How I Managed The Disappointment Of Not Getting On Shark Tank

Disappointment is a part of life. This may be a biased comment, but disappointment feels more acute for people like entrepreneurs, who risk everything to make their dreams a reality. Entrepreneurs quit their jobs, sacrifice relationships with friends and family, cash out their 401ks and run head-first into the unknown; that place in the universe… Continue reading How I Managed The Disappointment Of Not Getting On Shark Tank

3 Easy Ways To Drive Sales With Great Customer Service

If you’re like me, you’re occasionally frustrated with companies that have bad customer service. Maybe the service is bad because there is no way to talk with a real person to get your question answered quickly, or it takes the company days to respond to your email question, or the company is asleep on social… Continue reading 3 Easy Ways To Drive Sales With Great Customer Service

Is It Risky Playing It Safe With Your Life?

During my incredible video interview with Digital Lifestyle Expert and TODAY Show correspondent, Mario Armstrong, we were talking about what inspired us to be an entrepreneur and I said, “I want to be a shining example to my 20 month old twins of what’s possible when you believe in yourself and follow your passion,” and not just… Continue reading Is It Risky Playing It Safe With Your Life?

Interview With Mario Armstrong: “You Are In Control Of Your Destiny”

I am SUPER-excited to share the first video interview for ‘trepLife Dad, and I’m pumped that it is with the inimitable Mario Armstrong. Mario is an Emmy Award-winning digital lifestyle expert, a parent, and an entrepreneur. You’ll probably recognize him from The TODAY Show and a few other places. Mario is a committed husband and… Continue reading Interview With Mario Armstrong: “You Are In Control Of Your Destiny”

Strangers More Likely To Help Than Friends When Starting a Business?

Photo by: Cory Doctorow Help is on the way, elevator, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL.JPG

Since I got the idea to start WeMontage three years ago, I’ve had to rely on the support of both friends and strangers. So I started wondering, which group has been more helpful-friends or strangers? My immediate answer to that question was, strangers have been more helpful. And there were a few times friends have… Continue reading Strangers More Likely To Help Than Friends When Starting a Business?

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Rosemary Stuffed, Injected Rotisserie Chicken

It’s time-consuming to cook for a family after hustling all day on your business, and in my case, taking care of the kids too. So I’m always looking for a fast, delicious, and-er-healthy dinner solution. I’m preparing my not-so-world-famous rotisserie chicken and thought I’d share it with you. It’s super easy to prepare and really tasty.

Is There Life After Death (Of a Startup)?

Photo by Luz Adriana Villa: Resurrection Sunday

I’m blessed to be able to wake up every day and chase my dream of making my startup, WeMontage, a household name. As is often the case, the path to realization of this dream has been circuitous, to say the least, and it has taken a toll on family relationships. Birth and Death After raising… Continue reading Is There Life After Death (Of a Startup)?

Starting a Business? Married? Better Have a Supportive Spouse.

I think entrepreneurs have a few loose screws and are masochistic freaks. I’m an entrepreneur and it’s a super-blessing to wake up every day and chase my dream, but it’s also balls hard when things get tough. And with so much ambiguity, it’s easy to sometimes be confused about what things you should try next… Continue reading Starting a Business? Married? Better Have a Supportive Spouse.