Category Archives: Success

How To Build or Rebuild Trust (in 14 Steps)

How To Build or Rebuild Trust (in 14 Steps)

Trust can take a lifetime to build and only a second to lose. We’ve seen these words play out in the lives of countless public figures, among our friends & family, and in our own personal life.

As a part of my coaching & matchmaking intake process, I conduct a “360 analysis” which includes interviews with my clients’ past spouses, dates, and friends. In nearly 100% of the cases, “loss of trust” was reported as an ingredient in the demise of a past relationship. I often say that all relationships (personal, professional, and romantic) begin and end with trust.

So with trust being such an integral part of our relationships, knowing how to manage it is imperative. In today’s post I focus on how to build trust or what to do when trust is lost AND you want to regain it. Here are 14 ways to build or rebuild trust:

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10 Ways To Work On Your Marriage Before You’re Married

The best time to work on your marriage is before you’re married. If you are single, here are 10 things you can do now to prepare for strong matrimony.

1) Stop Falling in Love with Potential
Having a healthy relationship with your partner means loving them for who stands before you today, not the hope of who they will be tomorrow. Falling in love with potential is a mistake.

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6 Habits I Learned From 6 Extraordinary Entrepreneurs

I spend a few hours each week seeking out entrepreneurs. I normally block a time late at night when my wife and sons are sleeping and start digging. I hit up every platform possible searching for business people I’ve never heard about and who carry a powerful message. Most of the time, I come across some real wacks (isn’t it fascinating how many people online peddle advice with zero credibility, but I digress). In addition to all the questionable people out here, there is a significant number of real power players.

 

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If You Want Plan A to Work, You Must Burn Plan B!

If You Want Plan A to Work, You Must Burn Plan B!

There are many ideas on how to become successful. Never have I come across one as simple and powerful as this: Burn Your Ships!

This idea comes from the story of Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez.

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It’s Called “Networking” Not “Using”

Daily. Seriously, every single day, I receive a message like the following:

“Hi Paul, I’m working on an incredible new project. Can you introduce me to Oprah so I can pitch it to her for funding?”

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I wonder do they really expect my reply to be:

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Stop Half-Assing and Start Whole-Assing!

Throw away your Playstation and delete Words With Friends.

If your goal is to achieve your highest level of greatness, there is only one route. You must work your ass off (at one thing).

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How I Found My Passion + Tips On Branding & Entrepreneurship

About a year ago, I was contacted by a guy on twitter named Torrey McGraw (sounds like a country singer, right). At the time, he pitched an interview idea for me to talk in-depth about my company and how (and why) I created it. My gut thought was “who the hell would want to listen to me talk about business?” Also, I didn’t know Torrey from Adam. Could he be trying to get me on live video and do the okie-doke with some gag (this actually happened before…long story)??  But I trusted my gut and trusted Torrey, and did it.

12 months later, Torrey (who has now become a good friend and to my knowledge can’t sing a lick) tells me our interview was one of the most popular ever done on his Grind and Thrive site. Also, to keep it real, I’m very passionate about entrepreneurship (hell, I’m Jamaican, so I have to be). What this interview did for me was gave me the confidence to finally speak up about something other than romantic relationships.

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