April 20, 2018

CRUSHING IT!: HOW GREAT ENTREPRENEURS BUILD THEIR BUSINESS AND INFLUENCE-AND HOW YOU CAN, TOO

Gary himself introduces this book as “new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.” I don’t disagree with this at all. However, as someone who Gary would consider undeniably┬ánot an entrepreneur, an outsiders view of this book is much more that of a cult/clique leader than that of a book of wisdom and truth. This reads often as simple peddling and self indulgence of someone who has worked his ass off for years and now can sow the seeds of that work with a…

April 16, 2018

Working to Live

While on vacation and marveling at something I have waited my entire life to marvel at in person, I was frequently reminded of how extremely blessed I am to have such amazing opportunities that afford me the luxury of travel with my family to exploring the magnificence of things like the Grand Canyon. I would hope that everyone of my colleagues and fellow professionals could share the same sentiment of feeling like they are working to “live” and experience life to the fullest while being professionally fulfilled. What a life that would be.

April 9, 2018

With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

As the weather starts to turn towards spring and the get-togethers and gatherings start to increase in quantity, we all find ourselves mingling with new people and making new acquaintances and (hopefully) friends. One of the first questions we are asked is usually “what do you do,” right? While I love this conversations most of the time, I find myself being increasingly disgruntled with other industry professionals in similar positions to my own when discussing their team(s). What I find frustrating is the lack of responsibility and weight that many of these individuals feel with the positions they hold at their organizations. It is not only a tremendous responsibility, but…