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Did you know you are a Hero?

Did you know you are a Hero?

I hope this e-mail finds you abundant.  Did you know that you are a hero? If you face your fears and do things even when you are in fear of the result, outcome or process, you have courage.  The trick about having even a little courage is it is like a muscle and when you flex […]

Thank Your Critics

Thank Your Critics

In my job, I have the privilege of working with some of the most courageous people in business…entrepreneurs. Or as I like to call them builders, courageous for some very basic reasons. They try to do things people say are impossible, or are bad ideas, or just plain something people will not accept. I mean who would have thought that […]

Love Conquers All Even Mike Tyson

Love Conquers All Even Mike Tyson

Early in Mike Tyson’s incredible career he was the most dominant boxer in history. Many thought he was unstoppable. When Buster Douglas was slated to fight Mike Tyson, it was only supposed to be a warm up for the apparent “real” show down between Tyson and Holyfield. Buster had someone on his side—his mom. He […]

Early and Often

Early and Often

My job is pretty awesome.  I get to work with some of the most dynamic and incredible entrepreneurs.  They rarely have hardly anything in common except one thing.  They work early and they work often on themselves as well as their businesses.  They have invested consistently on themselves and their businesses early and often.  Their personal history […]

Standards vs Goals

Standards vs Goals

Change your standards and everything changes. Set goals as a way to challenge yourself to innovate and implement new ideas, tactics and strategies. We should always set goals as there are great constructive things we can get done with ourselves by pushing to reaching beyond our current capacity. Here is why I talk so much […]

Schedule and Checkbook

Schedule and Checkbook

Nine years ago, a great friend of mine said to me “Show me your calendar and your check book and I will show you what is important to you?”  The comment caught me off guard and I wanted to dispute it.  I thought there were many things I cared about that I didn’t spend time or money […]

Would people pay you to know what you know?

Would people pay you to know what you know?

Yesterday, I met Ari Weinzweig with the famed Zingerman’s Deli. They have built a relative food empire that has culminated into not only food tours, guides to good eating and a book called “Building a Great Business.” It has been touted reputably as one of the best restaurant brands and independent concepts in the country. Here […]

The Real Reason there aren’t more Entrepreneurs

The Real Reason there aren’t more Entrepreneurs

What is the real reason more people don’t take on the very difficult challenge of being an entrepreneur? One four letter f-word called fear. Fear of failure, fear of risk, and most of all, one that I really believe alot of us don’t admit…the fear of being alone. The fear of being alone in our new […]

Letter to Dad

Letter to Dad

Today, I’m about a week from the anniversary of the last time I saw my Dad. I’m nervous… but today I read a poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond […]