Principles Matter Most

I am the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, The 4:8 Principle, Success Is Not an Accident, The War on Success, and I Call Shotgun. Since 1991, I have coached entrepreneurs and top business leaders in over 30 different industries. I am also a small business owner and passionate promoter of free enterprise, individual liberty, traditional values and the American Dream. In this blog, I write about the principles of individual success and American Exceptionalism.

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Government “Shutdown” and Aftermath

For those of us that believe in fiscal responsibility, there are no winners, only losers in the aftermath of the partial government shutdown. While the big media outlets relentlessly presented the Republican House (along with Senator Ted Cruz) as the key villains in the circumstances, the obvious reality is that either side could have acquiesced […]

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Never Let Facts Ruin Some Quality GroupThink

Not only has national debt exploded during the Obama presidency, so has the practice of groupthink. Groupthink happens when a bunch of people begin to think collectively, as if guided by one mind, rather than by their own individual mind. With groupthink, people appear more concerned with maintaining unity of position than with objectively evaluating […]

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What Is Your Philosophy of Success?

As a coach, when I use the word “success” I am referring generally to “getting the things we want in life.” There are better and more complete definitions of course, (I discuss several in my book, Success Is Not An Accident) but “getting the things we want” is simple to understand and a good starting […]


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Wed, Sep 03, 2014
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe named five women to his new cabinet on Wednesday, matching the highest ever number of female members of the executive. "A society in which women [...]
Wed, Sep 03, 2014
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TALLINN, Estonia — President Obama arrives here Wednesday morning with a singular goal: to reassure Baltic countries that the United States and NATO stands ready to defend them against Russian [...]
Wed, Sep 03, 2014
Source: The Washington Post
An additional 350 U.S. troops will go to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel stationed in Baghdad, the White House announced today. The State Dept. had requested extra military personnel for [...]
Wed, Sep 03, 2014
Source: ABC News
President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet on [...]
Tue, Sep 02, 2014
Source: CNN

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