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,
The Monk Maverick Who Sold his Ferrari Aston Martin or What I Learned from Driving a 10-year old “Clunker”
A hat tip to Robin Sharma for inspiring the title of this post with his book “The Monk who Sold his Ferrari”. I read that book ages ago. My story is different than the high-powered attorney character in Robin’s book. For him it took a heart attack to change - mine was from following my heart… This is a bit longer than many of my other sometimes posts because it takes some time to unravel how I deeply rewired my personal story of success, goal setting and even self worth. I’ll get
Why Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is woefully wrong
 I get it. Kevin O’ Leary AKA “Mr. Wonderful” has his shtick. He’s got great sound bites and plays a somewhat ‘mean’ character on TV. But this time he is flat out wrong… Kevin was presenting at Inc. magazine’s Iconic event in DC last week, and I’m always interested in hearing from business successes. He had a lot of smart things to say and I wanted to get some distinctions on royalties and percentages. I hopped out of my seat to ask him that question, but as I was in
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
Legendary Legacy with Jordan Guernsey – The Light Inside: Truth in Business, Life and Love
My friend Jordan Guernsey passed away on December 8th. He was 30 years old. Yes, way too young. As Jordan was in very late stages of melanoma, he agreed to this private interview in his home as a way to further his legacy and share some of his insights with the world. As a Maverick1000 member, together we’ve travelled all over the globe from the Ice hotel in Sweden to helping orphans in Haiti. The conversations we’ve shared over the years were intensively powerful and enlightening including
How Entrepreneurship Can Be The Ultimate Expression of Love
Everybody has heard the advice do what you love and the money will follow, right? Unfortunately it’s not quite true. In fact, I’ve got a $400,000.00 lesson that I’ll share with you later on. However, running your enterprise from the fullest expression of love can and WILL create the meaningful success that matters. Yes, we're moving into some slightly uncharted waters combining the words 'love' and 'work' together but stick with me. What does the ‘fullest expression of love’ look
Evolved Enterprise
At the Underground® I was super excited to share 2 brand new presentations. The first on Community Code 2.0: Creating Tribes of Beloved Brand Builders and my closing keynote on Evolved Enterprise™. It was truly an honor to receive a standing ovation for the material. I’m really excited to explore this further and make it one of my next books. (I even had attendees coming up afterwards saying they almost cried watching this presentation, and that’s never happened before!) I believe there
66 Must-read books for Impactful Entrepreneurs
The other day, Maverick1000 members were asking about book recommendations on our private forum. I typically read 1-2 books per week (minimum) so this forced me to sort out some top recommendations by category. I’ve always believed your life is changed by the books you read, experiences you create and the people you meet. Think of this as the start of your Maverick MBA with 6 of the most important categories for evolved enterprises and impactful entrepreneurs in the 21st century. 1) Success
The Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss
The last few years I’ve struggled quite a bit with keeping myself and my businesses moving forward because of the new direction I’ve taken. The same playbook I was using before just didn’t seem like it fit me anymore. And that’s probably good because in many ways I’ve grown as an entrepreneur and individual. (In fact, I’ll be sharing a lot of this journey in future essays.) I’ve always experimented with what provides me with more bliss, joy, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.
The NEW Way to Better Goal Setting and is 40 is the New 20?
Lordy…Lordy guess who’s 40? Yup…yours truly. Missy has been waiting for this day for awhile since she’s 2 ½ years older. She thought it would never come but I’m officially in my fourth decade. Several of my friends have asked me how 40 is, and I’m pleased to say I’m truly happier and more content than ever. I feel like I know myself better than ever and have done quite a bit of work in that area in the last 2 years. Part of it has really been digging into what makes me