Heroes And Horses Gala MC Event

Written by: Jonathan
Back in June I started my "ELITE University" podcast with Micah Fink; a former NAVY Seal and someone I now consider a friend. We had met several years before when he was speaking at an investment conference I was MC'ing. His passion, authenticity, and grit are front and center when he takes the stage. His […]
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Why Am I Such An Asshole?

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This was a question from an ELITE.University member. Turns out it's kind of popular. I got a couple thoughtful responses on YouTube (which is a miracle). So if you're wondering about this, yourself, watch the video.
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My 72 Hour Fast

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Recently I did a 72 hour fast which is part of my usual quarterly habit. Why do I fast? What do I get out of it? Do I recommend someone else does a fast? All those questions are answered here.
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First Day Back On Tour Is As Interesting As Ever

Written by: Jonathan
The photo of the cloud is one of the [many] reasons why I love taking the time to drive across country instead of flying. It's not every day you get to see views like that when you're stuck in the office, right? Saw that about half way through my 12 hours of driving today on […]
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Frame Of Reference

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This is a fantastic video explaining the concept of “frame of reference.” The cool thing about this concept is it’s not limited to understanding motion. Once you watch it, you’ll have a better grasp on the straight vs straight line discussion addressed in a couple articles already on the blog. In the introduction of the […]
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Beyond Straight Lines

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Do these two statements contradict each other? The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. ~Archimedes There are no straight lines in nature. ~Antoni Gaudi Archimedes is arguably one of the smartest human beings to have ever lived, and I mean that with absolutely zero hyperbole. He’s most commonly known for shouting “Eureka!” […]
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The Backstory

Written by: Jonathan
I was seriously spiraling out. My wife left me. My friends were telling me I had to stop everthing. But I didn't care. I was chasing the next big thing. More fame. More fortune. And it destroyed my life. How'd I get there? Let's Rewind Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be […]
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5 Dimensions To Successful Sales With Storytelling

Written by: Jonathan
Growing up in the Appalachian mountains meant I was surrounded by storytellers. Whether it's folklore, tall tales, or making small talk it seemed like everyone in the mountains of North Carolina has the gift of gab. One year in college I even took a storytelling class. We studied music, narrative structure, pacing, character development, suspense, […]
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Berlin Kung Fu Demonstration

Written by: Jonathan
I just found out about this treasure. It's a minute and fifty-one seconds of rare footage of kung fu masters demonstrating their skill at the 1936 summer Olympics in Germany. Yes, it is clearly choreographed. Yes it looks hokey. But only to the untrained eye. What you are really seeing is a very well orchestrated […]
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Boom Boom Boom

Written by: Jonathan
Yesterday was a non-stop day of podcast recording. I was the guest on 3 different shows: The first was "Stranger Connections" with Lisa David Olson, and it's really well titled. She has a background in live performance, so she had a lot of insightful questions about the way my experience on stage ties in with […]
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