Your Story Can Inspire Others

My wife and I moved to Roseburg in 2008 for her work. We thought it was going to be a couple year “stint” and we’d move on… but like many others here, we got swept into the awesomeness of this area. Now, we’re here to stay and I’m inspired everyday by the new stories I … Continued

Straddling the Line

My wife and I moved to our little town of Roseburg, Oregon in 2008 after a short few year stint in Portland via Klamath Falls where we grew up. We’ve been here for 8 years now but being totally honest… we almost moved a few years in. You see, around 2011 or so I learned … Continued

Employees Are A Pain In The Butt (so I heard)

Growing up I worked summers in my parents local businesses there in Klamath Falls, Oregon. I really admire and look up to my parents in a big way because I can remember vividly when the store my dad was working at went out of business and forced my parents to make that decision a lot … Continued

My Biggest Growth Lesson So Far As A Startup CEO

It’s crazy how fast time flies by. My last column about Celebrating Your Successes… wow that column isn’t more true than it is today. Look back at those “successes” you had recently in your company and in your family life and celebrate those before you head into the next season. As my friend and mentor Seth always reminds … Continued

Celebrate Those Successes

Growing up, we had lots of amazing times as kids. Playing sports (mainly baseball), building bike jumps in the lot next to our house, learning new things at school, growing up was a blast. But one thing I was recently thinking about that almost all of us probably did as kids a heck of a … Continued

This Isn’t A Practice Round…

BEEEEEP…. BEEEEEEP…. BEEEEEP. My alarm went off at 5:30am and I promptly reached over to my nightstand, grabbed my phone and tapped it all in one fell swoop with my eyes closed, to silence that sound that most of us have grown to hate. 10 minutes pass and the phone lights up my nightstand again … Continued

Can You Delegate Your Business To Death?

As we’re growing our local tech startup Carrot well into the 7 figure per year mark we’re hitting some growing pains and big time learning curves. In my previous companies I was able to get by without a real team in place. Yes, we had great people who did things for us… but it was … Continued

The #1 Key To Oprah’s Success

I was in a major rut about 4 years back as an entrepreneur. And the thing that got me out of the rut is the same key that Oprah said in an interview is the #1 thing she attributes her success to. Revenues in one of my companies at the time were good… from the … Continued

You Can’t Be Afraid To Make Big Moves

I’ve always been a huge fan of improving things little by little over time to get a better result in life and business If you work the numbers… if you improve things just 2% per month (your number of leads, your revenue, productivity, your weight, etc.), by the end of the year you’ll see a … Continued