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If you’re not what you do, then who are you? An unexpected challenge…

October 4, 2018

If you’re a successful entrepreneur chances are high that most days, there is very little daylight between who you are and what you do.  You are one with your work role, and your work role is one with you. It’s not just work. Look closely and you’ll see, we all play multiple roles and make choices…

Thoughts on Branding and Video Marketing

September 13, 2018

I recently had an opportunity to be on the “Live to Grind” Podcast show discussing branding and video marketing with Brandon T Adams. He is an entrepreneur and is also the co-host and Executive Producer of the Emmy®-nominated TV Show, Ambitious Adventures, and the Associate Producer of Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy. Brandon founded…

A perspective on repositioning oneself

September 9, 2018

In June I pulled myself out of the day to day.  I needed perspective.  Things were changing, and I was at an inflection point.  For 18 years I was head down building in the real estate business.  I loved it, but I could sense I needed to step back, assess.  Initially I thought I felt…

How to succeed in times of great change

August 19, 2018

I don’t have to tell you we are living in a time of great change.  It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find an area of our world that is not dealing with some sort of major, life changing disruption.  Talk to any taxi driver about Uber, or retail worker about Amazon, or real estate agent about…

A night at the Motel 6

August 8, 2018

In terms of wealth in the US, we’re somewhere in the top 3-5%, depending on the dataset you use. Most of my friends are at similar or more elite levels.  This is my reality.  You could say, I’m living in a bubble of affluence.  I’ve worked hard to get in this bubble and I am very…

A Quest to Find Answers

July 29, 2018

The Journey Begins and It’s Harder Than I Thought If you’ve been following me, you know I’ve been on a bit of a quest this summer.  I’ve been traveling around the country, actively listening.  A “listening tour” as called by my friend Christine Prefontaine. I’ve been listening to others, though mostly to myself, trying to…

Working for money?

July 11, 2018

Years ago, the master instructor Dick Dillingham posed the following question in class “If you didn’t have to work for money, what would you do?” I loved that question and got busy in my journal writing down all the things I would do if my lifestyle was taken care of and I didn’t have to…

The Market is Oversupplied with Insights

July 5, 2018

For the last several weeks I’ve been flying around the country teaching during my summer of listening. Throughout my presentations people often have “ah ha’s” or moments of insight.  Those moments can be powerful.  And yet, let’s be honest, they often don’t leave the room they are generated in.  I too have sat in class,…

To would-be entrepreneurs: There has been a big mistake.

June 25, 2018

I’m 6 weeks into my 2018 summer listening tour.  For those who missed it earlier, I’m touring the country and listening.  I’m listening because now is a special time in my professional narrative, and we are experiencing a unique time in history which is creating a whitespace of opportunity for entrepreneurs like me. The 4thindustrial…