Living Fully™

Some seek happiness through wealth and status, some through deeds and actions. What about a spiritual component of happiness? Can we be happy without having some form of faith? Managing money for a living has led me lately to think a lot about the nature of happiness. I’ve watched documentaries, and...

Sometimes it seems easier to give away large amounts of money to strangers than to family. Donating money to a well-known charity or foundation is one thing; gifting money to your child or family member can be more complicated. Of course, one of the greatest blessings of amassing wealth is having...

When I started Highland 13 years ago, I took a leap into the unknown. I had never run my own company before. I was not sure the clients I had been working with would follow me.  The downside paralyzed me in some ways but I wanted to experience the upside...

One of the toughest things to admit when it comes to managing money is that ultimately you have no control. That does not mean you can’t plan, and make smart decisions, but after that all you can really do is trust the decisions you have made. That fear of losing control...

"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."   Mahatma Gandhi The topic of today’s blog post is daunting, one that I’ve been mulling over for months as I’ve worked to craft a mission statement for our company. While some...

Tim Tebow, the newly traded-for quarterback of the New York Jets, gave me unexpected inspiration about how to approach my own job and daily living in a recent ESPN interview.  By the end of the interview segment I was saying, “I want to be like Tim”.  If you haven’t heard of...