1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Perfectly Imperfect

    I’m not a perfect husband, father, son, brother, business partner or friend. In fact, I am far from perfect in almost every area of my life every day. However, what I am good at is seeing my imperfections for what they truly are, an opportunity to improve and get better. I don’t let my imperfect…Read More

  7. Keep Showing Up!

    We are almost through the first quarter of the year and by now many have forgotten their New Year’s goals or resolutions. Many have settled back into the same routines and habits that left them wanting more just a few months ago. Many of us get discouraged when the results don’t immediately make…Read More

  8. Purpose of Pain?

    Pain is our notification that we have lost something important in our lives. It could be a portion of our health or wellness, the loss of someone special, the job we always wanted, a relationship we neglected, a sporting event we had committed everything to, or even a reminder we have lost sight of …Read More

  9. Grinding Without Belief?

    We are constantly hearing the terms “Grinding, The Grind etc..” coming at us from motivational speakers, ads and across social media constantly. Everyone is “grinding” away at their days, working hard, getting up early, staying up late and touting the struggle of the process. We can work our…Read More

  10. 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