How Recording Yourself on Video Can Change Your Life

The fastest way to evaluate yourself is to press record and see how you answer questions, communicate and express ideas on camera. Once you press record you will get a crystal clear picture of who you are. If you are interviewing for a job, presenting a proposal at work or writing a book turn your camera on and record yourself. Watching you perform is the only way you can fairly evaluate and improve.

How Video Marketing on Social Media Can 10X Your Business

The most powerful and effective way to market on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn today is through video. And the best part is it is 100% free! You can create videos, test the results and reach more customers. In this video I explain the impact I have seen on my business and teach you how you can 10X your business

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

Here is a list of 10 things that if you consistently do you will be successful in any endeavor that you enter. The best use of this list is to take 10 minutes of self-introspection and assess how you measure up to each item. Score yourself 1-5 on each item. The great news is you can change everything on this list instantly.

The Very First App I Ever Created & Developed

This is the story of how I thought of and App idea and then learned to program Apps in 2011. The App is called Ball Park Waiter and it allows you to order food and drinks at sporting events and have it delivered to you seat. The App was built but we were never able to convince a stadium or arena to let us use their F&B. To this day (May 2017) no stadium has this even though the idea is 7 years old now

10 Takeaways from 10X Growth Conference!

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It has been 10 days since I attended the 10X Growth Conference in Miami. It was an excellent event that was more than I expected it to be. Here are 10 things, thoughts and ideas I took from the event.

  1. The lineup of speakers was world class. Before the conference my friend said that it was the best lineup he’d ever seen. I hadn’t heard of most of the speakers before attending but he was 100% right. Every speaker was great! They all brought relevant information that instantly brought value to my business.
  1. The networking was not what I expected. I did meet some great people but not as many as I had hoped. At one point on Saturday I was a bit mad at myself for not getting a VIP ticket so I could be in the front and have better access to the speakers. But do not get me wrong… The people that were there (everyone) were hungry for success and results.
  1. When Les Brown said, “I represent the thoughts you have rejected”. This one really hit home because what he meant is that anyone attending could be on that stage and the only reason they are not is because of rejected thoughts of greatness. This is probably the point I got mad at myself for not being a VIP.
  1. Jack Jackintelle talk on culture being the foundation of your business and “eliminate the gray area”. To me this talk reminded me of how I used to coach my daughters soccer teams. I had every player and parent onboard with what I was doing and what our goals were for the season. Jack laid out how he takes the same approach in running car dealerships. I believe that this talk was the best information at the conference on how to actually operate an organization.
  1. If there is one statement I have repeated 20 times since the conference it is when Tom Cummings said “I trying to build a better race car and I’m looking for drivers to win races for me”. For me that statement is exactly what I am personally trying to do. For the past 4 years I’ve been a solopreneur (single man entrepreneur). This past year I have been focused on hiring others and “building a better race car” summed up what I am doing now perfectly.
  1. If you are in business-to-business sales do yourself a favor and watch Victor Antonio’s videos on YouTube. This guy is a pro! The whole time I was watching and taking notes I was thinking that the presentation I’m doing this week is all-wrong. I threw out a finished presentation and completely re-worked it after hearing his talk.
  1. Drowned out the haters! Look if you graduated from Harvard and then quit a plush corporate position to sell makeup for Mary Kay you are going to hear the backlash from your family. But that didn’t stop Gloria Banks and it shouldn’t stop you either. Corporate positions may feel safe but they are not. Either you are working on your dream or you are working on someone else’s dream.
  1. Jay Abraham’s default approach to business expansion is: “Who currently has access to the market and is not threatened by us?” He had a wealth of other advice but he said that at least 3 times. What is the point in trying to recreate the wheel? Simply find someone with access and then partner with them to 10X your business.
  1. If you want to get noticed you have to be willing to get on camera and show people what you do and how you are different. Or as Hank Norman said, “If they don’t know you they can’t flow you.” I personally have been putting out blogs, email and social media content the past year. And I’ve been saying, “I need to do videos” but as Hank pointed out… I’m afraid. But not anymore! Prepare for an onslaught of videos from me moving forward.
  1. The last takeaway is that I got everything and more than I expected from the event. The past year I’ve been assessing my business and have not been happy with the results. I came to 10X Growth Conference to get new ideas, more creativity and ways to take help my clients, friends and family achieve more success.

