A Few Thoughts For Entrepreneurs Wrestling With Depression

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials Jun 8, 2018

This has been a hard week for those of us who care deeply about depression and the people who wrestle with it. Both entrepreneur/designer Kate Spade and chef/TV personality Anthony Bourdain took their own lives this week, leaving many to wonder why people who seemed to have it all would go to such lengths.

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An Entrepreneur's Letter To His Son

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights Jun 6, 2018

As a father, I’ve taken to writing letters to my son in an attempt to document the lessons I’ve learned throughout my time as an entrepreneur.

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Entrepreneurs: Remember That Who You Spend Time With Is Who You Become

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights May 30, 2018

This past weekend, I had the incredible pleasure of watching my best friend, Dr. Andrew Wolf, graduate from medical school. This was a tremendous accomplishment, made even more impressive by the fact that he managed to pick up four additional degrees in the process.

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Why Finding Your Natural Fit Is The Key To Achieving Ecstasis

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Leadership Essentials May 25, 2018

After reading Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal’s excellent “Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work,” I’ve been diving deeper and deeper into the concept of ecstasis, commonly known as flow.

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Why Entrepreneurs Need To Practice Gratitude Each And Every Day

in Entrepreneurial Mindset May 21, 2018

The great paradox of our times is most of us live charmed lives, at least when compared to most of humanity throughout the ages, yet we’re more angry, anxious, and depressed than ever before. For all of our comforts, we continually find reasons to be unhappy and unfulfilled. In many respects, we’ve forgotten just how good we have it.

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Why Truth, Humility, And Patience Are Every Leader's Most Powerful Weapons

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights, Leadership Essentials May 17, 2018

I’ve been exposed to a lot throughout my career, some good and some bad. Whether it was during my time as a junior executive at a Fortune 500 company or my near decade-long journey as an entrepreneur and CEO, I’ve experienced just about everything you can think of.

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The Story Of How We Sold A Line Of Business And Reoriented Our Company

in Decision Making, Entrepreneurial Mindset Apr 2, 2018

Spring is one of my favorite seasons because it is a time of renewal and reinvention. It reminds us of new beginnings, new opportunities, and the chance for new life.

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The Simple Nightly Routine That Can Make You A Better Entrepreneur

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights Mar 26, 2018

It was Aristotle who once remarked that “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." As humans, it’s true that we’re creatures of habit. Our faults and virtues are simply reflections of the actions we take over and over again.

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How One Struggling Entrepreneur Found Solace In The Ancient Philosophy Of Stoicism

in Entrepreneurial Mindset, Helpful Insights Mar 8, 2018

I tend to write often about the stress of entrepreneurship and the toll it often takes on a founder's overall health and mental well-being. It isn’t a particularly fun subject, but it is an important one.

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Why We Shouldn't Be Afraid To Embrace The Spiritual Side Of Leadership

in Entrepreneurial Mindset Mar 8, 2018

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be a leader. No matter where you look today, authentic leadership seems to be in short supply.

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