Category: Creative

44 Life Lessons on my Birthday

44 Life Lessons on my Birthday

| October 12, 2014 | 3 Replies

A couple weeks ago, I grew another year wiser. It was the big 44! I don’t know if you’ve experienced this where, one day, you kind of wake up and realize you’re in the mid-part of your life. It’s surreal. It’s surprising. It’s life. Honestly, I really feel wonderful. Life just keeps getting better and […]

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Change Your Point of View – A Poem About Success

Change Your Point of View – A Poem About Success

| September 22, 2014 | 1 Reply

My good friend, Adam Hudson, just finished putting on an incredible event called Radius, for entrepreneurs. The whole concept is that by elevating your thinking, your radius widens and you can see things from a different point of view. Pretty cool, right? I attended last year and he asked me to say a few words […]

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What You Choose to Focus On

What You Choose to Focus On

| June 1, 2013 | Reply

I caught this picture this evening as the sun cut through the clouds over the San Diego bay.   The contrast between the overhanging clouds and the light was powerful for me. It reminded me that, in life, we have a choice of what to focus on. We can choose to focus on the dark […]

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Hand-Made and Heart-Felt

Hand-Made and Heart-Felt

| February 18, 2013 | Reply

I closed my eyes like she asked me to, and held out my hands. She came over, kissed my cheek, and placed something at my fingertips. I felt thick, velvety paper, rolled up like a scroll. I opened my eyes to see a hand-made valentines card, complete with a ribbon and adorned with heart-felt thoughts […]

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Christian Louboutin Shoe Tree

Christian Louboutin Shoe Tree

| December 27, 2012 | Reply

For Michelle: A shoe tree of Christian Loubitons   Credit: Matt  Louboutin Tree | Matt on Not-WordPress.

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Support Zach Sobiech as He Battles Cancer Through Music

Support Zach Sobiech as He Battles Cancer Through Music

| December 11, 2012 | Reply

  Zach Sobiech is a 17yr old musician from Lakeland, MN that was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. Through surgeries, therapies, and biopsies, and months of chemo, Zach has used music to stay strong. He wrote and performed this song as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family. — […]

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DJ Coxie: Back off my beats, bro

DJ Coxie: Back off my beats, bro

| December 9, 2012 | Reply

  Having fun at the TakeLessons Holiday Party. While I did pay my way through college as a club DJ, I used records instead of MP3’s, so all the new stuff would take some getting used to!  

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The Confidence Loop

The Confidence Loop

| December 4, 2012 | Reply

I was chatting with a young employee over a beer the other day and we started talking about confidence and its importance. Here is a summary of the conversation along with a diagram on the cyclical pattern of confidence. What is confidence? Confidence is a state of mind. It is a lens that we choose […]

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Release Your Inner Rock Star! Online Lessons from TakeLessons.com

Release Your Inner Rock Star! Online Lessons from TakeLessons.com

| October 22, 2012 | Reply

Here at TakeLessons, we just introduced a new online lessons product. Now you can take live, 1-on-1 lessons with incredible instructors in the comfort of your home. Check it out! Online Music Lessons | Singing, Piano, Guitar & More – YouTube.

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Did You Know Music Lessons Make You smarter?

Did You Know Music Lessons Make You smarter?

| October 19, 2012 | Reply

In case you weren’t aware, music lessons really helps the old noggin. Now, if it would only help me understand women better… Created by TakeLessons Check out this infographic from the lovely team at TakeLessons:

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Finding Your Passion

Finding Your Passion

| October 16, 2012 | 1 Reply

“I was a fidgety and noisy child. All my school reports said that I couldn’t concentrate and that I was always distracting the rest of the class – I was a pain, by all accounts. But when I drew, I was calm. Drawing allowed me to get lost in a bubble, and I was suddenly […]

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The Almighty Ascot – A Night at the Feeding America San Diego Charity Fundraiser

The Almighty Ascot – A Night at the Feeding America San Diego Charity Fundraiser

| October 13, 2012 | Reply

I admit it. I’m a sucker for the 1940’s Hollywood glamour look. I love the seductive wavy hair women like Veronica Lake used to wear. And, there’s something super cool and nostalgic about the men’s ascot (shown here worn by Cary Grant).   Tonight, we are going to an awesome charity event for the fine […]

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Music and Songwriting

Music and Songwriting

| September 25, 2012 | Reply

One of the joys of life is giving birth to a song through songwriting. I think everyone should do it – at least once. Below are some of my songs. I come from a very musical family – my grandparents cut records, my parents cut records, and my brothers (I have three) are all accomplished […]

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Stay Classy Awards 2012 – Are You Going?

Stay Classy Awards 2012 – Are You Going?

| September 20, 2012 | Reply

Proud to be on the Host Committee for the 2012 Stay Classy Awards with my buds and founders of Stay Classy, Scot Chisolm and Pat Walsh. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly […]

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Cool Tech Incubator Space in Palo Alto

Cool Tech Incubator Space in Palo Alto

| September 18, 2012 | Reply

After my morning workout today, I walked by TalentHouse – a nifty incubator space in downtown Palo Alto. It had a vibe that made me feel like I’d want to work there: Open and airy Big-ass espresso machine Clean and crisp Local art on the wall and a white drum set and a Gibson Les […]

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