Building Through Respect

Respect is a powerful thing.  Yet, you don’t get it just be showing up.  You get it by delivering a positive experience, by showing up consistently on time, and by speaking from the heart.

Sure, you can build through power, through coersion, and through bate and switch, but that building will come tumbling down.  Building with something other than respect is a doomed short-term strategy.  As soon as your competition or a new player comes on scene who is building respect, your base will erode quickly. 

Build with respect.  Offer a product or service with integrity, deliver with honor, and stand behind every word. 

An Inspiring Sunrise

For the weak at heart, early morning runs during the winter are often off the table.  It takes a certain kind of soul to brave the cold weather at an early hour and run your ass off.

But, for the strong at heart, early morning runs have a payoff.  See the pic below:


To get up and welcome the sun in such a beatiful paradise is the only way to start the day.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

It is with great pleasure that I say farewell to 2010 and greet 2011 with open arms.

2010 was a very exciting year for me:

1) I finished 5 sprint triathlons!

2) I set the foundation for my triathlon training dashboard. More to come later.

3) I survived a near death experience thanks to being stung by a bee while riding my bike!

4) I am the author of one of the top not for profit flight simulator blogs in the world. Check it out:

5) I learned the value of what it means to be honest and sincere in a good friendship.

6) I was able to help a leading cloud computing company understand their business better with some creative analytics and visualizations.

7) learned that I still have a lot to learn.

8) Universal Studios Hollywood is a much smaller park than I expected.

9) I learned how wonderful it feels to have someone by your side through thick and thin.

10) I know that for all the wonderful changes that occurred during 2010, I know 2011 will have many more to come.

11) Learned that there is never a perfect answer to anything.

Overall, I think 2010 was a year of challenges that truly tested my devotion to achieving my goals. I know that I will only achieve them if I am consistent with my perseverance.

Cheers to an awesome 2011!