Monthly Archives: March 2017

The path onward is often not straight, and never easy

Why is this so true? Why is “two steps forward, one step backward”  the “way” of things? I think it’s because as humans we are kind of stubborn and daft.  We just are.  Look I’m sorry if you’re the one person that has it all together, doesn’t make mistakes in life, has everything they want, […]

At the breaking point, keep pressing, the second half is when you pass the quitters

I’ve run a lot of races over the years. All different kinds, everything from the 800-meter sprint to a 26.2-mile marathon. One thing remains true for the start of every single race I’ve ever run. There’s always a group of overzealous & inexperienced runners that break out in the first half of the run with […]

Don’t be afraid to be who you really are

I’ve observed something very odd over the last 20 years. People want to be special, different, unique. You want to stand out from the crowd. You don’t want to be just another lemming. You don’t want to follow.  Of course there are always exceptions, so if you’re starting to mumble to yourself, “wait a second, […]

Often opportunity presents itself after the majority give up

Too often the amount of effort required is just a tiny bit more than what most are willing to invest. Why is that? Quite frankly it’s cause it’s freaking hard. It’s easy to lose track of the “why” in the midst of the challenges the day to day minutia of it all creates. The world […]

The time to “push harder” is most important when it’s “hardest to push”

Why our world is setup in a way where the most difficult times require the most difficult decisions I do not know. I do know that it does tend to work that way with most things in life. When you’re running a race, for example, it’s the most important to push harder when it’s hardest. […]

A journey worth taking will most assuredly be hard

It’s a fact of life that at some point in every person’s life they will be faced with circumstances that are difficult. Difficult to the point where they’ll doubt their ability to persevere. It’s just part of the world we live in. Let’s face it, we live in world that’s just plain nasty, totally unconcerned with […]

Make sure you’re always paying attention to the details

Stop blaming the mistakes you’re making on the “hustle” of business. I have been an entrepreneur for over 20 years. I have founded or co-founded 14 different businesses. Most of them didn’t end all that great, some of them became pretty amazing things, in every single one I learned incredible lessons on life, people, and […]

Hard work pays off when you have enough stamina to keep on when most quit.

There are some that choose to keep going. There are some that choose to press on through the pain, through the doubt, thought the struggle. There are those that are willing to go just a bit more than the rest. The ones that are willing to go further than everyone else are, well, special… and rare, […]

Running on regret over mistakes and misplaced trust is painful. BUT; darn effective.

Life is built on relationships. Business is built on relationships. It’s just part of the game. It’s not bad or good, it just is. If you want to get anywhere in life you’re gonna have to extend trust in relationships, you just are. People being what they are just means that as you extend trust, […]