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The Hike I Didn’t Want But Needed

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Given the opportunity to spend some time in the exotic Guadeloupe islands in the southern Caribbean Sea, I didn’t think twice. I had visions of sun and beaches and tall, cool drinks. But what I encountered instead was strenuous physical activity and bad weather. What I’m sure was supposed to be a scenic, invigorating exploration of the natural landscape of Guadeloupe ended up being a strenuous hike up a steep mountain in relentless rain. Scenic rides through native terrain in a vehicle? Check. Leisurely walks along picturesque nature trails? Check. Hour-long hikes up steep mountains in the rain? Not so much. But there I was, cheerfully urged onward and upward by our guide, who, from the looks of it, did hikes like these in her sleep. I mean, I’m no slouch when it comes…

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Reflections of a Successful Entrepreneur

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When a close colleague told me they were nominating me for the 40 Under 40 list, The Network Journal’s renowned annual franchise, I was flattered. And when I got the call that I’d been chosen for this year’s list, I was excited. But did receiving the award mean that I’d finally “made it?” That I was finally a success? It did not. Not for me, and not for the other award recipients I spoke to. You see, the reason we were chosen to be this year’s 40 Under 40 in the first place is because we had already decided for ourselves that we were successful. We didn’t wait for our accomplishments to be validated from the outside. I have always been fiercely ambitious. I’ve always had big dreams and a lofty professional vision. And…


Global Freedom


As an entrepreneur, I pay close attention to the movers and shakers in every industry. I like to see who’s establishing the new trends and capitalizing on them, and how they’re doing it. Someone who does this well is Queen Bey—Beyonce Knowles. I mean, look what we call her! Is there any question that she stays at the top of her game? [caption id="attachment_2901" align="alignleft" width="300"] All rights reserved Beyonce[/caption] Beyonce continually slays the entertainment industry as a singer and a businesswoman. And, in my observation, do you know what I see that all of her hard work gets her? Not the fame, not the endorsements and not the business mogul husband doing big things in his own right. What it gets her is freedom. The freedom to be as creative and as fabulous as she wants to be. When you…