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7 Reasons to Write a Hand-Written Letter… Today!

Think about the last time that you wrote a hand-written letter to someone. How do you think it made them feel? If you’re not sure, try locating some of the notes or cards that you have received over the years. I’m willing to bet that you have......

2 Reasons Why 44 Million People Work Multiple Careers Simultaneously

Do you work multiple careers simultaneously? Or, do you know someone who does? According to a 2017 Bankrate study, 44 million Americans report having a side hustle. Flash back four years to 2013. In stark contrast, the Bureau for Labor Statistics reported that only about 7 million workers in......

Stop Asking, “Hey, Did You Get My Email?”

How often do you check your email? For many, it’s multiple times per hour. For some, it’s three to four times per day. For a few, it’s only once per day. There is no right or wrong frequency for checking your email. We all have......

14 Important Life Lessons I Learned from My Dad

In April 2008, I was frustrated with my job in Utah and wanted to move back to my home state of Wisconsin as soon as possible. Thankfully, I was offered and quickly accepted an incredible opportunity with the Wisconsin Athletic Club. Rachel and I had about......

How I Challenged Myself To Go Paperless…And Won!

A few weeks ago, I started my Tuesday morning with our offsite leadership meeting. After a productive discussion, I headed to the office. During the ten minute commute, I was feeling energized just thinking about what post-meeting action items I wanted to implement. As soon......

3 Lessons I Learned from Throwing My Phone in the Trash

Last Thursday morning started out quite differently than usual. While I was starting the car, with my daughters in the back seat, I realized that I didn’t have my phone. Ugh. Since we’re always in a time crunch and trying to avoid the dreaded tardy slips at......

The Impact of One Simple Decision

During the day, I spend most of my time as the general manager at an athletic club. A couple of years ago, we decided to add some fitness equipment to help us keep up with our growing membership. Additionally, we moved around some cardio and......

The Most Powerful Message from a Mentor, Ever.

Think about all of the teachers that you’ve known in your lifetime. Who was the easiest grader . . . the one who always gave you an “A” for not doing much of anything? Or conversely, who was the teacher who made you work the......

10 Networking Nuggets I Learned from A Former Pro Basketball Player

A few months ago, I received a voicemail message from an administrator at Marquette University asking if I would like to attend the 100 Years of Marquette Basketball celebration. While I had been an MU staff member for two years, I wasn’t actually a player,......

Sneak Peek of Newly Released SHIFT and Much More

Free chapters of SHIFT released! Click here for your complimentary download. Additionally, please click on the following links to receive the additional resources: Free SHIFT Workbook Free SHIFTability Assessment Free How To Make A SHIFT One-Page Summary Free Live Speaking Event: Manage Your Life, Not Your Time on Tuesday, March 21 at......

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Each and every day, I see people trying to build their career, while simultaneously trying to start families. They feel as if they don’t have the time, energy, financial resources, or motivation to get their dreams off the ground. They don’t have a plan. They may be trying to figure out what their passion is or striving to experiment in a number of different fields. They may be fresh out of college and buried in the confines of Corporate America politics, itching to make their escape. If this is you, fear not. This blog is written for people just like you.

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Within my blog, I show the successes and failures with high energy, endless passion, and positive, unshakable confidence. This blog teaches the most rudimentary and complex values of how to be an entrepreneur and achieve what you really want in life while still working your day job.  You do not have to lead people in order to read this blog and apply the concepts I teach to your daily life. You just have to want to lead yourself, and you must want to grow and live a happy and fulfilled life. Similar to you, I am still growing each day. We all are.

 

I am passionate about this topic, and it is my sincere hope that my insatiable passion will shine through you. Within each post, there is a call to action; a call to make today the day that you are going to change. If you don’t strive for success today, a successful tomorrow never comes, and you’re left with a life of what if’s.  Don’t let that be you.

 

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