Why Your Saturday Is Like My Tuesday

We all know the routine well. We all are OR we all were young at one point. A hellacious work week leads to a weekend of “letting loose”.  It usually involves the excessive consumption of various cocktails, maybe a little dancing, some good music, sexy people and several more cocktails.  That was the routine for me practically every weekend from …

Time For a Divorce? You Become Who You Surround Yourself With

Your mom told you in high school, “Billy down the street is bad news.  I don’t want you hanging around with him.”  My response to this one was “Ma, you don’t even know him.”  My parents didn’t even want to hear me complaining when I had to explain cleaning desks in detention for clowning around with “Billy” in class.  I …

Which Road Will You Take?

Jet ski’s, a tornado protruding from the sky, kids covering me in wet sand, barbecues and family fun.  The 4th of July weekend lives up to it’s promises once again.  We have made the near four hour family excursion to my families lake house countless times for many occasions.  And history could not have repeated itself more perfect when my …

What Inspires You? Do *THAT* Every Morning…

What is the first thing you do in the morning when you wake up?  No, really…take a second to reflect what you do in the mornings from when you wake until noon.  Is it a vicious cycle of checking email, feeding your Facebook addiction and Tweeting?  You say, “alright I have so much to do today, and it is going …

The Most Powerful Word in an Entrepreneur’s Life

We all have challenges as entrepreneurs.  Sometimes we see money as the solution to our problems. But, as the Notorious B.I.G. emphasized is his lyrics, “Mo money, mo problems”.  Did he just quote a rapper?  You better believe it!  There are life’s lessons to be learned everywhere.  Even the most successful business owners in the world are facing similar challenges …

Two Critical Keys to Success for Young Entrepreneurs

While driving somewhere in Tennessee, heading back to Chicago wrapping up the Go-Giver Tour, I was having a deep conversation with one of the winners of the contest, Emanuel.  We spoke on topics ranging from prospecting to spirituality.  One question he asked me stuck with me and fueled this blog post.  “What do people need to become successful?” he asked.  …