How to Win and Leverage Business Plan Competitions

Before graduating college, I won over $20,000 from business competitions, pitched my idea to Mark Cuban, traveled for free, and rang the bell at the New York Stock Exchange. I often reminisce and wonder…how the heck did I do that?! Those accomplishments were the result of amazing opportunities I took advantage of, and you can […]

Why A Coffee Shop is the Best Place to Boost Creativity

There must be a science behind this… There is a five year old playing on a piano. The smell of delicious brownies is permeating the air. There are several mini conversations happening around me. Despite all of this, I have been exponentially more focused and productive than I would be in the comfort of my […]

3 Steps to Becoming A Less Judgmental Person

I will be the first to admit that I can be judgmental. We all have our preconceived notions about people based on the way they look or a first impression. We rarely give people the benefit of the doubt. There have been several times when I caught myself being unnecessarily judgmental and had to quickly […]

Top 14 Movers and Shakers of 2014 (People That Inspire Me)

Today you’re in for a treat! I’m going to share with you people who have inspired me and opened my eyes to new ways of living, learning, and thinking. They have mind-blowing accomplishments and have relentlessly pursued their dreams to create amazing lifestyles for themselves. You’ll find world travelers, polyglots, and all around superstar entrepreneurs […]

I Got a Call from the ABC Reality Show Shark Tank!

Voicemail I received from Catrina that does casting for Shark Tank: Before I jump into the details about the Shark Tank call, I need to update you on what’s been going on for the past two months. I’ve been working at Yelp, and it’s great! I love the people and the company culture. Yelp is […]