You never know who you might be inspiring.

I happen to really like quotes. Particularly of the inspiring kind 🙂 Anyway, I’ve had this one tapped up to my desk for a few months now: “Make your life a model of what can happen if you take chances, think big, and go for your dreams. You never know who you might be inspiring”… Read More

It’s going to be OK. But first, you have to Spartan up!

If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should definitely pursue it. – Erada Nothing but 8.5 miles of incredibly uneven terrain, hills that silently wear away your calve muscles, and pools of shockingly cold mud and your own faith in your abilities. The Spartan Sacramento Super this weekend tested everyone’s endurance. I ended up… Read More

2016 Election Results: Black Swan event

“The remedy of all blunders, the cure of blindness, the cure of crime, is love…” Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s the day after Election Day. I couldn’t not post today with the unexpected turn of events; Donald Trump is elected the 45th President of the United States of America. This is quite literally a historic event… Read More

Always be prepared…to run a Spartan Race

I’m excited and nervous for this weekend gearing up for the Spartan Sacramento Super. Wooo!  This will be my second Spartan race this year after doing the Sprint at AT&T Park back in May (that’s my game face while on those monkey bars!). Let’s be honest, I’m way more excited for the obstacle parts than… Read More

How to be better than you were yesterday

I watched a great interview recently on Marie Forleo’s YouTube channel with Seth Godin. It inspired me to start something today that I’ve been gradually getting better at; writing more. But more than that, it challenged me to up my game by taking on the challenge of blogging every day. On a good day, I’m… Read More

Gratefulness Begets Greatness

A friend in the advertising industry recently interviewed me about being involved in CrossFit as part of a research project he is conducting working on the Reebok account. While I’m nowhere near a being a competitive lifter, his questions, however did make me reflect on how grateful I am to be able to dabble in… Read More

The Alchemy of Silicon Valley

I had the good fortune of being introduced to Vito Brandle, Director of Finance at BrightRoll, and recently sat down with him to chat about the allure of startups and the collective growth-mindset of Silicon Valley tapping into the fundamental human desire for growth. Vito’s thoughts on the startup scene—how structure can be the foundation… Read More

If You Want Your Marriage To Start Out On The Right Foot, Wear The Right Shoes

Lately I’ve noticed an influx of wedding couples in the ballroom where we practice, and I can’t help but notice the array of improper dance shoes worn by the brides-to-be. It looks like something out of a runway fashion show—platforms, open-toe, wedges, and three to four inch stilettos! Take my advice brides-to-be, as a ballroom… Read More

Observations on Presentation

I happened to catch Skate America the other night watching the men perform.   I was amazed at how critical the commentators were throughout each performance. I’ve never even attempted to lift my leg but 3 inches from the ice and here were these young athletes doing full extensions while moving!  I found it  amazing!  But,… Read More