From Confusion to Clarity in 211 Days


“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle

Anyone that knows me or has shared a whiskey ginger can attest to my aimless ambitions. (Jim Beam & Canada Dry with lime if you’re buying.) I always ramble about the ideas I’d like to bring to life.

Those that are closest to me can speak to how they wish I would just act on them. On May 21, 2014, a good friend once shared some candid wisdom in a crowded, noisy Lakeview pub in Chicago that resonated with me.

To paraphrase, his words went something like, “don’t tell me about what you’re gonna do, show me how it’s done”. Over the next few months I took that advice to heart. I left the bar in search of the next steps for myself.

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