Having an innovator mindset

As a kid, I was hardwired with curiosity. My mom said it was always hard to contain me because I was off climbing on things, exploring, and taking things apart to try and figure out how they worked. That curiosity has stayed with me throughout my life and has made an impact on my success […]

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Learning how to persevere

My career history, like that of many other people, is a bit of a wandering journey. What I do now isn’t related to what I studied in college at all. It’s not anywhere close. But at every step along the way in life and in career, I’ve learned the importance of perseverance and moving forward. […]

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How to keep good people on your team

I co-founded Provision Concepts with Aaron Soward, and we do a lot to run our business. As the company has grown, one thing has become abundantly clear: We can’t do it all ourselves. We shouldn’t do it ourselves. And if we try to do it ourselves, we’ll run ourselves into the ground.

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Risk creates reward

For most people who want to start a business, the idea of starting big is scary. I think that’s completely backwards. In fact, I believe starting big is less risky than starting small.

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A great business plan isn’t enough

Having a business plan is important, but it’s just a starting point. A great idea and a plan isn’t enough, and we learned that early on with our company, Driven Analytics.

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Stay focused on the right question

The genesis of our company, Driven Analytics, occurred back in 2013. And it’s a great story about how finding the right question to guide your company’s mission is key, regardless of what happens on the way.

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How to get passion

Finding your passion and your why makes a huge difference in how much meaning and significance your life has. That doesn’t mean every little thing you do has significance, but your life overall will.

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Act on your dreams to make a difference

Some people dream big. They’re long on dreams but short on action. Some people never dream. They’re more pragmatic. But unless you dream, and act on your dreams, you can’t make a difference!

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Three tips to make business luncheons more comfortable

A key to a great experience at a business luncheon is for everyone to feel comfortable. But we’ve all been at a luncheon where the opposite was true, either for us or someone else. Here are three tips for you to feel more comfortable, enabling the others around you to feel comfortable as well.

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Dining with the Duke and Duchess

Back in February of 2014, I saw something during an episode of Downton Abbey that caught my eye – formal conversation rules during dinner. Little did I know, two years later, I would have the opportunity to dine with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and find myself practicing those rules.

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