How Entrepreneurial Parents Can Help Develop Empowering Identities and Positive Values in Your Kids
There’s no doubt what we believe about ourselves has a way of becoming our TRUTH even if it’s not based in objective reality. And most of our self-identities about what we are good at, who we are or what we can do is shaped at an early age. Fact is, we have a self-identity for every single little part and parcel of our personality, characteristics and abilities. Taking my almost 11-year old son, Zack, as an example, it would be how well he plays baseball, ice hockey, interacts with teachers,
Building a Capital Community of Fans and Family Ties
My 9-year old son, Zack and I had a bit of a ‘boys night out’ with just us two dudes last night. We went to a Caps game against Buffalo and on the drive there he was asking about some of the classic games I’d seen. I’ve been a fan for the last 25+ years, so I have lots of memories. I was at the Cap Centre for some of the best moments like the Hunter OT winner vs. Philly and also some of the most heart-breaking ones. Yes, I was there for the ’87 4- OT loss to the Isles in Game 7! I
Experiment: How to see more ‘magic’ with your kids

This past summer, we took a road trip with the kids to check out a camp our 9-year old, Zack, was deciding on. I really like windshield time because I make it a point to turn off the radio for some of the journey. I also like this for short rides to school or hockey practice or art lessons. It creates some dialogue because your kids can only stare out the window for so long before they must talk to you. Now we had 5-hours of drivetime so lots of conversations about all sorts of subject. I brought
“Is your ‘Mission’ more important than your family?”
That’s the question one of our Maverick1000 members wives, "D," asked me… Let me set the scene for you. We were in the Swedish Arctic, basically in the middle of nowhere. It was midnight, everyone had just driven their own team of dogs out to the Wilderness Lodge and a few of us were outside by the fire. These are the kind of meaningful conversations I enjoy. It’s a tough question and I decided to be more honest with her than I have ever been - even with myself. I took a deep breath