1. What If?

    No matter how hard we try to be our best, do our best and be perfect, someone, somewhere is not going to agree with what we are doing. They are going to have an opinion on how we could do it better or how they would do it if it was them. They have lots of advice on what you should do next, where you…Read More

  2. Didn’t Feel Like Doing It

    This blog is coming out a little later than normal for some of you depending on where you read it, because honestly, I did not feel like writing it. It was not for a lack of ideas or uncertainty on what to say, I knew exactly what I was going to write about. I found myself making excuses, wasting ti…Read More

  3. Your Opinion is Needed

    I’ve been fascinated by a topic lately and have spent a lot of time thinking about it and talking with others to get their opinions on it. It is not politics, church, sports or any of the myriad of topics almost everyone has some sort of well-defined opinion on. It’s something much more importan…Read More

  4. Wanting More

    Almost everyone we know wants more. More money. More freedom. More time. More meaningful relationships. More, more, more in all aspects of life. Yet shockingly many are unwilling to do MORE. They are unwilling to try something new, to learn a new skill, to join a new group, to take on a new challeng…Read More

  5. Bouncing Back

    Last week Andrea and I were on the road together, teaching our respective classes, the grandparents were watching the kids, the gym was running smoothly, our only concerns were preparing for the next session. This is the kind of life we have been imagining and working towards. Then we return home. …Read More

  6. The Value of Experience

    This week I was able to return to the Montana Law Enforcement Academy and the place where my career started. I was honored to be able to share my passion, my experiences and the lessons I learned in my career with the next generation of law enforcement professionals. It got me thinking about the val…Read More

  7. Which Voice?

    When things get hard, when life becomes difficult, when our will is being challenged, what do we tell ourselves? Is our inner voice feeding doubt, insecurity, telling us why we cannot do it? Does our mind pull up images of our past failures, our past mistakes, our past shortcomings? Or do we remembe…Read More

  8. Fight Through the Fear

    When we start on a new journey in our lives, whether it is a career change like I am going through, ending an unhealthy relationship, starting a business or maybe even something like moving out of your parents’ home. One of the first things you will need to face is your fear. Some days the fear of…Read More

  9. What You Once Wished For

    Too much responsibility, not enough responsibility. Too much freedom, not enough freedom. Too much structure, not enough structure. This week I found that many of the things causing me stress or anxiousness, were the very things I wished for and dreamed of a year ago. They were the very things I des…Read More

  10. Permission to Live

    This past week I got to spend time with my Grandfather as he nears his 93rd birthday and the end of his time here. I appreciated the short conversations we had over the week and wanted him to know the family was in good hands. We can look after one another and that it was ok if he wanted to go to th…Read More