Christ Follower | Husband | Father | Entrepreneur

This is My Story

My life is driven by grace. Even though my greatest struggle is trusting God, He continually pours grace on me and my family. Through an amazing wife, 2 beautiful girls, and thriving businesses, grace is abundant. 

  • Entrepreneurship 98% 98%
  • Leadership 90% 90%
  • Customer Service 85% 85%
  • Brand Strategy 80% 80%
  • Marketing 92% 92%

The businesses I run.

Blackwood Creative

My Content


This is my last one-word title blog post. At first I didn't try to do it that way, but it just happened and I ran with it. 10 one-word titled blog posts. I'm curious what effect it has on open rate. But that's not what this post is about. Ironically enough, this post...

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Recently we (Erik and I) were golfing with a couple guys from another local company. It was the first time I've been on a golf course in 15 years. I don't even own a set of clubs. As we worked our way onto the back 9, one of the guys asked me what the hardest part of...

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Hustle. Make it happen. Don't be lazy. These are basic terms that get thrown around a lot. Parents tell teenagers to not be lazy. Bosses tell their employees, "Make it happen!" Coaches tell their teams to hustle. The problem is, we don't tell ourselves any of these...

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In recent conversations with small business owners, I discovered a trend. Satisfaction. In marketing, our single most important goal is business growth. So, when clients tell me that they're as busy as they'd like, I get a little disappointed. I am happy that they're...

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There's a statement that seems to trending in the entrepreneurial world these days. It's a word that, in the past, caused so much fear. People did everything they could to avoid this word. Now it seems like it's a celebrated thing. What's the word? Failure. The...

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I'm always happy to talk about marketing and business