I believe success in any part of your life involves vulnerability. If you want to grow your business you have to grow yourself, emotionally, spiritually and physically. Our greatest moments often come right after crisis, just after rock bottom. But we don’t know we have hit rock bottom until we have connected with ourselves from the inside. My stories of business growth are directly connected to stories of personal angst and challenge. I’ve discovered the object in my way is in fact they way.

The ultimate cheat sheet to outsourcing your life and being more productive

Do you ever feel like your life is a traffic jam and you’re constantly battling to get more and more done with no light at the end of the tunnel? Does that traffic jam ever feel like a 40 car pile up? We have all this technology readily…

Five things I learned from angel investing that made me a better entrepreneur

For two years I was out of the business of operating a business. During that time I discovered a great way to gamble away my hard earned savings. It’s called angel investing. It’s where you give a couple of entrepreneurs with an idea $50-$250K…

How to compete with yourself and win

“Comparison is the death of joy.” – Mark Twain For years I was unhappy with my fitness level, my wealth, my business achievements, my house… The list is exhaustive. I was always competing with those around me. I’d go to the gym…

Five questions you can reframe to get unstuck

Instead of asking ‘why healthy food is so expensive’, ask ‘why is junk food is so cheap?’ Instead of asking ‘who can help me today’, ask ‘who can I help right now?’ Don’t ask ‘what is wrong with me’, ask ‘what is…
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The four power steps to the ultimate pitch perfect value proposition

On the surface, value propositions seem incredibly straightforward. But it actually requires a lot of thought, research and market observation to get it right. This messaging needs to clearly and simply explain what your business does for your…

How I Learned to maximize my advisor relationships from a guy I met in a parking lot

When I was seventeen I was offered the opportunity to seek revenge on the person who stole my custom made $2000 bike. I still remember the moment clearly: my client, a general contractor for whom I printed and delivered flyers for, had set up…

Genba is where the magic happens

A lasting impact occurs when you go to the genba. It's the Japanese term for 'the real place'. The idea of genba is that problems are visible, and the best ideas for improvement will come from going to the genba. It also can be translated as…