Stephanie Gave Up Her Land for a Better Life – Now She’s The BeauRam® Babe!

Stephanie Lewis, my favorite yoga teacher here in Bend, Oregon, took a lot of grief along the way, but now she lives a fulfilling life and is on the road to success with her innovative BeauRam® backpack. “I grew up in a loving family but with a lot of bullshit,” she confides. Stephanie grew up […]

When an Infection Eats Your Face: An Amazing Story of an Incredible Bad Ass

Imagine you’re born perfectly normal, but then a virulent infection devours your eyelids, nose and lips. Your parents decide they can’t handle raising such a needy kid, so you become a ward of the state – and a doctor gets permission to do experimental plastic surgery on you. After three years in a cage-like crib […]

My Hero! Sharon Cooper, Successful Self-Published Author, is at it Again!

My friend, Sharon Cooper, just released her lasted book. You may recall other posts I’ve written about her amazing entrepreneurship as a novelist. She’s made more money self-publishing her work and has had a much more fulfilling career than in her experience of working with a subsidiary of Harlequin. If you like a mixture of […]

Eric Jenkins Leaves the Neighborhood and Finds Something Better

My name is Eric Jenkins, the son of the deceased Velma Jenkins and some other unknown person. The oldest of five kids, I was born in Pineville, Louisiana on November 1, 1983 (the Day of the Dead).  Like most families in my neighborhood, we grew up scraping by, and my mom did everything she could […]

An Artist with a Samurai Spirit: Composer, Playwright, Eric Scot Frydler

Contrary to common belief, children diagnosed with autism can grow up to lead fulfilling, successful lives. Composer, playwright, Eric Scot Frydler proves that life’s challenges can cripple us or make us stronger. Diagnosed with autism as a child, when little was known about the neurological disorder, Frydler had trouble relating to peers. His teachers described […]

Creative CEO on Her Way Up!

This blog celebrates people with the guts to take risks, figure it out along the way, and do the hard work. Laura Sinton, CEO of FreshTape®, an exciting new product that reseals and keeps food fresh, right in the bag, has a must-tell story. Laura’s six-figure position at a Fortune 500 company got squeezed out […]

What do super heros have in common?

BAD ASS-ERY. THAT’S WHAT! WELCOME TO TENACITY TO TRIUMPH: THE BAD ASS CODE Dear Fellow (or Aspiring) Bad Ass, Guts. Determination. The willingness to do what it takes to be successful rather than depend on “luck” usually comes from somewhere: An experience leaves an indelible impression on you. Something seen, heard or felt reaches so […]