As small business owners, there is no separation between business and life – it’s all life.I know there is little time to spend on growing your business because you’re spending all time doing business.

That’s why I created the Online Business Cohort and Online Business Learning Center. They’re where we can gather, get honest feedback, learn fast and efficiently, implement quickly and automate processes to maximize the return on our efforts.  Because in the end, doing better business leads to a happier life.

I’ve never met a person who said they were as happy as they can be and that’s because there is always work to do. Being happier comes from making small daily changes to how we think, move, play, connect, and, yes, work.

That’s why I wrote Embracing Happy and The Life Lab (coming soon). I wanted to provide scientifically-back tools and strategies that helped transformed my life from surface happy to truly happy. Because in the end, living a happier life leads to doing better business.

My Latest Ramblings

7 Copywriting Tips for Short Attention Spans

7 Copywriting Tips for Short Attention Spans

You may have heard me say a time or two, that a goldfish has a longer attention span than humans. I’m not going to lie; I really wonder how they tested this, but they did. The study also found that 77% of those between the ages of 18-24 reach for their phones...

Business and Happiness: A Match Made in Heaven

Business and Happiness: A Match Made in Heaven

When I first started doing some marketing consulting, I had just moved to Thailand. I was about a year into my happiness journey, and if you follow me at all, you know that not long after the move, my life would turn upside down. You see, my brother was murdered....

Trust Me, There is No Such Thing

Trust Me, There is No Such Thing

Why do people think they can start a business today and be making money tomorrow? It’s because that’s what people see. Most people only share their wins; they don’t want to admit they’ve failed. So it’s no wonder people assume if you tell...

The Long, Winding, Zig-Zagging, and Very Hilly Road

The Long, Winding, Zig-Zagging, and Very Hilly Road

So here I am, at another crossroads in business and in life. It seems once I learned to pay attention to how things make me feel and focus on doing work that matters, that I keep growing and evolving and changing. While I know that is a good thing and it all seems...

Unmastering Guilt & Self-Doubt

Unmastering Guilt & Self-Doubt

I don’t know about you, but guilt does a number on me. Now, I’ve learned to handle some guilt – like the guilt I feel every time I don’t donate to a cause, the guilt I feel when I say no to my teenager, and the guilt I feel when something goes...

It’s Okay Not To Know What’s Next

It’s Okay Not To Know What’s Next

I don’t know about you, but not knowing scares me. I try not to let it, but it does. And when I get scared because I don’t know what’s next, I make rash decisions to get to a place of knowing. But those rash decisions are using bad decisions and I...

Time to Stop “Shoulding”

Time to Stop “Shoulding”

So today I am supposed to be writing Friday’s Letters. And you know what? I don’t feel like it. So there. When I made the commitment to write every day at the beginning of this month, I was actually excited. Excited to get back to writing for myself...

Operating Above the Fog

Operating Above the Fog

I know I am not telling you anything new when I say there will always be naysayers, doubters and non-believers around you. No matter what you are doing. You could be starting a business or just trying to find a bit more happiness in your life, whatever it is there...

Work Life Balance: What’s Standing In Your Way

Work Life Balance: What’s Standing In Your Way

The truth about work life balance is it doesn’t exist – at least not in the way most people talk about it. But what is obtainable is life balance. You see work is part of life, and it never made much sense to me why people are trying to balance work with life....

The Spiral Staircase – Traveling More Than Full Circle

The Spiral Staircase – Traveling More Than Full Circle

  I think I travel in circles, many of them. Now some of you may be chalking that up to my craziness, and while you might be true, I don’t think our life’s journey is linear. While some people think life brings you full circle, I believe I travel many circles. I...