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The Best of The Best – Top 10 Podcast Episodes from 2015

I had the privilege of talking with some of the brightest and best entrepreneurs, experts and all-around business badasses on my podcast in 2015. I am filled with gratitude for the time and energy that these, and the rest of my guests, brought to the show. Last year I created a list of the most popular podcast episodes from the …

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2014’s Favorite Episodes + Articles

I spent a lot of time this past year talking to independent entrepreneurs and business builders on my podcast. I also wrote about my experiences with starting a business and leaving the corporate world behind. For the most part, every week last year… I wrote a new blog article. I published a new podcast interview with someone I admire every […]

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My First Year Of Being In Business Without A Job

Well, it’s been just over a year since my corporate layoff and making the decision to work for myself full time. The past year has been filled with moments of excitement, apprehension, satisfaction, fear and all the other feelings you might associate with riding on a roller coaster with no seat belt. Sometimes it’s the most amazing feeling in the […]

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Biz Wisdom Bomb – Coming to Terms

Today’s Biz Wisdom Bomb comes from Demetrius Mensah, a brilliant young entrepreneur that I had the pleasure of meeting last month. Demetrius is the Founder of Groundbreaker Customs, a custom shoe design company that designs and creates products that are a reflection of individual style. Demetrius also recently started the Progression Movement where he offers growth, confidence & positivity through […]

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Biz Wisdom Bomb – Can People Feel Why You’re In Business?

  Jill & I just spent three amazing days unplugging at the Oregon Coast and I’ll say straight up that it was hard to come home. We had fun running on the beach, starting happy hour a little earlier than usual, and we even renewed our wedding vows on the same beach where we got married two years ago. It […]

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The Joy of Putting People First

Six weeks ago I was sitting at the Pioneer Nation event in Portland, OR, wondering what bits of wisdom or knowledge that I would walk away with. It’s always my intention to gain insights, new friends, and new ideas from events like this. But this time I was looking for something more. Something specific and actionable that I could start […]

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A Pioneer Nation is Born

Photo credit: Chris Guillebeau via cc Nearly ten days have passed since I attended the inaugural Pioneer Nation event in Portland. I’ve had time to reflect on my experience and now it’s time to share. It’s nearly impossible for me to describe what actually went down over the course of three days. Imagine a conference packed with aspiring and seasoned […]

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