In 2002, I went on an adventure that would forever change my life. At what I thought was the end this adventure, I realized it was just the beginning. For 20 years I have been on a continued adventure with, and carried in my heart a deep love and passion for, Spain. I know this
When you decide to stand for something, put yourself out there and/or create a change in your life, your business and your leadership, people will respond to you. This blog is a follow up from my Christmas blog titled Turn Anger Into Appreciation. Click here to watch. One of the most beautiful and uplifting things

Turn Anger into Appreciation

IN 2005, I was broke, I was broken, I was angry, and then I got fired from a job I hated. I had $100 left to my name and was six figures in debt. I was at rock bottom. I made some decisions that day. I decided I would never wear a tie to work,

Be Intentional With Your Time

A small business owner I am coaching recently asked me this: “Matt, how are you so successful, and how do you get so much done in a day? It seems like you have 127 hours in a day, and I only have 24.” Here was my response to him and my challenge to you. I

Mike Michalowicz. My Money Bunnies

Congratulations to Mike Michalowicz on the release of his with book, and first children’s book: “My Money Bunnies” Mike Michalowicz is a small business author and speaker. His company exists to eradicate entrepreneurial poverty. I have known Mike for the past decade, and as Mike has continued to invest and pour into me, and my
A question I receive often from many small business leaders is this: Which is the MOST important when it comes to growing and leading a small business, people or profit? The reality of this question is you cannot have one without the other. A small business does not operate without people, period. People play the
Want to know a secret? I stopped setting goals and New Year’s resolutions a long time ago. Have you ever set a goal for yourself and not accomplished it? I have.  Have you ever justified and rationalized why it was okay that you did not meet your goal? I have. Why does this happen, and

The Myth of Time Management

During the course of my career as an entrepreneur and business coach, I have had the opportunity to network with business owners and entrepreneurs operating enterprises in a wide variety of fields. One of the questions that I get asked the most often is this one. “Matt, I am struggling with time management. Can you

Entrepreneurial Tidbits

This past week I have been doing some intense reflection and stepping back from the day-to-day operations of the business to consider some of the following points. These little entrepreneurial tidbits have been ruminating in my head. I hope you enjoy these: Are the things you are thinking about, acting on and planning for things
“What a knucklehead!” I uttered again as another contractor (who will not be getting my business) left my house.   The past six months been frustrating, shocking and straight up hilarious. Quick back story. Our family moved across town in October of 2012 into our dream home.  But dreamy as it is, there was still a