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About Me

I love supporting and helping entrepreneurs bring their dreams to fruition, break through barriers, and achieve massive success. I’ve lived in their shoes since I was 26 and I’ve been through – and am still on – the roller coaster they are. I’ve experienced the excitement, pain, grit, and mistakes that come with every entrepreneurial journey.

I’m an entrepreneur who has helped start, grow, and sell two amazingly successful waste management companies. One sold for mid-8 figures and the other sold for low-9 figures.

I know how hard it is to be an entrepreneur and what a long shot it can be to achieve the success and freedom that are the entrepreneurial goal. I also know what it takes to get there.

I’m a servant [and selfish] leader with a proven talent for developing exciting vision and mission initiatives, building the teamwork talent and systems necessary to realize those initiatives, and executing with a team to deliver the desired results.

My Podcast

I am the founder and host of the “How’d it Happen Podcast” [340+ Episodes] where I explore stories, lessons, and wins with some of the most fascinating and successful people in the world. My podcast guests are experts in business, medicine, philanthropy, technology, academics, investing, health & longevity, marketing, sales, self-improvement, and entrepreneurship.

My Book

My new book, OWNER SHIFT – How Getting Selfish Got Me Unstuck is a philosophical memoir that reveals the secret to why so many entrepreneurs get stuck and how they can SHIFT to get free once again. It tells the story
of how I found myself in the Valley of Uncertainty, a place where many entrepreneurs end up stuck, confused, and feeling sorry for themselves,
like I did. It was a place I hated but didn’t know how to climb out of. Until a messenger that I barely knew and wasn’t looking for showed up and put me on the path that eventually led me out of that Valley and into a future that
I owned and made my property.

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