..The end of the world and a lack of true fans.

A wise man once shared a bit of wisdom with me. He said, “No one comes to Jesus because he lost an argument.” He was referencing a moral/doctrinal debate we had just witnessed between a Christian and an atheist. After a heated exchange, neither party was remotely interested in challenging their preexisting beliefs. The soft-spoken, elderly gentleman then finished his sage message by adding, “The only way to win people over is how they see you live. Otherwise, you are just a clanging cymbal.” We find ourselves at a…


2020 was a doozy. We all need some time to recover. There’s no shortage of books, podcasts, and blogs directed towards reducing stress and anxiety. Here’s a quick overview of 5 popular audiobooks to help narrow your choices and maximize your time.

10% Happier by Dan Harris The author here is no guru, and he’ll be the first to admit it. This author narrated work is more of a memoir or autobiography than a down and dirty self-help book. It contains a busy professional’s story, getting lost in familiar ways and then navigating to a tangibly better place. He doesn’t…


There is a simple idea that is rampant today, more prevalent than ever in human history. It scampers across every city and infiltrates every home and business. We blame the younger generation for it, and criticize them for proliferating it. All the while, we unconsciously let it invade our own lifestyle and pass it on to our friends and children. What is the contagious concept that has become such a hot buzzword? Entitlement

Who do you think of when you first hear the word? Be honest. Is this the disease exclusive to the younger generation, of millennials, of a certain…


The first thing a doctor should ask in any exam for illness or anxiety is, “How well are you sleeping?” If you are not sleeping well, you are sick.

When we aren’t well-rested, we cannot do peak work, whether physical or mental. Proper sleep regulates hormones that control energy, appetite, attitude, happiness, and sex drive. Inadequate sleep causes our immune system to fail too. When you start looking into the dangers of insufficient sleep, the research is flat out scary.

Poor sleep always negatively affects the mind, body, and spirit. Until you get on the right track with sleep and…


We go to work early. We stay late. We work weekends. We continue to work after returning home. Heck, some of us work while waiting for our car to be washed, or for the traffic light to turn green. Who are we? You falsely know us as the hardest working folks in town; the hustlers, go-getters, and over-achievers. Our culture acknowledges, admires, and affirms us. What the culture doesn’t know is that some of us are selfish, misdirected, unconscious, or at best, unstable cowards.

So many are hiding and never even realize it. I did it for years, and still…


A freshman college student asked me last week, “Dr. Dallas, you built a lot of stuff and have multiple degrees, right? Knowing what you know, do you think I should get my degree or focus on being an entrepreneur?” Without any need to ponder, my immediate response was an emphatic, “Yes!”

It took him a minute to re-process both his question and my answer. He received a “both/and” response when he was looking for an “either/or.” I knew from his facial expression that I needed to expand on my reply and deliver some quick truth. …


Here are a few tips that many hustlers never get the opportunity to learn.

1. Sell your first product before you ever build it.

All anyone needs to start a new business is a product, a buyer, and a way to sell it. There is no steadfast rule on which one of these three must come first. Most people attempt it in the wrong sequence, never completing the task.

2. Launch ASAP, even if not perfect.

The product will always need to be tweaked and improved. The only way to know what work is necessary is to obtain feedback from…


A successful life requires work. No one needs convincing of that. What we may need, however, is to understand and to be reminded of the dire need for proper leisure. I don’t just mean rest, quiet, amusement, or a mere cessation of work. Purposeful leisure is something totally different and more strategically complex than a break from work. Most of us are doing it wrong.

This is not a message to reiterate that we all probably work too hard and too often. That sentiment is likely overstated, a bit cliché, and also accurate. It’s an entrenched, cultural issue now to…


How much do you pay for good sex? Would you pay $100 a month to keep it going strong? For double the results, would you pay $200 a month? What if I told you that your spouse wouldn’t be mad at you? Over a year ago, my wife and I made a deliberate and valuable decision. We decided to start seriously dating again. I mean with each other. We had a healthy marriage for fourteen years, but it seemed to be warranting a higher level of attention and maintenance. Life always gets more demanding doesn’t it? It wasn’t that we…


People overuse the term “fear of failure.” However, Atychiphobia may be a huge misnomer. I don’t think we are afraid of the failure itself (noun) or the act of failing (verb). You don’t agree?

The thing we are actually afraid of is the potential result of the perceived failure. We are not worried about what the thing will do to us or how we will react to it. What we really cower away from is how other people could potentially react to our actions.

Being afraid of an unclear, non-tangible thing is crippling, and ridiculous. Think about it. We are…

Nate Dallas

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