October 2008

Nanny Lessons

I was out of town and caught an episode of “Supernanny.”  I’ve enjoyed watching that show the few times I have seen it, and I sometimes pull a few parenting gems from it.  The episode I watched was about a family that had three, out-of-control kids, and I mean, OUT-OF-CONTROL. continue reading...

Halloween Fun

Thought you all would like to see the Warnke family as we get ready to head out for a round of trick-or-treating.

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Have fun tonight everyone!

Satisfaction Shift

As the leader of this ever-building movement of Family First Entrepreneurs, I feel a duty to be on the cutting edge and to gather information pertinent to our group.  My best resource has always been reading for information.  I’m currently reading a book called Influencer by Kerry Patterson.  It is a case study about how famous and successful “Influencers” changed behavior patterns in the people they helped continue reading...

It Takes Two to Play a Game

I’m amazed and saddened at how popular my blogs about toxic work environments are.  I’m glad to be of service, but sad to realize how prolific dysfunction is in the work place, and how impactful that can be when it’s taken home.  On the brighter side, I’ve noticed that it’s that negative impact on one’s home life that usually sparks a motivation for change. continue reading...

Entrepreneuerism is Not a Lottery Ticket

I had coffee today with my trademark attorney, and in our discussion he said that many of his potential clients have one thing in common—each of them believes that his or her business idea is a winning lottery ticket.  As we talked about the reality of going from an idea to money in the bank, I realized we had stumbled upon a topic for my next blog. continue reading...

Absentee Father

I recently watched a Discovery special about a man who tried to kayak from Tasmania to New Zealand.  It was a very, very dangerous journey, but if he accomplished it, he would be the first man to ever do it.  He was a very loving father and husband, and he was filming himself, so it was pretty emotional seeing him leave.  He wept because he knew that there was a real chance he wasn’t going to see his family again. continue reading...

The One Man Make-A-Wish Foundation

In ONO I talk a lot about how we have the ability to fulfill a Higher Purpose during our lifetimes.  Higher Purposes are goals which involve accomplishing things greater than yourself and your own personal fulfillment.   To champion a cause, to give something away, to change someone’s life—tasks like these fall in the Higher Purpose category. continue reading...

Social Marketing Intimacy

With ONO coming out soon, I have been heavy into the realm of social marketing.  This world is fairly new to me, but I am blown away by how deep online relationships can become, not only how deep, but more importantly how fast they can happen. continue reading...

Shift Happens

I hate to cut and paste, but this video is cool.  As an entrepreneur, this blew me away.  Ya gotta watch.  It's entrepreneurial crack for the "plugged in." continue reading...

Let the Fight Begin

I’m coming from a heated conversation (that’s a code word for a fight) with my wife.  The subject of the fight doesn’t matter, but in the aftermath, here I am, writing this blog to give you a piece of my perspective on conflict resolution.  The subject of our disagreement isn’t pertinent, but how it finished, is.  Many of you may be thinking I’m going to tell you it ended well, and you would be wrong.  Although with the circumstances surrounding the discussion, I think it ended as well as it could have. continue reading...