free and inspired as that came through me.

No One Else Cares Like You

It’s not necessarily a new message, it’s been said 1000
times before in various ways.

When it comes through my own inspiration, it feels like new…

…and people feel THAT.

I finally realized this, because I’ve been on the opposite end.

I know some will absolutely love this message.

Others won’t care at all and say “sounds like Zen” or something like that.

They’re probably right. :)

Yet others will totally disagree and say “That’s total BS.
If I’m happy first, what am I supposed to do sit on the
couch and do nothing? How will I ever be successful?”

Unfortunately that’s a total scarcity-based mindset, stuck the
striving to be happy and successful type of thinking.

I know that because I’ve learned the hard way. Ask me how I know. :)

But in the end who cares if people agree or disagree
but my own little egoic mind, really?

In the end they don’t really care either, they’ll forget they
disagreed and remove themselves from my world anyways,
just like I would if something doesn’t resonate with me.

Life goes on.

Believe me, I love achieving things in the world, really I am! I’m all for it.

But I no longer will do it at the cost of my life or the lives of my clients.

Success and prosperity has to be redefined.

Let us come from kree-ayh-shun (creation in a Jamaican accent), mon!

What Do You Want to Speak to the World?

So I’m curious….

Do you have something you want to speak to the world,
that you feel you’ve been holding back on?

***Shoot me a note if you have something to speak to the world,
I’d love to hear from you.***

Here’s what I’m speaking to the world, right now.

I’m literally looking for speaking engagements.

It could be live in front of a group – big or small.

It could be local, national or international.

It could be online, via a webinar, tele-call style
or video chat to the world.

The format doesn’t really matter.

I’m open.

And I’m actually pretty damn good at it, a “natural” I’ve been told.

(All that time being a front-man in a band was worth something,
’cause it sure didn’t pay much!)

***Also, If you know of someone or somewhere in a cool and
open-minded event, group or organization looking for an
inspirational speaker to transform their audience,
let me know that, too.***

I’d be speaking on this very topic of well-being and success
going together, leading to a true prosperity. I’ll probably
talk about doing what you love, and living with purpose, too.

So let it be spoken, so let it be done!

Let yours be done, too.

Whatever truth is inside of you speak it both to
inside yourself and to the world.

Your voice matters, and it needs to be heard.


A Revolution in Prosperity

This is for those of you out there who are entrepreneurs, or if you are aspiring to become one.

I’ve got a special invitation for those of you who really want to take your business success to the next level, while enjoying the journey all-the-more.

Are You the Entrepreneurial-Type  Wanting More Prosperity?prosperity

Revolutions disrupt the status-quo.

They challenge outdated ideas and create a new and exciting future.

They shift things dramatically, so things are never the same.

Revolutions can be personal, too.

So what do you want for the future of your business, or your business-to-be?

What level of impact and prosperity do you want to take it to on your own terms?

What about feeling like business and life aren’t separated, and even having business be a much more spiritual endeavor, and not just all about the money, the lifestyle and the freedom?

(Though money certainly is the lifeblood of any business, that’s just a fact. More money is a good thing and a huge part of having a successful business.)

Maybe it’s time for the current status-quo to end, and your own personal revolution to begin, no matter where you are in your business or transition.

We all know that building a business into success can be tough as it is.

We can feel alone, isolated and separated. Like everyone around us is successful but not us, or that we’ll always have to spin on the hamster wheel of our business just to keep up even when we are successful on the outside.

But true success and prosperity is also an INNER GAME.

The great news is, that we can do it our own way and there are ways to make it a whole lot easier, which is just how it should be.

I know for me, I started my own businesses to be able to do things my way and have freedom and flexibility while making a difference in the world, doing what I loved.

That’s why so many of us all start our own businesses anyways, right?

It also can be tough, and I’m a firm believer in making it as easy as possible to be successful in business, to have that maverick freedom and flexibility pretty much every entrepreneur I’ve ever met craves.

I’ve struggled with the best of them, and even in the last few months I’ve had more success than ever before and more momentum.

So this year I’m ready to take my business to the next level of success, ease and prosperity like never before.

I hope you are, too.

OK – here’s the lowdown…

Create a New Revolution in Your Business

The Revolution Intensive for Entrepreneurs is happening at the end of February, for which I’m one of the featured speakers. (Hell yeah!)

This event is led by my good friend and powerhouse Success Coach Krisztina Kohlhaas.

Krisztina is one of the best I’ve ever seen at helping entrepreneurs to rapidly increase their bottom line, by helping them to quickly transform their mindset and strategies to really successful ones. She has put her heart and soul into developing this event, and really wants prosperous-minded people there.

