Putting People in the Right Place – A Teambuilding Case Study

As I’ve been going through all of the emotional ups and downs with losing Sadie, there’s been a number of things that have been keeping me optimistic about the future. For one, there’s a ton of things going well out at Collaborate 317 that I’m glad to hear about. We’re really starting to be recognized […]

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Tim Paige – There’s Money Where Your Mouth Is: Discovering How to Get Into Voice Acting (AoL 116)

Voice acting is something that a lot of people don’t think about, yet we probably hear it everyday. It’s one of those things that if done well, is not noticeable – but when it’s done poorly, you can’t help but notice. As a podcaster, I’ve learned to appreciate good audio as well as vocals. One […]

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Dealing with Grief: 5 Ways to Commemorate the Loss of a Loved One

I mentioned in the Junto last week that I’ve been struggling with some things since my return from Honduras in late January. For one, 6 hours after we got back, Maria and I were in a pretty serious car accident. Luckily our ride took the brunt force of the impact – because it might have […]

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5 Characteristics of a Builder: Why Builders Can Make Great Leaders

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind for me. As many of you know, Maria and I had a wedding to attend in Honduras. So after the last post, the rest of the week was geared towards getting there while at the same time releasing the last podcast. That’s why you might have […]

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Tori Reid – Become a Master Content Creator! Why Blogging Should Still be a Part of Your Content Strategy (AoL 115)

Lots of people would say that blogging as we know it is dead. There’s little ROI on it because you have to compete with all the other blogs that are out there. That’s why a lot of people use Medium as their blogging platform. They then link those posts on social media hoping that the […]

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Mike Thorp – Less Talk and More Creation! – How Saying No to Gary Vaynerchuk Helped Launch a Hospitality Consulting Business (AoL 114)

There’s a reason that many businesses fail in the first several years of business. Of course, finances might play a part in that. But I think that even having a revenue problem is the sign of a deeper issue. The issue is simply that business ownership doesn’t necessarily make one a great leader. And without […]

forever alone

Forever Alone? Here’s My Solution!

I’ve been recently listening to one of my favorite podcasts again for the first time in at least a year or so. It’s called The Art of Charm. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of it! If not, you might want to check it out. It’s a great show. Jordan Harbinger, who’s actually around my age, […]

places of interest

10 Ways to Find Places of Interest In Your Own Backyard

When I was growing up, I lived in a small town in the middle of flyover country. (I wouldn’t be until later that I even knew that the Midwest was called that.) One of my biggest goals in high school was to go out and see the world. This interest, I’m pretty sure stemmed from […]

successful entrepreneurs

Andrew O’Brien – Forging the Vetrepreneur Tribe: Helping Veterans become Successful Entrepreneurs (AoL 113)

Let’s face it. The world can eat you up and spit you out if you let it. And the number one way that this happens is by not having a personal mission. Or simply not having something to fight for. Like anyone else, military veterans are susceptible to having a numb life after they retire […]

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Developing a Moral Compass: 21 Standards to Live and Work By

Here we are at the beginning of a New Year. In a lot of blogs across the web regarding business and self development, you’ll be seeing a lot of posts talking about planning your upcoming year. I’m going to change it up just a bit here. Instead of giving you yet another one of those […]