The Accident…

I once won a Blue Ribbon at the Polk County Fair. At first thought, not a particularly noteworthy accomplishment, but there is a back-story that I believe is worth telling. I grew up in a small town in Western Oregon. Built on the industry of ranchers, farmers, loggers, and those who provide services to them, Oregon was, and still is, primarily a rural economy. Each summer, county fairs from Multnomah in the north to Klamath in the south blanket the state. The town of Independence in Polk County where I attended Middle and High School holds a classic county fair: dusty, noisy, smelly, and filled with…

One of the good things…

… about being an entrepreneur, is that you can choose your own direction and reinvent at will. Every day is an opportunity to evaluate and refine your mission. Based on our successes in the past year, and my nearly total immersion in this endeavor, I’ve realized that the timing is perfect to reassess and redefine  focus, direction, and presentation. A lesson in life, no matter what your focus: if you’re not fulfilling your best and highest purpose, you can change it. It will take work, but that work will reap big rewards.