My birthday breakfast extravaganza was going just as I planned. Then with one twist, everything changed. I changed. Here’s the story. The extravaganza was going to look like this. I’d devour gluten-free chocolate chips pancakes smothered with butter and maple syrup at home with my beloved family. Then I would go out (I went alone … Continue reading The birthday gift I never wanted but needed
At the heart of every business are relationships. In my industry of technology services, this is especially true. We have to meet with the potential client, get to know them, ask them questions, wine and dine them, pay for the meal, all as we gaze in their eyes and make them feel loved. I call … Continue reading The heart of business
I fasted from food for three days last week, consuming only water for 72 hours. Here’s what I learned. I love pizza and not eating sucks. Ha! That's true, but here are some other, more meaningful lessons. Before I start, a disclaimer, I’m not a doctor. You may want to get their advice before trying … Continue reading My three day fast: lessons from an extended fast
My wife was in our bathtub laboring. I was beside her doing my best to help. Our baby was crowning, and no one was there to help. We were two new parents having a baby in our condo, on our own. True story. But let’s back up and fill in what occurred beforehand. My wife, … Continue reading A story: Our baby was born at home, and we were alone
I used to think time was an abundant resource, almost limitless. Then I did this. I broke forty years down. There are 478 months, or 2086 weeks, or 14,600 days, or 350,400 hours in four decades. And I'm in my forties and assuming that I live to my early 80's that's how much time … Continue reading Want to make the most of your time? Do this.
Failure can sneak up on us and crush us in an instant.
It happened to me. I was fired from the only job I’ve been qualified for. And, I spiraled into a dark time of depression.
Here’s a piece on my journey.
I struggle with how to engage homeless people. That becomes even more complicated with my son. But, here's a short meditation of an engagement we had with a man while my son and walking in our neighborhood.
Starting my business was easy. Then, I almost went bankrupt. When I became an entrepreneur in 2008, my first piece of business came easily. Then 2009 hit and the financial world came to a screeching halt. What little work I had at the time did the same. That meant I had no income. It went … Continue reading When facing grave uncertainty, how do you survive?