Are you too competitive? On my walk tonight, I was listening to an entrepreneurial podcast like I usually do when I heard a Native American quote on competition that stopped me dead in my tracks: “In our tribe, we don’t believe in competition. We actually think it’s a mental illness.” Wow. Think about that quote for a moment, and then consider how much of your time is spent in comparison mode. We must all be nuts.

It’s time to slow down. We can make time if we really want to, especially time for ourselves. It’s important to take a pause out of the hectic and return to peace. Otherwise, you risk missing out on God’s little gifts to humanity like the sound of raindrops on windshields.

Don’t do it. After spending most of the past year laying a solid foundation for my resort-based websites, I found myself listening to guru podcast after guru podcast instead of concentrating on things that really mattered to drive my business. I was of the opinion that everyone else (except for me) had uncovered the secret…

After another late night of working into the wee wee hours, I decided to meditate to start my day off right. I always intend to take the time and do this, but I’m not always successful. Meditation is completely appropriate and much needed during any business launch period. Today’s guided meditation — one of my favorites — was on…

It’s time to burn some bridges. Everyone thinks that burning bridges is horrible. But when you’re an entrepreneur, burning bridges is not only a good thing – it’s a necessity for success. As you cross the bridge over the great divide from employee to entrepreneur, you must burn the bridge left behind or else you’ll find yourself constantly distracted, looking back over your shoulder. Burning bridges keeps you from back-stepping into past illusions of safety and grandeur.

Like most people, I spent this past weekend reflecting on the last ten years since 9/11/01. The memorials certainly were top of mind, but the biggest reflection trigger was having what I hope to be the last garage sale of my life (although I’m not overly optimistic considering that was the exact same sentiment I expressed after…

I recently watched Thomas Friedman’s (Pulitzer Prize winning author and NY Times columnist) appearance on Piers Morgan Tonight, and I was struck by something he said. In talking about education in America and the new world economy, he suggested we ponder the serious question: “What world are we living in?” This discussion is one he addresses in his new…

Don’t do it. I’ve always been one to work extremely hard.  Most entrepreneurs do — especially during the all-encompassing start-up phase. Sole proprietor’s are incredibly fired up that they work around the clock to bring their ingenious ideas to light.  This tireless effort is exhausting enough, but when you throw your negative internal critic into the mix,…