Feeling Lost in Life? Slow Down and Take Life One Day At a Time

One man’s (extended) thoughts on why we should slow down, take life one day at a time, and become comfortable perpetually exploring our identities, passions and lifestyles. Told through a life story...


Before We Can Make a Difference, We Must Change the Way We Think

  We’re going to be the generation that changes the world… Not through our innovation of future physical inventions or businesses, nor how we have already reshaped communication, or our abili...


Brighten Up at Work…the Right Way!

It’s easy to incorporate colorful metaphors into any conversation and workplace situations are no exception. For example, if someone got a promotion over you, you might be “green with envy...


That Moment When You NEED To Start Your Own Business

“Dude, the margarita mix is only half full!” “What?” “You didn’t fill the margarita mix!  What the hell have you been doing all day??” These wonderful words were provided to me from a y...


Ways to Recover from Burnout (No Sugar-coated Tips Included)

Young, spirited, and dynamic – these are the common traits of any young executive today. However, despite the plethora of energy-inspiring things that young executives face and experience on a daily...


5 Traits That Differentiate Iowa Entrepreneurs

  I’ve traveled around the country, and regardless of your definition of success, or the level of success you’ve achieved there are 5 distinct characteristics that differentiate Iowa’s people f...


5 Obstacles That Are Demotivating Your Employees

Employee motivation is vital for the continuing success and development of any business. However, motivators do not only include good salaries and benefits, employers must dig deeper and understand ...


How to Deal with a Kick to the Nuts & What to Learn From It

Stay Humble My Friends. Just when you think you are crushing it, just when you think that you have it all figured out, just when you think nobody can stop your confidence, someone serves you up a slic...


An Open-Letter to Chronic Worriers

I’m beginning to hate writing. Not because I don’t like talking to people or expressing myself. But because every time I sit down to write something, I have to make a choice. I have to dec...


5 One-Liners That Will Change Your Approach to Productivity

A Google search for “productivity tips” will return hordes of web pages loaded with detailed tips and guides that are supposed to help get you over the hump and out of a slump. However, actually i...