How to Survive Startup Vertigo

Systems to the Rescue


I’ve been in somewhat of a sales slump lately. It began when I shifted my coaching practice to a predominantly online business model.   To be honest I’ve enjoyed making and taking the time to write and create.  It’s one of those necessary ‘must do’ kinds of work for me – life giving and gratifying. […]

3 Effective Principles for Re-Entry After a Vacation

From Cold Start to Contagious Productivity

mindset, creativity, getting things done, focus, work, career

As the sun rises on your first workday of 2016 the hope and promise of a new year is staring us right in the face. Many of us are coming off an extended holiday with much in the way of food, fun, family and various work-avoidant activities. Re-entry can be tough. Especially after an extended […]

SXSW: What I Learned From a Conference I Didn’t Actually Attend

business development, Creativity, Entrepreneur, Ideas, Leadership development, Community

The returns are coming in from #SXSW15 (South by Southwest 2015) – the annual gathering of creatives, techies, brainies, groupies, suits, hippies, and puppies (see inset). And that’s just for starters. As a very present gathering of very future oriented thinkers, SXSW does not disappoint in affirming that we live in an ‘all swim’ age […]

The Simple Truth About Systems

systems leadership business, Business, Creativity, Life, Leadership

I recently had lunch with a friend who leads student ministries for a local humongo-church.  Leading a large ministry of this kind is no small task, with hundreds of students and therefore roughly 27,683,000 glands introducing themselves at any given moment.  That’s a lot of saliva, sweat and hormones to deal with.  In my opinion it requires a […]