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Long Time About Boulder Columnist Launches First Book

June 1st, 2016

I am excited to announce that one of our original columnist has officially launched his book. In fact, it happened on February 22nd and I could not be more excited. Matt Harris was one of the original bloggers for About Boulder, where he focused his energy on a motivational blog series entitled, “Matt’s Motivational Mondays”. The column was a big hit and generated a lot of traffic, adding a lot of value along the way. Matt and I have had so many incredible conversations since connecting a couple of years ago and I am thrilled for him to join the club of official authors. Matt and I quickly... Read More

Boring, Dull, Featurless and Victorious

March 14th, 2016

After winning Super Bowl 50, Gary Kubiak, the Broncos’ head coach goes on record to say, “we grinded all year and we just had to do it once more”. Kubiak just gave everybody an insight into the mind of a champion. You see, The Broncos’ season was nothing like the Panthers’. The Panthers destroyed teams and then danced all over the field like children (by the way, I would’ve danced just as much as Cam. Judge all you want.) Their victories were spectacular. They scored points at will. They dominated. Everything they did was stylish. The Broncos’ season was very different. It was a... Read More

The Man. The Myth.The Legend.

March 6th, 2016

    I was almost done. I knew I had to “pitch” my idea to somebody who had been there before. Someone who had successfully done it. Someone who had navigated this treacherous and unfamiliar territory. I knew just the guy. About a year and a half ago, I decided to start writing a column for About Boulder while I diligently worked on my first book, in addition to several of my own personal blogs. As I neared completion of my book project, I starting to get excited. I knew I had put in the hours and had a very solid foundation built for my entry into the world of authorship. I was proud... Read More

1 > 0

August 31st, 2015

I watched a video a couple weeks ago by Gary Vayerchuk. He is a very successful entrepreneur, author, etc. I honestly don’t know a lot about him, but he seems like a pretty cool dude. He created a video that talked about the struggle he faced in building his business. He is world renown now, but it wasn’t always that way. Vaynerchuk has millions of followers but nobody knows of his early struggles. Nobody knows of the battle he faced in building his millions of followers. The concept that he talked about that was so appealing to me was called, “1 is greater than 0”. He said that if one... Read More

Fully-focused, Man.

August 24th, 2015

“I’m fully-focused, man, my mind on my money, my money on my mind, got a mill’ out the deal, and I’m still on the grind.” 50-cent Have you ever been completely “in the zone”? What does that feel like? You feel invincible, unbeatable and unstoppable. You are dialed-in. Nothing can distract you from the task at hand. I’ve felt this in the middle of an engineering exam. I’ve felt this on the baseball field. I’ve even felt this shooting 3-pointers in the middle of a basketball game. Nothing could stop the basketball from going in the basket. How do you recreate these feelings to... Read More

Strut A Little

August 10th, 2015

Confidence is self-belief. It is having faith in your own abilities. Confidence is just a surplus of positive thoughts impacting your attitude. When you are consciously or subconsciously thinking more good thoughts than bad thoughts, you will have confidence. It is that simple. We have all had an area of our life where we did not feel confident. Maybe it was delivering a public speech, stepping into the batter’s box against a really good pitcher, or playing an instrument that we were completely uncomfortable with. Our confidence, or lack thereof, was and always will be a function of our thoughts. I... Read More

The Easy Way Out

July 13th, 2015

Just the other day I overheard an older gentleman talking about somebody he knew who had an impressive college degree from a very prestigious institution who was apparently, “taking the easy way out”. The young man that he spoke of was working a dead-end night job somewhere for very little pay. The job was barely getting him by and apparently, he wasn’t “using” his college degree. He was a failure to this older gentleman. This kid was apparently “afraid” to pursue a career in the field that he had studied in school. The man continued, saying that this young man wanted to release... Read More

Ancient Grains but Modern Thinking: Purely Elizabeth Sets a Standard for More than Granola

June 30th, 2015

A kooky philosophy professor of mine used to refer to foods that were vegan, gluten free, and free of refined sugar as “morally pure”. Though he was being a bit silly and facetious, the word “purely” captures perfectly the ingredients, mission and values, and intentions of the now Boulder-based natural food company, Purely Elizabeth. In 2008, Elizabeth Stein was a nutrition student with a dream of opening a natural foods company and moving out west: the manifest destiny of someone hoping to change the game of healthy gluten-free, vegan foods forever. After a whirlwind... Read More

The Fuel to YOUR Fire

June 22nd, 2015

We all possess a secret power deep within us. This secret power has the ability to create and manifest anything that we want in our lives. It is an unlimited catalog that we can place “orders” with, whenever we want. It will give us anything that we want, we just have to ask. Maybe it is wealth, success, new cars or just happiness – whatever it is we can have it. Period. So how do we unleash this power? Visualization. Visualization is the fuel to our internal-fire. Visualization is our connection to an infinite supply of wisdom, creativity and wealth. The Universe is always working to give... Read More

Childlike Strength

June 8th, 2015

“You possess a kind of inner force that seeks to guide you toward your Life’s Task – what you are meant to accomplish in the time that you live. In childhood this tone was clear to you. It directed you towards activities and subjects that fit your natural inclinations, that sparked a curiosity that was deep and primal. In the intervening years the force teds to fade in and out as you listen more to parents and peers, to the daily anxieties that wear away at you. This can be the source of your unhappiness – your lack of connection to who you are and what makes you unique. The first move... Read More

Entrepreneur – The Dirty Word That My Dad Hates

May 18th, 2015

A true entrepreneur is not just somebody who doesn’t like to work for others. It is somebody who has a burning desire to create new systems and build upon existing ones. An entrepreneur is always thinking of ways to improve everything they come in contact with. Successful entrepreneurs have a part of them that is extremely lazy. This laziness is what causes them to relentlessly think of new ways to make things easier on everybody. They are obsessive problem-solvers; they see every challenge as an opportunity to show people a better way of doing something. The typical office environment drives... Read More

I Am So Incredibly Grateful For…..

