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The design and feel of your product speak about you. Your vision for the world around you is spoken via your design. Get it right the first time and the market will reward you. If you don't they will let you know. If it needs improving keep at it. If... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Micah's blog
When your dreams are gone, the desire to excel has faded away and your passion for your respective industry has left you. Should you pack up and go? That depends on a bunch of things a few of which we'll talk about here. Is your passion tied to a product... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2016 at Micah's blog
Where there is nothing to add, nothing to share, nothing to do there is no more vision. With no vision there is the stench of death. Somehow, somewhere you need to find the strength to dream, to envision, to birth, curate and sustain a vision. Vision is the oxygen of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Micah's blog
Many times during our life as an entrepreneur-wanabes we are stunned to face failure right in the eye. Its not a matter of IF but WHEN it does you will have a few choices to make. The most popular is to give up and walk away. Blame, the market, lack... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Micah's blog
I am the... I am for... I am with... Who are you? These two little words have so much power behind them. It defines a being. It explains actions. It shows feelings. With so much packed into so little we tend to over look its power and forget it's true... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2016 at Micah's blog
Did you ever build a castle on the sand? I have. But why do we do it? You know for a fact - with no doubt - that it will be washed away or trampled on within hours after you finished it. So why do we even entertain the idea?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at Micah's blog
There are times in life that you just don't have an answer as to why things are not 'coming together'. You've done everything. You've made all the phone calls. You've set up the systems and yet things 'just don't happen'... and you are felling like you need to give up.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Micah's blog
I always find myself up against the 'almighty time' - no time for this, no time for that, not enough blah blah blah... its time to stand up and draw the line on what's important to you. Now, this takes some exercise and will power to actually see what's going-on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Micah's blog
If you are like me you probably have a nagging 'thing' that you have postponing do for a long time and never really started. Well, mine was running. I've been jogging on and off for well over a decade now. Looking back I think reason for procrastinating so long was... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Micah's blog
How many times have you heard that phrase? It feels like everyone can do it but us - worse yet it feels like its easier for everyone else. I think in some cases it might very well be. So here is the question: how important is it to you? This... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Micah's blog
We always have to do something. Everyday no matter what happens. Get up. Say something. Touch something. Create something. Move something. Anything. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Micah's blog
Whenever you think its over and that you will never see that person again - think again. Relationships dwindle with time but true love lasts forever. Its like the young men who sees his first love some 30 years after loosing contact with her. Yes, she is older, maybe gained... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at Micah's blog
Even when you think you should retire - you shouldn't. I think everyone needs and should take a sabbatical. Retire? No. Why? Well, you are a living library. The company you lead needs your vision. The life you've lived is too precious just to walk way. Your greatest years of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at Micah's blog
Have you ever walked into a new friendship thinking it would be amazing and then it turned out to be a bust? Well, give it time... True longterm friends can take a while to build. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Micah's blog
Shame. Regret. Failure. Sickness. Debt. Are some of the things that make this beautiful gift of life an imperfect place to be. The idea that these words would describe a 'good' person is absurd. It hurts. It drives me crazy. It makes me loose my sleep. All may be true... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Micah's blog
There hasn't been one time - one single time - that the idea of 'keep moving' hasn't worked for me. Not yet at least. In contrast the idea of giving up, stopping, packing up is a daily battle in my head. One that so far I've won. I know that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Micah's blog
When you look at how we shape our lives. How we shape our companies. How we make decisions. It seems like we set up our own traps. Every time I really look inside the box and search for answers only one person is to blame. Me. Okay fine. One can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Micah's blog
When you can't see clearly in business it's important to keep moving. Set goals and allow them to guide you. Not your emotions. Not your thoughts. Your goals should be the driving force and ultimately the only thing that matters through out the process is did you achieve the designed... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2016 at Micah's blog
It might be very foggy. But we are alone on the highway and we need to get there on time so we must take a chance. Have you ever felt that way? Not sure what is going on or what to do next. One thing is certain. Stopping or slowing... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Micah's blog
To look at ourselves in the mirror and realize that change must happen in order for us to continue is a difficult thing to do. As you get older you learn more and more about your internal giants and difficulties you didn't realize you had seem to arise out of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2016 at Micah's blog
A season is a time. I think we refer to it in our professional and personal lives because we hope it will end soon. Here is he question that I've been asking: What if the season is the new normal? We need to approach these dips in life wether it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Micah's blog
Tired but not dead. Confused but not forever. Dismayed but not for long. Sad but not heart broken. Lost but not without a map. Dazed from the heat of it all but still awake. The ever controlling feeling roller coaster can drive you insane. It wants to control your interactions... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Micah's blog
When you start off with something - whatever it may be - you usually think of it as 'the perfect thing'... you spend all your time an energy on it. You literally have wide awake middle of the day dreams about it. Its all you do. If you are like... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2016 at Micah's blog
I recently heard a podcast that Seth Godin had with the Dave Ramsey folks. In it he says - and I'm paraphrasing - 'everyone should blog'. This started a weird thought in me. I like to write, I've tried writing a personal journal but have never been consistent with it... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Micah's blog
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