I’m Finally Chasing a Goal That’s Nagged Me for Years

By Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4 Permalink 1

I used to run track in college. I was a long jumper. My senior (final) year was wrought with injuries and inconsistent performances. I always expected so much more out of myself and graduated having not officially achieved the distance goal I had in mind: 24 feet/7.32 Meters. I jumped 23'9 my freshman year; but for reasons aplenty, I never flew beyond that. It's bothered me at least once...almost every.damn.day since then. In fact, I still ...

4 Entrepreneurial Lessons I’ve Learned Over the Years

By Saturday, October 18, 2014 2 Permalink 0

I've been part of numerous projects over the years. Each with their own set of challenges. Many have failed, which means I've done a lot of learning. For today (since it's the 100th post), I wanted to highlight some entrepreneurial lessons I've learned over the years. 1. Be extremely selective when adding people to your team. Think of every project you start as your baby. You wouldn't leave your child with just anyone, right? It has to be the ...

Beginning at the End: How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

By Wednesday, October 9, 2013 0 Permalink 0

If you were at your own funeral and four people from the most important parts of your life (family, friends, work, and church or community organization) were speaking about you, what would you want them to say? … Yeah, I know. Don’t worry. When I read this question in the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, I had to take some time to think. I’m sure you feel the same given the growing list of notable names ...

One Step Closer to Freedom: I Conquered a Fear Last Week.

By Monday, October 7, 2013 1 Permalink 0

We all have fears and stuff we're not good at. And some of the stuff we think we're not good at we could be if we didn't let negative thinking get the best of us. That's how it's been with me and public speaking. Yeah, I've done panels ranging from men's thoughts on dating and relationships to what it takes to successfully manage social media for some of the biggest brands in the world. I've ...

Accept Yourself. It’s Good for Your Health. (Or So I’ve Learned)

By Wednesday, September 4, 2013 7 Permalink 0

“be yourself- not your idea of what you think somebody else's idea of yourself should be.” - Henry David Thoreau I had a silly debate over the Labor Day weekend. I was sitting at a BBQ yapping it up when a friend that always tells it how it is claimed that she's socially awkward. Before she could move to the next sentence, I chimed in letting her know that wasn't the case. "No. You're not socially awkward. ...

Learning to Be My Full Self and the Pursuit of Freedom

By Tuesday, August 13, 2013 0 Permalink 0

I read a post from a friend of mine a couple weeks ago. He wrote about the importance of living your truth. More specifically, being your whole self and not sacrificing basic tenets of who you are to better fit in with the majority or be accepted. This article resonated with me for a few reasons, but most notably the approach to my personal brand and my audience. More specifically, how people perceive me and ...