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My First Backpacking Adventure with My Kids

In late June, I decided to take my kids on their first backpacking adventure with me! We hiked the Sawtooths, which is one of my favorite places ever, and then made a fire and had hot dogs and s’mores (smoreos!) before camping overnight at a camp spot. Though this wasn’t a normal backpacking trip, it was a good way to ease them into it. I also focused on the lessons…Read More

Make Sure You’re the Dumbest One in Your Boardroom

My boardroom tends to be my house, one of my employee’s houses, or a restaurant somewhere, but that’s not really the point. The lesson still applies, and that’s to make sure you’re hiring people that make you and your business better. It’s not an ego contest, it’s about bringing on top talent to help you if you’re trying to run any kind of small business. Hiring people who know more…Read More

Tips for Successful Coparenting After Divorce

I brought in one of my best friends, Rikki Garlick, to talk about co-parenting after divorce. She’s the one I did the narcissist podcast with and we have gone through divorce and we both have kids. We both co-parent. For that reason, we get a lot of questions from you guys asking how to get along with your ex better, how to co-parent, or what the process looks like if…Read More

What I Learned by Running a Marathon Without Training

The other day, my little brother Luke came over and basically convinced me to run an impromptu marathon. Now, I used to be a really competitive runner, but my focus has not been on running these past few years. I’ve done nine marathons and over 30 half marathons in my life, but the idea of running a full marathon with no training seemed crazy. But somehow, my 20-year-old little brother…Read More

Secret Prepper

Did you know that I joke (but I’m not really joking) that I’m a secret prepper? Yeah, like a doomsday prepper, it’s true! In this blog post I’ll talk about why I love this topic, how I grew up around this culture, and some of the benefits of living this lifestyle. If you are interested in how you can get started, I have some tips there, too. By the end…Read More