There are lots of things that make Orange County, California stand out from just about every other place in the country. For one thing, our outstanding beaches and surfing conditions make this a world-class destination for people who really want to have a great time on the water. In addition to finding lots to do in and around the ocean communities like Irvine and Laguna Beach offer loads of opportunity for dining, shopping, and entertainment. Of course, to many people places like Irvine are about much more than surfing or great California cuisine; these are technology hotspots home to some…


Start-up ventures and surfing have a lot in common. Surfing, whether it’s in Orange County, California, or elsewhere, is about catching waves and riding them, and relying on timing, expertise, intuition and quick instincts. Entrepreneurialism is about spotting opportunities and exploiting them. It’s about riding trends, developing skills, employing intuition and adapting rapidly to a changing environment.

Traveling Fast and Light

The theory is simple. To catch a wave, you have to travel fast and light. Of course, some degree of physics is involved, but mostly you need to be in shape, passionate, and have impeccable timing. When you stand…


4 Apps To Improve Your Personal Finances

Mint — Iphone, Web, Android, Windows 8

Available on a variety of platforms, Mint has received a considerable amount of press over the past several years. Mint’s technology is fantastic for viewing the big picture of where your money is being spent or saved. It tracks your bank accounts, investments and credit cards so a clear picture is defined of how you should be dividing everything up. The program allows you to create different budgets and project for future expenses. …


3 Tips for Small Business Entrepreneurs

One of the utmost intimidating things someone can do in life is start their own business. Entrepreneurship is a high risk game that doesn’t pay off for everyone. With so much invested — time, money, and family sacrifice — it takes a lot of drive and passion to pursue dreams of entrepreneurship. However, high risk can result with high reward. Many small business entrepreneurs will tell you that the business model of a bigger competitor don’t always work in their own business model.

Here are three tips for small business entrepreneurs to help with…


Russell Wallace is a successful businessman and California native. Growing up in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, his interest in bodyboarding and surfing developed at a young age. By the age of 5, he was in the ocean with the rest of his family practicing the sports that would become life long hobbies.

They weren’t the only sports that caught his interest though. Russell was a stand out high school football player as well. It was during his years playing football that the first major obstacle in his life emerged. When he was 15 years old, his coach noticed how…


It is never too late to starting building healthy habits. However, change doesn’t happen overnight as it takes a lot of dedication and hard work to get to where you want to be physically. Instead of having the mindset, “I will start tomorrow”, let’s get after it right now. It only takes 21 days for an action to become a habit, so below you will find a few ways to get started on that healthy lifestyle you always wanted.

Create Daily Habits

One of the first things you should do is find easy habits that you can incorporate into your…


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because you can start the day with a healthy energizing meal that will start cleaning your body from fats. A clean eating meal consists of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains and lean proteins. It will also keep you active and fresh all day long. You should still have in mind what the meals will consist of for the rest of your meals, but I recommend never to skip breakfast. Now, for those who for looking for healthy clean eating breakfast options to choose from, don’t worry I have got you covered…


One of the utmost intimidating things someone can do in life is start their own business. Entrepreneurship is a high risk game that doesn’t pay off for everyone. With so much invested — time, money, and family sacrifice — it takes a lot of drive and passion to pursue dreams of entrepreneurship. However, high risk can result with high reward. Many small business entrepreneurs will tell you that the business model of a bigger competitor don’t always work in their own business model.

Here are three tips for small business entrepreneurs to help with the success of their…


There are many different types of surfers and locations where to surf, but all of them have one thing in common — the surfboard! The surfboard has changed and developed over the past thousand years. Historians have been able to trace the roots of surfing back to 2000 BC where many of the boards were crudely constructed. I created a presentation to showcase the development of the surfboard. Please feel free to comment or share with anyone who might find this interesting!


Money is one of the major concerns people have in life. Concerns range from not making enough to spending too much for having too much debt, but the bottom line is people have some kind of financial worry. Creating and developing a budget is essential to ensure your way to financial security. With the national student loan debt being over 1 trillion dollars and a multitude of adults neglecting their saving for retirement, it’s important to take control over your financial situation.

If you don’t know where to begin, it can be alarming for those dipping their toes into the…

Russell Wallace

Residing in Orange County, California, Russell is a cancer survivor and surfer. http://russellwallace.com/

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