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How to Have Presence (It’s Simpler Than You Think)

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / December 16, 2014

Last week one of my best friends asked me a simple question: “Do you think people can be taught to have presence in a room?” After years of studying human interaction, public speaking, hosting events, and looking at things unconventionally, here is what you need to know… Let’s start with confidence. Want to captivate a room?  It starts way before you arrive.  People can sniff out your bullshit and…

5 Truths About Working on Purpose

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 10, 2014

Most successful entrepreneurs are unique, maybe even a little quirky, like me. We have different backgrounds, leadership styles, interests, and abilities. But there is one trait connected to business success that we all share. It’s the gift of living and working on purpose. Why is this attribute so important? Staying on purpose fills a deep human need to do something that matters and makes a career meaningful. It…

It’s Your Time to Fly: Why You Should Be Impractical and Move Somewhere New

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Travel / July 16, 2014

The urge to pack up and start a new life in another city is a dream most everyone has entertained at one time or another. There’s a certain impulsive appeal in just leaving behind your established routine and starting fresh somewhere else. There’s an aura of adventure and renewal to the idea that calls to us. But when you start seriously considering moving to a new place, there…

A Challenging Choice: How to Find Your Own Path

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / March 21, 2014

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how the decision of following your own path is a challenging one because most of the time we really don’t know what we want out of life and we follow a path out of complacency, compliance, safety, and security, accumulating things we neither want nor need. A path prescribed by society where 70% of Americans are disengaged with what they do…

Why It’s Time to Break Up with Your Boss

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / February 4, 2014

   Most relationships fail miserably. Why? Boredom has a lot to do with it. We’re a generation diagnosed with ADD. I think the poet Jay-Z said it best, “I’m on to the next one, on to the next” in On To The Next One. Also, relationships require work and working sucks. There’s the active listening part, then actioning what you were asked to do and finally being admonished…

Finding Your Passion is Like Getting Married

by / ⠀Startup Advice / September 17, 2009

A question tweeted by @DanSchawbel: “Who do you think wins: The person who has the most talent or the most drive?” Answer: “Results from the question: 90% drive over talent” What things do you have drive for? They are the things you are passionate about! Passion rules the game. When someone gets passionate about something it shows. Their emotions and true spirit for what they are doing come…

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