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What does it mean to be local?

By |July 17th, 2017|

What does it mean to be a local? To be a part of a community? When I was in Montepulciano, Italy for a month, I went to the local butcher shop for fresh meat each week, was at the co-working space every day that overlooked the piazza, and made fast friends at my favorite restaurants. [...]

Favorite Books 2017: Part 1

By |May 4th, 2017|

If there was an overarching theme for how I chose books to read last year, it was based on the Jim Rohn quote, “Don't wish it was easier wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish for more wisdom”. In hindsight, it fits quite well, but [...]

A Trip to Portland

By |April 18th, 2017|

Ever since I started following Tim Ferriss and watching the Twilight movies I have been fascinated by the west coast. Tim always talks about San Francisco and the beautiful forest scenes in Twilight were filmed in Washington. (Like when Edward shows Bella how he sparkles in the light:) While I know these are completely separate [...]

The Seasons of Petoskey

By |March 5th, 2017|

Where we stay in the Petoskey area is technically closer to Harbor Springs, an equally charming town. It is a condo in a wooded area that faces one of the many of the springfed streams and a cedar forest. The stream is a defining feature, it is a constant in the background, especially in the [...]

When Do You Stop Digging?

By |January 10th, 2017|

When Ryan and I talk to others about our adventures, there's normally 2 things people say. The first is "I wish I could do that" and the other is "you are so lucky". After a while I started to realize, wow, I am lucky! Not just thinking it but feeling it. The other thought I [...]

Favorite Books from 2016: Sales, Marketing & Business

By |November 17th, 2016|

The book series continues. If you missed the first one, it was on The Power of Thought. Happy reading! Sales & Marketing To Sell is Human Quote: “This is what it means to serve: improving another’s life and, in turn, improving the world.” Summary: Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders [...]

Top 11 Lessons I Learned in 2016

By |November 9th, 2016|

Lesson 1: Start Now Two simple words, yet a lesson that took me a year to really get. We all talk about how long or hard something will take but instead if we just got started now, we would be that much closer to what we want! I spent 3 days at the Brad Sugars’ [...]

Favorite Books from 2016: The Power of Thought

By |November 7th, 2016|

As I was writing a post on lessons learned from 2016 (coming soon), I realized the section on books could be a separate post. Then as I started on the post I realized it could be a series. I just had too many books I wanted to share with you! I’ll break it down into [...]

Thoughts on Hunting

By |September 30th, 2016|

I just had a realization at 3am this morning and thought I would share it with you. My fellow traveler on this journey of life. So what has me up at this hour? A deep peace and new idea. I've been hunting lately but I just realized I've been doing it wrong. No, not deer [...]

Wouldn’t It Be Cool To Own A Castle?

By |June 28th, 2016|

That was one of the many questions I asked myself after a conference I went to back in November 2015. This post is not really about owning a castle, but rather my thought process and how I went from initially wanting to get into real estate... to jumping to castle hotels... and then to real [...]