No matter how well prepared you may be, minor panic will set in when you’re blinded 60 feet under the ocean. My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Belize when I completed the final evolution of my basic underwater SCUBA certification. Until that point, we’d done all our previous training in a private… Continue reading Being Blind 60 Feet Under the Water and Other Reasons to Love SCUBA Diving
Tomorrow morning, my wife leaves for a Mexico, abandoning me with our dear, sweet children for a week. Before all you divorce lawyers out there start DM’ing me, let me explain. It’s the fruition a family wedding trip postponed long ago due to Covid. It was supposed to go down in 2020, but instead it’s… Continue reading A Love Letter to My Wife Abandoning Me to Mexico Tomorrow
Keen judges of the human condition throughout history have understood a timeless superpower. The big secret of this power is that it’s no big secret at all; it’s an ability available to any of us with the courage to find it. It’s the power of knowing thyself. The ancient Greeks inscribed it at the… Continue reading Are Tupac and Shakespeare from the Same School of Thought?
I bullshit you not, this actually happened to me. Several years ago, I took a taxi home one night from a black-tie event at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Feeling inspired by the elegant Rotunda and having imbibed a few cocktails, I was feeling talkative and a bit philosophical. I was just about to… Continue reading That Time When a $20 Cab Ride Taught Me More than a $100,000 MBA
Do you ever feel like some key knowledge or insight is imminent, but still just out of grasp? Strange memories roll around in my head this cold night in Ohio. My wife got home fine from her work travel, relieving me of my watch. I recorded my first podcast and got into some big themes… Continue reading Why Do Insights Seem Close When There Ain’t No Sunshine?
My wife has been traveling all week for work and has abandoned me with our children. I kid. Plus, she gets back tomorrow. This trip went better than the last one. Nobody got Covid. The kids weren’t home from school in quarantine protocols at a critical time in the sales month. We didn’t run out… Continue reading Today’s Story: Over-Confident Dad Gets Crass Reminder From Child that He Knows Nothing
Self-care is not a common buzz word among the “Dad” group. It doesn’t come up on the golf course or during the occasional manly steakhouse dinner with the brüs. But why not? Modern parents live in a world where the expectation is largely one of shared responsibilities when it comes to parenting, housework, and even… Continue reading What Dads Should Not Fear If They Want to Meet Their Future Grandkids
Setting Sales with Ship 30 for 30 I work in sales. I used to sell missiles, now I sell software and honest-to-goodness physical print books to lawyers. So it goes I guess. As I was working on my end of year forecast today, I noticed a fascinating trend. When I started my Ship30 journey, I… Continue reading Raising Sales With Ship 30 for 30
Tomorrow we go home for the final stretch of 2021. Christmas is in the books. It was wonderful to see family and friends, and our hearts and stomachs are totally full. All we have left is a couple hectic days of work. The sales game only stops when the clock runs out. While the final… Continue reading The Homestretch
Today was a travel day with my wife and children. Which is to say it was long and exhausting. A connecting flight and a long layover made it even tougher. Yet, the trip was completed and now my mother can hold her grandbabies for the first time in almost two years. To all you parents… Continue reading A Day of Dread: Travel Day with Young Kids