In 2012 I owned two companies. The first was MyBike, which was my baby. The second was Viking Sports
When it comes time to make a fork in the road decision you generally have three types of people
Success does indeed happen slowly.
Between Viking Sports, MyBike, and knocking on doors, I’ve worked with thousands of people. During the time, someone smarter than me pointed out that people fall into three categories- high maintenance, low maintenance, and no maintenance. Let’s go through them… High Maintenance– This is the person who needs supervision. They are a question asker, theyContinue reading “Being No Maintenance”
Back in 2014 MyBike opened up on the main drag in South Boston. I was nervous that we wouldn’t be able to cover the rent and that it was going to be a terrible mistake. Thankfully I was proven wrong when we started selling bikes. Lots of bikes. Selling all of these bikes created aContinue reading “All That Cardboard”
Building a team is such a hard thing to do. It took me years to get good at this skill. When I did door to door sales, the only way to get out of the “field” (the actual pounding the pavement to knock on doors) was to develop a team of sales people to sellContinue reading “Team Building is Hard”
I like to figure things out. So in December of 2005 when I incorporated MyBike, I had no idea what I was doing, so I figured it out.
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”
When you make the result goal to “Be the Hardest Working Person You Know,” it does not have to be in all areas of life
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”