Using a Coach to Improve Your Life

Funny, I was talking about this at lunch today with one of my business partners and then I stumble upon this from The Good Men Project.

"If you look at people who are the best at what they do, whether it’s athletes, artists, or business people, they all get coaching in one form or another."

This article breaks down some recommendations on next steps.

  1. Decide what you want to be coached on.
  2. Choose a goal you want to head towards.
  3. Create a plan of action.
  4. Execute the plan.

Quite possibly the most important part would be a fifth step. Regularly evaluate your progress (but not too often) and adjust as needed.

10 Travel Tips From Someone Who Logs 200,000+ Miles Each Year

One of the best things about travel is getting to meet other people. And every now and then, you luck out and meet someone who starts a conversation that leads to amazing travel advice.

I didn't know about the talcum powder trick. The $20 idea is good but I'd also say keeping a crisp $100 somewhere is also a solid practice. One time in Frankfurt I couldn't get one of my bills exchanged because it was an older style. Now I try to bring only new cash and use my cards whenever possible.

M life games

When considering a trip to Las Vegas, I'm always looking for ways to reduce my cash outlay. While this doesn't count as travel hacking in my book, I'm all in if I can catch some discounts or freebies.

Here’s some information I’ve cobbled together so far using the M life games that are available on Facebook and as apps:

- There are 4 different games you can play to earn coins/points
    - myVegas Slots
    - myVegas BlackJack
    - POP! Slots
    - KONAMI Slots
- Each game gives you free coins and bonuses every day you open each app
- If you link them to your Facebook account, all of your coins go into one pot
- You need a M life account number to redeem your points but you can play without one
- Register for a M life account at https://www.mlife.com/en/sign-up.html
- You can pickup your M life card from a M life counter at any MGM property
- To redeem a reward, you need: your driver’s license, M life card, and your myVegas reward purchase confirmation number
- You need to go to the reward location’s M life counter to have the it loaded to your card
- You can only redeem three myVegas rewards every rolling 30-day period
- You can earn discounted items, buy one get ones, or fully comp’d tickets and rooms