Never Stop Being a Beginner

I’ve been snowboarding for 22 years. Scratch that. I’ve been a snowboarder for 22 years. It wasn’t just a twice a month recreational activity for me. I’ve won a boarder-cross event and qualified for regionals (where I lost). I opened up a trail called OZ in the Chugach Myn range in Alaska – a trail only accessible by helicopter. To …

5 Lessons I Learned in 2018

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Soren Kierkegaard The past week or so has been packed with family adventures and awesome conversations with friends. Incoming emails were almost nonexistent and much of my team was also unplugged for the holidays. Between skiing, Yankee swapping, building snow forts, and sipping wine, I had the …

Why I Hate Goals

A few days ago, Hallie and I were prepping for my weekly training for our real estate expansion business CEOs. It’s the end of the year, so Hallie suggested we talk about goals. I quickly replied, “I hate goals!” Hallie asked why. I replied and then she said, “Well, maybe you should just do a rant on the call about …

5 Ways to Grow Your Leadership Capital

As much as business and politics are sometimes at odds with one another, they really go hand in hand. Whether we like it or not, what happens in the global political arena effects the markets. And very often, what happens with the economy effects policy. We saw this most recently in the real estate industry in October when transactions slowed …

The Tao of Leadership

The Tao of Leadership

If you’ve read any of my blogs before, you know I’m not usually a proponent of the middle ground, of balance. I always lean towards balls to the wall action, extreme time management, playing full-out, and putting my foot on the gas and driving a few nails through it. Whether it’s wisdom, getting older, my spiritual growth, or learning the …