Parent Entrepreneurs: Are You Present During Family Time?

As a tech entrepreneur who is rabid about giving outstanding service to my customers, I struggle to disconnect from work, even when I’m supposed to be spending quality time with my family. So much so, my wife used to constantly be “on me” about putting my phone down to engage with the twins. I am… Continue reading Parent Entrepreneurs: Are You Present During Family Time?

Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Great. Can You Stand The Pain?

Most people love to talk about their success, but few are willing to tell the story of their struggles. Fewer people still will openly share the pain they endured before they “turned the corner” and became successful. This quote from Abraham Lincoln says it best: Men are greedy to publish the successes of [their] efforts,… Continue reading Want To Be An Entrepreneur? Great. Can You Stand The Pain?

Was Getting Your First Organic Customer Better Than an Orgasm?

I remember when we first launched WeMontage back in the summer of 2013 and how bad the website was. Most customers couldn’t create a collage without some help from me or my partner, and the site was always “breaking”. So many people complained because we didn’t yet have a key feature that let them swap… Continue reading Was Getting Your First Organic Customer Better Than an Orgasm?

Luck and Hustle Matter: Part Deux

I recently guest wrote an article about the importance of luck and hustle. Today something really cool happened and I want to reiterate why it’s important to just keep hustling, no matter what. Because the more we hustle, the luckier we get. I’m a member of a Facebook group for entrepreneurs called the #NeverSettleClub; it’s a semi-private… Continue reading Luck and Hustle Matter: Part Deux

Marinated, Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burger

I admit it. I have a thing for Portobello mushrooms. Portobellos in pasta? Yep, sign me up. Portobellos in salad? Yes, please. Portobellos on the grill and on a bun? You bet, and I’ll show you how to rock it with my not-so-world-famous, but incredibly delicious, marinated and grilled Portobello mushroom burger.

The Challenge of Building a Business as a Stay At Home Dad

The Expecting Mamas Network asked me to write this guest article.   Building a business under most circumstances is hard. We’ve all heard the not-so-encouraging statistics like, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs fail within the first 18 months. But that didn’t deter me. A little over eighteen months ago, I started my business, WeMontage, the… Continue reading The Challenge of Building a Business as a Stay At Home Dad

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What is Your Personal Legend? Two Things I Learned From the Book, “The Alchemist”

I recently finished listening to the audio book, The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho. I know, I know, I’m a little late to The Alchemist party, as it’s been an incredibly popular book for a long time. The book introduces the idea of one’s Personal Legend, so I started thinking about my own Personal Legend. And… Continue reading What is Your Personal Legend? Two Things I Learned From the Book, “The Alchemist”