Grant Cardone has already announced 10X Growth Conference 2018. I highly recommend you get a VIP ticket and attend.

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How Fake News is Making You a Failure!

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First, let me break down my definition of Fake News. Then I’m going to point out all the reasons it’s making you a failure.

News is no longer news, its opinion based on how groups of people think. Face it, CNN, FOX, MSNBC are all pushing an agenda. And you either agree with that agenda or you do not. Before I even read an article or turn on the television I can tell you based on the source what their spin will be. The New York Times has an agenda and based on that agenda they create headlines and find reporting that backs that agenda.

My favorite fake news stories are when they quote an “unnamed source” or take a 20-minute interview and cherry pick sentences to back that agenda. Reporting pure facts without opinion accounts for about 3% of what people nowadays consider “News”.

And honestly, you are being taken advantage of. Look at your Facebook feed. How many of the “News” stories are merely click bait? Headlines are created to stir up emotion inside you so that you re-post things that in all honesty make you look like you believe in conspiracy theories.

Here are some reasons why the news can make you a failure.

It cuts into your production

I had a conversation with my developer the other day at the water cooler. BTW, this guy is behind on his development tasks. He starts talking about a few stories he read that day. The entire time he’s into his rap, I’m thinking… I’m paying this guy good money to program and he’s dicking around reading fake news instead of making his deliverables! I confronted him with this fact and he retorted with “I read it on the bus”. I told him the reason he’s behind is because he’s wasting time instead of programming.

It distracts you from goals (if you have any)

The main point here is “If you have any”. Do you have goals? Are they big goals that you are so excited about that you don’t have time for anything else? If you are reading the news, Facebook or watching TV you are not serious about achievement. Sorry, but its really that simple.

Note, if you post business related stuff on Facebook to promote yourself that’s a legitimate reason. But don’t get caught in the vortex of BS and Fake News.

Its as bad of a habit as smoking or overeating

You don’t need me to tell you that you are wasting time everyday on something that doesn’t serve you. Not to mention adding unneeded stress to your life. I know for a fact that if you have been watching the news the past year your heart rate gets elevated and its likely affecting your sleeping and personal relationships.

Choosing a side is bad for business

If you or the company you work for endorses a right or left candidate then you are cutting your potential customer base in half. I read a great letter from the CEO of IBM about a recent meeting she had with the president. Her stance is that they have been working with the government since the company was founded to make the world a better place. They have never endorsed a candidate and never will. In short, working with people leads to success in business and choosing a side is suicide.

You are waiting for things to happen instead of making things happen

If you are reading the news you are a follower. You are waiting for the next big scandal to hit. Have you ever noticed the panels they have on news shows? The experts are pontificating on what they think is happening based on incomplete facts.

If you want to be an expert in your career then I’d suggest that you start making the news instead of reading it. If you are in marketing for instance, start creating content that other marketing people would benefit from. Leadership requires that you pass along and teach others thoughtful and relevant information.

To sum it all up, the news is holding you back from having better relationships, increased business success and being a positive healthy person. Read a book, get a new hobby, work harder at your job, and spend time with your kids! Everyone says “The News is so negative”… So why are you participating?

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7 Reasons I’m Attending 10x Growth Conference

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The 10x Growth Conference is March 17 – 19 in Hollywood Florida. If you are an entrepreneur looking to take your business to the next level this is a must attend event.

As my readers know I am always striving to motivate others. The most important aspect of motivating is staying motivated personally. To stay motivated I employ a number of activities like reading, writing blogs, masterminding and of course, attending conferences. And that is why I’m pumped to be attending the 10x Growth Conference in March.

Attending conferences is a huge time and financial commitment. Most people decide to go but never take the important step of defining what their goals are by attending.

My goal in writing this blog is to let you know exactly why I am attending because I want to meet as many people as possible before I get to Miami. So please reach out to me by phone, text, email, smoke signals and let’s get the conversation going before the event.

Here are the reasons I’m attending and what I will accomplish by going.