She’s helped many entrepreneurs, especially those with service-based business, get to higher levels of success than ever before.

If you can’t tell, I think Krisztina is incredible and the bomb.

Two other amazing entrepreneurs will be speaking – Monica Day owner of Ducky Life Tea, and Robert Kandell who founded and built the very successful company called OneTaste, where he increased his company’s revnue ten-fold in just three years. OneTaste was recently ranked 893 in Inc’s top 5000 companies.

I’m really, really excited for it.

Especially because I’m one of the featured speakers – can I get a hell yeah?

I’ll be speaking on exactly how to make success easier and let prosperity flow, all by leveraging your own state-of-mind in your business and life.

Not to mention the network with other rock star entrepreneurs throughout the 3 days together. These things are always so much fun, usually I’m only in the audience, but this time I’ll both be a participant and speaking to the group.

Who The Revolution Intensive Is For

This event is for the out-of-the-box thinkers, leaders and most definitely entrepreneurs, who want to create and up-level their businesses and be successful on their own terms, building it their own way and having fun while doing it.

Which really is the only way it should be done!

It will be a group of fun and prosperous-minded business owners (or aspiring entrepreneurs) who want to serve powerfully in the world with their ideas and gifts, while growing their business to more and more financially successful levels.

Including having our every day experience be part of a lifestyle they love, and not be working so damn hard all the time, including taking off that precious time to recharge and refuel. It’s essential for sustaining success in your business.

Because after all business is just one part of life as a whole, if you haven’t noticed yet. I get so wrapped up in growing my business, that I forget that too.

Business Can Be and Should Be a Ton O’ Fun

Let’s not forget that doing business and being successful should be fun. Failing should be fun too, and we’ll be sharing those moments as well. And while we all work hard, it doesn’t mean it has to feel hard, and always feel like an uphill battle.

It can feel impactful and you can be busy-as-hell in the best way possible, while being in the flow of your creativity and innovation as an entrepreneurial leader.

Maybe that rings a bell for you?

Krisztina told me she carefully thought about setting up the right environment for massive transformation for everyone, and that’s why there are only 25 seats available in the room.

As of now 10 spots are accounted for, which is nearly half of them.

So if what I’m saying here resonates with you as an entrepreneur or entrepreneur-to-be, read more about the Revolution Intensive, Krisztina and the other featured speakers here:

You can also reply to me here if you have any questions or would like to have a conversation about if the event would be a fit for you and what you’d want to get out of coming.

Pour Conclure

If you think the Revolution Intensive would be a fit for you, and you really want to up level your business and life to a more successful and prosperous level than ever before, I’d love to speak with you.

Why It’s Good to Let Go of Control

letgoWe want to control it all.

Our health.

Our money.

Our relationships.


So, what’s the truth?

The truth is we have some measure of control, on some level, but never are really in control.

We just aren’t in control, of that many things, if you really take a look.

We aren’t in control of…

…The earth going ’round the sun.

…The blood flowing through our veins, it does that on its own.

…How many thoughts our minds spit out every minute.

(Insert area of life you might want so badly to be perfect, so you can feel finally OK about life.)

The Need to Control, Gets in the Way of It

But we go around life, as if we need to control things.

As if those things were so different out there to control than our cells reproducing, or our stomach digesting food.

What if they weren’t?

Wouldn’t that be easier?

What if the need to control, was getting in the way of control?

“David!” you say.

“That doesn’t make any sense, how could needing control, pining for it, get in the way of it?”

Take a look.

How do things turn out when you are constantly trying to be in control?

My guess is pretty damn miserable. It’s an ego game, and it sucks.


My Old Friend Alan

My friend Alan Watts says it best. If you have never heard him speak before, you won’t forget him now.

At the beginning, he says these amazing words:

“In giving away control, you’ve got it. You’ve got the kind of control you wanted.

You had a loving relationship with the world, but you didn’t have to make up your mind on what it should do.

You let it decide.”

(Listen below it’s 3 minutes well spent.)

Let go of control.

Watch miracles happen.

They already are.


Out of your control.


Letting Go of the Separation: Spiritual Is Practical

spiritual is practical

So I had a huge epiphany on a three-week break I took over the holiday season.

Actually I had several epiphanies, but the biggest one was about the seeming separation between the “sacred and the secular.”

Said another way, the made-up separation between the spiritual and the everyday practical.

Part of this very insight was how this applies deeply to business and work, as much as it applies to life.

Letting Go into the Flow

My business has been better than ever, since I let go of trying to be successful and scramble around taking massive action, or applying the right strategies that “they” said will work for anyone. Instead of using the right strategy or magical path to success, I do what occurs to me.

