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CRUSH IT – Don’t muck this up.

CRUSH IT – Don’t muck this up.

“Crush It”  Work Life vs Home Life I first learned about Gary Vaynerchuk not long before he published his first book called “Crush it.” Since then, I’ve been a fan and have watched him grow a media empire from scratch. He is an amazing speaker. He...
I’m on The Defensive

I’m on The Defensive

“I’m on the defensive.” I’m on a roller coaster of excitement and stress. On Sunday, I had a stack of critical things I had planned to work on. How much of it did I get done? Zero. I did work. As in, I worked on my computer. For many hours. But I couldn’t...
I almost married a spy

I almost married a spy

For as long as I have known Amanda she has always wanted to be a writer.  But before I ever spoke to her, I thought she was Russian. I’m not kidding. When I first saw her she was speaking fluently in Russian with someone else. I didn’t even know if she spoke English....
Seeing Blue and Orange

Seeing Blue and Orange

Even at 5am at Starbucks there are people wearing Blue and Orange. Today is game day in Boise, Idaho. When the beloved football team, the BSU Broncos, will play on the blue turf. Blue and orange are their signature colors. It’s hard not to get caught up in the...
He was my hero until he was gone.

He was my hero until he was gone.

I grew up in the shadow of my brother.   I’ve never written or spoken about this until now. A story that defines me. From my earliest memory, my brother was always larger than life. More charismatic. Better looking. Dominated every sport he played. Ruled the...
Winning = Increasing APM

Winning = Increasing APM

Yesterday I wrote about gamification of your day. Did you ever notice that when Steve Jobs was alive, he always wore the same outfit every day? It was his uniform. Jeans and a black turtleneck. In fact, it is hard to find a photo of him not wearing that uniform. I...