What I learned writing for 30 days straight.

One month ago today, I started publishing my posts publicly to all of you. I did a “halfway” check in a couple weeks ago, but I wanted to take this post to reflect on what I learned and gained from doing this little experiment. After 30 posts and 1,267 pageviews, I have completed a full …

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Why the “Trust Bank” is the most important relationship tool you’ll use.

One of the most important mental tools I’ve used to help my relationships with people flourish is the concept of the “Trust Bank”. I was first taught this important relationship management tool at Student Painters regarding communication with customers, but it applies to all relationships in general. The premise is that it’s almost impossible to …

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The question I ask myself after a crippling failure

        Guess how many games we won my first year coaching lacrosse? Hint: There are 12 games in a season. One. We went 1-11 my first year. It wasn’t really anybody’s fault, though as the coach it was my job to take responsibility. We had a tiny team both in size and …

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My Goals for 2017

By almost all accounts, 2016 has been a pretty stressful and divisive year for everybody. I mean, Prince, Harambe, and David Bowie died, Donald Trump is going to be president (deep breaths, yes that actually happened), Michigan ALMOST beat Ohio State, and the mannequin challenge is still a thing. I know the year isn’t over …

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3 Leadership Truths I Learned From Coaching Middle School Lacrosse

Around a year ago in Winter 2015, I was looking for a new project to get involved with. I had just left Young Entrepreneurs Across America, where I spent 2 years recruiting and coaching college kids through running their own painting business. The time spent coaching and helping these students realize their potential was so …

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I don’t know what I want to do with my life.

Since I was very little, the seemingly innocuous question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has caused me unbearable amounts of stress and anxiety. As someone with an endless number of constantly changing interests that seemingly have no correlation, having to pick ONE of my passions to build a life and …

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“The Thank You Economy” by Gary Vaynerchuk – Summary and Critique

Today’s post is a summary and critique of The Thank You Economy by the one and only Gary Vaynerchuk. How I Found The Book: I’ve been pretty much obsessed with Gary V and his YouTube channel since this past summer when I was driving to work at 5:30AM suffering from a minor identity crisis. I …

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