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Ignore the Experts, Do the smart thing

When we started Mountain Khakis we were new to retail. Because of that, a lot of people were very quick to tell us how the industry worked, what we “had to do” or at least what we “should do”. We heard advice like: There are two key seasons a year that you have to...

What you should fear the most

Most people choose to live in the middle of the pack. They don’t want to make too much noise. They don’t want to stand out too much. They dream and talk, but they never do anything about it.   That life is driven by fear. Fear of failure. Fear of losing money. Fear of...

How Do You Make Your Key Decisions?

More often than not, we do a quick, “blink” analysis of a situation. We see a good price, a great deal or social media traffic touting a trendy-talked-about news update about a vacation option, a job opportunity, a new deal. And we go for it. The quick, “blink”...

Show Up at 6:30 in The Morning

  With our first company, my business partner and I would schedule interviews at the coffee shop  at 6:30 in the morning. Sure, I get up early. I think that’s important. But, I really wanted to see how people reacted to a 6:30am interview. I understand that if...

It is a Jedi Mind Trick, Fear is not real.

Fear is not real. But you have to fight it because it will look real and feel real if you let it in. As an entrepreneur, you have no room in your life for fear. It will get in your way. It will conjure up negative thoughts that stop you from considering all that’s...

I’m not saying it will be easy, do it anyway.

There are two big misconceptions out there. We should all do what we love for a living because it will solve all our problems, and we will smile ourselves to sleep every night. Doing something we love will be easy. Doing what you love is oftentimes harder. So, is it...