What Kind of Campfire Are You Building for Your Business?

It was a starry night, one of those miraculous evenings when you could actually see the Milky Way stretch it’s long legs across the sky. I scrunched down into my wobbly camping chair so that the backrest supported my neck and just stared up at the great expanse while everyone around me kept talking. How […]

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Coming Face-To-Face with the Nastiest Bully of All… Myself

Claudine, a surly fourth-grader who loved wearing Nike hi-tops, literally kicked me off of her seat and onto the dirty school bus floor when I was 8 years old. Our dance of defiance went on for weeks. I’d sit, she’d kick… until a girl named Kiersten scrunched over and let me sit next to her. […]

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So Your Business Isn’t Sexy. Now What?

“I own a logistics company. We offer integrated transportation solutions for mid-sized corporations.” He then reached into his pocket to grab a stack of business cards. I smiled politely and began the process of slowly extracting myself from the group I was attempting to mingle with. It’s not that I have anything against logistics. I imagine […]

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On Staying Deliberately Small

The large rock sailed over my head and crashed into the water in front of me. “Boom.” I spun around to face my grinning brother, who was standing on a ledge above me and wiping his muddy hands on his He-Man t-shirt. “You are such a jerk!” I narrowed my eyes into the best seething […]

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Life IS the Adventure, So Enjoy the Damn View

“Are we even moving?” I yelled over my shoulder to my guy. He was floating 100 feet behind me on an identical purple inner tube, his ankles and toes hidden beneath the river water. We had been winding along for hours in slow motion. I dug my flimsy plastic paddle into the water, trying to […]

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