May 11th, 2015

I am so incredibly grateful for all of my readers. I am so incredibly grateful for the opportunity that I have every day to help people fight for their dreams. I am so incredibly grateful for all of the blessings and opportunities in my life…. These are 3 items that came straight off of my “100 things I am grateful for” list. There are plenty more where that came from and I want to extend a challenge to all of my friends and family to do the same. My mom and I get together about once a month to watch “The Secret”. It is one of our favorite motivational videos of all time. There are so... Read More

Unbeatable.

May 4th, 2015

Love him or (most likely) hate him, Floyd “Money” Mayweather has proved yet again that he is unbeatable. 48-0. He is one win shy of tying Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0. Floyd intends to tie the record in September and then retire as one of the greatest pound-for-pound boxers of all time. He is very clear about this goal. I have no doubt that he will accomplish it. Mayweather started his professional career as “Pretty Boy Floyd” and was just a shadow in the background of Oscar De La Hoya’s spotlight. Mayweather was winning fights but he was not nearly as famous as he is now. He was... Read More

Just Give Up Already – 3 Easy Ways to Become a Great Quitter

April 27th, 2015

We all have goals, dreams, visions and things that we would like to accomplish. I hope. I am surely wrong. Some people will drift aimlessly their entire life – allowing their negativity to become their reality. These people have not really given up on their dreams, they don’t really have any to begin with. If you have no desire to attain something you cannot fail. That is a safe way to have a terrible life. This blog is targeting people who actually do have goals and dreams. They have things that they DO want to accomplish. This blog is for you. All the people who are fighting every day to... Read More

The 19 Greatest Muhammad Ali Quotes

April 13th, 2015

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” –Ali “Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” –Ali “It’s the lack of faith that makes people afraid of meeting challenges, and I believe in myself.” –Ali “Champions aren’t made in... Read More

21st Century Slavery – Breaking the Chains

April 6th, 2015

Call me a trouble-maker. Call me a non-conformist. Call me an entrepreneur. Call me right, or call me wrong. Just don’t call me accepting of the arbitrary definition and schedule of “work”. I think many people misinterpret the difference between “work” and “adding value”. The definition of work should be “Creating and adding value to somebody, somewhere”. Why does this have to be confined to such a rigid and miserable 9-5 schedule? Why does it have to be the bane of most people’s existence? Why can’t work become more a fluid concept integrating all of our passions – personal... Read More

Strength, Love, Success and Attraction

March 30th, 2015

I am constantly spending my time reading and re-reading books that have resonated with me. It is always fascinating how your current circumstances will open your eyes to new messages. It seems as though you will always find the right message at the right time – if you are open to receiving it. I came across these 2 quotes in a book titled, “Creative Mind and Success” by Ernest Holmes. This is a phenomenal book full of incredible advice. The first quote is as follows: “The world seeks strength; be strong. The world loves love; embody it; see the good in all people; let go of all else. People... Read More

Overcoming the Internal Battle

March 23rd, 2015

In anticipation for the release of my latest book, tentatively titled Against The Ropes, here is a chapter that didn’t quite make the cut. Enjoy. Follow me on twitter @MatthewR_Harris for the latest details.  Overcoming the Internal Battle It is all mental from here on out. Your body is exhausted. So is your opponent. Don’t allow your own mind to become a stronger opponent than your actual opponent. Make sure your mind is on your side. The battle is now inside of you. Your body is well beyond the threshold of pain that you could have trained for. You are battling your own self-talk. Your... Read More

No Maybe. No Might. No Try.

March 16th, 2015

Commitment. This is the most important word in my vocabulary. When I make a commitment, it means that I will absolutely, without a doubt, accomplish what I promised to. Commitment is an absolute. The words maybe, might and try do not belong anywhere near the word commitment. I spent the first 3-1/2 years of my professional life in a sales organization – a very intense sales organization. We stood in front of a room of our peers every single Monday morning at 7:00am and made a COMMITMENT that we were to accomplish for the upcoming week. If anybody heard you use the word “try”, they would... Read More

Using artificial intelligence to free us from Time Claustrophobia

March 10th, 2015

Do you feel like there just isn’t enough time to spend time with those you love? Or maybe even feeling guilty enjoying that free time with your family because there is too much “stuff” to get done?! Well, we’ve all seen in the movies how Iron Man’s assistant JARVIS not only helps him get out of a sticky situations, but also manage his life in an entirely intelligent way. This type of technology is becoming a reality with a new app from a Boulder-based startup DaVinciTime.com who mission is to create intelligent software for ambitious people so they can be free of overwhelm to achieve... Read More

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