The strategy: educate, enter, earn, invest and retire. It seems straight forward; proven in the effectiveness and outcome. But, oh, I’d say life is much less linear in its cause and effect. Everything has a cost. It’s just choosing how, what and when you want to pay for it.

The…


There’s a price to running a community-centric business.

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The hidden problem with any “community” centric small business is that ultimately, you’re still viewed as a business despite your effort to build the intangibles. …


I have always struggled with the certainty others profess. I often hear it come through the loudest in times of prosperity or happiness but then also in the clinging during desperation; the symbol of hope. Both make sense on a psychological level; the “blessed” and the “broken.” …


The still darkness. A quiet house except for the constant tick of the grandfather clock that lulled me to deep sleep. I’d be stretched out on the couch and feel a nudge. “You ready partner?” I was so sleepy most of those mornings that all I could muster was a…


I had no idea we were a “week to week” family growing up. Food was rationed but I thought it was just due to principle, not economics. Rice was at every dinner to fill us up. Milk was never drank; only to be used on off brand cereal. We were…


This past weekend we all lit the sparklers, wore the red, white and blue, ate way too much and told stories like we have many years past. But this year was different.

We didn’t get to celebrate the 4th in ’20 and LOTS has happened in our culture since ’19…


You get a lot of advice as you’re coming up through the ranks as an entrepreneur. Some you seek. Some you don’t. Lots of it heavily shaped by personal experience from those that are handing it out as if it’s gospel truth but it ain’t. …


The Real Story is always better . . .

Feelings of failure are often based on how you think others perceive you; they’re not actual. Change of course can be the best thing that can happen to you if you keep creating, pushing and hoping. You only really fail when…


We build castles of safety in life but they’re really just made of sand.

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It’s a usual night of folding laundry on the couch as Landon and I snuggle up before bed. The girls should be home any minute from Selah’s dance lesson. “Papa…


What a start to a new year . . . the expected beginning to a dramatic end. The storm clouds were building so the storm has not been a surprise in the least.

I have sat for far too many hours taking in the events of the past couple of…

Sean Scott

My business is coffee. My calling is people.

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