1. If You Want More Give More

    This week I was fortunate to spend 45 minutes with a young man working on his mma skills and discussing life in between our drills. He spoke honestly about his life and his struggles and allowed me to share with him some of my experiences and perspective. He’s a young man that sadly feels many hav…Read More

  2. Just Decide

    I was asked this week about what kind of courses I had taken to learn about leadership and coaching. While I do love learning, reading and following great people. There was no specific class I took that made me want to help others. There was no class that taught me what to say to make others believe…Read More

  3. When Good People Go Silent

    I had an interesting conversation with some friends the other day and one of the topics that got me thinking was about the negativity in our world, our media and even in our social media. Several people including, I, proudly proclaimed that we did not watch the news or follow much media coverage as …Read More

  4. Passion vs Calling

    This week I was blessed to have been posed with this question from a longtime friend:  Am I pursuing my passions or is this a calling?  I was caught off guard by the question and had to take a moment to come up with my response. Passions are emotions which can come and go. They can burn intense fo…Read More

  5. Accountability and Forgiveness

    There are all sorts of buzzwords going around as people look to recreate themselves for the new year. To me these two words are extremely important and while they seem to be opposite forces, I believe whole heartedly that for either to be truly effective they need one another. We need to be accounta…Read More

  6. Happiness

    It is one of the most misunderstood and elusive words in our language. It is unique to each of us and can be different from moment to moment.  Many of us look at happiness as a random act that just happens sometimes and does not at others.  I believe happiness is a choice, an intentional frame of …Read More

  7. Watch What I Do Not What I Say

    As we started this blog and vlog series to document our changes and to share our story, I was honored by the following it created. I have always had a strong aversion to those who give advice, tell people what they should be doing, but either don’t follow it themselves or have never done what they…Read More

  8. Going Through the Motions

    Look at the people in your lives that you spend the most time with.   Are they getting the best you have to offer?  Are you helping them become better?  Are you honest with them? I’m shocked at times with how dishonest we have become in many of our closest relationships. We start going through …Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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