1. To Meet Grant Cardone
2. Increase My Performance
3. Meet With Success – Speakers
4. Like-Minded Networking
5. Level Up
6. Enhance My Creativity
7. Growth Hacking

1. Meeting Grant Cardone

The creator of the 10x Growth Conference is Grant Cardone. Simply put, Grant has no time for excuses and anything less than maximum effort. If you are not where you want to be in life it your fault and you need to step up and quit making excuses and being negative. He is also a master motivator and works tirelessly towards his goals.

2. Increasing My Performance

I have three businesses running successfully. But lately I’ve been feeling that I’m not operating at the same level I was 13 months ago. Being successful requires you to fairly and accurately assess yourself. And I know that I’m not meeting my personal standard. Every time in the past I have attended a personal development conference I have came out with increased energy, focus and inspiration that has carried me for months after the event.

3. Meeting With Success

The speaker line up at this event is incredible: Damon John, Les Brown and Frank Kern to name a few. My favorite part about hearing their journeys is when they tell about all the hard times they have faced and how they broke through in the face of complete failure.

4. Like-Minded Networking

Let’s face it… Networking sucks! But it sucks a lot less when you are networking with like-minded people. I know for an absolute fact that the people attending this conference are hungry, have goals and they will stop at nothing to make them come true. I had a choice between two events to attend and I chose this event specifically because of the attendees.

5. Leveling Up

Because everyone attending this event is a goal driven success-seeking person I know that by merely being there I will “Level Up” in connections, ideas, creativity and friendships. In traditional business networking events it’s a crapshoot on whom in the room is the person you should be talking to. This event in itself will remove that barrier.

6. Enhancing My Creativity

I have plenty of ideas and everything I do is creative in nature (software development). However, attending events with like-minded people somehow seems to bring that creativity to a higher level. The conference is called 10x Growth Conference for a reason! Because everyone is there to 10x their goals, income, life… it’s a by-product that the creative energy in the room will off the charts. So I am super pumped to come

7. Growth Hacking

How do you get everyone at a conference to know who you are? I mean I’m only an attendee on a standard ticket. So how do I get every one to know that I am the recognized leader in mobile App development? Simple… GIVE, GIVE, GIVE!

In short I am creating a 10x Conference App. In addition to that I will create a post event video, blog and infographic that curates all the attendees content from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I am still working through the details and will be blogging in the following weeks prior to the conference to exactly what you can expect.

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Thinking From The End

One of the flaws with goal setting and achieving is that our minds are programed to think in a liner fashion from a starting point to achievement.

Because of this programming, we are handicapped in reaching our goals.

Think about it… You have to finish high school before you can get into college. You have to have a job before you can buy a house. Everything in the visible world tells you that you have to accomplish A, then B in order to get to C.

Therefore, in your mind if you are at point A all your focus is on getting to point B. And that is the primary reason people never follow through and reach their true potential.

For instance, lets say your goal is to get a new job. In order to do this you have to update your resume, look online, submit emails, interview, submit references and then be chosen. This process will take anywhere from 2 to 6 weeks before you start working.

And if you follow the process in that fashion you will fail to get the job you want or stay stuck where you currently are.

Why? Because you are thinking is completely ass backwards! You are thinking of the end instead of thinking FROM the end. Although that wording is similar… they are 100% different approaches that will determine how successful you are in life.

Thinking from the end means that before you even start towards a goal you relax and imagine what you want to be. Imagine what your life would be like if you had the business of your dreams. Imagine how some people would respect you and congratulate you on your success. Imagine how your bank account would grow.

I’ll give you an example from my life. I am leading a team building an App and website for one of the biggest companies in the world. The project will take 18 months to complete, its huge. There are over 60 people working on it. My mental approach is “we always accomplish our goals and launch on time every time”.

Look if I got bogged down in all the bullshit that is happening this week I’d be stressed that we are not going to make the launch date in 18 months. There are people in your office and mine that think if they don’t constantly grind on minor items that the major goals will be missed.

These folks are “Thinking of the end”. They are so focused on A to B to C that all they see is bumps, roadblocks, tunnels and risks. And they will tell you about all the problems that are happening and how “we will never make the launch date”.

I’ve been on teams where people have yelled and screamed during the project. But once we hit the goal we were all best friends that where brought closer because we were successful. Situations like that make you stop and think… If we are going to hit the date in the end, then why the hell are we yelling in the first place? And the answer is because we were not thinking from the end.

