Surround yourself with the Right People in order to improve your life to help you to Break Murphy’s Law before it breaks you.

The point of our show “Breaking Murphy’s Law” is to help you to minimize the impact of Murphy’s Law in your Lives and Businesses. We want to defeat Murphy’s Law. We want to overcome Murphy’s Law.  We want to give people advice, inspiration and tools that will help them in life and business. Really, we want to help you and give you ideas that will help you to achieve your own personal potential in order to help you break Murphy’s Law, before Murphy’s Law breaks you.

In any endeavor there are fundamental success factors. In the area of Personal Physical Fitness, these may include cardio training, strength training and nutrition. In the area of Business Success, these may be marketing to get exposure of your services, providing quality services, having an effective billing system and having great control of expenses.


Additionally, in both Life and Business Success, one must have control of their Mind using techniques like goal setting, visualization, positive self-image, etc. You can and should study the teachings of people like Steven Covey, Anthony Robbins, Jim Rohn and Napoleon Hill, then apply these principles.


Well, “You have to do it by yourself, but you can’t do it alone.” What a paradox.


In the words of Jim Rohn, Success Philosopher and mentor of Tony Robbins, “don’t join an easy crowd, join a successful crowd where the expectations are high and the payoff is great”.


Therefore it is important to have, in addition to having your own internal discipline, to have Externally-imposed discipline, say in the form of a Personal trainer, a training partner, a drill sergeant of some type (if you will), or a business coach/consultant. This leads to…




Just as associating with negative people and places can be a direct cause of failure, Associating with positive people and places can be a direct cause of success. Emotions and attitudes are contagious! Enthusiasm is contagious! Success is contagious! Unfortunately, so is negativity and failure!  Your ENVIRONMENT – Your Physical and Social environment is a critical success factor, so surround yourself with people who are charged with positive energy.


Arnold Schwarzenegger said. “I have nothing to do with negative relationships. I stay away from negative influences. I have no time for negative thinkers and pessimists. Such people will suck you dry until you have become just as pessimistic as they are. Then you’ll have not just one, but two losers.”


According to Napoleon Hill, “People take on the nature and the habits and the power of thought of those with who they associate with in a spirit of sympathy and harmony.”


Perhaps you are aware of the idea of a MasterMind Group presented in Napoleon Hill’s book “Think and Grow Rich.”


Join a Social Support Group – a Master mind group of peers that will provide you with:


  • Accountability
  • Role models
  • Positive Environment
  • Specialized knowledge (through education)
  • Support and “you can do it” encouragement
  • Being mentored (half the circle)
  • Teaching, sharing and supporting others (which completes the circle)


Get into a Social Support Circle including Peers and Expert Mentors. Do this through personal relationships and meeting face to face or perhaps through online social support groups. A Social Community allows you to do two things, both to SUCCEED with the help of others, and then to become a source of hope for others by sharing your success and even become a coach, mentor, or teacher yourself. This creates a social circle of support.


Often we hear it said that in business, people are our greatest asset. Well that is not exactly true. A better way to say to say it is, THE RIGHT PEOPLE are our greatest asset, whether it is in business, sports, or life.


So again, let’s come back to the quote by Jim Rohn, “Don’t join an easy crowd, join a successful crowd where the expectations are high and the payoff is great.”

Mike Hoffman

Mike Hoffman is Owner and General Manager of ServiceMaster by Disaster Professionals. He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He was at MSU at the same time as Magic Johnson and Kirk Gibson. As Owner of ServiceMaster by Disaster Professionals he is dedicated to helping people reach their personal potential and to not let disasters or other unplanned events get in the way. Prior to owning ServiceMaster by Disaster Professionals, Mike had a successful career in the Semiconductor industry for 27 years working for Motorola and On Semiconductor. During this time he achieved his goals of Managing Semiconductor Manufacturing Facilities, Project Managing the building of new facilities, working internationally and living internationally. He and his family lived in Guadalajara, Mexico from 1999 to 2002 then in Bratislava, Slovakia from 2002 to 2006. During his time in the Semiconductor industry he traveled extensively throughout Europe, North America, Asia, and Israel developing relationship and friendships throughout the world. Now he is working to do the same in our own community here in Phoenix.

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