My Thoughts, My Experiences, My Journey

The Maldives, cheaper than you think…

November 27, 2018

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…

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

November 24, 2018

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…

Grateful For (Mostly) Freedom

November 21, 2018

“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.

November 13, 2018

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…

Mid-Way through the Metamorphosis, and the Clarity is forming…

November 9, 2018

I’m changing.  At least I think I am.  Or maybe I’m just becoming a more authentic version of who I’ve always been.  Sometimes I’m not exactly sure which, but it’s been 5 months since I changed things around and went from spending 60+ hours a week on my real estate businesses to spending 30-40 hours…

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…