So I challenge you right now to think of one area of your life you want to improve. Your relationship with a loved one, your weight, your job… I know there is something you want to be better right now. Now that you have that in mind the next step is to IMAGINE the perfect end.

How would you feel if the end you imagine were a reality? Seriously… How would you feel? Now that you know how you would feel I give you the final piece of the puzzle:

Act as if you already are that person!

If you think I’m telling you to live a lie then you are correct. The only way you can become something different is to convince yourself that you are different already.

Think of the CEO of your company. Do you think they thought “I’ll start in the mailroom and work my way up to manager and then vice president and finally become the CEO”? Hell no, if they did start in the mailroom they knew and acted like the CEO from the first day. And people around them took notice that they were different and going somewhere.

Your CEO was always the CEO in his mind and that’s the difference. They thought from the end and then became that person. The material world had to succumb to their desire. It’s that simple.

I want you to put it to the test right now. Even if you are motivated to prove me wrong I want you to try it. And comment if you agree and especially comment if you think I’m crazy.

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Jeremy Callahan is a Mobile Commerce Expert, App Developer and Founder at Flip Shop Marketing


Turning Off the Outside Noise

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Browsing social media I see many people distraught over something they have no control over. On any given day you can see people on social media that are letting things outside of themselves control their feeling and behavior. Traffic, air delays, politics… Why?

The outside world is a lie!

Everything you see or hear is trying to influence your feelings and emotions… Everything! Have you ever seen that two-minute commercial with the abused pets? Do you compare yourself to others based on the ‘things’ they own? CNN, Fox New and CNBC all have an agenda to push your buttons. This may sound harsh but you are letting others control your thoughts!

I am not saying you do not have original thoughts. I am saying that you are letting things outside or yourself control your well being.   Your good thoughts and imagination is being drowned out by corrupt ideas. Have you ever found yourself having an imaginative argument with someone you heard on TV? Thought of a great response to an argument you had last week? Why are you holding onto those thoughts?

Everyone’s mind and imagination is perfect.

The problem is that if we are not mindful of our thoughts, our laziness will kick in and get us watching trash TV or reading mindless posts on social media. Thus, our good thoughts are buried in clutter. And when this happens we develop bad habits.

Personally, I had to stop watching the news and going onto Facebook for the week before the election. I did this because for about two weeks before the election I found my production in all areas of my life going down. I am a very goal oriented success seeking person. And I noticed that my performance was down. So I made a decision to not to participate in consuming news.

What I noticed the first day was that I was now filling my day with productive tasks. Rather than wasting my time trolling the Internet I was getting shit done. After two days it was smooth sailing and I didn’t even miss all the outside noise.

What stands out now, is that things outside of myself were affecting me negatively. I knew it was happening but for a few weeks I was lying to myself thinking it was not affecting me.

And that is what is happening to you right now. The negative thoughts have taken over and are impacting your performance right now… It’s affecting how you deal with co-workers, friends, your spouse and kids. I’ve seen some posts that make me wonder… Do these folks really want to be in this much misery?

I am not just here to point out what is happening to you… I want to help you get out of the rut and move on.

Here are some steps to help you introspect on your feelings:

First, when you are about to vent a thought stop and ask your self: “How does this thought server me?” And the answer MUST be either positive or negative! Keep the good and toss the bad. You must be ruthless in this process; there is no room for gray area. Thoughts are seeds that grow in your mind. Weed out the bad, take no prisoners, go with your gut, and never negotiate.

Second, Respond and do not react. If you are in line at the store and someone starts yelling at you do you react or respond. Instead of reacting by yelling back, a wiser choice is to respond. Perhaps you could walk away, let them in front of you or waive down security.  Your enteral response is that I will not outside elements effect me

Finally, realize that you may be emotionally invested in the wrong thing. Emotional investment on its own is a great thing. But we have all wrapped ourselves emotionally into things harmful to our well being. If you are angry about a situation its very likely that you are mad at yourself for getting involved in a harmful endeavor.

Thanks for reading and I was able to help you step back, assess and move on from what ever outside influence is impacting you.

