It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable

“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” —Brian Tracy

Did you just turn down an opportunity to try something new? It could’ve been a new career opportunity, the chance to learn something new in your current position, or even the opportunity to try a new hobby.

Why did you turn it down? Was it because you are too busy or just didn’t want to try it? Or was it because it was outside of your comfort zone?

I’ve got news for you, friend. Your comfort zone will never help you get closer to your dreams and goals.

Staying in a place where you are comfortable, doing the same thing you’ve always done, will only bring you what you’ve gotten in the past.

If you are unhappy with that, then it’s time to get uncomfortable!

Here are 4 tips to help you break free from your comfort zone: Continue reading “It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable”

The Driver Has Control – Who’s Driving Your Career?

Have you ever let something someone else said or did bring you down or affect your career and life choices? Maybe they criticized something you did; maybe they laughed at you; maybe they snapped at you. Continue reading “The Driver Has Control – Who’s Driving Your Career?”

Money Makers for the Dream Chasers

“Our only limitations are those we set up in our own minds.” —Napoleon Hill

Are you interested in earning money in a way that allows you to work from where you want to work, doing something that you are interested in?

I’m living and traveling on a sailboat and I get to meet a lot of different people. People who are chasing their dreams or in search of something better in life. Regardless of their reasons for being on a boat, it always intrigues me how they make it work financially.

No matter if you are living on a boat, living a nomadic lifestyle, or simply interested in a way to work remotely, some of these ideas could work for you. Continue reading “Money Makers for the Dream Chasers”

Is Fear Holding You Back?

“If we all feared the same things, and if nobody was willing to take a risk for what they believed in, the world would be a very boring place indeed.”
—Tania Aebi

If anyone knows about conquering fears, it’s Tania Aebi. On May 28, 1985 at the tender age of eighteen, Tania left her home in New York on a little 26 foot Contessa sailboat she named Varuna. Her goal: to circumnavigate the world alone. Continue reading “Is Fear Holding You Back?”

The Day I Almost Quit

Pressing the power button on my MacBook Air multiple times, I found myself faced with nothing but a black screen. I plugged the charger in, closed the laptop and waited a few hours.

Okay, let’s try this again.

I opened the laptop and pressed my index finger firmly on the power button. Nothing. I tried it again… and again… and again.

Same result…

With several projects due, one of which I had not backed up to my separate hard drive in a week, I started to feel a tightness in my chest that I had not felt in years. Looking around at the people in the little Caribbean rum shop where I had gone to get free Wi-Fi, I tried to calm myself down and appear normal. I asked the girl behind the bar if she knew of any Apple stores on the island.

Nimrod’s Rum Shop – believe it or not, the best WiFi in Lower Woburn, Grenada.

No. Of course, this wasn’t going to be so easy here.

She gave me the name of a computer repair guy in town and when I asked her if the guy worked on Apples, she told me that he eats them… Continue reading “The Day I Almost Quit”

The First Step You Should Take Today

What’s holding you back from furthering your career? From making that career change you’ve always dreamt of… starting that business or going out on your own? Why aren’t you asking your boss for that promotion? Continue reading “The First Step You Should Take Today”

Turning A Dream Into Reality

There has been a lengthy silence here at Prepare to Tack. I will not apologize for that silence because, to put it bluntly, I’m not sorry. Not one little bit.

Yes, I offer career coaching services through Prepare to Tack, but that’s not really what this site is all about. Prepare to Tack is all about discovering and pursuing your passion, creating a life that you’ve always dreamed of.

I want to share with you the reason why I have been silent for a while. Continue reading “Turning A Dream Into Reality”

Which Path Will You Take After College Graduation?

Are you a recent college graduate? Congratulations! What a great accomplishment after a lot of hard work over the course of two or four years! You’re probably feeling excited, successful, and … uncertain? Continue reading “Which Path Will You Take After College Graduation?”

Everything Is Better on the Boat


Why is it that a cup of coffee always tastes so much better on the sailboat?

It can be made using the exact same method, same coffee grounds, and even served in the same stainless steel travel mug. But for some reason, on the boat it tastes richer, fuller in flavor, and more satisfying.

For me, I find this is often the case with many things—dinner always seems to turn out better on the boat, popcorn seems like it is extra fluffy with no burnt pieces, and even my writing is better on the boat.

Why is this?

I can’t say that I’m 100% positive, but here is what I think… Continue reading “Everything Is Better on the Boat”

Time for Change . . . The Next Chapter

Are you unhappy with your career? Do you go home each day, feeling drained and like your life has become a broken record? Is something just not clicking with your job or your professional goals?

Maybe it’s time to make a change.

I have made many changes to my personal and professional life over the last several years and I’ve just made another big change. But first, let me give you some background. Continue reading “Time for Change . . . The Next Chapter”