The Blog

Pain

There’s no avoiding it; pain hurts. Pain reminds us that we once experienced something we do not want to experience again.

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All the books in the world

Tellingly, but not coincidentally, my interest in reading grew alongside my experience building a business. As I grew the MODE concept, I bought every business book I could get my hands on.

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Comparison is the thief of joy

Once we let comparison into our lives, it can take hold forever, never relenting in its mission to steal from us the experiences that should bring us peace and calm.

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Learning from others

As a small business owner, there is nothing quite as valuable as seeking out another entrepreneur and talking with her about the challenges, the opportunities, and the achievements.

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Defeat

Sometimes, we just want to quit – quit a project, a relationship, or a task. When life keeps knocking us down, we can become defeated, ready to jump ship, and move on.

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Losing the corner office

“Today we move out of our offices. Eleven years to earn it, seemingly taken away in a moment.” This was my journal entry on a cold March day.

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