Kay and I had the privilege of attending the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500 along with a handful of our friends, thanks to the incredible generosity of our good friend, Chris Lema.
When I'm not in front of the computer, you can usually find me either playing with my family, enjoying a cigar and Scotch with friends, or running. These posts are about the things that recharge me.
Today, Kay and I are grieving the loss of our dear friend and mentor, Ernie Fitzpatrick. Moments like this call for great words, but it’s at precisely these times when words fail to convey all that is in our heart. So this post is my feeble attempt to share just how much this extraordinary man has impacted my life, my work, and my family.
Today is my friend, Chris Lema’s birthday. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving. It may just be the close proximity of these two days, but I feel inspired to share how grateful I am for Chris and the impact he’s had on my life during this past year.
In a perfect world, a handshake and a verbal agreement would be all two people need to get along. Sadly, we’ve all experienced the devastating effects of miscommunication. When we find ourselves in conflict with a spouse, friend, or colleague, our natural tendency is to fall into one of two patterns: fight or flight. But these five relationship keys can help you resolve conflicts before they erupt!
I just had a cup of Kopi Luwak, the most expensive and rare coffee in the world. Collected from the droppings of the civet, it’s also become quite controversial.
Years ago, my wife and I helped create a citywide art contest for high school students. But after 10 years, we had become completely burned out. Hopefully, these 7 lessons will help you avoid burnout and continue doing work that you’re passionate about for years to come.
“Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down.
I enjoy backcountry hiking, where often the only trail markers are tiny piles of rocks called “cairns” that are left by folks who have been there before us. Those rock cairns, though silent, hold a valuable life lesson for us all. Learn to follow the cairns.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine of business and forget that our work is really just a vehicle to create connections with others.