What YOU Can Learn From An 11-Year-Old…

What YOU Can Learn From An 11-Year-Old…

I couldn’t help but chuckle last week when my 11-year-old son Xavier asked me for the umpteenth time… “Dad, what is it that you actually do?” I know it’s confusing for him, because my 14-year-old Isaiah has asked me similar questions over...
The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause

A few days back I was with a friend at one of Chicago’s venerable Jewish delis. The place was a mad house as it was Sunday around 1pm. In typical, waitress-like, hustle and bustle mode, our server came to the table, asked if we were ready to order and barely made eye...
Pumping Gas

Pumping Gas

In 1989, I was 20 years old and contemplating opening a non-alcoholic nightclub. While I had been a successful DJ and built a fairly loyal following, I wasn’t sure I was ready to take such a leap of faith… and that big of a risk. One afternoon, I met my...