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Your Employees Should Be Entrepreneurs

Your Employees Should Be Entrepreneurs

Spartan has come a long way. It took a lot of hard work, luck, and tons of invaluable help. I could never have done it without my team. When I hire I look for someone who’s an ambitious person with an insatiable work ethic. They also need to be enthusiastic....
Don’t Apologize for Having High Standards

Don’t Apologize for Having High Standards

If you’ve seen my videos and read my blog posts, you know that I’m demanding and passionate, and have extremely high expectations. But one thing I’m not, in my estimation, is harsh. I know I’m not everyone’s cup of tea — you should see the looks on my kids’ faces when...
5 Myths About Leadership Debunked

5 Myths About Leadership Debunked

1. ‘Leaders are born’ is bullshit I don’t consider myself a “born-great” anything especially ‘a leader’.  Nobody is looking at a 2-year-old for management advice because they’re “born with it.” Are you kidding me? LIFE teaches you patience, resilience, and...
ADHD: A Weakness or a Strength?

ADHD: A Weakness or a Strength?

ADHD is my greatest strength, hands down. I bounce off the walls until I find something important to focus on.  The kid who “can’t sit still,” the guy who seems distant in conversation, the entrepreneur obsessed with one idea—I’m all of these things, but I never see...
3 Hard Lessons I Learned About Hard Work

3 Hard Lessons I Learned About Hard Work

High school basketball coach Tim Notke said it best, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” My story is a perfect example. I wasn’t a “natural talent” working in construction with my father, working on Wall Street, or even building Spartan. I...

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