The Twilight Zone, Revisited: Waking Up With the Crazies

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 6th, 2014|Book, Books, Budapest, Business, Destination Aha!, Flourish, Flourish Summit, Life, Life Purpose, Making a Difference, Passion, Purpose, Success|

When I was 16, my Aunt Becky (30 at the time) told me, “As you get older, life goes by faster.” I thought she was crazy. But now, older and wiser, I know she was speaking the truth. I don’t know what laws of the universe are at play, but I feel like I blinked [...]

Are You Kidding Me?

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 October 3rd, 2013|Attitude, Budapest, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Serbia, Success, Travel|

Here I am, living in a rural Serbian village, which is not the easiest thing I've ever done. Budapest was somewhat of an adjustment from U.S. living, but this is a whole other level. Things I took for granted in Budapest have become glaringly absent, like not having a Starbucks around the block when I [...]

Knowing What’s Important Can Land You on Serbian TV (An Exercise)

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:37+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Aha Moment, Book, Books, Business, Destination Aha!, IT School, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Purpose, Serbia, Travel|

I had no clue what the Serbian reporter was asking me. Thank goodness Oscar was there to translate the conversation. I met Oscar earlier this spring on CouchSurfing.com when we couldn't find a pet-friendly place to stay in Serbia. While we weren't exactly in the market for a couch to sleep on, I thought the [...]

Designing a Process for Success: Applying Chemical Engineering to Business (Part Two)

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:38+00:00 April 21st, 2013|Chemical Engineering, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, PR, Public Relations, Success|

In my last post, I talked about how my degree in chemical engineering relates to me as an entrepreneur. So, how do you design a process for success? This might seem obvious, but, believe or not, people try to skip over the “make it or break it” piece. (I’m sure it’s none of you… just [...]

Life’s Lessons as a Square: Applying Chemical Engineering to Business (Part One)

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:38+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Chemical Engineering, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, PR, Public Relations, Success|

catwalker / Shutterstock.com Believe it or not, I have a degree in chemical engineering. I know, right? What was I thinking? Good question. No offense to all you engineers out there, but I think even my professors knew chemistry wasn't “it” for me. It was like that Sesame Street song about shapes. They show 4 shapes; 3 [...]

Life Offers Us a Thousand Chances… All We Have To Do Is Take One

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:38+00:00 April 11th, 2013|Aha Moment, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Travel|

One of my favorite movies is Under the Tuscan Sun. I just watched it again for the countless time. If you haven’t seen it, rent it! On the surface, the film is your typical chick flick (which I happen to be a big fan of). But if you look deeper, there are some very profound [...]

Knock Knock… It’s the Universe

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:38+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Aha Moment, Budapest, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, Travel|

It’s probably no surprise to you when I say I’m a believer in asking the universe for what you want. And I never cease to be amazed how it shows up. Here’s something that might surprise you: I love reality TV. If it’s a reality show, you can count me in. I’ll bring the popcorn. [...]

Life by Design

By | 2016-10-13T16:45:38+00:00 March 28th, 2013|Aha Moment, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Passion, PR, Public Relations|

I was 15 years old and in the ballroom of Hotel Utah underneath magnificent crystal chandeliers when I discovered my true passion in life. Hotel Utah sits right across the street from the Salt Lake LDS (Mormon) Temple, the corner stone of downtown Salt Lake City. An appropriate place to find one’s passion in life, right? [...]