Career

04 Oct X Marks the Spot

"I want to leave my mark on this world - something that really shows I was here!" Gary tells me. That's not uncommon. The desire to leave our mark, to show we were here - that we mattered - is nearly universal. So, I ask him, "What would...

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25 Sep Something Worth Standing For

This week, conversations with clients have often veered into their views on the controversy surrounding NFL players "taking a knee" while the national anthem is being played.  I'm less concerned whether they think the players should or shouldn't be doing it, or whether they think...

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17 Jul Whaddyado?

"What do you do?" a man at the cocktail party asks me, glancing at my name tag. Those four simple words and the answer they elicit could be a doorway into a meaningful conversation.  "About what?" I want to reply, but I know that isn't the...

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28 Nov Are You Headed For a Wile E. Coyote Moment?

  Yesterday, while having dinner with friends, we spotted a roadrunner making its way through the yard.  Yes, they really do exist and it’s one of many pleasant surprises living in the desert.  I always wondered what made Wile E Coyote double down in his endless...

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02 Oct Grabbing Your Brass Ring

Last week I met with two clients who are planning to make big changes next year. Glen is going to leave his current firm and Corey is going to sell his company. Both men know that to prepare themselves for the best possible outcomes, the...

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28 Jun Some Mid-Year Mojo – Rebalancing

"I've spent my whole life working to provide for my family. When do I get to make it about me again? I'm not a selfish man, but isn't it ok to rebalance at some point? The challenge is, I'm just not sure how to even...

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