Learning from Failure

Full unadulterated disclosure, I hate being wrong. It is a loathing etched so deep into my bones that I can’t remember a time when it wasn’t a part of who I am. While most people get embarrassed or don’t like being wrong, I absolutely despise it. To a fault sometimes. And for this blog to make sense, you have to …

In Memory of SAB (Mimi)

As everybody knows, work-life balance is important. We tend to say we’ll make more time to find that balance later, but sometimes later is too late. Even though you know you can’t be on all the time, knowing when to shut it down isn’t always clear.. I am not always the best at that. I enjoy doing what I do, …

Just Keep Pedaling

You’ve probably heard a million times that to get to where you want to be, you have to set goals. Well, setting the goals is the easy part.  When we set goals, personal or professional, there is a lot of room to fall off the path and never see any improvement. Whether it’s procrastination, lack of motivation, or not enough …

My Goals for 2020

It’s that time of year again. Time to review 2019 so that I can better plan for 2020. I take goal setting very seriously, and this year is no exception. My two main focuses for 2020 are consistency and intent. Believe me, I have plenty of specific goals, which I have listed for you below. But this year, my goals …

The Lone Road

This post comes from pretty deep in the vault. I wrote this post over a year and a half ago and recently found it. I wasn’t going to post it because it felt a little vulnerable, but decided to put it out there because you can see some faint glimmers of me discovering what I need to feel happy or …

Starting Over In Martial Arts

I have been neglecting this blog for sometime. And a lot has changed since the posts that I started this blog with. I plan to be more on the ball with talking about my journey and my businesses (yep, I did say businesses). A general catch up post will be coming very soon. “Growth and comfort do not exist.” – …

I spent $250 in January at Snap Kitchen, here is what happened.

Previously, I wrote about my experiences with my second year doing a Clean January. The goal is to start a habit or eliminate something unhealthy for at least one month with the hope of building it into your life permanently. Some of my goals were surprisingly more successful than they were the year before. For those that would like to …

Clean January

I am a huge fan of short-term experiments to see what works and what doesn’t before I make a long-term change. I have tried to make changes the way that most other people do, and it doesn’t work for me. Noah Kagan, (CEO of Sumo.com and AppSumo), sent an email about a Clean January group that he was putting together …

Goal setting and experiments vs. Resolutions

“Dad, what are resolutions?” my daughter Alice asked in the car the other day. I was off last week with my daughter since she was out of school. We were running an errand when a friend called and I answered on speakerphone. He has some resolutions for his personal life and his business so we talked about those. I offered …

How we learn and how to achieve mastery

There is a lot of focus on learning and improving in the circles that I run in.  Many people want to learn something and move onto the next thing, leaving a lot of opportunity available for people who really want to focus and learn something to the point of mastery.  If you want to be the best at something, it …