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Strong Women Take Over the World!

I'm in an interesting 'strong women take over the world' mode right now.

Here's what's been going on lately in the Powers household and business where the dudes outnumber the ladies 5 to 2. (Me and 4 boys plus my wife and our daughter, in case you were wondering).

Hurricane Irma just left us with a ton of rain, lots of wind, and a flooded floor. Is it just me or do hurricanes named after women seem really fierce? I got sandblasted by the winds just checking out the waves…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on September 12, 2017 at 8:44am — No Comments

What Good is a Private Club if Anyone can Join?

Groucho Marx once said, “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as one of its members.”

In a similar vein, I'm not interested in joining a club that accepts EVERYONE as a member.

I've been shaving since my short hairs came in, although these days it's my head and not my face that feels the cool burn of a razor.

Trying to save some money on razors, I recently switched from the old Gillette standby to…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on September 5, 2017 at 8:32am — No Comments

If You're Not Using Small Teams, You're Already Losing

I have a keynote that I deliver at places from corporate annual meetings to small family businesses. It's called 550 Cord Teambuilding- Utilizing Small Team Tactics in Business.

I get a lot of questions about it, the most common one being, "How do I build small teams that work?"

In…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on September 1, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

Choose Your Own Adventure- The Mystery of the Woman Keeping Atlanta Safe from the Zombie Horde

Welcome to the next installment of the Choose Your Own Adventure profiles I'll be doing at drdavidpowers.com.

My focus in life and business is to seek adventure, but that may not mean what you're thinking. Most people think adventure only refers to danger and excitement, but it doesn't have to. My intent with these interviews is to show that adventure can be wherever you find something new and different.

Meet actress Amber Dawn Fox,…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on August 29, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments

Taking Over the Faith and Fandom Podcast

Me and my good friend Hector Miray hijacked a bench area in the shade on the playground to record a podcast together last week. Sure, a few kids were crying as we shooed them away, but we had a blast.

Of course, it's easy to have a good time when the podcast host hands you a Viking drinking horn as a gift the second you get there.

Many thanks to Hector Miray for having me on his Faith and Fandom podcast. I hope you enjoy listening to…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on August 23, 2017 at 8:07am — No Comments

Is a 3yo Too Young to Set Goals?

Is a 3yo Too Young to Set Goals?

I say it's never too soon to teach good habits and set your kids up for success.

Check out the video, and you'll see my little girl going over her goals.

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A buddy of mine Kent Julian teaches a goal setting system based on

periodization and 1% goals. It's pretty awesome.…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on August 22, 2017 at 11:13am — No Comments

Boom! A Guest Appearance on Matters of Faith with Jay Wilburn

Many thanks to Jay Wilburn for having me on his podcast Matters of Faith. I hope you enjoyed listening to it and that I both entertained and alarmed you.

Be sure to check out the podcast right HERE!

As promised, here's a few resources for…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on August 22, 2017 at 11:12am — No Comments

Vitamix is Why You Should Pay for Quality

Years ago my wife bought a Vitamix blender at Costco for what I thought was an outrageous amount of money. As a matter of fact, she paid for it with her own blow money just so she could prove it was worth it.

Wow did she!

That blender has been the single biggest improvement in healthy eating for our family of 7 ever (5 kids!). We have so much fun with our veggie and fruit smoothies.

Disclaimer- Even though…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on August 1, 2017 at 9:25am — 2 Comments

Is Your Name Superman?

I absolutely love this scene from a recent issue of Cave Carson has a Cybernetic Eye.

Think about this for a minute in relation to the hats you wear in life...

  • Entrepreneur
  • Employee
  • Dad or Mom
  • Son or Daughter
  • Athlete

How do you see it? Is it a Label or a Challenge?

I suggest you look at it as a challenge. That outlook will change your life.

BONUS…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on July 18, 2017 at 9:31am — No Comments

What Would Marcus Lemonis Do?

My wife and I love watching The Profit with Marcus Lemonis.

I just moved locations to be closer to a big new client that made it financially worthwhile to switch geographical spots for a bit. We traded the mountains for the ocean and are now back in Myrtle Beach SC.

As I get started with this new client, I'm digging through their finances, systems, good habits, bad habits, and piles of useless…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on July 11, 2017 at 9:33am — No Comments

39 Days Until We're Homeless in Chattanooga

In 39 days my family might be homeless in Chattanooga TN.

