Looking for a Good Book? Here’s What My Friends Recommend

Looking for a Good Book? Here’s What My Friends Recommend

We all have that one book we recommend to other people. If you don’t, you need to read more! Reading is something that has never been easy for me. Where it takes someone 30 seconds to read an average page, it’ll take me 60. Even if I sit down to read a book, I...
Opinionated Marketer: Bullshit Web Design Services

Opinionated Marketer: Bullshit Web Design Services

Through my monthly meet up group I’ve met a lot of beginning, first-time entrepreneurs. While we gather once a month to talk about the hurdles they’re facing in starting a business, I make it known that I’m available by email after the event if they...
How I Use Uber vs. Lyft (and others) to Get the Best Ride

How I Use Uber vs. Lyft (and others) to Get the Best Ride

[NOTE: The following is just a theory. I’ve tested in out in two different cities for about a dozen rides. I’ve also chatted with drivers from both companies to gain further insights. If you are new to Uber or Lyft, you can start off your account with a...
I REALLY should start updating this blog…

I REALLY should start updating this blog…

In some ways, this blog is an embarrassment. I’m a digital marketer, I understand the importance of blogging to build a brand (even a personal brand). Yet I can’t bring myself to blog. I can barely blog for business let alone for personal expression....
Allow Me to Introduce You to My Deep Dark Past

Allow Me to Introduce You to My Deep Dark Past

I Came From the Evil World of Wal-Mart My first non-fast food job as an adult was working in the Photo Center at my local Wal-Mart in Grants Pass, Oregon. There isn’t (or wasn’t) much of an industry in Grants Pass. Basically in 1998, Grants Pass was known as the pit...

When Enough Isn’t Enough

“Good enough never is.” – Debbi Fields If you have a goal, something you want, and you have tried and never reached that goal… When do you quit? I suppose it depends on a number of circumstances. For the sake of argument, let’s assume...
Happy “Let Go Day” to Me!

Happy “Let Go Day” to Me!

Let Go Day –A rally cry for everyone who wishes to break free, do work they love, and live life on their own terms. First coined by Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income), people all over the world are regaining control of their destiny. The day that you finally break...

This is Some “Bowl” Shit

The Hollywood Bowl in Portland, Oregon was my first memory of Portland… before I even knew what Portland was. My Dad was an avid bowler and competed on a regular basis and once a year would travel to Portland (from Southern Oregon) to bowl in a big competition....

Personal Challenges

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s OK to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd This quote...