Article: 8 Things Successful People Do Every Day That Most People Ignore

During the four year process of starting and scaling SkyBell, I have had the pleasure of meeting some remarkably successful people. Whether it's a potential investor or the CEO of a company with whom we could become partners, I'm lucky to have had a front row seat to a diverse set of individuals who have all created success in their life. When you spend time with great leaders, you start to rec … Read More

Article: 28 Toxic Thoughts Successful People Refuse to Believe

Have you ever thought about all the businesses that do not exist because someone with a great idea didn't feel smart enough or worthy enough to pursue it? I constantly wonder if the next life-changing company is sitting in the mind of someone who believes the self-limiting thoughts they tell themselves every day. I certainly understand this dynamic because I did the same thing in my twenties. B … Read More

Article: 7 Reasons Why the Smart Home Industry Is Legit (and Worth Billions)

Depending on which analyst you ask, forecasts for Smart Home revenue in 2017 are as high as $61 billion. Some experts estimate that number will increase to $490 billion in 2019. Yet despite those projections, many consumers and pundits alike challenge the validity and potential of the Smart Home, claiming it's a fad. While the market is certainly young, it is nonetheless setting the foundation … Read More

You may feel you have your business or startup all figured out, but what about your love life? Do you feel as confident about being a good partner as you do about being a good entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs don't usually make the easiest romantic partners (this includes me). Yet I've learned that you can have a happy relationship if you understand how your choices and lifestyle affect a partner wh … Read More

Article: 10 Life Lessons All 20-Somethings Need to Know

Your 20s are the time when you discover who you are and set the stage for who you will become. They are both exciting and challenging. On the one hand, you'll never be more free to have fun and pursue whatever excites you. On the other, you're setting the trajectory for your future, both personally and professionally. The pressure to go in many different directions, coupled with the anxiety tha … Read More

Article: 15 Traits of the Worst Leaders (Avoid at All Costs)

Take a second to think about the best and worst bosses you've ever had. Think about the difference in how you feel thinking about one versus the other. Now that you're the leader, what feeling are you giving your team? It's no surprise that the best companies are started and directed by great leaders. It takes a confident leader to attract and inspire top talent, manage teams and execute despit … Read More

When it comes to business, you hear a ton about revenue, ROI (return on investment) and key metrics like user growth and head count. One thing you rarely hear discussed is the value of culture. Having recently attended The Culture Conference, one of the best conferences for entrepreneurs, executives and social leaders interested in expanding the impact that culture has within their organizations, … Read More

Article: 10 Signs That Prove You’ll Be a Successful Entrepreneur

There's a specific question I often ask myself that I know can't be answered with any level of certainty, but fascinates me nonetheless. The question is: How many life-changing ideas are sitting in the minds of would-be entrepreneurs who don't feel worthy or ready to make the jump? Unfortunately, we don't get to see those great ideas come to life because there's so much self-doubt and fear in o … Read More

Article: 10 Habits of the Most Confident People

When I look back on my 20s, I see two different versions of myself. The first five years were dominated by feelings of insecurity and anxiety. I was living a life I did not want, and I wasn't confident enough to stop it. Then, in the second half of my 20s, I learned to embrace my purpose and began living the life I wanted -- the life of an entrepreneur. One thing is clear: The success I've experie … Read More

Article: 10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets

Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes. Yet a strong mindset is more than simply refusing to quit. True strength of mind comes from a combination of awareness, focus and resiliency. A strong mindset is what allows you to st … Read More