4 Ways You Can Protect Your Family if Something Happens to your Business?

As a 20-something year old entrepreneur, I thought I was invincible. The amount of bravado that young business owners walk around with is, both inspiring and disarming. “What could happen to me?, besides I’m not married and don’t have any kids. So why would I need insurance to protect my business?” The naive, yet not so innocent words uttered from … Read More

10 Important Things to Consider When Choosing the Right Life Insurance

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I don’t know anyone who likes buying life insurance, but it makes it easier when you know what to ask when buying it. Choosing the right life insurance can be a daunting task when you’re talking about insuring your eventual demise. The problem is, to most individuals that don’t know otherwise, the cost is usually the variable that people pay … Read More

Why it is so Frustrating to Deal with the Stigma of Anti-Depressants

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By now, my story is well documented. I’ve suffered through some devastating events over the last number of years. I’ve talked about the struggles of a failed marriage and business, and most tragically the suicide of my 14-year-old daughter, Madeline. All these events significantly contributed to my own personal battle with depression. I’ve also talked about my own personal victories; … Read More

How Can It Be So Dark Even on the Sunniest of Days?

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Originally Published October 2013 A Personal Narrative of Life with Depression People may criticize me for posting something that is so deeply personal in a very public forum. This is not intended to be a soapbox account of me airing my dirty laundry, nor is it a cry for help as I’m teetering on the edge of a cliff. This … Read More

How I Found My Personal and Business Life Tracking on a Collision Course

I’ve often been told that one should limit the amount of personal information that gets shared in a business relationship and conversely, keep your business separate from your personal affairs. Those lines between personal and business get blurred on occasion and vice versa. For the most part, I’ve tried to keep the two distinct and separate. I‘ve shared limited amounts … Read More

One Brilliant Strategy to Ensure Your Superstar Employees Never Leave… Guaranteed

There are few guarantees in business or in life.  In my discussions with business owners, one of their big concerns is “how do you keep your talent from leaving?”  Although you can never actually prevent someone from leaving, you can put certain safeguards in place that guarantee that you can get compensated if a key person leaves unexpectedly or before … Read More