May 25, 2022

Move on. Just move on.

I was having lunch today with one of my biggest clients, who’s also a close personal friend. He’s someone that I share things with – what’s going on in my business or life, and I always appreciate his counsel. Today, while at lunch, I shared some of the challenges I’ve had this year and over the last couple of years. I talked about my obstacles, stumbling blocks, and setbacks, both personal, professional, and financial. When I was done speaking, he took a pause, then looked me in the eyes and simply said, “Move on.” His blunt and concise response took […]
May 14, 2022

10 Things I learned on our family road trip

For the last week, I’ve driving up the California coast with my wife and two children. We started in Dana Point and, as of this morning, are in Carmel by the Sea. We’re on to Monterey. Then, ending in Calistoga/Napa for a few days before heading home. This has been an interesting week to say the least. What have I learned? Quite a lot actually, but I’ll narrow it down to these 10 things. First off, I’ve learned that I can actually spend this amount of time with my family! When cell reception and wi-fi are unavailable for hours, I […]
May 6, 2022

April 2022 Economic and Market Recap

April 2022 stock market recap. For April, the three major stock indexes registered: S&P 500 -8.8 percent Down Jones -4.9 percent Nasdaq -13.3 percent Year-to-date in 2022, the big three indexes registered: S&P 500 -13.3 percent Dow Jones -9.3 percent Nasdaq -21.2 percent Market measures. The S&P 500 is off to its worst start to a year since 1939, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq is off to its most auspicious beginning since 1971, and the DOW Jones Industrial Average is showing losses not experienced since the COVID year of 2020. In April, the Nasdaq had its worst monthly performance since 2008. […]
May 1, 2022

Leadership comes in many shapes and sizes.

My family and I have decided to relocate to Arizona. The reasons are many, most of which are personal. This week, I was getting my son in the car, about to head to my daughter’s softball practice. One of our neighbors, Ben, approached me. I can’t say that we know each other very well, but he’s always very cordial, and they seem to be a nice family. Ben walked up and said, “So, you are doing it, huh?” “Yes,” I replied. “For us, it’s the right move and something that we need to do for our family.” “You’re doing the right thing,” […]
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