Choose Your Friends Wisely

Leadership expert Jim Rohn once said, “You’re the average of the five people you spend most of your time with”. In a recent conversation with Jack Kautz of Lodi, California he reflected on this topic and gave his perspective. Jack said that throughout the different areas of life, from family to career and from fitness&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Jack Kautz of Lodi California - 5 Reasons Your Life Needs Adventure

5 Reasons Your Life Needs Adventure

When Jack Kautz isn’t helping with the operations at Ironstone Vineyards or part of a real estate deal around Lodi, California he’s probably on his next adventure. And Jack is no stranger to adventures of all types. From running with bulls in Pamplona to summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro or competing in a triathlon to hunting around&ellipsis;Read the full post »

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Lessons From The English Channel

Taking on challenges is built into the DNA of Jack Kautz and 13 years ago he took on one of his greatest physical challenges: swimming the English Channel. As Jack relayed the story of completing this incredible feat we walked away with some great lessons. Each of these can be applied to any area of&ellipsis;Read the full post »

“Weaknesses” Can Be Your Greatest Strengths

As we talked with Jack Kautz from his Lodi, California office a few weeks ago we dove into the topic of strengths and “weaknesses.” Jack shared the following. We live in a world where everything is labeled. In some cases, that’s helpful and really important. For example, food labels are pretty valuable, you want to&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Success: Embrace The Challenge

If you have the chance to talk with Jack Kautz of Lodi, California there’s one thing you’ll quickly come to understand – Jack LOVES a challenge. Some people are just wired to take on challenges, solve problems, and help make the world a better place and he’s one of those people. For Jack Kautz, the&ellipsis;Read the full post »

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Success: Go Get It!

As with many entrepreneurs, the love of the process and building something is just as satisfying as the wins and successes they experience. For Jack Kautz, it has been no different. He describes himself as someone who is driven, has a touch of ADHD, and goes all-in on anything he’s involved with. And while that&ellipsis;Read the full post »

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Understanding Hard Work

Jack Kautz grew up the son of a true entrepreneur. At a very young age, Jack’s father inherited 13 acres of land in Lodi, California. After years of growing crops like beans, peppers, tomatoes, and corn the market shifted drastically. This forced Jack’s father to shift the focus of their farm. His father began buying&ellipsis;Read the full post »

A Christmas Miracle

We want to thank everyone for the awesome support of my tenants in need. On December 10th my apartments caught fire and this family lost everything!We were able to raise over $5000 and also bought many gifts, gift cards, etc. Huge thanks to Jeff Brown and Sara Doughman for their generosity and support. My daughter&ellipsis;Read the full post »


If you feel like you’re living life on a hamster wheel but you’re ready to get off and start really living, you’ve landed in the right place. is where you’ll find motivation, a few laughs, and some insight into enjoying your life, not just surviving it. Now, let me be clear I’m no guru.&ellipsis;Read the full post »

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