Attending the inaugural conference hosted by the author of The Art of Non-Conformity in Portland, Oregon last weekend, I took a bundle of notes. Thirteen pages worth, to be exact. So I guess you could say that I learned a lot. Thirteen pages = lots of lessons. But that’s not really accurate. Those thirteen pages […]


Asking for help

May 31, 2011

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The phrase I find myself saying most often when at a conference or networking event is, “Let me know what I can do to help you out.” I was thinking about that today. And about how often I say it compared to…compared to…well, we’ll get to that in a minute. My offers are sincere. When […]

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Another exhilarating tidbit from the archives. And by exhilarating I of course mean weird and random with a splash of pathetic. This one I didn’t dig up on an old hard drive. It was farmed from my Tumblr site. I site that, since I’m now spouting off about whatever topic floats into this brain of […]

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Chick-Fil-A Leadercast

May 23, 2011

Chick-Fil-A bag

There I was, working away in our itty, bitty home office, sipping my coffee, when I looked over and gasp! saw this grease-stained fast food bag laying on my desk. And it was empty. Drama! After getting over the initial shock of who, in their seemingly healthy, right mind would as order something that […]

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Big Omaha, a recap

May 18, 2011

Big Omaha

I spent 48 hours in Omaha last week for the Big Omaha conference and, phew, it’s going to take me 48 days to sort through everything I learned. For those of you that weren’t there, I’m assigning you a bit of homework. Are you ready? Ok, here we go: 1. Watch the recap video from […]


I ran into this video today. It made me think. I like when something makes me think. I hope it makes you think, too. As a self-employed businessperson/geek, motivation, and figuring out how to self-motivate and turn that into profitable action, is of utmost importance. For me, it’s a constant area of improvement. As it […]


Friday Funday

May 6, 2011

Today is Friday! Aren’t you glad you have me around to remind you of such things? Today is a special Friday, in fact, for it’s the first Friday in my new era of No Work Fridays. After working so many years on the side of my full-time job in order to one day be my […]


Diary From a Classroom, Part 2

December 30, 2010

old school, by alamosbasement on Flickr

NOTE: Click HERE for Diary of a Classroom, Part 1 Well, a few weeks ago I promised more notes from a classroom and, you guys, I almost didn’t survive to tell this tale. The first half of my required classes in order to apply for my real estate license went pretty well. There was an […]