The Focus Of My Work

A few years ago, I asked myself a question. Suppose you refined the top self-improvement books down to their simplest ideas. Would you find a set of principles underlying success in any endeavor?


Since then, I’ve spent thousands of hours extracting the key lessons from hundreds of books, interviews, and studies. In doing so, I’ve concluded that mastering five principles can help you achieve anything from advancing your career to strengthening your relationships. These five principles are the central focus of my work. They are:

  1. Self-management
  2. Planning
  3. Productivity
  4. Relationships
  5. Feedback and failure

While my work contains original ideas, I take much inspiration from the work of others. My goal is to make the best ideas easy to understand and apply.

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My Experience

By trade, I’m a mechanical engineer, but I knew early on that corporate life wasn’t for me.

I co-founded my first business, Painting with Purpose, with my brother. Unfortunately, that business failed, but we learned a lot in the process. Our second business, FLO Cycling, was a huge success.

At FLO Cycling, we designed and manufactured high-end carbon fiber bicycle wheels. Additionally, we donated thousands of bikes to less fortunate children through our Bike for a Kid program.

I sold my shares in the company at the end of 2019. At the time of the sale, we had sold tens of thousands of bicycle wheels to customers in nearly 100 countries. Building and operating the company for a decade taught me countless lessons.

Why Writing?

For more than 20 years, I’ve dreamed of having a writing career. My ultimate goal is to write a New York Times Best Seller. I know that’s a lofty goal, but every dream starts somewhere. Hopefully, this project fulfills that dream.

A Few Notable Facts About Me

A Few Personal Facts About Me

  • I was born and raised in Canada but now live in Cardiff, California.
  • I am a husband, father, and the owner of an awesome dog.
  • I’m an avid cyclist who competes in cycling events like the Leadville 100.

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