Two weeks ago, I did something totally outside of my comfort zone. I put an away message up on my email, I powered down my phone, and I went completely dark. From the rest of the world, that is. On Friday, before I left for vacation, I was already stressing about being disconnected from my … More CEO Gone Wild – The Power of Strategic Disengagement
A couple of weeks ago I was just finishing my 4th Ironman, this time in Tempe, Arizona. A race that would qualify me me for the 70.3 World Championship Ironman in South Africa. It’s hard to believe that only one year ago I was just learning how to swim (okay, I knew how to swim, dogging … More Transforming Lives On My Way to South Africa
Well, my first Ironman has come and gone. Nine months of discipline and training for 10 hours, 50 minutes, and 43 seconds of pure execution. People keep asking me what it felt like to cross that finish line. Did I feel relief? Or euphoria? Or pride? Or a sense of accomplishment? Or joy? I guess … More Lessons From the Finish Line: What I Learned From Completing My First Ironman
At some point in your entrepreneurial journey, you’re going to wake up and realize that you no longer have a job. Okay, that could be because you built up your company and sold it, but more often than not it’s because you have surrounded yourself with great talent and you are no longer needed in … More The 3 Most Important Things a Leader Must Do
One of the very first things we do with any new leadership team member is hand them a copy of my User’s Manual (email Hallie for a blank copy to create your own). It’s basically a cheat sheet of my idiosyncrasies, my values, my strengths, and my weaknesses. Actually, we talk about all of these things … More Do You Have a Heart for Business?
Last week I spent five days in the woods, hunting in Kansas with my Dad. What an amazing time to reflect. Regardless of how you feel about hunting, there is nothing like being in nature for days at a time without any distractions and limited cell phone service. Yeah, sure, sometimes it can get a little … More Simple, Singular Focus for Exponential Growth
Last week, my custom-made 7MM rifle arrived. Which naturally meant I needed to go shoot something. Not even going to try to be humble about this: it’s B A D A S S. So badass, that the other guys at the range thought I was Delta Force. Just saying. So anyway, I called up one of … More What I Learned About Business from Army Snipers