The Viking Activity Center- Celebrating 5 Years

Today I’m celebrating 5 years of operating the Viking Activity Center in Brookline. This place was possibly one of the best decisions Zach (my business partner) and I made in running Viking Sports for nearly a decade.  When we opened up the Viking Activity Center, the @brooklinechamber came with huge scissors and a big old red ribbonContinue reading “The Viking Activity Center- Celebrating 5 Years”

Fool Me Once- A Story About Mistakes

People often ask me what’s the hardest part about running a business to which I say, that’s a loaded question. Joking. I would say being aware enough to learn from my mistakes. It sounds simple and so obvious, but I have learned to never make the mistake twice.  Here is an example, I signed myContinue reading “Fool Me Once- A Story About Mistakes”

A Winning Introduction

No one accidentally gets a winning mentality. There is no magic lamp. Developing winning life habits takes work and time. The good news is that there is a cheat sheet which I’m going to share with you. The bad news is that someone is going to try and stop you from using the cheat sheet.Continue reading “A Winning Introduction”

A Door to Change

When I started knocking on doors I thought I was going to breeze through the door to door training program and be rich. Believe me when I say, I have never been more wrong AND more poor in my entire life. I have volumes of stories that show my poorness, but for the sake ofContinue reading “A Door to Change”

The Gigantic Catalog of Challenges

Have you noticed that everyone deals with challenges differently? Some people freak out while others appear to be completely unfazed. There is a reason for that. Whenever something negative happens, your brain remembers. The bigger the challenge, the bigger the emotional response, and the higher it gets ranked in your brains “Gigantic Catalog of Challenges”. Continue reading “The Gigantic Catalog of Challenges”

Panera- The Big Deal

In 2012, Blaine, the former CEO of Panera called to do business. Actually it was an email from Jerry the General Manager and he wanted to use our electric bikes for Panera delivery. Pretty cool, right? Me and Steve set up a meeting with the Panera folks including Jerry and the now CEO Blaine, who flewContinue reading “Panera- The Big Deal”

Virtual Panel- Juggling Work, School Work, & Family

In the era of social distancing all of us have had to alter how we go about our days, which has given way to new challenges such as working from home with a house full of people, homeschooling kids, the decrease of personal space, and the lack of self care. This Brookline Chamber of CommerceContinue reading “Virtual Panel- Juggling Work, School Work, & Family”