Category: Personal

What You Should Be Doing In the Wake of the Equifax Breach

Millions upon millions are still feeling the sting of the Equifax breach… even months after the news broke on basically every front page and cover around the world. The harshest part of this unfortunate reality is that they could be fighting this battle for the rest of their lives. As many as 143 million consumers’ personal information could be compromised – including […]

Man Vs. Burnout

Long gone is the “9 to 5” work day. A lot of us have abandoned the goal of “work-life balance.” And instead are focused on a personal sense of general wellness, and less on striking some sort of perfect equilibrium typically defined by someone other than ourselves. Some people see this as a problem. Personally, […]

Hackers Hoping To Kill Your V-Day Love Buzz

It’s Valentine’s Day! Love is in the air. A lot of folks are feeling a little starry-eyed… and scammers are taking note. So be on the lookout for some of these tried and true Valentine’s Day tricks. ​The most common are phony florists, online dating scams, phony electronic greeting cards and delivery scams. So, here are the red flags you need to […]

Why is “Normal” Acceptable?

  nor ● mal         adjective conformation to a standard; usual, typical, or expected.          noun the usual, average, or typical state or condition.   I like to surround myself with weird people; people who look at the standards and then challenge them, rework them and replace them. I […]

Failing for Dummies

I visited with some colleagues earlier this month to talk about their business plans and goals for 2017. And when I boarded my flight home, I sat back and got comfortable… and I just laughed. As a resource to entrepreneurs, I spend my time working with people willing to take risks, to try things no […]

Professional, but Not Polished

During my first week at 14 West I was fortunate enough to be a part of a meeting they called the Global Collaboration Summit. Colleagues traveled from as far away as England, Ireland and Australia to sit down and trade notes with the team I’d begun working for. Over the week, we covered a number […]