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11/18/2014
Category: Life, Work
Before you turn around ask yourself a few questions

“You’ve never quit anything before.” Those are the words my brother-in-law Timothy said to me that stopped me in my tracks while hiking the Boulder Flatirons. He said it as a complimentary claim about me and added a question mark at the end to confirm he was right in his assessment. It’s not entirely true, but […]

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11/09/2014
Category: Work
No Caption Required

Jockstraps. That was my level of desperation. It was 1999 and I needed to close a deal. It was a sales deal and I was working for an Internet startup. I sent jock straps mounted to whiteboards to five executives at a sports marketing company. Strategically attached to each crotch was my company’s logo with a succinct […]

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10/16/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Every Picture Has a Story

The way I put it to my friends There are two versions of every story. The one you tell on Facebook or at a cocktail party, and the one you only tell your closest friends.  For sake of invitation and encouragement, I’m going to risk telling you both versions of three stories. I’m trusting that […]

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09/06/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Laguna Beach photography by Gabe Sullivan

I never set out to write a blog. I told myself, that’s the last thing the world needs, another guy with an opinion.  This month marks my three-year anniversary of this accidental creation, Work. Life. Play Blog/Podcast. I’ve learned that my voice is best inserted @ the intersections and crossroads of all three.  My hope is that I […]

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08/17/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Six to Ten hours a week I chose this.

This is a post about choices. I need to first set the scene so that you can understand how I discovered this nugget of truth. Yesterday I rode (cycled) 120 miles in preparation for an upcoming race. Five weeks from today, I am competing in my second IRONMAN Triathlon. The IRONMAN  was originally cooked up by […]

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07/25/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Thule Crossover backpack will swallow anything you insert

I travel a lot. So much so that I try to not think too much about it and count how many days I spend away from home.  I’m going to download this list of what I consider to be key “must have’s” on any travel.  Whenever you travel away from home for business or pleasure, […]

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07/17/2014
Category: Life, Play, Work
Junuh Finding His One True Authentic Swing

“Yep… Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing… Somethin’ we was born with… Somethin’ that’s ours and ours alone… Somethin’ that can’t be taught to ya or learned… Somethin’ that got to be remembered… Over time the world can, rob us of that swing… It get buried inside us under […]

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06/17/2014
Category: Podcast, Work
Martin Keen-CEO & Co-Founder Focal Upright

Meet Mr. Revolution Rarely do we see revolutionary change.  Most products experience incremental revision.  Meet Mr. Revolution himself, Martin Keen.  You know Martin Keen, but you know him as KEEN. In 2003, he created one of the fastest growing outdoor brands in the world, KEEN footwear. Like every great inventor, Martin was ready for a new […]

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04/27/2014
Category: Work
Rocky The Hungry 1976

I loved Pixar when John Lasseter was directing every film. I loved Jack Johnson’s music when he was a poor surfer. The First is often the best The first version, the first album, the first move, the first season is usually the best.  The quality and soul of version one is often unmatched by the “post […]

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04/06/2014
Category: Life, Work
147.11 Miles While on Conf Calls

I walked 147.11 miles last month while on work conference calls. I guess you could call this a Life Hack.  After I told a few friends about this newly discovered Stick It to The Man technique their response was “You have to write a blog about that”. Before I divulge my secrets to getting paid […]

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