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This is us, our love story, in one minute. It’s a sappy video, but it shares insight into how I married up, scored an awesome business partner, and convinced him I wasn’t crazy (…at least most of the time)  😉

A Crazy Love Story of Business Partners + Best Friends

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Awkward admission:  I didn’t know how to vacation.  But as most business owners can probably attest, it’s normal. When you start a business, it feels like you’re responsible for a baby.  You need to tend it, cuddle it, keep it healthy…and, of course, love it. There’s NO WAY you’d leave a baby alone for a […]

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You grabbed my hand and asked if it felt like we’d been married 12 years. I wrapped my fingers around yours + responded, “No, but it feels like 11 years and 364 days.” That was yesterday. But today? Today it feels like 12 years. All these years later, there are some who wonder how someone […]

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We waited to board the bus at 4am on a cold morning in Los Angeles.   A long line of us stood in the parking structure, some shifted weight from one leg to the other, others stared blankly into their phones.  A kid spun his suitcase around and around until his mom hissed for him […]

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I was one of those kids who had an answer for everything. I had answers about answers.   It wasn’t cute. It wasn’t endearing. In fact, I can’t tell you how many times my mother gripped the steering wheel, turned to look to the back seat, and said through gritted teeth, “I need you to […]

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Palms sweaty, my finger hovered over the Buy button. Sitting at my computer all I could wonder was OH EMM GEE IS THIS THE WORST DECISION EVER?? But lemme backup a second and explain how I got there. Perhaps I should start with my professional crush, Gary Vaynerchuk. I’m inspired by his knowledge of the […]

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She asked me, “What is the biggest lesson you have learned from founding your own company?” Release yourself from people’s expectations of your decisions. If you’re looking for people to “get” you or applaud your career-switching decisions, you may be searching for a long time. The vast majority of people are afraid of trying something […]

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It wouldn’t do you justice if I described you as smart. Smart is what I call people who know everything about everything. It’s how I describe you to a stranger on a plane or at the grocery store. But to those who have spent time with you, I describe you as ferociously inquisitive.  You use […]

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Maybe her email to me meant more because my birthday is tomorrow. In just a day, I’ll be another year older, so when she told me she hasn’t achieved what she wanted from life so far, her words picked my heart. Unknowingly, both our birthdays are approaching. She said she felt stuck in work and […]

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