Category Archives: Entrepreneurs & Intrapreneurs


When I launched out on my own in 2003, a mentor helped me get VERY clear on the reasons I had for starting my own business. They were and continue to this day to be: Freedom Flexibility Variety I


In the fall of 2012, I finished and published my first book. It was a proud moment and allowed me to check a huge item off my Bucket List. In order to spread the word about my book, I


How long have you been in business? A few months? A few years? A few decades? If you’ve been in business more than a few years, I have a question for you: When was the last time you scheduled


I was sitting at Panera reading yesterday morning. It’s a habit of mine to find time each week to read a magazine or a book that has a business or philosphical focus. Helps my brain get out of “scanning”


Have you ever watched what plants do? I have since childhood and I’m nearly obsessed with it. When I was a kid, I would lie down in the plants at dusk and watch the brilliant pink flowers of an


For the last few days, I’ve been listening to a new audio book by Adam Braun called The Promise of a Pencil. Adam traveled the world during college and had a nearly fatal ship ride during a Semester at


If you said the opposite of play is work, I’d like you to hold that thought. This weekend Nelson and I explored the miles of forests and rivers around our new home. We discovered (for a second time) Gorges


Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Nelson and I watched a show on Netflix called “Happy.” One particular segment of this show caught my attention. The narrator explained there’s a curious (and horrible) thing happening in Japan. It’s called Karoshi and


In the past few days, I’ve had two different people reach out to me. Both of them were asking for advice on starting their own businesses. My reply to them? “Go for it.” Life, technology, and business are changing


I’m roaring right into my busy season. There’s something about the fall and winter that compels people to call me. They are out of energy, desperate for more time, and feeling overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Today’s note is all about