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Helping People Make Decisions

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Quite often, and I’m sure this happens to you as well. Friends and family will ask me for advice or my opinion about how they should handle an issue. Like me, your first reaction is usually to offer problem-solving advice. But I want to challenge you to take a different approach that will really help the person who is asking.

You see, when someone is asking this question, what they are really saying is… “I value your thoughts, I suck at making decisions, and no matter what you tell me I’m not going to listen and end up doing nothing anyways”. Look people that are good at making decisions don’t ask for opinions. They’ve made a decision and they are telling you what they are going to do, right or wrong!

Lets pretend the question is… “I’m thinking about getting back together with my ex, do you think that is a good idea”?

I’m sure someone you know has asked you this very question recently. I’m telling you right now you are in a trap. This person already knows you so they know how you feel about what they are asking. Lucky for you, I know the way out of this trap.

First realize that the person asking is struggling with their thoughts. Their mind functions exactly like every other mind in the universe. They are weighing the pro vs. cons and still cannot decide. Every person on the planet is guilty of doing that… Everyone!

Now that you know the nature of the question you can provide some knowledge to really help them. My standard answer to any question is the question: “If you were in a rock band… what instrument would you play?” At this point I get confused looks like what the hell is he talking about. Then in a few seconds I see people’s look go from “What kind of an answer is that” to “Oh shit… I see what you are saying”.

That question cuts to your core about how you see your life in this very moment. It forces the person to think about who they want to be. You have planted a seed in their mind that has forced them to evaluate themselves and determine what they really want in life.

A band is a great metaphor… Maybe at that moment they feel like they are playing bass and keep the beat in the background.   Perhaps they are most happy in this situation. Or perhaps they feel like they have been keeping the beat going while suppressing their own talent. We have all been in a position where we feel held back

So the next time you are having a hard time making a decision or someone asks your opinion ask: “If you were in a rock band… what instrument would you play?”

I don’t know about you but I’m the Lead Singer in my life! I do know that you are creative and dreams. I’m not asking you if you are going towards those dreams yet. I’m asking you if you have really sat with yourself and determined what you want? What do YOU want? What is best for YOU?

In order to know what you want… You have to look within yourself. Trust me, the answer is you if you are brave enough to look.

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Find A Way!

I wanted to post about a great saying “Find A Way”. I’ll never forget how I first heard this saying… It was 1990 and I came back to schoolJeremy Callahan - Find A Way from Christmas break and I see the whole baseball team walking around with these stupid shirts that said “Find A Way” on them.

I had no idea what the hell was going on so I asked and the response was “Find A Way to win”. I was impressed! Think about it for a minute… This saying has no room for excuses; it’s a one-way ticket. No matter how big the problem is or what forces you are up against you can either retreat or Find A Way to Win!

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Coach Gary Dreher

The brainchild behind this saying was Gary Dreher our high school baseball coach who was hell of a guy. I didn’t play baseball but he loved me because I worked at the Valley Hi Country Club and used to let him play golf in the afternoon after all the members had left.

I’m not sure how coach came up with this idea but it was genius! If you are down 2 -0 in the last inning… “Find A Way”. When I was failing his Algebra course “Find A Way Callahan” is what he said. I found a way alright… Free Golf!  That year the team went on to be ranked #1 in the state of California. And I’ll bet that every guy on that team still lives by that saying!

Years later when I was coaching my daughter’s soccer team that wasn’t so great I adopted the saying! The girls totally bought in and we went on to win the championship. In fact years later when I was telling her friend Samantha about something that wasn’t going my way she fired back “Find A Way Jeremy”. Bam… I was right back to being focused!

So today I’m giving back. I’m putting it out there to help motivate you. No matter how big the problem is or what forces you are up against stop making excuses.

Let me give you a brief summary of how the human mind operates. In short it wants to do the easiest, most un-painful things. For instance, deep in your mind you believe it is less painful to overeat than it is to diet. Because going on a diet is painful and causes you discomfort. But don’t be fooled… You are going to feel like shit for over eating.

The problem is that in your mind you equate more pain to dieting than felling bad inside. That’s because your brain (subconscious to be exact) is programmed to take the easy way out. You may not have a dieting issue but whatever issues you have it’s the same principals that are holding you back.

In everything you’ve accomplished in your life the starting point was you found a way to make a decision to change. So today, right now, I challenge you to “Find A Way” to get past whatever is holding you back!

