Always be Beginning…

Through clenched teeth, I could feel myself getting angry. At 239 lbs. and standing 6 feet tall, not only was my opponent big, but he was incredibly practiced and skilled at jujitsu. And I was neither of those. Let’s just say, that session, sequences of 5 minutes of wrestling and grappling, left me very frustrated. …

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What the hell is “Character?”

The more I travel the more conversations I have that deeply resonate with me and yet stir up so much emotion. So there I am, having a conversation in a bar with a stranger like we had known each other for years. We were both laying on the floor some of our deep, dark challenges …

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Independence is…

Have you ever been really frustrated at work and had a thought like, “I can’t wait to retire and be in charge of my schedule!” Or better, “If I started my own company, I’d never need to lean on anyone – it would be me in charge!” I remember in my employee days what kinds …

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Access Vs. Ownership

    I have questions, so many questions in this write up. Come explore an idea with me!   I was sitting outside in the sun on a recent morning. I watched a guy fly by me on a byrd, one of those electric scooters. They might not be in your city, but they are …

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The Marathon and I…

Marathon running is much like owning a business, quitting a job to start a company, or anything else that requires you to go the distance. This weekend I ran the Marine Corps Marathon, and wow did it go differently than expected. Still, I learned a lot about the character and habits and mindset in place, …

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