Inspirational family meeting videos

We try to hold a family meeting on the weekend as often as we can. I've covered topics such as listening skills, attitudes of winners and losers, peacemaking skills, and conversational skills for my 8 and 10-year-old daughters. Their favorite part to-date has been role-playing bad listening skills with us - they're experts! Their second [...]

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Need a vacation!

I read almost every book that Verne Harnish recommends so when I saw this in his recent newsletter, I ordered do more faster a couple minutes later. Verne wrote: "Brad Feld Saved His Marriage -- last month I read Brad's outstanding book Do More Faster. Aimed at tech start-ups, there are plenty of lessons for [...]

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Barefoot in Boulder

A solution for everything (or almost). After struggling with foot pain for 7 years, I read Born to Run (also Barefoot Running) and got fired up about trying out barefoot. It took 3 or 4 months to work up tough enough pads to do real hikes but I enjoyed most of it tremendously. Every once [...]

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How to Become King

I love to teach.  As obsessed as I've been with learning business for the past 14 years, it's only natural that I like teaching my kids what I've learned. My girls are 8 and 10 years old so I love to find materials that really engage them.  Much of the time,  the things we talk [...]

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Lesson from Boulder’s Four Mile Fire

Get the real facts. On the second day of the Four Mile Canyon fire, we knew that a good number of homes in my parents neighborhood had already burned. On the third day, I found a satellite image showing their home had not been burned. I was overcome with relief after days of tension. But [...]

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#boulderfire – Colorado’s worst wildfire in real-time

Yesterday, a wildfire started outside Boulder a couple miles due west from my home. In the morning we saw wisps of smoke coming over the ridge behind our house and expected to see flames. There was no information on the TV or radio so we went to twitter search and discovered the fire was not [...]

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A true friend is hard to find

I want to get into video but I'm not ready to appear in person yet. Fortunately, my cats are. So move over James Cameron, here's my Avatar. I have to apologize in advance for the lack of violence and mating. Still, I expect millions of views. My video was cut short when the tape ended, [...]

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Rock-bottom

I want to be useful, truly useful -- but it took a crisis or two for me to figure that out.  Two years ago I hit rock bottom. My health had been in decline for a number of years when I hit a crisis. I needed to be cared for and was virtually useless to [...]

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I make mistakes

I'm focused, driven, and persistent. I get so focused, I sometimes run out of the house wearing the same color from shoes to cap... I notice but am not easily distracted! Sometimes, I get a haircut a month or more after I need one.  The typical entrepreneur maybe? A friend graciously used the word "passionate". [...]

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Job anxiety? Listen up!

We are constantly blasted by negative messages today and if you run a business or if you've been laid off or had your salary cut, you're experiencing changes that confirm the talk. Anxiety is a natural consequence of all this. Is anxiety or fear helpful? If these emotions are on display in your next job [...]

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