Exposed Excellence: Sharing The Struggle In Your Pursuit For Excellence

[A Complement To Ramit Sethi‘s Article “…Stop Writing About How Vulnerable You Are“]   Social media displays the world through success-filtered glasses. But it doesn’t share the whole story. The whole truth. I’d rather read about how you can’t pay rent and then hustled your way out of the hole. About how everyone thinks you are…

Cautionary Tale For The Successful Entrepreneur

It was February 2016. We were going to start a skincare company and get rich. Super rich. We hired a team. We got a sick office space. Ocean views and a rooftop in La Jolla. We paid the entire 12 month lease upfront in a lump sum. Because why not? We got massive flatscreen TVs,…

Real Life Before Reel Life

I am the number one offender here. I love the highlight reel. I’ll show reel life over real life any day. It makes me feel good. It makes me feel important. It makes me feel secure. Overcompensate much? Having a media buying business led me to having millions of AMEX points. Points that translate into…

The Inevitable Millionaire

The Guppy Tank was full. Applications closed. I didn’t care. I had DECIDED. This was my opportunity. What is media buying? No idea. Don’t care. Don’t need to know. What is a guppy? I just picture Nemo. Move to Albuquerque, NM? Never been, but sure. Why not? I lived in Des Moines, so I can…

An Uninspired Life, Alcohol And Why I Should Be Dead

I believe to my core that you can fail your way to an inspired life. I believe this because it’s my story. Maybe it’s best if we start with an UNinspired life. This was me for a lot of my life. It’s existing, but not really living. It’s going through the motions. It’s living a…