He started his first business before the age of ten and when he turned seventeen, he moved into an apartment. Within one year, he was able to secure a loan to purchase the entire apartment complex. Within two years, he took the profits from this venture and purchased a gas station that he branded “Schifty’s.” He was able to grow this from just over $300,000 in annual revenues to in excess of $1.8 million when he sold it. He has prospered via commercial and residential real estate for over twenty five years.
With keen interest in participating in others’ success, he invests financial and intellectual capital in ventures that simply interest him and which have forward thinking and resilient leadership. He has invested in numerous ventures over the years, but one of his most highly recognizable is Health and Wellness industry. He was one of the original funders in this now $3 billion company which now serves 42 countries with a global network of over 2 million customers.
It may seem that everything he touches turns to success. However, Lance has a different view. He knows that activating a person’s internal grid allows one to accelerate and achieve what was viewed as impossible. Through his adventures, he personally challenges himself and those around him to achieve the ultimate and reach beyond the perceived impossible. Living this philosophy has lead Lance to his latest venture www.Genshai.com, a visionary online community to create efficiencies for non-profits globally. Look at the meaning of Genshai and you will understand Lance and the mission of this organization. (Genshai – never treat anyone in a manner which makes them feel small, including yourself.) , and newest books, “The Sense in Wonder,” and “Genshai Effect” which will be released 2018.Lance utilized his varied business and life experiences and identified the elements of wonder, activation points on your personal grid and uses this as a platform to educate others on how to play full out and create a more engaged world. The sense in wonder is that it creates the awareness for each of us to sift through to what is real, and see, then know, what we can do or be for ourselves, our families and communities. We shift. We activate the grid within to instigate happiness, positive change, connection and innovation. What we cultivate has a ripple effect to economies, relationships, innovation, productivity, contribution, personal significance, and frankly, the intelligence of peace and a new horizon for how we live together in the world.
He has also been engaged in The Utah Center for Crime Prevention and Go Mentor, a program for aged-out foster care youth. He has also chaired McGruff International in efforts toward the wellness and safety of children. in support of the love his three daughters have for dance, he helped build an award winning performing arts studio and serves as the chair of a major professional dance company.
Having passion for living on the edge, Lance climbed Mount Kilimanjaro / Mount Elbrus , Loves endurance sports such as Triathlons (Ironman), DOXA and Cycling. On his bucket list is a trip to outer space. On the flip side, you will find him meditating on a mountainside or giving thanks for all that life is and will be. Lance resides in Utah where you will find him hanging out with his girls, journaling, reading a great book or rocking out to one of his favorite bands. If out and about, he’s climbing the 7 Peaks, cycling across the U.S. or driving a golf ball.