September 11, 2013 by Leave a Comment
Recently, I had the honor of being named an “Ultimate CEO” by the Jacksonville Business Journal. It was certainly a career moment to be recognized in this light alongside really amazing people doing even more amazing work. My personal favorite story belonged to Kevin Gay from Operation New Hope. You should really check out his […]
February 19, 2013 by Leave a Comment
As is typical of most of our weekends, the whirlwind of activity blew through the beaches moving us from place to place and event to event. My parents flew into town (bringing with them the historic cold weather), we celebrated our awesome friend, Brenna Vriga, by helping throw a surprise 30th birthday for her, I […]
January 1, 2013 by Leave a Comment
2012 was nothing short of extraordinary. But, uncertainty reigned supreme as 2011 turned into 2012. Consider I was: Exiting a business I grew and loved for a decade Expecting the birth of my first child, Brooklyn Considering what would be “next” both personally and professionally? To say my guiding words for 2012 (thank you ChrisBrogan.com) […]
February 13, 2012 by 3 Comments
Three weeks ago, my wife called me fat. My best friend didn’t deny it. I knew I was in trouble.
Life had gotten in the way of taking care of myself. I had a pregnant wife, we had just come off the holiday, my business was in transition, my stress levels were pretty enormous and I churned out a ridiculous number of hours at my desk. But, those were just excuses. In the moment, I didn’t realize was how far I had been led astray. By focusing on work so intensely, I had thrown my fitness, health and mental soundness out of whack.
January 12, 2012 by Leave a Comment
As a small business owner, the need to work hard is undisputed. It’s how you go about working hard that makes a difference. Now, for me, the word perspective is of the utmost importance. You have to be aware of yourself, your surroundings and how you fit into the competitive landscape. I find that successful […]
December 30, 2011 by Leave a Comment
I recently read an article about using three words to help stay focused. I wish I could find the article, but I think it was Chris Brogan who discussed the thought of 2012 goals in this manner. I appreciated its simplicity. As an entrepreneur, I can become overwhelmed with ideas and work, so staying focused is a […]
November 28, 2011 by Leave a Comment
Have you ever considered your own personal life goal? A single life goal? I have. Ever since I wrote my high school Senior Thesis paper on, “What is Success?”, I’ve thought about it. So far as I know, I’m only going to pass through this life once. Now, hopefully, I’ll make it to dance with […]