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The “A-HA” Moment…

0 - Published November 7, 2013 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

“There is no better high than discovery.” - E.O. Wilson One year ago, this week, was one of those “A-ha” moments in the biz.  I was searching for a “creative boost”.  It was Election Day and I was riding the NYC subway system on the way to cast my vote for President.  The train was relatively […]

We’re ALL IN!

3 - Published April 17, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

Yesterday, at 1:00pm-eastern standard time, I turned in my 2-week notice at my advertising job. The Art of Lax™ & The Art of Athletes™ ventures have secured full backing, after almost 3.5 years since inception, it was time to go ALL IN!

LaxCon: One week later.

0 - Published January 24, 2012 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking, Risk

(Writer’s Note: I apologize for the photos from my Blackberry. Not the best all around resolution. iPhone update?) Two (2) days. Two. The two most important days in my business to be quite frank. That is the length of “LaxCon”. I started The Art of Lax™ in the fall of 2008, launching the business to […]

Power-Tek & The Art of Lax™

2 - Published December 29, 2011 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Risk, Tournaments

Each year has its goals and accomplishments. I remember one of my first jobs right after college required us to write down our yearly goals at the start of the year.  That requirement made it feel like a lot of people going to the gym after January 1st of every year, only to slow down […]

The Art of Negotiation

0 - Published November 29, 2011 by in Art, Childhood, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

It’s very similar in different scenarios; a child asking for that certain toy from a parent, the employee discussing his or her salary with their boss to individuals dating in hopes for a relationship.  Each defines a word that requires a skill between two people or parties involved – Negotiation.  A major goal in The […]

The PASSION of Jobs (from Steve)

0 - Published August 26, 2011 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Risk

A job vs. a career. A job is something you do simply to earn money; a career is a series of connected employment opportunities. A job has minimal impact on your future work life, while a career provides experience and learning to fuel your future. A job offers few networking opportunities, but a career is […]

The making of “In The Crease”.

0 - Published May 24, 2011 by in Art, Business, Childhood, Featured, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

“The Dive”. It was all the rage/hype at the Johns Hopkins University “Blue Jay Lacrosse Camp” during my time in high-school in the early-to-mid 90′s, because Doug Knight (UVA) kept on doing it & doing it.  Maybe those extreme “Mountain Dew” commercials, back then, were to blame?  It was one of the wildest things seen […]

The IMPORTANCE of being FIRED.

1 - Published May 20, 2011 by in Art, Business, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

“Packing up, Resigned, Terminated, Let go”. Different words, but the same meaning.  The recent and huge ‘shifts’ of Div. I coaches: Tony Seaman (Towson), Richie Meade (Navy), Jim Stagnitta (Rutgers) and the overlooked programs at Wagner College and SUNY-Binghamton, reminded me of a very personal, yet VERY important experience and lesson – being FIRED. Winning […]

MY 2011 NCAA Lax bracket

0 - Published May 13, 2011 by in Lacrosse, Risk

“You don’t have to be the BEST team in the league, just the BEST on game day!” Yup, it’s about that time where I make my decision(s) & publicly display them for the 2011 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, which starts tomorrow at 12noon EST. I have my upsets in mind/listed on here. Call me crazy […]

“Excuses are like @$$holes. Everybody’s got one!”

0 - Published December 29, 2010 by in Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Risk

“Excuses are like a–holes, Taylor!  Everybody’s got one!” – Sgt. O’Neill (played by John C. McGinley in the 1986 movie “Platoon”) “Snow-magedon” “Snow-pocalypse” “Snow-torious” The snow-storm that recently hit the northeast after Christmas and literally buried NYC made me think of a lacrosse photo of mine.  The photo was taken back in 2007 when the […]

The GREATEST Risk Is Not Taking ONE.

0 - Published December 20, 2010 by in Art, Business, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Risk

“The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One” – American International Group (AIG) Over the weekend I celebrated the 2nd birthday of The Art of Lax™.  The celebration did not have a cake with candles or party favors, and such, rather it consisted with a lot of reflection accompanied with a smile or 10.  :o) In […]

Everything Counts

1 - Published November 16, 2010 by in Art, Business, Childhood, Entrepreneurship, Lacrosse, Leadership, Risk

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.  Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” -Colin Powell (former Secretary of State) One of my lacrosse coaches in boarding school was a man named David Reece, who has most definitely, taught me the importance […]

Accountability

5 - Published November 12, 2010 by in Leadership, Risk

“Accountability breeds response-ability.” – Stephen R. Covey Yesterday was Veterans Day.  I’m very thankful for those who have and presently serve in the Armed Forces.  I think of the word accountability a lot in work, owning a business and running a lacrosse team.  I’m reminded of General Eisenhower, the night before the D-Day invasion landings […]

Calling the SHOTS!

0 - Published November 4, 2010 by in Business, Entrepreneurship, Lacrosse, Leadership, Risk

“If you want to call the SHOTS, you have to take all the RISKS!” That’s a quote I flat out believe in.  Lacrosse goalies have to be alert and call the shots, or else!  Being a goalie, a co-founder, president and captain of my post-collegiate club lacrosse team isn’t an easy job.  There’s coordinating meetings, […]