Granted people have different types of businesses and work procedures to follow, but more often than not we are taught to follow what’s outside us to know what’s right, instead following the knowing that is inside of us.

I think that’s a big mistake, and it’s why I tell my clients that clarity trumps strategy. Even if the strategy laid out before us has all these fancy steps, we are taught to trust that more than just knowing the one next single step that feels right on.

It may be a strategy I learned. It may be a variation of that. It may be something totally different.

Because it’s not the strategies that are the problem, it’s the alignment for the individual or company, talking from a business sense.

This requires a real relaxation of the mind to do this, and with a busy mind it’s hard to do.

I’ve only recently started talking about this with my family, friends and clients more openly than ever, because I wanted to make sure it was REAL.

But this is about more than just business. The letting go I’m talking about wasn’t necessarily of what I’d call a spiritual nature, but it was towards letting whatever was present take over, let well-being come out naturally, and let results flow from there.

So this past year with the help of many people, I learned to let go like never before.

I tapped in, and the path to well-being and success started lining and lighting up with what felt like any effort. With way less effort than I was putting in.

No, it hasn’t all been sugar and honey, I still have fear and scarcity thoughts that rule my mind at times.

But I really saw how it was that over-effort that was getting in the way more than anything.

The Everyday Spiritual

As part of my three-week hiatus, I went on a four-day personal retreat at the Shambhala Center at Red Feather lakes here in the wintry mountains of Colorado. It was absolutely stunning. Shambhala is of the Buddhist tradition, but all are welcome. I am not a Buddhist or religious in any way, but I seem to have become quite the spiritually-minded man now.

During my retreat, I read a book that really impacted me called Smile at Fear by Chogyam Trungpa. Who was in my opinion an amazing (and controversial) spiritual teacher.

In reading and contemplating his work, I saw the false separation we often make between the spiritual and the practical and how this can cause a lot of mental and emotional pain.

Call it spiritual pain if you will.

It certainly has caused me a lot of pain when my mind separates the spiritual as something to be done alone in meditation/contemplation only, something out of this world or away from “real life.” We wonder why we go around feeling disconnected from our lives, without purpose always seeking solace in the next vice or material thing to try to find happiness.

Only to find that feeling of gratification is fleeting once we get what we want, or live in great disappointment when we don’t get what we want.

It is all an ego/mind game in the end, and I am happy to now know that this is completely solvable.

When we look deeper towards the deeper nature of reality, towards what’s true (which I term as what spirituality is really all about), we can transcend this mind game.

I am no stranger to this game and I’ve got a conditioned mind just like you – just like we all do.

Prosperity from the Inside-Out Is a Spiritual Game

By removing the separation between spiritual and the practical everyday, it doesn’t mean we have to be poor.
We absolutely can be prosperous

By intending to see what’s true and merging the sacred and the secular, it doesn’t mean we have to shut off our intellect. It means we include it recognizing it as a part of the whole, but just one aspect of everything.

We can use our heads and our hearts in unison, to live a life of great joy and purpose.

It doesn’t mean we shut away from our problems, but instead get even more real with them, perhaps looking at how our thinking alone is making these problems a much bigger deal than they truly are. Yes, even extreme problems can be shifted with thinking, which many of us have experienced whether it be serious loss of finances, health or loved ones. All of which I have my own experience with.

It wasn’t until I started getting right with how this all works, how our small minds can mislead us, that things really started shifting for me this past year.

Being “everyday spiritual” means we also have even more compassion for ourselves and others in dealing with family, at work and everywhere we go, even for the “asshole” who cuts us off in traffic, or the cranky person in line at the grocery store, who just needs a little love sent their way, because they are suffering.

So what if all we did was sacred and spiritual? I know for some reading this, it might seem radical or weird or confusing.

But bringing a spiritual sense into the everyday is inherently practical, or so I’ve found.

More than that, it’s very powerful and can even bring tremendous results that we have never imagined.

Hell, I have a degree in Molecular Biology and have a fair amount of scientific background from it. If this stuff wasn’t working, I wouldn’t be doing it.

Of course, trying to be more spiritual in order to get more success isn’t how it works. That is just inauthentic and goes against how the system works.

For others what I’m saying here, might resonate deeply.

Spiritual is practical, and if it isn’t, then it’s not a game worth playing. I wouldn’t be playing it this way if it wasn’t.

It’s Up to You

If what I’m talking about interests you, then by all means go for it. Go all out with it. I think the world needs more of it, as long as it’s in a loving way that’s inclusive.

Spirituality is awesome when we come from that place.

And whatever your current spiritual view or practice is…how can you eliminate the separation between it and your everyday, practical, “real-world” life?