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 […]

2014: Cheerful. Maximize. Presence.

This is the third year (2012, 2013) I’m using the concept of “Three Words.” It’s a very cerebral exercise and something I take seriously. In lieu of creating New Year’s Resolutions, which ultimately are broken and disappoint, “Three Words” creates beacons to guide you for the year. I’d like to personally thank Chris Brogan – a […]

What I Want for Christmas – 2013

Dear Mom and Dad – I received your voice mail yesterday regarding Christmas gift ideas. Yes, I know that it is your “Third Request” for this information. I am not ignoring you; I’m just struggling to come up with anything. Rachel and I live blessed lives. We have an amazing daughter who keeps us on […]

Passion to Build a Great Company

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 […]