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Hi. My name is Tyler,
and I have a story.

I’m hell bent on building a great company by igniting spirit @ work… :

When I was a kid I stayed on this farm for a summer.  The woman watching me put me on this giant horse that took off running the moment I got on, my first time ever.

That damn horse ran for miles.

Eventually I got thrown off and I was bruised, bloody and shaking scared.   Moments after I could breath again, she forced me ( literally ) to get back on that horse and ride again. Dripping with blood and shaking so bad I could hardly hold on, I learned how to keep going.

I’ve kept going a while now…  building things, first building and rebuilding myself and my own thinking, then building teams and now companies.  I’ve blown it BAD.  And, I’ve nailed it a few times too.   It’s amazing, like a puzzle, figuring out what works and what doesn’t.   That horse ride prepared me well– I’ve kept going long after many others jumped off.

Thru it all, I remain completely devoted to a core belief that happy, radiantly joyful and kind people will always win.


It’s at the basis of what we do everyday, it’s my intention with every interaction, every decision.

As I keep going, I’ve been gathering some of the things that really work for me, the things that I’ve found matter more than anything else:

  • Be good team mates
  • Be good Friends.
  • Be good neighbors.
  • Say how we feel, in front of each other.
  • Laugh and smile with kindness.
  • Acknowledge accomplishments, authentically.
  • Don’t worry about what other people think of you.
  • Whisper wisely, and understand its impact.
  • Assume goodness as baseline.
  • Be authentic in our delivery of information and be mindful of spin.
  • Have pride in who we are.
  • Represent the passion for this business rigorously.
  • Honor that this is what I love.
  • Invest in, instead of giving up your energy
  • Pursue personal, business and worldly growth at all costs, with everything you’ve got.
  • Always, always sweep your side of the street.
  • Travel to every corner of the world to improve who you are.
  • Rest when you’re tired, then get back up and keep moving.
  • Be in the best of health.
  • Do whatever it takes to ignite continued passion.
  • Continue to perfect systems.
  • Be rigorously honest.
  • Be direct.
  • Secure your position in this industry.
  • Don’t ever give up.
  • Surround yourself with vibrant, alive, fun, successful people.
  • Show everyone how to be millionaires.
  • Find ways to honor and multiply everyone’s strengths and dreams
  • Don’t stay stuck.
  • Get over the past.
  • Deeply listen everyday.
  • Breathe deeply
  • Change your mind, be proud of it.
  • Honor your mood, good and bad
  • Allow words to express your emotions
  • Honor privacy
  • Make money and be proud of it.
  • Take time off.
  • Don’t justify your position all the time.
  • Love what you do.
  • Honor that you already are kind and sincere
  • Honor that you’re excellent at what you do
  • Honor that you love to give
  • Honor that you’re passionate
  • Honor that you love growth
  • Honor the mistakes, and look forward to future ones.
  • Some things are just life
  • Things will be better
  • Things will be worse

Tyler’s Related thoughts on spirit at work:

Right Livelihood: why money  and big business are essential to a spiritual practice

The benefits of transparency 

Other thoughts from around the world:

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and check out  the bible of books on building something amazing:

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  • Tyler Lewke

    bla bla bla how does this work? haha

  • Tyler Lewke

    oh, I see it now on the bottom, cool