Shop Small with Me and My Friends


On Small Business Saturday, I encourage you to support your local community businesses and small businesses online as well. Here’s a few suggestions:

Books from Lead the Way Media:

wpid-product_thumbnail.jpgLeading Leaders ThumbnailPatio Wisdom and Leading Leaders make great gifts to inspire and encourage.  By the way, there’s an e-book version of Leading Leaders, and an accompanying Workbook too!  Both books are available at Amazon as well.



Ruben's Amazing Story!

My friend and mentor, four-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez, has inspiration to share in the form of his books.  His story is amazing: at the age of 21 Ruben decided to go to the Olympics; he just needed a sport! Read how he chose the luge and became an Olympian, not once, but four times.




Brig Gen John Michel's "No More Mediocre Me"Col Matt Fritz' "Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success"My colleagues at have several powerful books on leadership and business for both the budding entrepreneur and the experienced leader:

No More Mediocre Me, by John Michel

Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile by Matthew Fritz


Nutrition Snob: Comfy CotureLooking for workout gear to inspire? Check out Nutrition Snob Clothing from friend and fellow Airman, Suzanne McCurdy.

“My clothes will have you ready and motivated to face whatever your day holds.”



ChrisBrenSchmidt PhotographyLooking for a custom calendar or unique print? Check out ChrisBrenSchmidt Photography specializing in floral and nature photos that will knock your socks off!  Christine has calendars, prints, and has some truly breathtaking photos on her blog.  Check it out!


Here in Kailua: my very favorite Time Shopping Center, 600 Kailua Rd, Kailua, HI 96734 (808) 261-1996bookstore, Bookends!  You are sure to find something amazing on each visit!  Be sure to check out the “Old & Weird Section”!



What shopping trip to Kailua would be complete without stops at Bowles Burritos for lunch and the Kailua General Store for some unique gifts. While you’re at it, don’t forget Alii Antiques and the other “treasure shops” in the same parking area, who have some really interesting things to see and buy.  Finally, The Bike Shop is a great place to get bikes, bike stuff, and bike maintenance.

Bowles Burritos - Best Mexican in Kailua Town

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Lastly, when you’re done shopping and you need to use that motivation you’ve received from people like Suzanne and John and Matt, you can start your New Year’s Resolution early at CrossFit Kailua! Friendly staff and coaches who’ll help you reach your goals without breaking your spirit! 3-2-1 Go!

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Just found a wonderful shoe store called Splash! Hawaii. Helpful staff full of aloha and a great selection!

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