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Who Am I to…

I just returned from Wanderlust Festival where I immersed myself in music, yoga, and fresh mountain air for four days. I joined my wife, my sister and a bunch of friends in beautiful Squaw Valley, CA for an easy summer getaway . Or so I thought. Isn’t it funny how life sneaks in the big revelations when you’re least expecting …

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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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“I Am Not My Profession”

Last week I posted Episode 31 of my show with special guest Steve Rosenfield. I got to know Steve through my participation in his What I Be Project when he was in Portland recently. Steve left his corporate job a few years ago to pursue a life and career with more meaning and adventure. And his recent experiment with photography […]

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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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Hanging Out With Pioneers On The Oregon Trail

Portland, Oregon – Last week I spent 2 ½ days with fellow independent entrepreneurs at a brand new conference called Pioneer Nation. If there was ever an event hand-crafted for me, this would be it. The entire affair was geared towards independent entrepreneurs, small business owners, and freelancers that are creating their own work and forging their own destinies. I […]

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Setbacks on the Road to Meaningful Work

Why do people struggle with creating meaningful work? It’s a common problem: the part-time health coach, personal trainer, yoga teacher, photographer, mystery writer, jewelry maker, app developer or web designer who has incredible talent… but just can’t seem to get their meaningful project off the ground. Talented creatives often end up working for someone else, often at the expense of […]

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