RU for REAL?

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RU for Real? That’s a darn good question. Who gets to decide if you are for real or not? And just what is “being real” all about? Well, being real means being your true unique self. It means being brave enough to let your true, authentic nature shine through – AT ALL TIMES. The problem...

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Can Millennials succeed under the constraints of today’s global economic reality?

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This was the question posed to me recently. And of course, being not only a Gen-Xer rather than a Millennial, but also the pragmatist that I am, my immediate instinct was to respond with “it’s gonna be hella-tough…”. High unemployment, stagnant wages, soaring home prices and ever-increasing rent are among the factors challenging our youth...

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How to Take the Leap; Ready, Set, Jump….

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A year and a half ago, I took one of the biggest career leaps of my life. After spending years in the extravagant world of yachting, heading up the global Marketing & Media division for a luxury yacht manufacturing company, I decided to leave my lucrative job in Miami, my beautiful ocean-side condo, my elite...

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I turned 40. And I didn’t die!

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So, it finally happened… I did it. I turned 40! And I didn’t die! No really, for a while there a part of me really thought I might. Because 40 is the cut off age for not being considered hot anymore right? No wait, it’s the cut off age for having to stop having fun....

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Freer Speech After 40 – I Say What I Want!

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“They” say we become more comfortable in our own skin as we age. Of course aging sometimes brings along many of its own challenging issues (like worrying about the onset of those grey hairs…), but the one thing I can agree with is that with age comes a more solid sense of self. On the...

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Career Change After 40

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Reinventing yourself after 40 is tough, but switching careers in order to do so is even tougher – trust me, I know! This is typically what happens: You go to college. You get into debt to do so. You graduate college. You’re desperate to find a job. So, in order to get your foot in...

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My Coverage of Mar-a-Lago

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Four weeks into the new Trump Administration, I was invited to report on a key brunch at the Trump’s Florida residence of Mar-a-Lago during President Donald Trump himself’s first visit back to the resort-estate after his inauguration? Political views aside, off I went. President Trump was hosting the Prime Minister of Japan that weekend, having...

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40yr & Happy; My Red Tree of Abundance

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I spent 38 years of my life being a “glass-half empty” person. Well, that was then, this is now. Now, at the age of 40 minus 6 weeks (it’s my birthday on March 18th), I am living life as a “glass-half full” person. And I am loving it! Life is full of contradictions. As Joel...

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Betting on Yourself

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All things are possible if the motivation is strong enough. “Sure” you say, “That little cliché sounds great, but I’m 46 now – it’s too late to start something new”. 95% of people live their entire lives in a way they don’t really want to live. Are you one of them? Will you stay one...

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2016, A Year In Review

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And so, we are in the final days of 2016. It’s been an interesting year on many levels. I want to take just a few moments here to recap the top 5 global trending stories. Although these headlines and happenings caused waves in 2016, I believe it is in 2017 and beyond that we’ll really...

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