Be Excellent!

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Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

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What is holding you back?

I’m going to quit smoking, I’m going to loose some weight, I’m going to start exercising… WHATEVER it is… Let this saying sink in for a moment. I love this saying. I first heard it from my friend Chris Messenger.

It’s too easy to say that the source of your “tomorrow” item is procrastination. It’s very likely your source is DECISION. Think about it, anytime you are unmotivated, depressed or lazy, 9 out of 10 times it is because you haven’t made a decision to commit to do something.

Take for instance “Tomorrow I’m going to start dieting”. What decision have you really made? I’d hate to break it to you but your decision is weak. Tomorrow… are you kidding me? A decision is right now and instant.

You see, a strong decision leads to strong action. Tomorrow isn’t a strong decision… RIGHT NOW is a strong decision and commitment. So what are you willing to commit to right now, TODAY?

And I want you to stop lying to yourself that tomorrow you will actually commit and start whatever it is you are stalling on. You aren’t going to do shit and you know it! You are going to make the same old bullshit excuses and get no closer to something that would make you a better person and improve your life. Because tomorrow you are going to say “I’ll do that tomorrow”.

Which is why I love the saying “Yesterday you said tomorrow”. I’m 100% sure everyone around me hates hearing that statement out of my mouth. But if someone says “tomorrow” to me the next thing out of my mouth is “Yesterday you said tomorrow”.

Look you and everyone else on the planet has the same amount of time in a day, week and a year. Have you ever wondered why some people get more done in that timespan then others? It’s actually a simple answer… Productive people make a decision to get shit done! They make decisions quickly and they rarely change those decision.

Another aspect of people that get more done than others is that they have no problem doing things that they hate doing. Nobody likes making cold calls, dieting, going to bed early, etc. But successful people have developed an inner strength to do things that others are not willing to do on a regular basis. And therefore they reach greater levels of success.

If you want to change your career then make a decision that you are committed to that and do not give in when things get tough. If you get to the gym and don’t feel like being there then that is a trigger that you should work out harder than you normally do.
But whatever you do, do not say “tomorrow”. Everything starts with a decision. So I am asking you to make one right now to being better than you were yesterday.

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Jeremy Callahan is a Mobile Commerce Expert, App Developer and Founder at Flip Shop Marketing

Everyday is a Friday and I’m Always on Vacation!

I have a great saying that is great to live by. “In my world everyday is a Friday and I’m always on Vacation!”
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I’ve had this saying for years. I am very grateful everyday that I get to live in San Francisco and see the Golden Gate Bridge the minute I walk outside my apartment. Living in SF literally feels like a vacation because everywhere you look people are enjoying the city from all over the world. And I am enjoying it too.

Tomorrow I am going on a family vacation to a tropical island and all week I have been mentally checked out from anything trivial at work. And I’ve found that when I’m in this mindset, everything is trivial.

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “Act as if”. Act as if you are the king of the world. Act as if you have a million dollars in your bank account. Act as if you are the owner of the company you work for. And of course… Act as if today is Friday and you are on vacation.

Think about how you feel when you leave work on Friday knowing that you are going on vacation. Are you worried about sending that email or giving a status report? Nope! You could care less about work, your boss or anything else that is causing you stress. In fact, you have cared less and less about most things all week leading up to Friday.

And once you are actually in a car, on a plane and finally at the beach your mind is 100% in a different state of mind. What if you could live in that state of mind everyday?

Here are some tips to get into that state of mind…

  • Be Grateful: I challenge you right now to take the next 6 minutes and make a list of everything you are grateful for. Your house, family, lunch, phone, love… You live in the greatest time in the history of the world. Be grateful!
  • Stop Watching or Reading Any News: With the election and all the other bullshit stories your mind is going to be in a negative state. Negative thoughts are like weeds in your mind. You need to guard your thoughts and a sure fire way to do this is to make sure what is coming in is positive.
  • Get on Island Time: What are you in a rush about? Trust me when I tell you that you are going to get everything done today that you need to get done. And if you don’t “No Problem Mon” you can do it tomorrow.
  • Screw Email: The only reason you need to reply to an email is to “cover your ass”. Over 50% of email is useless. How do I know this… well how many emails do you respond to on vacation? That is the number you should reply to when you are working.
  • Go Out to Lunch with Co-workers: You are not too busy to go out for a nice lunch with your co-workers. I know it will feel strange that you aren’t grinding away answering emails. But it will feel less strange if you go with co-workers because technically you could say you are “working”.

