The One Thing to Build Your Team

For the most part, I now work out of Catapult Lakeland, a hotbed of entrepreneurs, innovators, and community builders. The current generation of Lakeland business leaders is there grooming the coming generation. It is, needless to say, my version of heaven on earth....

The Rare Moment I Cried on Mother’s Day for You

Was it the touching moments present on Facebook about Mother’s everywhere? Was it the beautiful arts and crafts we experienced at Mayfair on Sunday? Sadly, no. These are not the things that touch my heart or make me cry. It was this moment.      Marissa and I...

Samurai, Zen, and Bleeding Onto the Page

We are samurai over our businesses, our art and our causes. “An idea, however worthy and desirable in itself, becomes a disease when the mind is obsessed with it. The diseases or obsessions the swordsman has to get rid of are: “1.) the desire for victory, 2.) the...

Philanthropy, Fundraising, & the Key to Life

“What is the most frequent limiting paradigm you face when you enter a non-profit to help them with fundraising?” This is the question I was able to ask of two lovely ladies who I recently met for lunch. We sat. Everyone shared what they did. These two...

Upsetting Greatness

I had a friend ask me the other day, “What upsets you most?” I said, “When people don’t live up to their potential, that upsets me the most.” When people refuse to live their highest self, their highest potential, or experience their deepest goals they are not...

Recreation on Cue and Knowing Your Craft to the Bone

Do You Know Your Craft to the Bone? I mean, do you know your work so closely you could recreate it on cue? That was the experience I had this week on my drive to a client appointment. I was listening to NPR’s Fresh Air show with Terry Gross. She was interviewing...