Founder & Director, Business of Life LLC
As the founder of Business of Life LLC, Doug has an intense commitment to helping his clients achieve success through finding their personal passion and continual self improvement.
Doug holds a bachelors degree in Finance from Portland State University and an MBA from George Fox University. He has worked for Intel Corp, specializing in strategic projects, data system design, and product pricing. As SGT Utberg, Doug served for 6 years in the Marine Corps Reserve as a combat engineer for the 6th Engineer Support Battalion. He has also served in the capacity of President at his local Toastmasters Club and Church Congregation. Over the years, Doug has been engaged in a continual study of business, finance and economics as a part of his personal and professional development.
In addition to working as an employee, Doug has engaged in a broad variety of business and investing activities, ranging from the purchase and management of single plus multi-family investment real estate to stock market investing to building web-based businesses. His investment and business philosophy are both the same, with each centered around fundamentals and value. Doug’s study has repeatedly found that speculation is not a formula for consistent long-term success. This philosophy is the driving force behind Doug’s writing and is the founding principal for Business of Life LLC.
Doug Utberg is also the editor for the Financial Freedom Report, which is published through Platinum Properties Investor Network. He sees writing as a way to contribute to a marketplace of ideas that encourage people to engage in critical thinking and self-analysis. His philosophy of success is focused on enabling people to make their own decisions and build their own abilities of thought and analysis. By continually learning and seeking out new intellectual discoveries, it challenges each person to continually expand their mind by creating new levels of insight and understanding.
Doug believes in a vision of leadership that is based on the ability to inspire and motivate, instead of titles and authority. A This belief is based on Doug’s experience serving as the president of his toastmasters club and church congregation. One of the most important parts of holistic success is to become a giving person. This is inclusive of both time and money, and is a critical piece of being a whole person. By serving others in a capacity that helps them to do more for themselves, it creates a better community by elevating the people within it.
As a husband and father, Doug seeks to pursue a vision of success that places family first. His business philosophy is based on the notion that achievement without regard to family and loved ones is empty and unfulfilled. A Stories abound about people who achieve tremendous levels of fame and wealth, but never feel truly happy. Doug firmly believes that friends and family are an important part of living a complete life. Success is a holistic notion that encompasses more than just money, possessions, fame, or recognition. All of his writing and teachings are oriented around achievement to provide for the people you care about.