How I Went from Selling Donuts to Selling Drugs (& why that’s a good thing)

When I was 16, I stopped selling donuts and started selling drugs, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Strange way to start a post? Let me explain… After several months of interning at a shop that repaired electronic typewriters, I applied for and got my first ever “real” job: running […]

How to Gain 200 Extra Minutes Each Week Without Spending a Dime

Do you feel like there’s never enough time each week to get everything done in your business? What about the rest of your life…feeling overwhelmed with all the stuff you have to do? If a 20-minute fix could give you 200 minutes back, would you want it? I thought so. Here’s the scoop, as quickly […]

The Hidden Link Between Healthy Sex and Healthy Sales

I saw a Facebook post the other day from a man who came to this conclusion about his wife’s role in their sex life (paraphrased for clarity): “She’s here to meet my needs, and if she doesn’t, I’ll meet them myself.” When I read that person’s post and the way he had objectified his wife, […]

What “Frozen 2” Taught Me About Building a Successful Life and Business

My daughter is 3 and she LOVES all things “Frozen” so naturally, I’ve seen “Frozen 2” about 4,832 times. But something hit me the other day that is SUCH a powerful growth lesson that I had to share it. In the opening section of the movie, Queen Elsa hears a mysterious voice and responds like […]

Winning at Work but Losing at Home? Here’s 3 Ways to Fix it

If your family moved out tomorrow, would you know why? Don’t get me wrong; I’m not suggesting something like that WILL happen, simply posing the question that if it DID happen, would you understand the reasons behind it? Let me explain. It’s usually pretty easy to tell if we’re “winning” at work. Sales numbers, customer […]

What a Stupid Fly Taught Me About Smart Leadership

I like to think I can learn something from anything…but a fly? What vital lesson about life and leadership could I POSSIBLY tease out of repeated failed attempts to smack an annoying insect? I’m sitting at brown wooden table in an empty ice cream parlor, surrounded by teal metal chairs and the sound of carefully […]

3 Ways to Know for SURE That Your Work Really Matters

Have you ever woken up one morning and asked yourself, “Does what I do every day really MATTER?” Maybe the money is coming in just fine, but it doesn’t feel meaningful, it’s not fulfilling anymore, and you wonder if your vocation is really making a difference. If that’s you, here’s a simple process I use for myself […]

4 Questions to “Kick-Start” Your Next Level of Success

Have you ever looked at someone else’s life and thought, “I would LOVE to be where they are / have what they have / do what they do?”  Here’s some great news: if you’ve found an example of the kind of success you want to achieve, there is a SUPER-SIMPLE process you can follow to […]

3 Ways to Help Your Kids **Not** Hate Your Work

If you’re growing a business and a family at the same time, you know conflict is almost inevitable because both are hungry for your attention. Often we can get some understanding from a spouse or significant other because adults know it takes time and sacrifice to build a company. But what about our kids? How […]

Why “Balance Work and Family” is Terrible Advice (& What to Do Instead)

Have you heard the advice about “balancing work and family” if you want to keep your life from falling apart? What if it’s WRONG? What if “balance” between these two things is not only impossible to maintain, but is actually harmful to pursue if you want both your company and your family to thrive? If you’re committed […]