The Dream is Real (or how to be a badass butterfly)

The Dream is Real

We have a chrysalis attached to our trash can. They’re all over our yard, but this one in particular is attached to a garbage can that gets hoisted up and over an industrial trash truck by mechanical arm. The lid slams open, trash bags come roaring out, and the can is slammed back down on […]

Bigger, Bolder Vision = Work and Life That Matters


I often recommend the book, “The One Minute Millionaire” to people who are first thinking about transitioning from a salaried job to more meaningful work. Reading it is like wiping the grime off a dirty window. It helps you see a bigger future – what’s not only probable, but possible. Sometimes it even helps you see […]

Building a Power Team


I felt like all the air had been sucked out of the room. I had just shared with a colleague that, after twenty years working for a salary, I was going to start my own company and transition to generating my own income by pursing my passion. He stood there and stared at me, unblinking, with […]

No More Waiting

No More Waiting

If you are waiting for fear to subside before you act, you will never move. The fear doesn’t subside until you move. Only action trumps fear. Remember a time when you woke up in the middle of the night because of a nightmare or a strange noise you heard, and you were absolutely paralyzed? You […]

You Are Not Off Track


When you are a young, single, hotshot professional, it feels like the only way is up. You graduate from school, land a good job, and proceed to wrap your life around it and your almost certain date with destiny. Sure, sure, you plan to get married some day and have children, but that couldn’t possibly […]

How Long Is Too Long?


People ask me how my business is doing and I have this insane desire to tell them my mother just died. That’s what I said for about six months, followed by the statement she had died “this year.” In recent months, it became “well, my mom died last year.” And that is true. But it’s […]