1. Quitting Is an Option

    We usually hear this quote in the reverse, where people tell you quitting is not an option. This is  done to keep you motivated, inspired and to get you to do more. Unfortunately, it is not true. We can always quit, and it is most definitely an option. To be honest, during this transition period in…Read More

  2. Your Story is?

    We all have a story.  Where we are from, how we were raised, things we are good at, stuff we wished we would have done more of and things we regretted doing at all.  We all have scars on our bodies, in our minds and our spirits from the journey.  How we use them is our choice. They can become the…Read More

  3. Intentional

    The definition of intentional is to be done on purpose; deliberate. How many of us go through each day without having any intentions about our happiness, fitness, relationships, finances and our lives? We wake up placing all our hope in external sources that they will come through and provide these …Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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