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Back at it again!

Around September of last year, I ran full steam into a season of life that many of us have. This season involved my wife becoming pregnant (due in June 2013!), cramming classes to finish my Master's degree, and entering a 6 month studying session to prepare for and take the CPA exams. I can truly say that this was one of the most trying seasons of my life, and having taken the last CPA exam 3 days … [Read more...]

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Passion – Understanding Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation

There is a lot of discussion about motivational theories among the business community. Most all of these theories and discussions revolve around how to motivate your employees to work harder and reach the goals set by the company. I have studied these theories at length and find most of them manipulative and frustrating as they all center on what is best for the company, but not what is best for … [Read more...]

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Business Formation – Transition Point

I had a few circumstances collide today that brought up the topic for today. I have two resources that I encountered and a situation with the last business I worked at that where I had to go back into the office to pick some things up. All that to say, the topic today is that moment of transition where you cease being dependent on another person or entity for your income and enter into your own … [Read more...]

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Passion – Where to start

So today is the end of my week - a week that has been full of the flu, wrapping up some tough loose ends, and overall pretty tough. But I left this topic for the end of the week knowing that some weeks would be tough and that I need a lighter, more uplifting topic to finish things out for the week. So my topic today, as with all this week, is where to start. Today is where to start to find your … [Read more...]

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Employee to Entrepreneur – My Story

I would like to take this post to let you know what brought me here... to answer some of the questions I posed to you in my last post. My hope is that my own journey from Employee to Entrepreneur resonates with you and we find our paths crossing in the weeks and months ahead. Why have I chosen this road? As I have quoted before and is at the top of this web site, I quote again: Ah, but a man's … [Read more...]

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The Beginning of The Sum of Business Blog

Here I am on the edge of the precipice. I have been here many times before, but have always found a reason to turn back, a reason to delay the inevitable. Well, today I step out, today I reach out beyond what I have grasped, beyond what I know in my head and into what I know in my heart. As Robert Browning so aptly put it in his work "Andrea del Sarto": Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his … [Read more...]

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