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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…

I was 36 months away from being irrelevant

June 18, 2018

I was maybe 36 months away from being completely irrelevant.  And didn’t even know it.  I hope this post is a wake-up call for you too. According to analytics from Flurry, a year ago we were spending 5 hours a day on our mobile device.  You know, that thing we used to call a cell…

Some are winning many are not. Why?

June 13, 2018

We’re either moving forward or moving backward. Offense or defense.  There is no neutral.  Yesterday I emceed an event with real estate entrepreneurs and there were some clear themes I pulled out of that day.  The gap between those that are winning and those that are not is wide.  And widening.  Here’s where I am…

Unexpectedly I’ve become very judgmental

June 5, 2018

June 5th, downtown DC, 78 degrees. Unexpectedly I’ve become very judgmental and frankly I’m embarrassed to admit it.  A couple weeks ago I found $220 cash, by the Washington Monument.  I waited around for quite a while to see if anyone would come back and appear to be looking for something.  No one came, and…

How do you define success?

June 4, 2018

Washington, DC – Crestwood.  78 and finally sunny after weeks of rain. A couple days ago I had a conversation with Brandon T. Adams.  He, along with his finance Samantha Rossin is producing a show called Success in Your City.  The premise is to discover what success is.  It was a fascinating conversation – I…