I’ve spent a lot of time lately reflecting on the idea of suffering. Yes, I realize that’s a weird statement to make, but I’m not doing this as a way to torture myself. Rather it serves as a way to better manage my suffering down the road. [Read more…]
Tim Barrett is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Raceway Express Car Wash. I’ve only known Tim for about six months or so, but in that time I’ve come to respect him a great deal, so much so that I recently joined Raceway Express. Tim is an incredibly humble leader that is constantly on the quest for knowledge. I’m continually impressed by his open-mind, and he’s done a remarkable job building his company into one of the largest in its industry in only four years.
Erik Averill is the Co-founder and Partner of Athlete Wealth Management, an advisory company that caters to athletes and focuses on helping them wisely invest and manage capital. There is no shortage of stories as it pertains to athletes losing their hard-earned wealth in a variety of ways. As a former professional athlete, Erik understands the unique demands that athletes face, and provides them an avenue to live exceptional lives both during and following their playing careers.
The end of the year is a perfect time to look back and evaluate our performances in 2018, but frankly, you should be doing this far more frequently than once per year. In fact, I argue that you should do it once per week at a tactical level, with a once per month check in on broader issues. Take the time. It’s not selfish. It’s important to be deliberate with using time to evaluate yourself so that you can get better. Athletes watch film to find holes in their performance and prepare for the future. Why shouldn’t leaders follow this same cycle each week.
On of the amazing things in the past year has been hearing from so many of you that are accomplishing amazing things in your own lives and pursuing even bigger things. The inspiration that I get from that has been incredible and a truly unexpected surprise. For that, thank you.[Read more…]
As long as I can remember, a very dear friend and mentor of mine has hammered me with the same phrase: good cash flow hides mistakes. Throughout my life and career, I’ve found myself continually reflecting back on this seemingly simple truth. Here’s why.