Tony Robbins Free Comeback Challenge

If you know anything about motivation you probably know about Tony Robbins. His events draws large crowds, but events have been postponed recently due to COVID-19. Luckily while we deal with that, he is offering a free 7-day challenge with him and other presenters. Check it out at:
See them virtually live on Facebook at 2pm EDT each day this week.
What other great virtual events have you found recently? Let us know in the comments

Three Secrets to Achieve Goals

So what is the secret with achieving goals? Maybe you've reached some, but if you are like many you make big goals & then give up when it gets out of reach.
In my younger years I struggled for years with keeping consistent with exercise. Then the TV show Ninja Warrior came along where I trained for 30 days & completed most of the obstacles. The same thing happened with my financial life - for years I lived in fear of picking the wrong investments, but now with the power of FIRE I'm on track to reach financial freedom in 7 years so my daughters can model the behavior.
Let's look at what works: Fun - Make it a game with rewards along the way. I love trying new craft beer, so for me that is a great incentive along the way to keep me motivated. I also love competition, sochallenging others can also help.Strong Desire - Having a powerful purpose drives our passion. Having a WHY is critical - the 80% vs. the how 20%. We need an urgency to hel…

COVID-19 Leadership Book Challenge

Well it goes without saying, but in these times of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic it is a perfect time to read a good book on leadership. A great recommendation I picked up recently is just the captivating read:
Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win audiobook / ebook
In fact, I'm calling out all current & future leaders to read this book so we can discuss it in an upcoming book club discussion.
What are your top 3 current & future leaders that you challenge? Let us know on Twitter by tagging @DestroyObstacle using #LeadershipChallenge.
We'll schedule a book club discussion soon, so subscribe on YouTube for updates
If you don't already have devices to help check out the Kindle, and you can spread out multiple Echo Dots around the house to read to you when you are not using headphones.

Opportunities During COVID-19 Pandemic

For those that still haven't followed the severity of the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic from my previous posts, we're only a few days away of escalating to what Italy is experiencing, & you can see a video telling theirselves from days ago to stay the F home.
In difficult times like these, I’m reminded of a great Winston Churchill quote: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty"
And not an opportunity to be selfish or greedy, but to help those in these times of need.
Being a tech geek allows me to help my colleagues, family, & friends use the digital tools they'll need while quarantined, so expect more info on my site Digital Beyond soon.
To stay in shape I continue to share pictures/stats with my running club on the free app Strava.
For our local finance group we'll meet virtually for our next meeting.
And luckily most books have digital copies still available through the library or o…

Survive COVID-19 Stay Home Virtual Visit

My Doctor wife has been handling the influx of telemedicine patients today with Coronavirus symptoms & basically urging most of them to (see my earlier post for more on that). Unfortunately still many are unaware of how easy they can spread it to others, which is causing the crisis to grow exponentially every day.
So what can we do to prevent the problem from becoming worse? Well besides above,  use the virtual resources you have at your disposal. The health care system in our area is currently offering FREE virtual visits at There are also many other resources being shared within the community while we fight through this.
As this continues to escalate, we know that mandatory quarantine is necessary & will happen just like it did in San Francisco yesterday & already in other cities/countries globally.

If anyone is still unsure of the severity of this please reach out to me.
Quarantine won't stop m…

Stay The F Home Best of Social Media COVID-19 Tips

Well best we can do for the Coronavirus now is help prepare & educate our loved ones, especially with useful memes for those on social media who may still be in denial.
#WashYourHands I look forward to encouraging others to take this challenge if you haven't already... 🙂 Gloria Gaynor #WashYourHands  #IWillSurviveChallenge on TikTok via @YouTube

Prepare for COVID-19

I'm sure the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic is on everyone's minds, & having a spouse working in the frontlines of the medical field helps me sort through the good/bad info. is a good fact checker, & check out the CDC safety tips such as practicing good hygiene, cancelling non-essential travel, & avoiding large crowds on the PDF linked at
Additional info from reputable sources: World Health Organization is beautiful charts (uses sources such as CDC/WHO) the curve I hope all my colleagues, family, & friends are taking the appropriate measures to stay safe & stock up on supplies. Feel free t…