Give Yourself A 10-15% Raise (or Failing Upward Secret #1 Ask for the Discount)

Since Failing Upward is the umbrella under which my set of personal philosophies exist I wanted to share one of the actions I take to give me a financial edge over the majority of consumers and money spenders and savers out there. I may take…
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The Time Space Continuum

My wife and I have created several entrepreneurial enterprises over the past decade. Occasionally our e-businesses would make a large sale or several moderate sized sales. These endeavors have cost us money in the acquisition of product or supplies…

Mothers, Unsung Heroes of Our Lives

Today is Mother's Day. I spell Mother with a capital M. This is because the Mothers in our lives are magical people and they deserve so much more than one day to celebrate their sacrifices and dedication. I feel this because of the encouragement…
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Using Defeat to Build Strength

I would like to share some of my experiences in Failing Upward, my personal philosophy. It is defined by a relentless positivity and continually making lemonade out of lemons. If I am going to fail or lose or get hurt or even get fired from…
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The Dichotomy of Habits (or I Only Have One Criterion)

So you have taken a hard look at how you currently utilize your time. It's time to address those pesky bad habits. Some examples are excessive social media, phone and screen time, recreational drug use, pornography, and especially working too…
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Welcome to Failing Upwards

A short while back I made a decision to make some extreme positive changes in my life. At the time and for as long as I can remember I was not happy. I had difficulties in my relationships with family and friends. I brought work stress home…
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Commitments to Myself

I commit to exhibiting high value behaviors and reducing low value behaviors in my life. I commit to surrounding myself with others who are high value in their actions and reducing interactions with those who are low value. I commit to adding…