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Avoiding the Sun(Mon)day Night Blues

Like so many Minnesotans, I spent the long Memorial Day weekend with my entire family (all eighteen of us across three generations), slapping mosquitoes, making s’mores and splashing in a lake at a …

No News is Bad News

It takes a lot to build a successful business. Cash flow, process and systems, good people, good products and services, marketing, a solid customer base. Perhaps most important of all is strong commun…

Four Little League Lessons That Are Just as True in Business

I’m coaching my son’s baseball team 11U travel baseball team. He’s on a good team, full of talented, coachable, good kids. Now that the boys are older and playing at a higher level, we still foc…

Know Your Why

I recently had coffee with Brian Jones, creator of Innove Studios in Minneapolis. Innove is a startup incubator that partners with local churches and faith communities to help launch social entreprene…

The Reactionary Swirl

I recently met a friend for coffee to catch up on things. He was going through a lot; he was recently divorced (everything was settled, but he, his ex-wife, and his kids were still in that transition …

Quit Apologizing for Your Rate

A big part of my work with clients deals with eliminating self-limiting beliefs, those obstacles and roadblocks in-between our ears that keep us from accomplishing our goals (or sometimes even setting…

One Word— 2018

Last January, I wrote about a new tradition at my church to kick off 2017; the practice of picking One Word to live by for the year. The service was based on Paul’s letter to the Romans, where h…

When you realize (it's time to make a change). . . .

One of my wife and my favorite movies is When Harry Met Sally. It was one of our early dates (on VHS, not in theaters), and it holds a ton of memories. It is funny, poignant, well-written and acted, a…

Cereal, Goals and Top of Mind Awareness

I took a number of advertising and marketing classes at the University of Iowa. One of the concepts that has stuck with me through the years has been the “evoked set.” The evoked set, in the mind …

Hustle plays, success and attitude

I’m a Minnesota Timberwolves fan. And for the first time in many years (14, to be exact) it is FUN to be a Minnesota Timberwolves fan again. The team is loaded with young talent. They have a coach t…

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