For the whole story you can start the series HERE.

Since the first e-mail yesterday, I've been getting some questions. I'll answer them here, because I'm sure many of you are wondering the same things.

"What about your business?"

It's a…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 29, 2017 at 6:57pm — No Comments

40 Days Until We're Homeless in Chattanooga

In 40 days my family might be homeless in Chattanooga TN.

Me, my wife, and our five kids make a family of seven, with kids ranging from 12yo down to 2  months. We’re getting kicked out of our 3 bedroom apartment because we go over the 2-person-per-bedroom rule, even though one of the kids is just an infant. That also means we can’t rent another 3 bedroom place and local 4 bedroom houses are out of our budget.

I don’t know what we’re going to…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 28, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

What is Adventure?

Dictionary.com defines it as both a noun and a verb.

It's an exciting or very unusual experience, participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises, a bold, usually risky undertaking, a hazardous action of uncertain outcome.

It's also to risk or hazard, to take the chance of or dare, or to venture.

Those all sound very exciting.

They also fit well in line with what we consider to be proper adventures. Most of us only look at adventure in the stereotypical…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 26, 2017 at 2:18pm — No Comments

I Look Like a Big Hairy Chicken in the Bod Pod Egg

Check me out in the Bod Pod! I look like a big bearded chicken.

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I first read about the Bod Pod device in Tim Ferriss' book 4 Hour Body. He praised it as one of the most accurate body fat measurement devices around. I'd done the caliper thing before, but always wanted to try the pod. When I found out that Coastal Carolina University, a local…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 16, 2017 at 6:20am — 2 Comments

Choose Your Own Adventure- The Mystery of the Homebrewing Beekeeper

Welcome to the first installment of the Choose Your Own Adventure profiles I'll be doing at drdavidpowers.com.

My focus in life and business is to seek adventure, but that may not mean what you're thinking. Most people think adventure only refers to danger and excitement, but it doesn't have to. My intent with these interviews is to show that adventure can be wherever you find something new and different.

Meet Jim…
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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 8, 2017 at 2:09pm — No Comments

You’re too old, fat, ugly, skinny, bald, or whatever to make it.

That title is from a myth I busted in my book Breaking into Acting.

It's really not true. As a matter of fact, you may succeed in what you want to do simply because you look different. I do. I'm the only guy on the conference circuit not afraid to rock a fierce, long red Viking beard.

All those other guys out there doing motivational speaking and leadership seminars think a nice suit makes up for a lack of…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on May 2, 2017 at 5:24am — No Comments

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod (Redbeard’s Reading List)

Welcome to the next entry in Redbeard’s Reading List!

The next book I’d like to mention for this series is The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I finished it last night while sitting on the edge of a huge field while my 9yo son's track team had their field day. Spoiler- the girls totally crushed the boys in tug of war.

The book was recommended by my friend …

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on April 18, 2017 at 6:37am — No Comments

What's Better than a Punch in the Face?

I'll tell you what's better than a punch in the face...being ready for that punch in the face.

You see, most people set goals, but then give up on those goals when something bad happens. We refer to those times as “getting punched in the face”.

I got punched in the face recently when we lost the financing for a house. We've been living 4 kids and 2 parents in a three bedroom apartment for two years. One of those bedrooms is my office. Now that baby Sherlock is here, we're 5…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on April 11, 2017 at 6:50am — 2 Comments

Baby Number 5 is Here!

I know you've gotten accustomed to a new blog post each week, and I wanted to apologize for not having a new one this week. In lieu of a new post, I'll show you a picture of my excuse for being so busy today.

Sherlock Watson Powers was born last week. Even though he's our fifth child, each one takes a little getting used to. What I'm finding more difficult than I expected is staying up all night as a 42-year-old.

Next week...the first week of each month I…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on March 28, 2017 at 8:52am — 2 Comments

Essentialism: the Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (Redbeard’s Reading List)

Welcome to the first entry in Redbeard's Reading List!

The first book I'd like to mention for this series is Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I just read it recently on the recommendation of my friend Paul Grau at Current Leadership Coaching.

For years I've experimented with minimalism because of a desire to not be overwhelmed and inundated with stuff. It helped me rid…

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Added by Dr. David W. Powers on March 14, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

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