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Behind the Scenes of Success

I’m one week away from my second Lake Placid Ironman. One more year of training under my belt. One more year of discipline, sacrifice, emotional and mental fitness, all in the pursuit of celebrating my fitness with one long ass day of swimming, biking, and running. It’s not really about the race. Yes, it is an incredible day. The energy …

The Big Impact of Little Moments

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday with their friends and family! There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned family BBQ, parade, or fireworks display to remind you to slow down and be present (it’s hard to check email on your phone when you’re manning the grill or chasing your kids around the yard!). These are moments and …

Why Bad Burnout Happens to Good People

There is an interesting dichotomy in the professional world right now. On one hand we’ve got the workaholics and on the other we’ve got those individuals in constant search of work-life balance. The workaholics scoff at the idea of “balance” and those who seek balance don’t understand the relentless obsession of the workaholics. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? Well, it’s not …

The Culture of Convenience

“A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” – Charles Darwin  On any given day of the week, I ask Alexa to add vegan protein powder to my Amazon cart or I ask Siri to text my assistant to rearrange my week’s calendar. I have a pulse sensor hooked to my …

Why Are Real Estate Companies with Zero Profit Being Valued at Billions?

$18.6 Million. $36.4 Million. $10.7 Million. Nope, those aren’t profit numbers, or even revenue. Those are the net losses sustained by Zillow, Redfin, and eXp, respectively, in the first quarter of 2018. And yet, those three companies combined are valued at over $3.3 BILLION dollars. How? Why? Why are these real estate companies receiving massive valuations when they are not …

The 3 Key Hires You Need for Any Business

“You don’t build a business. You build people, and people build the business.” -Zig Ziglar Whether you are a sole-proprietor looking to grow your retail store, an investor looking for their next project, a CEO of a multi-million dollar conglomerate, or a small online business owner, you need people to help your business operate, grow, thrive, and survive. If you …

Why Work-Life Balance is Not a Worthy Goal

For the last few years every water cooler conversation, aspirational Instagram post,  business blog or podcast, and phone call with your mother has centered around the work-life balance debate. And yes, I call it a debate because as great as work-life balance sounds, is it really all it’s cracked up to be? Do the people who are looking for work-life …