When Is Enough, Enough?

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00September 19th, 2013|Aha Moment, Attitude, Budapest, Destination Aha!, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Am I crazy? I ask myself this question a lot and I keep getting the same answer… but I’ll let you decide. Here I am, sitting in a youth hostel in the middle of Serbia. What exactly is a youth hostel doing in a small Serbian farming village, you might ask? Fazekas Róbert, the town’s [...]

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

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00September 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 [...]

Are You Speaking a Foreign Language to Your Target Audience?

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00August 29th, 2013|Aha Moment, Business, Dubrovnik, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, PR, Public Relations, Travel|

The view from our apartment balcony, looking toward the Old Town of Dubrovnik. George Bernard Shaw was enchanted by this beautiful city, about which he said, "Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik and see Dubrovnik”. I spent almost three months in Croatia last winter and I distinctly remember stepping out of the shower one [...]

Enjoy Your Stardom

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00August 8th, 2013|Book, Business, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Reality TV, Serbia, Travel|

Getting ready for the first shot of the day – Stara Moravica, Serbia You may or may not know I’m a reality TV addict. It’s my guilty pleasure. And here’s the fun news. Recently, I moved from being “just a fan” to being an actual reality superstar! (Doing one episode does make me a superstar, [...]

The Prophet on the Train

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00July 25th, 2013|Aha Moment, Budapest, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Serbia, Travel|

Who knew my journey from Budapest to Subotica recently would prove to be such a learning experience? From the first lunge of the train, to Andreas storming through my cabin, it was an interesting ride to say the least. The trip was probably the most surreal three hours of my life. From the moment Andreas [...]

What Kind of Fish Are You?

By |2016-10-13T16:45:37-04:00June 20th, 2013|Budapest, Dubrovnik, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Motivation, Travel|

Above the old city walls - Dubrovnik, Croatia You know those moments when you’re in the middle on a conversation and something big, something important, suddenly hits you? That happened to me earlier this year. We’re all different, we know that. The world would be boring if we were all the same, right? But think of it [...]

How a Lama and Google Helped Diamond Find His Way

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00June 13th, 2013|Aha Moment, Budapest, Diamond Way, Life, Life Purpose, Meaning of Life, Travel|

This piece of art hangs on our living room wall over the sofa in Budapest I’m usually less than excited to receive any kind of marketing email in my Inbox. But one day, the subject “Seeing through Confusion” grabbed my attention. It might have had something to do with the fact that I actually was [...]

Don’t Judge a House Deal By Its Cover

By |2016-10-13T16:45:38-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Life, Serbia, Travel|

“We go in there to sign the papers and exchange the money,” Andrea, our interpreter, said. What? Where? In a bar? I was confused. We’d parked across the street from the municipality building in Bačka Topola, the capital for the region where we were buying our Serbian farmhouse (or as the previous owners called it, [...]