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Head, Heart, and Hands

Head, Heart, and Hands. You’ve got all three, and so does everyone else. Sometimes, without meaning too, we can focus too much of our time and energy on just one aspect of who we are, neglecting what it means to be human. We are human beings. Not human doings. From personal development to transformational leadership.

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Starving, Excruciating, and Fair

Tracy and I have banned a few words from use by our three kids (12, 9, & 7) to use when describing their personal situation or present difficulty. In our household starving, excruciating, and the phrase “it is not fair” are not permitted.

Life is hard. Life is good.

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Criminal Justice … err Legal Defense … System

We are back in Las Cruces New Mexico for the retrial of the man who killed my brother…

If you are family or a friend, a member of this beautiful community or a regular Joe or Jane watching from afar, this particular trial can seem confusing and frustrating. In fact, at times it will be downright ludicrous and even a bit foolish.

Our family appreciates those who approach us in the community to say so. It really means a lot. We all know, and we are living this together.

So, let’s be honest — our court system at times may seem more about legal defense than criminal justice. And that is sad.

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Launching a Startup? Avoid these 5 Common Mistakes

Having a great business concept and executing it effectively aren’t mutually exclusive. However, my experience working with startups has taught me that there is much more to it than a good idea, passion and work ethic. Simple planning and effective strategy can help you steer clear of these common pitfalls: 1) Lack of Focus Fear of.

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Who’s the half-wit?

If you’ve ever worked in B2B, selling into larger companies (middle market), you know the importance of getting as much of a view into your customer’s team and processes as early and as often as possible. They are very complex. Obviously, this can be a bit of a challenge. Recently, I was in a meeting with a large.

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Just the right amount of throttle.

I love motorcycle riding analogies. I hope it’s my love of the open road, but maybe it’s just my simple mind. Either way, here’s another. If you ride, you know the importance of balancing the road speed with your bike’s engine speed for the most optimal performance. When out of balance, you feel the machine.

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Pulled by vision, Pushed by pain

Often we are either pulled by vision or pushed by pain. It has been my experience that I can sometimes switch between the two, or even be driven by pain until I develop a clear vision. This is true in much of life and in business. As for business, there is profit to be had.

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A little root, a destructive path.

This weekend my son and I were working in the yard when we uncovered a massive root that appeared to grow between the bricks of our planter and under the back section of the patio. We were both surprised at how big it was as it snaked its way through layers of brick and concrete,.

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To build, or not to build… that is the question.

As an entrepreneur, I have a lot of ideas. Some might be the next “great” thing and yet most, well they are probably just crap. And as an investor, I sit in a lot of meetings with early-stage companies who want to be convincing. And yet, when it comes to informing the product roadmap or.

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Look right, go right. But be sure to steer left.

I have been riding motorcycles most of my life. And one of the early lessons I learned (painfully, I might add) was the idea that if you look right, you’ll go right. And if you look left, well you guessed it; you’ll go left. Especially at highway speeds and around sharp corners. What made this.

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