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The casual entrepreneur is my designation for what others would call “master minds” or the gathering of like minded individuals to talk about entrepreneurship.

I meet people individually and in small groups to have open discussions about many different aspects of work and life.

My unique position is that I can bring into focus an intersection between psychology, technology, business, and the arts.

 

Casual Entrepreneurs Blog

Defining Vision

Defining Vision

I was recently working with a client who wanted to transition into a new area of self-employment—he's 30 years old, talented, smart, skilled, and full of enthusiasm. When I asked him to paint me a picture of what his business would look like when he is 50, he...

Chat With Dr. Dave

Chat With Dr. Dave

This casual entrepreneur chat is with Dr. Dave of Shrink Rap Radio podcast fame. We talk about podcasting and how Dr. Dave goes about producing his popular program. DrDave from The Neuropsychotherapist on Vimeo. You can catch Dr. Dave at Shrink Rap...

The Casual Entrepreneurs First Chat

The Casual Entrepreneurs First Chat

Welcome to the casual entrepreneurs over coffee - an opportunity to eaves drop into our conversations about creativity, business, leadership, teams and all things entrepreneurial and philosophical. No hype, just real conversations about what we are learning about the...

Blogs

Great Communication Needs Passion

Great Communication Needs Passion

To effectively communicate your ideas in a persuasive way you need to stand out, connect emotionally with your audience, be succinct, and be passionate. Carmine Gallo knows what it takes to deliver effective presentations, he wrote the popular book The Presentation...

Mastery Creates Passion

Mastery Creates Passion

Recently I finished reading Cal Newport's book So Good They Can't Ignore You (hot after steaming through his other book Deep Work), and I found it a refreshing take on "the secret to success". Newport slams the "follow your passion" formula we so often hear from...

Deep Work

Deep Work

I've just finished listening to the book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. It is a clear call for more focused work that is rare in our hyperconnected world. Focusing on cognitively challenging work, without distractions,...

The War of Art

The War of Art

The War of Art (I'm guessing a play on the title "Art of War") by Steven Pressfield is a wonderful little book that exposes the blockages everyone faces when embarking on, or even just considering, a venture, an artistic pursuit, anything of value that's not instant...

2 Types of Conflict

2 Types of Conflict

Teams will inevitably have differences of opinions between members, different ways of thinking and problem solving, and some very different personalities. I believe there are two broad categories of conflict that can happen within teams: Ideological conflict around...

A Culture of Honour

A Culture of Honour

There is a term “culture of honour” in psychology and sociology referring to a social tradition in the southern United States where people avoid offending other and will strongly react when offended themselves. Families fighting to the death for their “honour” in the...

Start Your Day Journaling

Start Your Day Journaling

Keeping a daily journal seems to be the common wisdom from the multitude of books and podcasts devoted to entrepreneurship, and for good reason—it’s a great clarifier. I’ve never been that good at writing a journal as a record of what I’ve done. I start with good...

The Importance of Structure

The Importance of Structure

We often do our best creative work within clearly defined structures, like containers, that hold what we are doing, measure what we are doing, and give us clear feedback as to how we are progressing. Yes, there are times when we come up with that amazing idea when in...

The New Leadership Paradigm

The New Leadership Paradigm

As a defeated nation, post-WWII Japan was in economic tatters and needed a miracle to get back on it’s feet. William Edwards Deming, an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant, sowed the seeds for such a miracle. Deming...

Resources we have found helpful (in no particular order)…






















Podcasts & websites we have found useful…

The Smart Passive Income Podcast

The Tim Ferris Show

Online Marketing Made Easy with Amy Porterfield

Unmistakable Creative

The EntreLeadership Podcast

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt

Seth Godin

Dr. Jason Fox

Derek Sivers Book Notes