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Sunday Morning Musings

Woke up this morning thinking about a few things which I thought I would share. Maybe one or two of them will spark something for you.   First, hustle. Hustle on its own seems like a positive thing, right? We hear people say it all the time – Do something! What are you up to? […]

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Talented, but a Douche

In a conversation about Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma University’s quarterback, several people were discussing his behavior on the field. During the course of the season, he has had several questionable moments. Following along with the feed, I couldn’t help but think about the bigger issues – sportsmanship, integrity and the culture of winning we have created […]

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Advice to Those Just Starting Out

While speaking with a group of young entrepreneurs the other day, they asked for my best advice. Expecting I would talk about scaling and how to rapidly grow a business, they were shocked when I didn’t mention that at all. Instead, I talked about five game changers – things you can do to completely change […]

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Moments

It’s January, so of course, everyone is talking and asking about resolutions – something I generally don’t do. Sure, I have some idea of things I’d like to do, but I don’t write down “I resolve to…” It got me thinking about it though. Here’s what I finally came up with for 2017: I want […]

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2017 Challenge to Small Business Owners and Entrepreneuers

I expect a lot from small business owners and entrepreneurs. I expect them to be better, smarter, nicer, more thoughtful, etc. I’m not saying that’s a fair expectation, but I do expect it nonetheless. 2016 was the year of a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs puffing out their chests and acting like they’re […]

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Valuing You

I was talking with a client yesterday about a number of topics she was struggling with this week. She’s smart, articulate, hard-working, driven. I say this because her problems don’t stem from laziness or lack of intelligence. After almost an hour of strategizing and problem solving, I stopped cold, looked her in the eyes and […]

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