I like to build, but I’m hopeless with tools. I like to dig, but I hate getting dirty. I love to work, but I refuse to commute. And I live for words, but my third-grade speech therapist never quite got rid of my stutter.
An uncoordinated, stammering, auto-phobic neat freak? No wonder my high school guidance counselor never knew quite how to guide me.
Fortunately my English teachers saw a knack for writing, the Internet freed me from an office, and Entrepreneur magazine took a chance on an unproven college senior.
In the 20 years since then, I’ve enjoyed an unorthodox career path combining small-business reporting and consulting. I love digging in to help entrepreneurs find their voice, tell their story, and achieve success. I believe that “lifestyle businesses” are the epitome of the American dream and that no one should be condemned to a cubicle.
When I’m not writing, I enjoy walking my dog, working out, playing beach volleyball and traveling. Oh, and I hope to come back as a miniature Schnauzer.
Chances are you’re bored out of your mind by now. But if you’d really like to get to know me better, please follow me on Twitter, where I share boring biographical details under the hashtag #aboutpenpointer. I’m also active at Google+.
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