January 2009

How I Grow Relationships on Twitter

Twitter is an interesting way to interact within a community where common human-relationship dynamics show up and can be optimized.  Twitter is a relevant topic with Family First Entrepreneurs because it allows for inexpensive relationship-based networking and exposure.  It’s critical to understand that Twitter can be a business tool, but if you come to the table of Twitter with continue reading...

Perfectionism Doesn’t Eliminate Risk

I commonly struggle with perfectionism and I interact with a lot of entrepreneurs that do so as well.  I have it show up more in my personal life than in my business life but the same consequences apply.  Most of the time I believe that perfectionism is a defense mechanism. I am attempting to thwart risk.  More simply said, if I just do it perfectly, nothing bad will happen. continue reading...

The Hero Behind the Hudson River Plane Crash

Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, pilot of the plane that recently crash landed into the Hudson River, is an example of a man who had one of those special opportunities in life to show his excellence and manifest the reason behind his life’s pursuit.  I really love his story.  He is a man obsessed with excellence at what he does, though he never knew he was going to have continue reading...

My Twitter Experience So Far

As I write this post, my second computer monitor, the one dedicated to Twitter, is distracting me.  Why is it distracting me?  It’s fun.  I enjoy getting to know people in like fields and learn about what they are thinking and doing.  I enjoy the real folks I can relate to that talk about the off-color things that happen to us all as life unfolds.  Tell me about h continue reading...

Tony Dungy is Living the ONO Life

Earlier this week, head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, Tony Dungy, announced his retirement from the game of football.  Dungy is a great coach, a great leader, but most importantly, Tony Dungy is a great man of high moral character and a Family First Entrepreneur. continue reading...

ONO- The Family First Entrepreneur

Here is a new excerpt from ONO that defines “Family First Entrepreneur.”  Enjoy. continue reading...

The Learning Curve of Wealth

I have recently and often thought about issues that deal with the stewardship of wealth.  I have noticed for myself that there was a learning curve in dealing with financial success.  The issues come up because as you grow financially the people you associate with may not be growing as fast or at all.  With that, things change in the way you relate to them and how they relate to you. continue reading...

Learning Moments for Teaching Children Entrepreneurism

My readers continue to ask for more information on teaching children entrepreneurism.  In response to that I have been reading extensively of late on parenting and especially, as you know, parenting gifted children and have come across some insight I would like to share. continue reading...

Workaholism

Balance is a key we are all looking for in our personal and business lives, and many of us look for answers or systems that can help us to achieve it.  I see the answer for many is not just a simple restructuring of how things are done or how decisions are made.  The answer becomes possible when we look within ourselves at the emotional reasons lack of balance occurs. continue reading...

Greed and Its Impact on Family First Entrepreneurs

Greed is an interesting subject in that it has a slippery, hard-to-notice side that moves us in directions that often don’t serve our personal or financial well being.  Sure, we are all aware of holding onto things we should be sharing or asking for more than is fair; that’s the obvious stuff.  It’s the subtleties of greed, and their impact as they relate to Family First Entrepreneurs that I want to speak about here. continue reading...