I realize that you are most likely not on vacation right now. You are likely not having a vacation anytime soon and stressed about paying your bills and getting by. But I promise you that you have a great life. There is no reason you should feel better on a Friday than you do on a Tuesday! Think about how dumb it is that people feel differently based on the day of the week. If we are lucky we will live to be 90 years old. That isn’t a lot of time to let the day of the week determine how you fell.

So change your mind right now that “Everyday is a Friday and you are always on vacation”!

Have an Excellent Day!

Jeremy Callahan The App Man

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Jeremy Callahan is a Mobile Commerce Expert, App Developer and Founder at Flip Shop Marketing

10 Things That Require Zero Talent

Jeremy Callahan - 10 Things That Require Zero TalentHere is a list of 10 things that if you consistently do you will be successful in any endeavor that you enter. The best use of this list is to take 10 minutes of self-introspection and assess how you measure up to each item. Score yourself 1-5 on each item. The great news is you can change everything on this list instantly.


  1. Show Up On Time – Weather you are going to a job every day or starting your own business you must always be on time. If you have conference calls don’t be that guy that always calls in 5 minutes late.
  1. Work Ethic – It doesn’t matter if you like your job or not… have some pride and self-discipline. If you do not work hard everyone will see you as a looser in life.
  1. Effort – Talent never works hard! Your skills might be lacking but that is no excuse for not putting out maximum effort. Study more, ask for help, find a mentor.
  1. Body Language – How do you walk and talk when you have a full bank account? What about when you account is empty. I don’t which state you are in right now. But at all times walk and talk like you have a million dollars in your account. Fake it till you make it!
  1. Energy – Energy is your best friend and it should be with you at all times. You need to make sure everyone you come into contact with senses your energy and describes you as a high energy person.
  1. Attitude – These are contagious and you better have a positive one at all times. In fact this is the most important item of this list. And you stop dealing with people with bad attitudes and following negative news and television. Trust me its all bringing you down. Do you watch the news? On the news the economy is bad and jobs are scarce. My economy is perfect and all I see is opportunity everywhere I look.
  1. Passion – I don’t care what you are passionate about but you better have passion for something. To be healthy and fulfilled in life you need passion for your family, success, friends, career, hobbies, etc.
  1. Be Coachable – Everyone loves being told what to do right? Of course not but you sure as hell better be able to identify people who can help you and then most importantly follow their advice. I was helping someone recently who asked for advice and they were not listening so I stopped giving them advice. Do not be a knucklehead… If you ask someone for advice, follow it. There was a reason you identified and asked that person what you should do.
  1. Doing Extra – Go the extra mile in everything that you do! If you cut corners and make excuses people will not take you seriously. If you finish your work early, help others or look for ways to add value.
  1. Be Prepared – As my Algebra teacher taught me the 6 P’s in 10th grade: Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.

Have an Excellent Day!

Jeremy Callahan The App Man

Twitter: @jeremycallahan

Jeremy Callahan is a Mobile Commerce Expert, App Developer and Founder at Flip Shop Marketing

How to Answer “How Are You Doing Today?”

It’s a common question we all hear at least 5 times a day. Whether you are at a restaurant, calling the cable company, or seeing a co-worker. “How are you doing” is a common question.

The truth is that the person asking really doesn’t care as much as they are just starting a conversation. So I will ask you a better question. How do you want the person asking the question to perceive you and how do you really feel about yourself.

Jeremy Callahan - How are you today?

How are you today?

My advice is for the next week when you get asked “how are you today” your response should be either “Excellent” or “Incredible”. I do not care how you actually feel just say those words automatically and see how your whole situation changes.

First, I know you likely do not feel excellent. In fact when you are asked this question you probably say: Ok or good as a programmed reaction. But Ok and good are horrible messages to send to other people. Answering, “Ok” is like telling me thing are not going my way but the glass is half full. Good is actually worse because you are just blowing by the question to get to what you really want. Which in most cases we come across as we are only there for ourselves.

