These are a few of my favorite things about Content Marketing

I get lots of questions about content marketing and how it can be improved using SEO (Search Engine Optimization). I thought I would take a moment to capture the advice I give for the questions I get asked most often on this topic. Since there are a lot of questions that are tangentially related, I… Read More

Fitness & Cultivating Fearlessness: How I’m Learning To Get Over My Fear Of Failure

Let me give you steps of a completely different kind because there is no checklist to getting over your fears; there are no shortcuts here. For what it’s worth, I’m learning it has more to do with leveraging a balance of mental and physical strength. Getting into a routine that helps you build physical strength… Read More

You Create Your Own Happiness – Where You Are Right Now

I’ve had this quote tapped up to my bathroom mirror for a bit. And it’s a good one because… it centers you with the responsibility of creating your own happiness each day. But it’s also good to temper this expectation because while you’re responsible for your happiness, it’s truly a balance. Sometimes saying ‘yes’ to… Read More

Life Advice: Cut Loose

Lately I’ve found that the secret to being able to do something is to mentally not overthink or pre-frame it first. I’ll give you an example from weightlifting. There are times when I start to mentally psych myself out of executing a lift when I know how much weight is on the bar because I… Read More

Personal Branding: The Best Practical Advice

I happened to be listening to the radio while getting ready this morning and I heard a trailer for the Martin Scorsese film ‘Silence’. At the very end, there was this sound bite from Liam Neeson where his character says, “Pray. But with your eyes open.” That stopped me, mid mascara swipe. I thought, “that’s… Read More

Fitness & Food: How Drinking A Protein Shake Before a Workout Helped My Hunger Later

I had gotten into the habit of consuming my protein shake on the drive home from an evening workout. Good, healthy habit, right? Well, lately I noticed that once I got home, I wasn’t hungry for a real meal. This was happening fairly regularly over the past few weeks and for as much as I… Read More

Making Resolutions: Want More? Expect More From Yourself First.

I found it a bit ironic that the top organic search result on “new years resolution statistics” shows we’re just as apprehensive about making them as we are about not making them. The data surveyed roughly 1,200 respondents (#grainofsalt) showed there are just as many people unwilling to create goals for themselves as there are… Read More

African Safari – Maasai, baboons and the Ngorongoro Crater

African Safari – Day 2 Location: Ngorongoro National Park Crater Lodging: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge Saturday morning began with a game drive on our way to the crater. Still en route, we stopped to visit Maasai village where our group had the opportunity to interact with members of this nomadic tribe.  We were invited into their… Read More