Who Wants to Go Bigger with their Business in 2016?


Happy Holidays to my bold, amazing and motivated entrepreneurs!

If you’re anything like me, a little inspiration goes a long way as I finish my 2016 goals and planning for my two companies, Verde Brand Communications and the Intrepid Entrepreneur (formerly LivingUber.com). I know You’re so ready to drop the clutch in 2016 in your business too, so here’s some inspiration.

Did you catch the SpaceX news this week?

It was a big deal for America and for us as business owners, here’s why.

Elon Musk is a big thinking, no boundaries founder, which in itself is inspirational. He’s driven to improve the existence of the human race through his companies (Tesla Motors, Inc., Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), and SolarCity). I wrote about the book titled Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, earlier this year on the Intrepid blog.

Musk has been in the news a lot in the past few weeks.

First he unveiled a scientifically backed plan to power the entire nation with solar energy. The, just this week, he had a landmark win in the SpaceX Falcon 9 mission. The rocket launched successfully, delivered satellites and then stuck the landing, in tact. Most rockets are designed to burn up on re-entry, but not the Falcon 9; it’s designed to be reusable.

Musk is a little otherworldly, love him or hate him. After being completely inspired by how he’s ended 2015, I’m hell bent on think bigger as I plan the impact I can create with my businesses in 2016.

“Where you are is a result of who were were. But where you go, depends entirely on who you CHOOSE to be,” Hal Elrod.

Right here, right now, let’s up-level our commitment to the “relentless” level and create a much bigger impact with our companies next year. Don’t let anything stand in your way – not even failures.

Sometimes Musk wins, but more often he loses – and loses big! Twenty-plus failures (very expensive, epic failures) paved the way to this week’s successful SpaceX Falcon 9 mission.

Our success as business owners and leaders hinges on having a vision and a commitment (plus a relentless iron will) to achieve it. Keep showing up and to never give up – ever!

P.S. I wanted you to know that I’ve rebranded my website and my coaching and consulting company. LivingUber.com is now called Intrepid Entrepreneur coaching and consulting. I wanted to have the company aligned from a branding standpoint and it made the most sense to do that around my podcast, the Intrepid Entrepreneur. In addition to the re-naming of my company, I’ve also launched a few new coaching and mentorship opportunities for small business owners and start-ups, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Check out my offerings from 2016 here and let me know if you have any questions (just respond to this email).

Speaking of the Intrepid Entrepreneur, episode 50 is live TODAY! I chose to launch early this week, due to the holiday. Stephen Regenold is my guest on this episode. He’s a good friend and founder/editor-in-chief of one of the outdoor markets’ leading publishing empires: Gearjunkie.com. Stephen’s had a remarkable journey as he’s grown Gearjunkie.com, and you can hear it first hand in this interview! Next week’s show will air on the usual day, Friday (New Year’s Day), and it will feature Chris Warner, a prolific climber and entrepreneur who owns the Earth Treks Climbing Climbing Centers.

I wish you a wonderful holiday season! I am so grateful to have you in my community and know that one of my biggest goals in 2016 is to surpass your expectations with my podcast, content, coaching and online programs in the Intrepid Entrepreneur! Until next time, GO BIG!