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9 Steps to Blaze Your Own Trail

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 11, 2014

I recently had a client discuss their goal is to be one of the top sales people at their Fortune 1000 company. That’s not bad idea, but it’s thinking very small. I said, “So would you rather be the best sales person in your company or your industry?” I got back the obvious answer. And it was a big wake up call for my client. She knew she…

Dinner for One; Balancing Work and a Love Life

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / May 13, 2014

The first lesson I had to learn as a young CEO was how to properly manage my time.  While starting your own business, it is important to remain flexible and have the ability to adapt. At 24, I was literally learning on the fly and facing new challenges each day. The second lesson was how to properly portion dinner for one. The seat across from me at the…

How To Balance Ambitious Career Goals With Your Love Life

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / April 7, 2014

Today, I wanted to write about something that I’ve been thinking about for a long time, but haven’t had a chance to discuss with anybody outside of my “inner circle.” I want to talk to you about how I’ve learned to balance the increasing demands of my career — writing, consulting, building products, flying places, etc — with the real life responsibilities involved in maintaining a happy long-term…

Win Friends. Influence People. Achieve What You Want

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Personal Branding / June 19, 2013

You have heard over and over again that in order to succeed, you just need to work hard, study hard, learn a lot, etc. But there’s a lot more to it than just that. One very important element which rarely gets mentioned is to surround yourself with people that you admire. Yes, it takes people skills to surround yourself with people that you admire but these are skills…

Principles of Powerful Relationships

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 20, 2013

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” Emotional Abuse … Frustration because your needs are not met… Lack of Support… Emptiness … Distance… Five things you want to avoid in relationships. The best way to do that? Respect is demonstrated by our actions, not our words. When those actions are absent, especially at a…

How My Girlfriend Almost Wrecked My Million-Dollar Business

by / ⠀Startup Advice / February 27, 2013

The most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry. —Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook As I watched my life play out on the big screen in the movie The Social Network, I smiled, reminiscing about my college days when I, too, was an instant campus superstar like Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder of Facebook. It was a defining moment in my life. Just like Zuckerberg in the movie, I…

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