The School of Greatness by Lewis Howes

Book Summary for The School of Greatness: A Real-World Guide to Living Bigger, Loving Deeper, and Leaving a Legacy

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This is a notes pages complied of my personal thoughts from the book and quoted material. Effort has been made to quick appropriate credit to the author.

Informal Summary:

Lewis Howes shares in a conversational format how he developed his overcoming mindset and of other highly accomplished people he’s personally come to know along his journey. Bouncing back and forth through story telling and practical steps, Howes walks with you in making significant changes in your life that he made just a few short years after deciding to get of his sister’s couch.

State of Illinois Reduces Filing Fees for Limited Liability Company (LLC)

December 20, 2017

CHICAGO – Signed today by Gov. Bruce Rauner, Senate Bill 867, sponsored by state Sen. Thomas Cullerton (D-Villa Park) and state Rep. Carol Sente (D-Buffalo Grove), reduces filing fees for LLCs. Noteworthy reductions are the Articles of Organization from $500 to $150, and the Annual Report, from $250 to $75.

Full press release by Secretary of State can be found here.
The Secretary of State website,, and the official Twitter account for the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State.
Bill status page for IL SB 867.

Sprint into your new writing habit

A review on Sprinter app

Novel writing month is over but no fear! I’m checking out a few apps that help encourage writing. Sprinter is a great tool to create the habit of brainstorming or timed writing exercises. It’s has a very simple display to avoid distractions.

Sprinter demo

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Would I recommend you to join a membership site?

My personal story after joining one

We can all use a little accountability from time to time. Let me share how I ended up joining the membership site, Rocking Productivity Academy. This time last year I was wondering if I had what it took to get anything crossed off my new years’ checklist.

I had three vague goals: post more often on my website, exercise consistently and read one book a month.

It was October 2016 and I had made progress on the last two goals. I had barely touched my website all year. It wasn’t being addressed because I was lacking skill, but rather because I kept letting perfection get in the way. I was too indecisive about the content calendar and little action.

What is a membership site?

An Overview and the Benefits to Joining One

So in the last post, I jumped right into the benefits of membership sites but perhaps you’re new to the concept of membership sites. Here’s a post to give you an overview of what is a membership site and why it may be to your benefit to join one.

membership site overview

So let’s take one step back. A membership site is a members-only site that you either pay a one-time or ongoing subscription for exclusive training and content.

I’ve joined a few membership sites over the years. You may have already joined one and not even realized it. They can include closed forums, goal association groups, online classrooms and training, and tracking/project teams, etc.

They all the following in common:

  1. They have one main problem to solve or goal to hit and it involves going through content and training provided.
  2. You are joining a team of people who will share the journey with you. It’s very likely you may not personally know the team.

  3. You’re all there to learn and share progress, and encourage.