The Grim Reaper Almost Got Me

Sometimes, I do stupid stuff. Tuesday was no exception. I’ve spent a solid 25 years behind a desk. There is a reason. I suck at yard work. I know better. And yet, clearly, my adventurous, macho self doesn’t. So, when the neighbor’s deciduous tree, clearly overgrown and hanging into our yard, was dropping seemingly four […]

I’m Dying (and so are you)

I completed my yearly physical at Baptist Primary Care last Monday. The Doctor poked and prodded for about twenty minutes. Unfortunately, I received unexpected news. At 43, it is very clear that I am dying. Don’t feel bad for me. You are too. No matter your age, you slowly trudge away from the cradle each […]

ThinkingThursday: The Greatest Gifts

ThinkingThursday In the season of gifts, let us never lose focus that our greatest gifts are almost always right in front of us. #loveyourpeople #actions>values #experiencesnotthings #blindedbythelight

I Quit My Job a Year Ago. Here’s 47 Things I Believe about Life…

It’s been a year since I quit my job. A whole *&%*%*& year! This is actually the third time in my career I’ve walked away from work for a while. This hiatus has been my longest, most productive and best – because it has been my most intentional. The joy of this time hasn’t been […]

How a Simple Birthday Conversation Led to Burning 100,000 Calories

Earlier this week, while you were probably still sleeping, I crossed a milestone during my 6:15am workout at OrangeTheory Fitness. For the calendar year, I’ve now burned over 100,000 calories during 124 workouts.  It was epic calorie #225 that eclipsed the 100,000 mark. Ever the accountability through numbers guy, I watched the screen tick by […]

My Amazing Mom: The Inspirational Story of “Just Try”

“Son, I have lung cancer.” I should have been shocked. Strangely, I wasn’t. For the third time in six years, my amazing mom faces a life-threatening illness. What normally comes as shock has now come as commonplace. My amazing mom was given a week to live the day after Christmas…six years ago. Hospice rushed in […]

Life is a Choice You Make

So, hello, 2016! I’ve been preparing for you. I’ve spent the last two month re-investing in myself, my friends and my family. It’s been fabulous. And, I’m keeping the momentum going with a strong plan that includes my vision and values and an actionable plan. I’m choosing to engage the world in a positive, values-driven […]

Hello, Old Friend. Remember Me?

Dear [BeachBody, Plexus, Arbonne, R+F, Advocare, IDLife, other MLM] business owner friends, First off, I miss you – the “real you” since I feel like I’m only seeing the “business you” anymore. Can I ask a favor? Can you stop going all, “Ron ‘But wait, there’s more!’ Popeil” on me? I signed up to be […]

An Incredible Journey Ends at NFFS

Friends and Business Associates, Today, I stepped down as CEO of NFFS. The past four years have been the most exhilarating work years of my life: insanely high-growth, national recognition and helping people blossom into their best creates an experience beyond words. They have been the most personally challenging as well. Trying to manage a […]

2015: Experiences. Margin. Creator.

Once again, I am using 2015 to share my “Three Words.” The “Three Words” exercise was introduced to me by Chris Brogan – an age-peer who is a giant beyond his years and perspective. Instead of resolutions, which are easily broken and serve as guilt, Three Words serve as beacons to focus and frame the […]