1. Live Out Loud

    I love the comments, messages and conversations I have with all of you about sharing wisdom, experiences and perspectives.  I’m honored to know you value the writing, the videos and the conversations, but I must be honest with you all.  I’m not that wise, smart or more knowledgeable than the n…Read More

  2. Don’t Ask Permission to Be GREAT

    I don’t feel embarrassed by the fact I want to be GREAT in life.  I want to be able to spoil my wife, have new experiences with my family and to see the world.  I want to do things that make my mom proud, make a difference to others, impact lives and be remembered when I’m gone.   Guess what…Read More

  3. Appreciate the Journey

    This week there has been a lot of talk about the lottery and how everyone wants to win this huge jackpot.  It seems like a great idea win all this money live your dream life.  Why then do we see reports that 70% of lottery winners end up bankrupt and so many more report general unhappiness? There …Read More

  4. Embrace Your Fear!

    Many of you responded and reacted to our question last week about fear and what it is keeping you from accomplishing in your lives.  I read of the many activities you would try, different careers you would like to have, places of the world you want to see and classes you would take, if only you wer…Read More

  5. What are We Afraid Of?

    We used to be afraid of the dark, now we are afraid of what people will think.  The boogie man used to scare us, now we are scared of what people will say.  We used to avoid talking to strangers because of the dangers, now we avoid telling those closest to us for fear they won’t believe in us. …Read More

  6. Mistakes and Becoming Who You Want to Be!

    It pains me to see people who have allowed their past to define who they are today.  Their self-identity has become stuck on who they were, not who they wanted to become.  We have all made mistakes, done things we are not proud of and regret some of our past choices, but we don’t have to constan…Read More

  7. What are your Dreams?

    When we ask a child what their dreams are, they can usually respond instantaneously with a multitude of things and they are excited to tell you all about them.  Yet if you ask an adult the same question they’ll quickly try to change the subject.  Or they’ll give you a surface level answer like…Read More

  8. I Can’t and I’m Too Busy = I’m Choosing Not Too 

    I hear these two phrases far too often and it absolutely drives me crazy!  What makes the matter worse is that I’m not talking about hearing it from children or teenagers who are aren’t yet in control of their lives.  I’m hearing it from my peers, people my own age and it’s usually accompa…Read More

  9. Tough Conversations

    This week I had to have several difficult conversations with people that I call friends.  I had to remind them they were not doing what they said they were going to do for themselves.  They were not holding themselves accountable to what we agreed upon.  That they were becoming hard to talk with …Read More

  10. Authentically You

    Don’t try to be someone you are not.  Don’t allow others to try and make you into who they want you to be.  Don’t make your life decisions based on what others will think or say.  Don’t spend your life trying to live up to the dreams others had for you that are not in line with who you wa…Read More