Lynn Drake


      Jack and his partner are incredibly successful and motivational publishers. I’ve read many of their books and purchased several of their online classes.    One day, while surfing the web, I came across a very powerful video in which Jack was talking to a group of people who’d all had something go wrong in their lives. Each person blamed something other than themselves. He faced them, eyeball ... Read More
August 13, 2020Lynn Drake


I recently interviewed Dan Cassidy, vice president at SME USA, for my new podcast "Exploring Business and Life". Dan is a principal of SME, his responsibilities include setting and implementing the Environmental Group’s business strategy, setting and executing the Group’s operational plan, providing senior technical leadership, and managing liability issues. He also ... Read More
August 11, 2020Lynn Drake


  Some of the brick work in England is really interesting. This one, in particular, caught my eye.    
August 5, 2020Lynn Drake


Pioneer Plastics is an injection molding company located in Madison Heights, MI.   I met Vinita and her husband, Rajeev, at the holiday party over 10 years ago. When we met, it was as if we had been friends for many years. Vinita’s company was in a very small building in Bloomfield ... Read More
July 30, 2020Lynn Drake


Denver Botanic Gardens, glass sculpture. Interesting placement of the contemporary sculpture in front of a historic building.    
July 28, 2020Lynn Drake


  THE CHALLENGE The Betty Brigade had experienced a growth spurt and needed space that would allow them to handle the current staff while growing about 50% in the next few years.   Compass Commercial worked with The Betty Brigade and found a great location for the company. However, it ended up that the space was ... Read More
July 23, 2020Lynn Drake


Setting Up Email  Personally, I won’t hire someone who uses a personal email account to manage their business email. To me, that says that they aren’t really serious about their business. What happens when the business grows to 10 people? Will all team members have their own email? If someone leaves the business, what happens to their email account? You don’t ever want to change your email ... Read More
July 21, 2020Lynn Drake


                                  This is a conference room at the Detroit Google offices.    
July 14, 2020Lynn Drake


Rich Fettke Mentors can come in all forms. There are a few who I didn’t know personally, but I followed their advice.  One in particular was Richard Fettkte. I’m not sure where or how I learned about him, but once I found him, my future changed for the better. He published Momentum and Extreme Success, and I used the principles he drew from extreme sports to overcome my fear in the commercial real estate ... Read More
July 9, 2020Lynn Drake


A Vistage Advisor introduced Misty to me back in 2016. Her business assists with elder care needs. Her firm needed to double their space, and she gave me a 5-mile radius within which to locate a new building. She told me she would be happiest if I could find her a space ... Read More
June 30, 2020Lynn Drake