Updated February 17, 2020

Being An Owner

After two decades of striving and being a workaholic, I’m taking a break to fully embrace what it means to own the things I’ve worked for. Those things are:

I’m no longer working for these incredible organizations, they have people much better than me doing the important day to day work. I continue to be very invested in them as an owner, which is a very different feeling. I’m getting used to it.

Creating Content

I am writing, editing, and producing every day:

Healthcare Strategic Advisory

Through my firm Health:Further, I am advising leaders in the healthcare industry on how to navigate the changes they are facing by leveraging innovation.

Public Speaking

I now am represented by BrightSight Group. If you know of opportunities that you think I could be a fit for, please let me know.

Focusing On My Well-Being

This is the day to day work in my life. Here’s what that looks like:

  • Working out at least five times a week since Jan 1, 2018
  • Therapy every two weeks since November 14th, 2018
  • No alcohol since November 25th, 2018
  • Intermittent fasting M-F, 18 hours a day, since Jan 11th, 2019, tracking with Zero
  • Meditating daily since April 28th, 2019
  • Plant-based diet since August 18th, 2019
  • Wednesdays are “personal days” since July 10th, 2019, meaning no work meetings (most of the time), doing lots of self-care and personal errands

Rebuilding My Athlete

I’ve been dedicating lots of time and energy to becoming a competitive athlete again, for the first time since high school (1993). My sport is martial arts, specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I am being trained at Nashville MMA and when I compete it is under the Shawn Hammonds Competition Team. I’ve been doing a lot of nutrition work, strength and conditioning, and training.

Valuing My Time

I am constantly assessing how I use my time, and working very hard to cut down on meetings that don’t provide mutual value and tech addictions like checking email. I’ve made progress but there is more cutting to do.