I empower people working toward their dreams by connecting them with the right persons and resources needed to grow their business. My goal is to be a guide and a trusted advisor on a thorny road to success.

Vote With Your Dollars

Want to change the world, but can’t get those Batman skills down yet? Don’t stress! You have a powerful tool in your pants. (TWSS!!) Spend those dollar bills financing causes, companies, and people that you believe like you. Finance those that are actually working hard to make a difference. Don’t underestimate the power and effect […]

MINIMALIZE THE STUFF

This says it all: “It’s been so nice not worrying about all that stuff…. Life is much simpler without all that maintenance.” I’m a HUGE fan of minimalism! To my wife and I it means living with what we need and nothing more. We ask ourselves, “Do we really need this?” when buying food and […]

Human Interaction vs. Technology

“We have an entire generation that has access to an addictive numbing chemical called dopamine through social media and cell phones as they are going through the high stress of adolescence.” -Simon Sinek As a father this really resonated with me as I think about my 12 year old daughter. It reinforced my belief that […]

Financial Offense Vs. Defense

Let’s talk big picture and scary stats right off the bat, shall we? According to a recent survey, 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Just let it sink in for a minute: seven out of ten people’s savings will be completely wiped out with the next illness or a minor car problem. […]

Notifications OFF = Goals ON

New year, new you! It’s 2017, and you are starting a brand new life of productivity and performance! Lay out the freshly sharpened pencils, get your day planner, stretch fingers. Your beautiful day looks like this: Except when you get into it and find out it looks more like this: Hair is pulled, gaze is […]

F#ck it, Send!

Analysis paralysis occurs when you overthink and underwork. – Orrin Woodward You pore over the latest business and industry books in search of the life-defining rules and 15-step programs that could change your entire course of action. The truth is, sometimes the most minute things can give you that edge and potential to transform the […]

It’s Never About You

I will be the first to admit – I am an incredibly selfish human being. There, I said it. But guess what – so are you. And the guy next to you. And the one next to him. We view the world through an incredibly skewed one-person’s-perspective lens which guides our everyday desires and demands. […]

Fail Into Your Dreams

There’s no learning without trying lots of ideas and failing lots of times – Jonathan Ive I know how it goes – you have THE idea. The brilliant, incredible, never-thought-of-before, life-changing idea. IDEA, even. You are certain this is the thing that will put you on the map – the only thing left is getting […]

I Need A Personal Mission Statement

I’m definitely not the No Impact Man (read the book), but I try to be environmentally friendly as much as possible. So it was with good intention that I took to making my own soap after watching the documentary Chemerical (http://www.chemicalnation.com). At first I did laundry detergent because I was getting running low and the […]

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Key Point: We all have the same amount of time in a day. Simplifying and prioritizing your life will help you get what you want. I’m willing to bet you don’t have an advanced degree in planetary motion, so I’ll try to keep this one simple: your day on earth only last for 24 hours. This rule holds true […]

No Book Left Behind

Do you love books? Do you think the First Amendment is important? Did you reply yes to both of the previous questions? Then you should be celebrating. This week (and the last week of September every year since 1982) is Banned Books Week. It’s an American commemoration of the freedom to read, reflecting on the […]

Aim Small. Miss Small.

Somewhere along the road I developed the habit of throwing away most things that come in my path when I’m organizing. Instead of finding nice boxes to put a bunch of crap in and using my cool battery operated label maker to stick a sexy looking label on it I just throw things away. The […]

Out of Reach?

Key point: Company owners should strive to stay accessible to their customers. Remember the “good ol’ days”? The days when cars had muscles and were covered in chrome so shiny you’d have to wear sunglasses in the garage? Days when everyone would hold the door open, and family meals were *always* home cooked. Ok, maybe […]

SEO 101

SEO vs. Pay Per Click advertising. I am working in an online business and trying to understand the difference between these two. Also any other online marketing and advertising tools you may know and recommend. Thanks. – Submitted by Dina via Facebook This is a great question for those just getting their website started. SEO […]

Move!

By Katia Delgado Today, yahoo released a tear-jerking article about millions of unemployed boys and girls who have to move in with their parents because they can’t find a job (read more here). There is no denying it – the economy is terrible and jobs are scarce. What this article failed to emphasize, however, is […]

Birds Of A Feather

Pictures of the Eagle Nebula from the Hubble telescope are jaw-dropping. In fact, the whole universe is filled with mind-blowing events, facts, and figures. You don’t need to say it – I’m a closet nerd. Simply put, I have always been amazed at the wonders of life. The formation of a baby from two microscopic […]

3 Lil Things

I love jamming on stage with the Black Eyed Peas, head bagging to Metallica, or sitting on the dock of the bay with Jack Johnson, but I’m addicted to the old raspy voice of Diane Rehm and the rest of the amazing NPR crew that make me smarter every time I invite them to take […]

‎Paging Mr. Sandman

‎”When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist) I visualize. A lot. Call me a dreamer, but I can’t help it. When I’m waiting at a traffic light, I think of how the upcoming left-hand turn would feel like if I were making it […]

Water Supremacy

I’m a huge fan of the Bourne movies (who isn’t?), and when I learned about Matt Damon’s efforts to help bring clean water to everyone who needs it, I immediately wanted to help out. Finding Water.org was a wonderful coincidence because I have been looking for the effort Nadimi.com could sink its teeth into that […]

Declare Your Independence

Happy Birthday America! Today we celebrate the birth of America by having copious amounts of Bar-B-Q and drinks while gorging on food as though we are about to go into battle. We’ll try to keep cool by floating in the closest pool while counting down the minutes until we see the biggest fireworks our cash […]

A Case For Imperfection

When you’re working on a project, there’s no sweeter word than “DONE.” I’ll admit to some high fives, a few loud “HELL YAYS!” or even an occasional dance (after making sure there are no recording devices present) in celebration. Finally realizing the fruits of your hard work is quite addictive indeed: conceive an idea-birth a […]