Tag Archives: optimism

Taking great ideas to scale to do great things – with tenacious optimism!

Andy Kessler wrote for the Wall Street Journal the following about using scale to solve problems:” It’s time to stop doing the one-off two step and time to scale up.”  So what is scale? Mr. Kessler says, “It’s the concept of taking a small idea and finding ways to implement it for thousands, or millions, or even billions. Without scale, ideas are no more than hot air. Stop doing the one-off two-step. It’s time to scale up.” Camp BizSmart students are inspired by great companies who are scaling big ideas to make big impacts. They are changing how we address big issues going forward.  Now, that’s a really big deal. […]

Never Underestimate the Heart of a Champion and what does ZOG have to do with it?


I was watching the Warriors the other night, it was the end of the game, the clock rapidly counting down, the score tied and everyone on the edge of their seat,  when one of the commentators said, “never underestimate the heart of a champion.”   You heard it too?  The next moments proved him right, once again, one of the Warriors stepped up and dug deep and made the play that made the difference taking them to another win. How is this possible? What sets a champion apart from the competition? At Camp BizSmart we call this ZOG, which stands for Zest, Optimism and Grit.  When you have ZOG you have a zest for all […]

Key Skills For Youth To Succeed and Thrive!

As founders of teen entrepreneurship academy, Camp BizSmart, the question asked most by parents is “how can my son or daughter prepare to compete, thrive and succeed in this wildly unpredictable global economy?” We say the challenge is like training for the Olympics and not knowing what your event you are entered in or the position on the team until the day of the competition! Here are our thoughts on how to help your sons and daughters be prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Ready your students for a fast change world! Give them the skills to embrace it and be energized by it! Make change a […]

Honoring Mompreneurs on Mother’s Day

Dr. Amy Baxter wanted to eliminate the pain that her son experienced when he needed to have immunizations.  All mom’s want to reduce the pain their child has when getting necessary immunizations, but  Dr. Baxter was a pediatric emergency physician and pain specialist and invented Buzzy (buzzy4shots.com) to help kids bear their immunizations.  In true entrepreneurial spirit Dr. Baxter transformed into a businesswoman and on sabbatical from her medical practice is working full time on Buzzy. She doesn’t dwell on the many setbacks that have occurred along the way, instead she chooses to focus on the many individuals whose lives she has changed for the better because of Buzzy. Buzzy […]

Get Your ZOG On!

Psychologists Dr. Martin Seligman and Angela Duckworth say personal & attitudinal intangibles differentiate the winners and losers. At Camp BizSmart we call it the “ZOG Factor”: Zest, Optimism and Grit. Zest is defined as living life with a sense of excitement, anticipation, and energy. Zest is approaching life as an adventure, being awed by the everyday possibility of something new and different. Zest is essentially the courage, and self motivation to complete challenging situations and tasks. Those who have zest exude excitement and energy in school, at home and at work. When they get a flat tire, they don’t hang their heads in defeat, but think—“how fast can I get […]