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A Holiday Letter

2018 is essentially behind us and I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on one of the most impactful years of my life.  Let’s call it my 2018 Holiday Letter. I look back on the year with great pride in my accomplishments. One of the most pivotal events for me in 2018 was repositioning…

Worry Is A Waste Of Imagination

I believe coaching is the path to mastery and I have a coach in many areas of my life.  In my personal life and business, I’ve been working with Steve Hardison, https://theultimatecoach.com.  He’s a powerful creator and has helped me more than I can put in words.  This last week I was with him in his…

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Gratitude 2.0

The holidays are a time when we reflect on the year with gratitude for all that has happened in our lives.  It’s a time when we seem to have a greater sense of perspective, more generosity, and perhaps even a little grace for ourselves. I believe you can never have too much gratitude, though what…

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4 Practical Tips to Get Through The Holiday Season

I consider myself an extroverted introvert.  I’m very much a people person, though I also need to manage that interaction or it can become too much.  Therefore I’m very thoughtful about my social interactions and work to manage my energy.  During the holiday, this can really be a challenge so I thought I’d share a…

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If you do it right, December is the month you can interact with more clients than any other month of the year…

If you do it right, December is the month you can interact with more clients than any other month of the year.  I’m a big believer in expressing gratitude just because you’re grateful, though I’m also thoughtful about the strategic message I’m sending about my brand this holiday season.  So how do you get the…

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3 tips to be purposeful at Holiday Parties

I love the holiday party season though, admittedly, I have to pace things or by the end of the month, I’ve burned out of holiday cheer.  I don’t always get it right, though I’ve learned over the years to be purposeful about my partying.  Here are 3 super practical tips I deploy each holiday season…

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End of Year Best Business Tips

December, it’s a festive and often busy month, hopefully, a time full of friends and family, reflection on 2018 and a look ahead for 2019. It’s also an important month in your business.  Here are two things I pay extra attention to in December each year to ensure I start the new year strong. Financials…

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What bothered me about Dubai

We are back from our fall trip where we visited the Maldives and Dubai.  The Maldives was stunningly beautiful, Dubai – interesting and controversial. First, a few things to know. Dubai is famously filled with foreigners, 85% of the population is composed of expatriates from all over the world.  It’s also incredibly safe for tourists, with one of the lowest…

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The Maldives, cheaper than you think…

We’ve gotten a few detailed questions about our trip to the Maldives and how much it actually costs so I thought I’d lay out a few specifics here.  We are committed to taking 3 great trips a year to counterbalance other areas of our lives, namely our busy businesses and like many of you, we…

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Give yourself a gift this holiday season – the life you want to live

As I was building our businesses I used to think we needed massive, highly leveraged businesses to live the lives we wanted to with the freedom to do things that are important to us.  While that is one path, it’s not the only one.  There are many paths to your best life, but only one…

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Grateful For (Mostly) Freedom

“Make sure you leave your ring at home,” I said as we were packing for our trip to the Maldives.  With that, both of us took off our wedding rings and left them in DC as we finished packing for our fall trip.  And honestly, I didn’t give any more thought to it until we…

Are You Finding Time For Yourself? A Practical Guideline.

Several years ago, I started to experience severe stomach pain in the afternoons.  It got so bad I had to go home every afternoon around 3 pm for a few hours. I went to several doctors and no one could come up with a definitive diagnosis.  Desperate for a solution I started to look at…

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