Answering, “Excellent” is a conversation game changer. It sends an immediate message to the person who asked that you have energy and confidence. You will get reactions like “that is great to hear” and you will notice that the persons body language will also change because you gave them a boost of energy.

Try this as a social experiment. Today when you get asked I want you to reply with “Good, how are you” and 9-10 the person you ask will mirror your response with a “Good, thanks for asking”. Now tomorrow I want you to say “Excellent, how are you”. The difference in responses and reactions will very different and conversation will be much easier.

The second benefit to using this response is it will also 100% change whatever mood you are currently in. I find it almost impossible to say “Excellent” in a monotone, bored or tired way. It is literally a word that snaps you into a different mindset.

You have heard the saying “fake it until you make it” well the same thing applies here.   Training yourself to respond with excellent, incredible, amazing, awesome is programming your sub-conscience mind to be and feel that way. It’s a very simple way to program you mind with successful thoughts.

Look at advertising… they don’t use works like good and Ok. They use power words like awesome, amazing, etc. You are marketing yourself every minute of every day to the world. Do you want to be good or excellent?

Try it today! And have an incredible day!

Jeremy Callahan The App Man

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How to Get Unstuck from Difficult Problems

When you make the same mistake twice.  The second time its a choice. Think about that for a minute… you are choosing to continue to make the same mistake over and over.

Its time for a little introspection… Think about one thing you in your job that you doesn’t work, yet you continue to do the same thing over and over.

Jeremy Callahan

Are You Stuck in a Rut?

It makes no difference what line of work you are in these tips will help you let go and move on.

I’ll give you an example of what happens to me and almost every other developer I know. Last week I discovered a bug on my mobile App Shoe Swipe. It was with the back button… when you hit “back” you when back a page, then forward a page, then back again. So you ended up where you needed to be but the screen flashed twice. I could re-create the bug so I thought this was a 10-minute fix at most. 3-hours later I still had no idea what was causing the issue.

I was frustrated and believing that persistence would win. I was like a fly trying to get out of a room by flying harder into the window.   I had isolated the lines of code causing the issue, made some changes and nothing working. And just like the fly… I figured the solution was to Try Harder.

If you find yourself stuck in a situation where nothing you are doing is working. I’d suggest you try these techniques:

Find Easy Tasks – Find the easiest tasks you can possibly do and be successful. Recently my best developer on a project was sitting and staring at his screen because he couldn’t solve a bug that was holding up the whole project. He wasn’t working because he had struck out 100’s of times on the same issue. I pulled him outside to get coffee and told him “when we get back to the office I want you to do these three simple tasks”. They were literally text changes. But he needed success! More success breeds more success. If you continue to fail you are going to be less motivated to do anything.

Get Outside & Exercise – The main reason you cannot solve the issue is that you are in a tunnel. Your mind has tricked you into believing that the only way out is the light at the end of the tunnel. The only way to break free is to realize your limiting beliefs are preventing you from success. You have to change the game. Get up, leave your desk and go outside. Take an hour off and go do something else. The sun and or exercise will cause chemical reactions in your brain

Put on Music – If you aren’t listening to music put some on immediately.   Music will alter you mood instantly and therefore change your thought pattern.

Do the Exact Opposite – You are not a fly… you have the option to observe the room and fly in a different direction. The reason you can’t solve your problem is because you are committed to your current course of action. Persistence and commitment are great qualities but you can’t let them be your only method. Instead…

Clear Your Mind – Go somewhere quite and meditate. It’s a super easy method and very effective. Go somewhere quite, close your eyes and start taking long deep breaths. All you have to concentrate on is your breathing and nothing else. When you mind wanders to other thoughts just bring your mind back to your breathing. Continuing to ask your objective mind for a solution is insanity. You need to tap into your subconscious mind for a solution.

As for my programming issue above, it turns out a week earlier another developer had added a registration page for new customers. When he added that process he was calling a function that was already called. Hence, when the user hit the ‘back’ button that process was happening two times. DUH!!!!!

It turns out it was a simple 10-minute fix if I was looking in the right spot. Don’t be a fly!

Jeremy Callahan The App Man

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Jeremy Callahan is a Mobile Commerce Expert, App Developer and Founder at Flip Shop Marketing