Friday, April 18, 2014

I Work With Talented Friends

I work with very talented individuals and I'm blessed to also call them friends.  I wanted to take a minute and share my good friend Mike's site.  Mike is our in house design and branding genius.  He can take ordinary brands and make them extraordinary.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Corporate Fitness Challenges

I've been doing a lot of reading lately on corporate fitness plans.  Personally I've been really trying to get myself into a consistent workout routine and I think it will be huge for my whole company.  Not only can a fitness plan serve as a moral booster and team builder, but I think it can strengthen leaders and also deepen relationships.  Being vulnerable in a workout group and sharing weaknesses while encouraging each other builds trust and healthy working relationships.  Stay tuned to see what we come up with at Arciplex, but in the meantime here's some programs that I've been considering.

http://www.p4lfitness.com/corporate-fitness-challenge/
http://www.dailyendorphin.com
http://www.sonicboomwellness.com/corporate-wellness-challenges


Sunday, February 9, 2014

The 8 Best Industries for Starting a Business

I love dreaming up new business idea's.  I've definitely got my hands full with the work i'm currently doing, but there is something refreshing about getting out side of the box and letting your mind explore and work through ideas.  This list really got me thinking about some fun ideas.


http://www.inc.com/ss/8-best-industries-starting-business#0

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Customer Development

Reading is one of the most important things that you can do as an entrepreneur.  I try to stay current by not only reading books, but also by keeping up with some of the great minds in the industry.  Two of my favorite thought leaders in the entrepreneurship world are Steve Blank & Jeff Cornwall.
If your looking for some awesome tools to help you on this entrepreneurial journey start by checking this list out.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

Incredible Christmas Lights

Living in a high rise means that i'm not able to go out and string lights across my roof, like I'd like to, but living in a festive city like Nashville means there's plenty of holiday spirit to go around.  One of my top Christmas stops in Nashville is Sunny Side neighborhood.  If you've never been by then it's a holiday tradition that you should start this year.  Check out their Facebook page here.  I love this light display because it's not only an incredible display of lights, but there is an incredible story behind the display.  You'll have to visit yourself to find out what I mean.



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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dealing With A Work Life Balance


Previously, I posted a blog article: What was the most valuable lesson learned while doing business and college? and my response was to find a Work/Life balance. That article got me thinking how do I personally deal with a work life balance now that I am out of school? In such a fast pace, connected world where I am working globally and traveling globally it’s hard sometimes to find that set balance. With so much going on at all times around the globe, I could theoretically work 24/7 with all that’s going on, and to be honest sometimes that’s what happens. Luckily for me I have surrounded myself by people who understand what it means to be an Entrepreneur trying to build something. Richard Branson has said ” If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life.” And also "Time is how you spend your love, if you love what you do, separation of work & play disappears.” I truly connect with that because I absolutely love what I do and the people I do it with. 



Saturday, July 27, 2013

A Little Bit About Me

While many people enjoy the competitive nature of sporting events, Tom Haarlander enjoys the lessons that these games provide for businessmen and women. Throughout his life, Tom has been extremely active and health-focused, taking part in fitness events such as marathons, triathlons, and football. In fact, Tom would even most to Eastern Michigan to pursue an opportunity in competitive hockey.

For Tom, these sports weren’t just a way to stay physically active and healthy, but were also incredible lessons in the realm of entrepreneurship. From persistence to teamwork, Tom harnessed characteristics that would distinguish him as an entrepreneur at an early age. A high threshold for failure and consistent demands for success are what have defined Tom Haarlander’s successful ventures.

As an entrepreneur in the wellness industry, Tom’s background in sports provides legitimacy and understanding as he passionately works to help others achieve their optimal level of fitness and well-being. Tom is a graduate of BelmontUniversity in Nashville, TN, where he has been repeatedly acknowledged and awarded for his business endeavors, which reached revenues of multiple millions during his undergraduate years.


Some buddies and I at a waterfall.   

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