Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?

I need to get the car fixed. I reminded myself as I walked down the long but scenic stretch to the clock -in counter at my hotel day job. If the car is fixed, I can get to work earlier and have more time to prepare for the work day. I don't even like this … Continue reading Do You Work to Live or Live to Work?

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Is Your Wealth Model Broken?

Your wealth model is your total income and the means by which you attain it. If the post above is familiar to you, your wealth model just might be broken. "When you work for others, you are at their mercy. They own your work; they own you. Your creative spirit is squashed. What keeps you … Continue reading Is Your Wealth Model Broken?

3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Mentor to Succeed

A month ago I ended a fifteen year friendship. It was not as difficult as I thought it would have been. In a brief four sentence conversation I realized I had outgrown my dear friend. I also realized just how much weight his opinion had carried in my life and I was more than ready … Continue reading 3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Mentor to Succeed

Overcoming ‘Shiny Job’ Syndrome

"We are going to have to let you go". I heard the words with the surreal realization that I was saying them. I was firing someone. As a person who feels deeply, one of my greatest challenges in business was separating my empathy from what had to be done. This employee had received several warnings … Continue reading Overcoming ‘Shiny Job’ Syndrome

Entrepreneurship – Solving A Problem

One of the most common complaints I get from clients is: "Starting a business is so complicated!" If you have ever attempted to start a business, you would have found out that the red tape alone can choke you. The fees, the paperwork, the taxes, the business plans to beg for a loan... It is … Continue reading Entrepreneurship – Solving A Problem

Losing The Fear Of Change

The tiles were yellow and faded. Aged and handled magazines covered the coffee table. As I sat in the doctor's office of my hometown, I saw several familiar faces. People I had known forever but never quite got around to meeting. It was my first week on the road as a Pharmaceutical Rep. As I … Continue reading Losing The Fear Of Change

From Pain To Purpose

When I went broke, I experienced severe emotional pain. In my mind, there was nothing more painful than not having a steady stream of income. It stole my independence and my freedom – two of the things I valued dearly. I got angry Felt helpless I felt like a slave to whomever I allowed to … Continue reading From Pain To Purpose