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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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When The Entrepreneurial Honeymoon Wears Off…

If you work a job right now but want to be an entrepreneur… I totally know the feeling you just know is waiting on the other side of fence. You can already imagine all of the freedom you’ll gain, no more alarm clock in the mornings nagging you to wake up, no more punching a … Continued

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Positivity And Optimism Are Perhaps Our Greatest Traits

Today I’m going to talk about what I consider to be one of the most attractive qualities in people (both guys and gals)… and one of the biggest driving forces for doing epic things in our life and as entrepreneurs here in Roseburg. My wife and I were at the art festival a while back here in … Continued

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A Nice Day For Clouds

Sometimes the best lessons can be learned (or re-leared) from the most unlikely places. I’ll tell you this story of how my 3 year old daughter gave me a piece of wisdom one morning that I think about every day now to keep me in a positive mindset in life, and as an entrepreneur. But … Continued

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The Steve Martin Philosophy of Business

I read a quote a couple years back from Steve Martin, yes… the comedian, that hit me like a ton of bricks. This quote applies to success in business, life, as a community… basically success in anything. Before I tell you this epic quote, I want to illustrate what happens when we don’t follow Steve’s … Continued

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Our Twisted Vision Of “The Good Life”

My main focus right now business wise is a tech company I started in 2013 called Carrot. It’s software helps small businesses (in particular real estate investors) generate more traffic and leads online better. Since this is my first “tech startup”… I’ve been learning a lot about growing a company like this, increasing sales, driving … Continued