You become who you hang around most

When a plant isn’t growing we change its environment. Never underestimate the effects of pessimistic, unambitious and disorganized people around you. Your environment has the power to extinguish your fire as much as it has the power to ignite…


Going back to the source

Imagine a caveman pointing at a river and making a sound to his family Waaahhhhherrr. The next time the family sees a river they repeat the word with a slight alteration. Eventually when enough people use it, it becomes…


Stop living in fear

I live in forrested area and there was a crazy windstorm last night. I was driving home from a friends house and the signs on the street where swaying back and forth and branches where flying onto the road.…


A new way to lead

The word leader used to evoke an image for me of a strong muscle bound warrior ahead of the pack. Images of Mel Gibson in Braveheart or Brad Pitt in Troy fighting the battle have been burnt in my…


Meditation doesn’t give me anything

I started adding 15 minutes of meditation to my daily routine about 2 years ago. Then over time I started to see the benefits and increased it to 20 minutes, then 30 minutes and now I do an hour…


Where did I go?

I had no wifi last week to write my blog post. I was in Cuba and it’s the first time I miss a day let alone a week in the last 2 years and I have to say I…


Projections from the past

My dog Stevie is always yapping away. If he’s not attacking the cat, he’s barking at a squirrel or at what’s going on on TV. Every time he does, my blood pressure rises. I get emotional. But then I…


True love gives you wings

A little boy had a crush on a little girl. He was shy and didn’t know how to approach her. He noticed that all the little girl seemed to care about was birds. She had birds on her cloths,…


I wish someone would have told me

I wish someone would have told me where I needed to start my journey was sitting on the floor with my eyes closed. I wish someone would have told me that the first step was not looking outside myself…

young adult man, personnel cleaning the pool from leaves

What do your customers value?

I had a pool guy that used to clean my pool. He was starting out his business and I was excited for him. Being who I am, I wanted to help him. I kept trying to talk to him,…


No Rain, No Flowers

I had a challenging week last week. A close friend was in the hospital. I lost a few great people on my team at MIYAGI. I had to have a serious heart to heart with my operations person (which…


The journey is the goal

I used to think that the trophy at the end was the goal. That success was about how fast I could climb the mountain. But then I started to ask myself about the type of life I wanted to…


7 simple steps to gaining customers

Grab attention (ad, post) Pull them in to your platform (store, website) Sell or give them something to collect their info Build trust overtime by sending them valuable info Sell them something else they want Analyze the sales metrics…