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10 Must-Dos For Entrepreneurs Going Into a Shift

October 29, 2018

10 Must-Dos for Entrepreneurs going into a Shift Earlier this week I wrote 6 tips for anyone in down economic cycles, today I’m following that up with tips for entrepreneurs going into a down cycle. Heads up business owners, this is for you! Cut your expenses by 10-20%.  Now.  Make two lists, things you will cut…

6 Practical Tips to Succeed as the Economy Shifts

October 23, 2018

Mark my words, we are at the top of this economic cycle, and starting to trend on the back end of the peak. Interest rates are rapidly rising, the stock market is starting to correct, real estate sales have slumped several months in a row, and we are experiencing one of the longest, if not the…

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…