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
You know it when you see it. You can probably spot it a mile away, coming down the hall, disguised as a pleasant conversation, an innocent question, or innocuous request. But it’s not harmless, it’s not innocent, it’s a weapon of mass distraction. Regardless, if you see it coming or not, you are unable to … More 5 Ways to Combat Weapons of Mass Distraction
I mentioned last week that I have been diving deep into my organizations and I’m still asking questions, making changes, challenging our previous way of doing things, and generally breaking shit. I’m relentless. Here’s the thing, though, I would rather be disrupting my own organization, than allowing the competition to do it. I will always … More Fall in Love With Your Vision. Date Your Model.
Well, apparently this year the groundhog was right. Six more weeks of winter… We’re on week five and getting a foot of snow in Vermont right now. Last week it was 50 degrees. But as much as I’d like to complain about the weather, the weather is going to do what it’s going to … More 5 Ways to Change Your Thinking to Achieve Success This Spring
Last week I taught a business and leadership bootcamp in Vermont to an incredible group of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and leaders. One of the topics that came up was mentorships and the value of a mentor. The whole conversation started when we began talking about the five relationships you need to live a wealthy … More Your Most Important Relationships May Be With People You’ve Never Met
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
Over the summer, my brother and I (and our better halves) threw a surprise 60th birthday party for my Mom and we flew our grandmother (Nanny) in from Texas. She was flying in from Dallas and I was on my way back from a business trip in Austin, so I had the privilege of meeting … More What is Life?