Charlie’s Notebook

12 Thoughts for Entrepreneurs on Business, Life, and Success

12. God does not give a vision to be rich. He gives a vision to serve others. 11. Write your goals on paper. Do it for you. Your inner voice wants to speak to you. Ask and listen. 10. Listen. It is the essence of learning. It is the heart of understanding. It is the […]

Then God Sends Another Bill

From AA to the High Tech Prayer Breakfast, God Works

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. I couldn’t stop thinking about Bill Leonard. I kept replaying his talk about Jesus. Standing at a podium on a slightly raised platform, he was the final speaker at my first High Tech Prayer Breakfast. Bill spoke with a voice […]

I’m an Angel Investor? I’m an Angel Investor!

But I Was Still Me...And That Was the Problem

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. My phone rang. “Hey, Charlie, it’s Bob,” said my friend and former sales manager Bob Lasher. “I think my time is coming to an end here at AudioFax. I would like to get together with you,” he said. “You seem […]

Never. Never. Never. Never Give Up.

Sometimes Persistence Is the Only Answer

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. I was sitting at my subdivision pool with two-month-old Nick in my arms. I received a call from Claudene Clark. Claudene and I worked together while I was president of the US operations of a London-based professional services firm. She […]

The Demons Appeared

This is a series about getting your life back on track and achieving your goals. “What’s your bottom?” That’s the question people in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) always talk about. They say things like, “When my car was repossessed because I forgot to park inside the warehouse where I was sleeping, that was my bottom,” or, […]