A Perspective from the Road Less Traveled

A Perspective from the Road Less Traveled

I have always tried to live my life by one mantra: make life choices that I won’t regret in my final days.  It sounds simple enough, but has led me down some interesting paths, for better or worse.  I lived in Japan for several years (great choice), married my first...
Planning for the Unexpected

Planning for the Unexpected

As a project manager by trade, I always advocate drafting out a good plan to reach new goals. Setting objectives, analyzing scenarios, and executing tasks will make it easier for you to get to that final destination. When the going gets tough, you can oftentimes go...
Odds Are, It’s Not About You

Odds Are, It’s Not About You

As a university instructor teaching entrepreneurship, I am always surprised at how even my smallest perceived action can affect a student.  For example, last month one of my student teams referenced me in their business plan as an advisor.  Since this particular team...
How to Change the Voice Inside Your Head

How to Change the Voice Inside Your Head

It’s late at night, and you’re about to fall asleep.  As you drift off into dreamland, your mind wanders to that one thing you really want to do with your life.  Maybe you want to start your own business.  Write a novel.  Travel to foreign places.  These long-standing...