Why Shark Tank’s ‘Mr. Wonderful’ is woefully wrong
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 I get it. Kevin O’ Leary AKA “Mr. Wonderful” has his shtick. He’s got great sound bites and plays a somewhat ‘mean’ character on TV. But this time he is flat out wrong… Kevin was presenting at Inc. magazine’s Iconic event in DC last week, and I’m always interested in hearing from business successes. He had a lot of smart things to say and I wanted to get some distinctions on royalties and percentages. I hopped out of my seat to ask him that question, but as I was in
Building a Capital Community of Fans and Family Ties
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My 9-year old son, Zack and I had a bit of a ‘boys night out’ with just us two dudes last night. We went to a Caps game against Buffalo and on the drive there he was asking about some of the classic games I’d seen. I’ve been a fan for the last 25+ years, so I have lots of memories. I was at the Cap Centre for some of the best moments like the Hunter OT winner vs. Philly and also some of the most heart-breaking ones. Yes, I was there for the ’87 4- OT loss to the Isles in Game 7! I
Experiment: How to see more ‘magic’ with your kids

This past summer, we took a road trip with the kids to check out a camp our 9-year old, Zack, was deciding on. I really like windshield time because I make it a point to turn off the radio for some of the journey. I also like this for short rides to school or hockey practice or art lessons. It creates some dialogue because your kids can only stare out the window for so long before they must talk to you. Now we had 5-hours of drivetime so lots of conversations about all sorts of subject. I brought
Legendary Legacy with Jordan Guernsey – The Light Inside: Truth in Business, Life and Love
My friend Jordan Guernsey passed away on December 8th. He was 30 years old. Yes, way too young. As Jordan was in very late stages of melanoma, he agreed to this private interview in his home as a way to further his legacy and share some of his insights with the world. As a Maverick1000 member, together we’ve travelled all over the globe from the Ice hotel in Sweden to helping orphans in Haiti. The conversations we’ve shared over the years were intensively powerful and enlightening including
How Entrepreneurship Can Be The Ultimate Expression of Love
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Everybody has heard the advice do what you love and the money will follow, right? Unfortunately it’s not quite true. In fact, I’ve got a $400,000.00 lesson that I’ll share with you later on. However, running your enterprise from the fullest expression of love can and WILL create the meaningful success that matters. Yes, we're moving into some slightly uncharted waters combining the words 'love' and 'work' together but stick with me. What does the ‘fullest expression of love’ look
Evolved Enterprise
At the Underground® I was super excited to share 2 brand new presentations. The first on Community Code 2.0: Creating Tribes of Beloved Brand Builders and my closing keynote on Evolved Enterprise™. It was truly an honor to receive a standing ovation for the material. I’m really excited to explore this further and make it one of my next books. (I even had attendees coming up afterwards saying they almost cried watching this presentation, and that’s never happened before!) I believe there
New Year’s World Resolutions
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I don’t know if you make New Year’s resolutions or not but I’ve never really done it. I believe you don’t need to wait for a calendar to turn over in order to change your actions. You can do it daily. (Check out the “Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss” here – along with a v2.0 of a daily worksheet you can use.) Instead of a New Year’s resolution, I jotted this down in my journal at 12:02 AM, Jan 1, 2014:   What if instead of New Year’s resolutions we started
66 Must-read books for Impactful Entrepreneurs
The other day, Maverick1000 members were asking about book recommendations on our private forum. I typically read 1-2 books per week (minimum) so this forced me to sort out some top recommendations by category. I’ve always believed your life is changed by the books you read, experiences you create and the people you meet. Think of this as the start of your Maverick MBA with 6 of the most important categories for evolved enterprises and impactful entrepreneurs in the 21st century. 1) Success
The Return Path to Joy, Happiness and Bliss
The last few years I’ve struggled quite a bit with keeping myself and my businesses moving forward because of the new direction I’ve taken. The same playbook I was using before just didn’t seem like it fit me anymore. And that’s probably good because in many ways I’ve grown as an entrepreneur and individual. (In fact, I’ll be sharing a lot of this journey in future essays.) I’ve always experimented with what provides me with more bliss, joy, confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.
The NEW Way to Better Goal Setting and is 40 is the New 20?
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Lordy…Lordy guess who’s 40? Yup…yours truly. Missy has been waiting for this day for awhile since she’s 2 ½ years older. She thought it would never come but I’m officially in my fourth decade. Several of my friends have asked me how 40 is, and I’m pleased to say I’m truly happier and more content than ever. I feel like I know myself better than ever and have done quite a bit of work in that area in the last 2 years. Part of it has really been digging into what makes me