Breakaway Columbus Music Festival!

Next weekend…August 24, 25, 26, 2018…Columbus, OH. If you aren’t at Breakaway Fest you’re doing it wrong! Click here to purchase tickets and click here to read more about the insane lineup (Kaskade! Odesza!)

#breakawayfest #cbus

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Open Letter To City Of Columbus: Please Don’t Screw Up Scooters!

Sitting in my car at a downtown Columbus stoplight it recently hit me: we are in the future!

The energy was amazing with people everywhere… walking, talking and… scooting!

Yes, scooting!

Thanks to companies like Bird and Lime, there are now battery power scooters all over the downtown neighborhoods, available to rent with just the click of an app! [sidenote: using the links herein will get you and me free $ and free rides!]

I sincerely hope that the smart men and women who run the City of Columbus do not screw up this world-opening development! These scooters do way more for the logistics of Columbus citizens than the CoGo bikes and the City doesn’t have to subsidize scooters like CoGo! A win for the free market!

Until…the City decides to muck it all up by regulating and taxing these companies with no cause. Please do not do this! I highly doubt Columbus will win the love of companies like Amazon if the city sets a precedent of lots of regulations against (free market) tech companies. (or any company, period!)

City leaders: please keep an open mind and…do nothing!

 

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The Definition Of Freedom

Freedom is, by definition, the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. Freedom is defined as liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another.

Government, by definition, exercises continuous sovereign authority & control over its subjects.

Therefore, freedom can also be defined as absence of government.

The less government we have, the more freedom we have. These two things are directly related. (note, I didn’t say zero government, just less. Much, much less. See Peter Schiff for more on small government.)

Ask yourself, if you back the expansion of government, what are you really in favor of?

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Peter Schiff Talks With Joe Rogan…Again!

I’ve previously written about Peter Schiff and how his talks are a must listen for all. Peter has a podcast and a YouTube channel and I highly recommend following both. Below is a must watch recent discussion between Peter and Joe Rogan. This isn’t the first time they have talked and hopefully won’t be the last. Enjoy!

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Society Hates Guns But Loves Nerf?!

In a time where mass shootings are the norm in one country I find it strange, ironic, disappointing and confusing that so many people are seemingly OK with toy guns.

Think about it: Guns. As toys.

“Hey everyone, let’s have some good old-fashioned fun and play with guns!”

“Let’s shoot each other with fast-moving projectiles that we can pretend are real life deadly bullets!”

Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it?

Yet that’s the world we live in. Check the NERF aisle of your local Target or Wal-Mart. Check out the number of toy gun and toy ammunition options. There are even accessories like extra magazines, belts, vests, masks, goggles and more. Lots more. $400,000,000 more. I wonder how much of that $400m those smiley children got paid to pose for the picture on the box the gun comes in. “Look at me, I’m having fun playing with guns!”

I’m not sure guns as toys is a good idea. Heck, I’m not even sure that police need real guns (they go without in many places on Earth) and I’m very sure police should never shoot first.

Yet when the next mass shooting occurs (or at least the next to get news coverage) I wonder how many people will lament it just before playing Nerf War in their home?!

Full disclosure: I play Nerf War with my nephews. It’s a ton of fun, and I obviously dominate. I understand that magically eliminating guns will not solve the true problems that plague society. That is also why I educate my nephews while we play, hoping that they will not turn into the bad people who are at the root of society’s problems, guns or no guns.

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#RequiredReading: Own The Day

Few books have had as much of a positive impact on my life as Aubrey Marcus’ “Own the Day.” Buy it right now.

Seriously.

Stop reading this post and click this link and buy the book in your preferred format (I prefer Kindle + Audible).

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Ok, you’re back and you’ve purchased the book. Congratulations!

I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Like all books on my #RequiredReading list this book has helped to guide and educate me in ways that are hard to put into words…except for the authors of those books! Do not take my word for it. READ THE BOOK!

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#RequiredReading: You Are The Placebo

There are a few (crucial must-read life-changing) books that I listen to or read over and over and over.

You Are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza is now on that list. Dr. Joe has many books worth reading and I am looking forward to them all!

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WAKE UP! The Playlist To Get You Moving!

Just about a year ago I debuted the WAKE UP! playlist on YouTube & Spotify. Be sure to click ‘subscribe’ so you can also enjoy these rockin’ vibes!

Since the original version of this playlist debuted I have continued to add songs and tinker with the order. Today we rock 35 songs and continue to look for music that fits with the flow of this list.

The original list was meant for early morning to “get out of bed and start feeling GREAT!” I have since realized that I enjoy listening to the list on shuffle any time of day! The random factor is a muse…I might just be sitting at my desk and a song will come on that will get me out of my chair, free dancing like a maniac, feeling amazing! The energy that music can give off is spectacular if you let yourself absorb it and feel it. That inspiration cannot come if the room is silent!

 

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There Are No Annoying People

There is no such thing as an annoying person.

There is only your decision to be annoyed.

(not my original thought, though it is one I try to live by!)

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Pelotonia 2018: Riding For L Brands!

Pelotonia 2018 will mark my 7th consecutive ride for #onegoal: end cancer! I am proud to continue to support this grass-roots movement that began in Columbus and has since raised over $150m for the cause!

Since my first ride in 2012 I have proudly ridden for Stefanie’s Team of Hope, the single highest fundraising non-corporate peloton involved! If you are considering riding, this is the peloton for you!

Starting in 2018, I am proud to announce I will be riding for L Brands International / LaSenza! (click here to donate to my ride) At a fortuitous 2013 fundraising event for Pelotonia 2013 I somehow convinced a pretty young blonde woman to give me her phone number. We got married in June 2017 and as a result I am eligible to ride for her L Brands peloton.

Why is this significant?!

L Brands MATCHES the fundraising efforts of it’s riders! I am now able to do 2x the damage as all of the funds I raise will be doubled by L Brands!

Now more than ever you should think about contributing & forwarding to your friends. With YOUR help, we can defeat cancer! #dontalmostgive

Our 2018 goal = $3,001. Click here to donate to my ride!! Thank you for your consideration!

 

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