There’s a secret you should know. Buried in that spot—right there—is your treasure. How do I know? I just know. It’s there, and it exists, and it’s waiting for you. And to get to your buried treasure, all you have … Read More
Tweaks, Ideas, and Shenanigans: A Month in the Life of Don Alley
Ever wonder what we’re up to, and what’s happening in our companies behind the scenes? I thought it would be fun to look back through my journal over the last 30 days and make a list of the new ideas … Read More
Do You Use Harmful Phrases Like These? What NOT to Say—EVER!
It was awful…the vulgarity that came out of my mouth. Frankly, I’m embarrassed to write it. A little context, here’s what was happening in my life last week: ➡️ Closing on a new house Friday ➡️ Moving the following Monday … Read More
What’s the Worst That Could Happen?
It was 2014, and I sat in my car nervous and scared, fretting, picturing every conceivable outcome. Would it be a success? A failure? I called my friend Sam and asked for his reassurance. “Brother, I’m about to pull the … Read More
How to Choose Your Next Big Goal, and be Excited to Hustle Again!
How many times have you gotten to a place where you were finished with a big goal, and were looking for that next accomplishment to pursue… and you couldn’t come up with anything exciting? Or you felt like you were … Read More
17 Questions to Help You Grow as a Human, an Achiever, and Entrepreneur
Every morning, I like to sit and think as part of my routine. And without the aid of specific questions, my mind races along with the gottagottagotta stuff. Below is a list of questions that I have compiled over the … Read More
Change Your Tribe. Change Your Life.
I’ve been trying to get my son to exercise, train, workout, lift, run, swim, climb trees–ANYTHING–for his entire life. To no avail. Every so often, yes. But nothing ever became a habit, which is what I really want for him. … Read More
Where Will You Put YOUR Acorn?
I grabbed some string and tied it around its base, then hung my acorn from my rearview mirror, and now I see it every day. Booyah. Wait, what? An actual acorn? Yep! It swings and dangles as I drive, and … Read More
Community and Rituals. This Quarter, I’ll Focus On These Three Things.
New Years, it’s my favorite holiday! So much NEWNESS! New month, new year, and this time…new DECADE!!! Welcome to the new 20’s! Interestingly for me, on the first day of the year, I woke up with an accidental mantra in … Read More
Discouraged About Your Progress? Read This [90-second read]
Ever had a week that was busy, crazy, you were hustling and pumping, and you knew that you were moving the ball forward… but when you stopped and looked back, you couldn’t figure out what you ACTUALLY accomplished? Welcome to … Read More