Work is Not Your Family

It’s 2016. Welcome back to work. If you’re like me, you spent time with your families over the break. In my life, nobody makes holiday cookies like my sister-in-law. She makes a particularly addictive oatmeal cookie, and I think her special ingredient is heroin. My mother-in-law does an amazing Christmas Day brunch with a favorite…

2016 Resolutions

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about resolutions. I have many resolutions, but I’m not very good at keeping them. Wait, hold up, that’s not true. Some resolutions are over before they began. A few years ago, I wanted to ride my bike more…

2015 Regrets

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about regrets. I have three tiers of regret in life: Basic mistakes and scenarios where I want a do-over, Stupid errors in judgment where I ought to know better, Lazy choices that are made for short-term gains at the expense of long-term goals.…

2015 Failure

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about failure. Yesterday I told you that I’m trying to “get over” classifying experiences as failures. Uh, yeah, ignore that post while I tell you about my biggest failure of 2015, which is my company — LFR LLC. I never wanted to run…

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2015 Accomplishments

I always end the year by writing about my accomplishments, failure, regrets and resolutions. Today’s post is about accomplishments. Let’s not beat around the bush. My biggest accomplishment is that I revisited some of my failures and made them right. I remembered my friend Lance’s birthday. I met Lil Bub. I tried to write a…