“You Would Have Loved Him, Too”

“You were very close to your son. You loved him a lot,” said Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes to Eric Clapton, one of the greatest guitarists ever, in a 1998 interview. This was the segment of the interview when Clapton faced his addiction. It was here he talked about admitting for the first time in […]

What You Can Be, You Must Be

I came back from my walk after listening to the podcast interview of Charles Koch, and I was fired up. He left me with a quote from Abraham Maslow, “What you can be, you must be.” This gave me the idea to go deep, to think deeply about answering the question: How did I achieve […]

A New Perspective for Success

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. “Would you have been as successful as you have been if you’d had work-life balance?” I was asked. “I am still processing that question,” […]

Why I Left a Job for My Family

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. This concept of work-life balance goes back a very long way. The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians chapter 7, speaks of the […]

Work-Life Without Balance: When Expectations and Ambition Collide

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. Several years ago, I was sitting in the audience where a very successful exec was being interviewed. He had just sold his […]

The Night Kathy’s Dad Hung Up On Her

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. We were newly married. It was late on a Friday night, and I was still at the office. Another meeting, another urgent […]

10 Real-World Truths for Startup Founders

10. The successful entrepreneur’s story just makes sense. No hyperbole. When the investors hear it, their reaction will be, “That not only make sense, but it can be a great business.” 9. The successful entrepreneurial story has three parts: market discovery, doable solution, and (critically) the entrepreneur’s uniqueness. 8. You know you have a great […]

This Makes Life Worth Living

“What was the highlight of the trip to Uganda?” asked my friend Ellen. I’ve been back from Uganda and the Youth Ablaze Conference for two weeks. I did not take the time to process the conference and all that happened. It’s been rolling around in the back of my mind, and I know if I’m […]