Small Actions Can Yield Big Rewards

Friendly Persistence Changes a Destiny

Would you like to hear me speak on “Bringing Jesus to Work?” I’ve been invited to address the men’s group of Peachtree Road United Methodist Church on September 25th at 7 AM. If you would like to join me, please click for more details. Registration closes Sunday morning. This is the story of how I […]

What Would Steve-o Do?

5 Lessons on How to Really Live Life

I was approaching my first tunnel just outside Milan, Italy. I was riding a rented BMW F800GS motorcycle with Kathy on the back. Loaded down with all our luggage, we were heavy and traveling at 68 mph. Of the eight bikes, one rider was consistently lagging behind. That was Steve-o. The tunnels in Italy cut […]

What It Means to Be Co-founder of a Startup

Companies Are Built on Transparent Relationships

“I’ve reviewed the business, but I can’t seem to get the right question answered. I need more information to decide if this is a good fit for me,” Mark said. Mark is a corporate executive who is ready to make the leap to fast-growing startups. He wants to get in early with a company solving […]

How I’m Learning to Get Real and Write from My Heart

The Pain and Gain of Transparency

“I always wanted to write a novel,” she said. I was having lunch with Michelle, a good friend who owns an advertising agency. I always admired her for her copywriting. Her writing, even in a simple email, was clear and to the point. When she wrote copy for a product, she had a way of tapping […]

Life Reimagined Confirmed

2 Realizations That Changed Everything

I was now an angel investor. I had one company which was kind of working, one not working, and one which was failing. The money was going out. Nothing was coming in. This was the result of my first two years of my reimagined career. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure I was […]

From Moose Head to Ministers

Finding a Church Is Not Easy

Finding a church. Sounds simple, right? Not simple. I had not regularly attended church in 20 years. Kathy and I took the family to Episcopal Easter and Christmas services. That’s because Kathy grew up Episcopal, and we were married in an Episcopal church in Denver. But I grew up attending St. Paul’s Catholic Church in […]

Sometimes You Must Simply Trust

An Unusual Request Starts a New Adventure

“I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior,” I said to Bob. Bob Weber of Weber & Associates is a sales and leadership trainer. I hired him to lead a seminar for my sales team in the early 1990s. I met Bob at a marriage seminar I attended as part of a couple’s management retreat […]

Don’t Be Confused

You Are Made in God’s Image

I was about to facilitate a leadership workshop in Uganda but wasn’t feeling right about it. I told Pastor Elijah, “I think I know what you want me to do, but I’m confused.” He said, “No. Do not say such things. You are not confused. We do not serve a God of confusion. We serve […]

My 5 Lessons from a Failed Angel Investment

John Richie was referred to me. My friend said, “John just became available. He was working for a fast-growth tech company, and now he is looking for his next big opportunity. He’s smart, hard-working, and of high integrity.” This would be the first time I laid eyes on John Richie. Little did I know we […]