1. Who Are You Listening To?

    As I approach being “retired” for almost a year now I find it interesting that some of the biggest projects I am working on were not even my ideas! The book, podcast, leadership presentations and a game changing collaboration with a couple other law enforcement power players, were not things I w…Read More

  2. Don’t Be Afraid of the End

    Life, like nature has seasons. Just like the beauty of fall turns into the harshness of winter. Deciding to change something in your life creates uncertainty, doubt and discomfort. However, we cannot have the fresh breeze, chirping birds and blossoming trees of spring without going through winter. Y…Read More

  3. What Are We Pursuing?

    As my days bleed into days, weeks to weeks, months to months and my years to years, I find myself wondering, where has my life gone?  How did I forget to pay attention to all the little moments that flew by me while I was busy in pursuit of more things?  Did I really need that shiny new vehicle, d…Read More

  4. The Value of Community

    As human beings, we are social creatures and all of us, to varying degrees, desire to be part of a something bigger than ourselves. We all want to be liked, loved and to feel valued.  Unfortunately, as “connected” as we all are through technology, we are as unattached from other human beings mo…Read More

  5. We Are Not Always GOOD

    This week while talking with people I care about; I could hear pain in their words and see struggle on their faces and in their body language.  Yet when asked if they need anything I was told “I am GOOD”. I started thinking of how many times I had said the same thing over the course of my life …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. 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

  8. 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

  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