1. Purpose vs Motivation

    This week I was asked to deliver a “motivational” talk with someone who was struggling.  It got me thinking that I don’t really like being “motivational”.  I would much rather have a talk in which people reflect and find their true “purpose”. When I think of motivation I think of vid…Read More

  2. We Are What We Think

    I have been spending a lot of my time recently researching and trying new activities that will help me shape my thoughts, focus my energy, and attract what I’m wanting to become. This week a common topic that kept appearing was something known as the “placebo effect”.  For those of you unfami…Read More

  3. Don’t Assume It Is Luck  

    Recently, I was having a conversation with someone who said they wanted to learn more about our blog posts.  I was enjoying the conversation and was extremely humbled to know people were reading it and trying to implement the ideas into their own lives.  We were sharing experiences, what we had le…Read More

  4. Life’s Template and Forgiving  

    At the encouragement of several people that I go to for professional advice and input I’ve started writing a book.  The book is about my personal journey and the story of my life as it stands today.   I don’t think my life is much different than most anyone else’s.  I am just hyper aware t…Read More

  5. Accountability

    Just the mention of this word can trigger many different responses in people.  Nervousness, disappointment, shame, maybe even anger.  The reason is because deep down we know we did not do what we said we were going to do.  We know we talked about our dreams, goals, our ideal life, and all the thi…Read More

  6. Learn Together, Grow Together

    For the past few years our family has been emerged in tremendous growth.  From our kids moving into college and high school, to Andrea and I buying businesses, starting businesses and preparing to be empty nesters. During this process Andrea and I have been extremely mindful to make sure we are gro…Read More

  7. Really Listening

    For a while now I’ve been focused on improving my listening skills.  I have been working hard at speaking last in conversations, meetings, or in social groups.  I am consciously focusing on slowing my mind down so that it is not racing to find the next counter point, bouncing around from topic t…Read More

  8. The Little Voice Within

    Everyone has a little voice they’ll hear inside their own head. I don’t care who you are, how successful you have been, how rich you are, or where you are from, we all have that inside voice.   Does your inside voice give your reassurance, tell you what you can do, and encourage you to push on?…Read More

  9. Realization and Appreciation  

    In the winter of 2014 I wanted to challenge myself and accepted an opportunity to compete in a mixed martial arts fight.  I had never participated in individual sports growing up and was a tad bit older than average to be making my mma debut.  I was not sure if I would be able to handle the nerves…Read More

  10. Dealing with the Leftovers

    In my house it’s always been a rule, dad eats all the leftovers no matter what they are. It does not matter if I like them or not, it’s just part of my job. So for the past 21 years when I go to work I usually have no idea what Andrea has packed for me from our current batch of leftovers. Every …Read More