I am a Southerner. I was raised in Harrison, Georgia, a rural town of about 500 people; median income $18,125 in today’s dollars. I was bused 1.5 hours up and down dirt roads, every day, to go to school in the county seat, Sandersville. The dream of most families was for their kids to work […]
Intending on taking a weekend off from drinking, I’d find myself sitting at the bar around 4pm on a Friday. And as much as I’d like to say others convinced me, it was more likely the other way around. The saddest part is that I convinced them because I thought they’d think it was cool […]
Today I gave my keynote speech at Rainmaker. In a culture that always tells us we need more, I am constantly amazed that it was the removal, not the addition, of something that has made all the difference. Joining SalesLoft has made me a better human, and for that I am eternally grateful.
I stared through the window into the bar connected to my hotel in San Francisco. Everyone was having so much fun. I remembered a time when I could participate. Unfortunately I wasn’t recalling all the pain and hurt my drinking caused. I thought, “I don’t have to feel his way.” I could just go in. […]