February 2009

Staying the Course

As the economic conditions continue to falter and challenges become closer to home for all of us, we must remember that it is the ones that stay the course and survive these times who will be the future leaders.  continue reading...

Delay Gratification, Build Wealth

Here is new excerpt from ONO that tells the story of two men with very different financial strategies. continue reading...

The Difference Between "How To" and "How To Think"

When I began the process of writing ONO, I considered the critical differences between entrepreneurs who succeeded and the ones that didn’t.  The one thing I noticed, both for myself and the successful entrepreneurs I interviewed, is what continually showed up was our ability to know how to think about a particular venture as opposed to just “how continue reading...

Six Helpful Tips for Keeping Family First When Crazy Busy

As I find myself getting so busy, with ONO approaching it’s launch date, I am finding it harder and harder to stay family first with the demands on my time.  I have tried several action steps to keep myself in check and I have decided to share these now as they have had time to prove themselves valuable.  continue reading...

The Only Story I Have Ever Read that Made Me Cry

I received this story in my email yesterday and I knew I had to share it with you.  It is the only story I have ever read that actually brought tears to my eyes.  I read it last night to my 4 year-old.  He may still be a little young to have fully understood it, but I believe that every parent should read this to their children.  Please take the time to enjoy this incredibly continue reading...

Jaken’s Strawberry Stand

Here is a brand new short chapter excerpt from my new book ONO: Options not Obligations.  This is one of several stories in the book about my son, Jaken, and his initial exposure to money, business, saving, and responsibility.  This is one of my favorite stories and I hope you enjoy it too.    continue reading...

Top 10 things New People to Twitter Should Know

I am writing this in my Family First blog because I see Twitter as the most influential social marketing site available to the average Joe.  I believe every Family First Entrepreneur should be on it.  That said, I see many folks still guessing how to use twitter.  Let’s dive in.  continue reading...

936 Weeks

When we blink and it's Friday, we realize how fast a week can pass. 

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Child Geography Whiz and Her Smarty Pants Dance

Here’s one for all of you parents out there.  Cute little video of this little brainiac that I thought you would enjoy.

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Extend Family First, Beyond Yourself

As Family First Entrepreneurs we must be aware that we set boundaries with people we do business with and those boundaries protect what we hold dear: time with our family.  As we hold to that standard for ourselves, we must not only support it in others, we must encourage it.  continue reading...