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. Critical Conversations

    Have you ever had that feeling that you need to say something to someone? Maybe the relationship has changed, the energy is off, but something just is not right. You find yourself focusing on all their faults, instead of the things that attracted you to them in the first place. Here are some thought…Read More

  3. Bad Moments or Bad Days

    I want you to think of one of the “worst days” of your life and what happened to cause it? Many times, it is a bad moment and our response to it that allows it to spiral into other bad moments or an entire day. “Bad” things will happen to us daily. The alarm not going off, traffic jams, rude…Read More

  4. Afraid of Being GREAT?

    How many of us know there is a passion inside of us, a hidden talent, just waiting to come out for the world to see? We all have something GREAT to offer the world. A beautiful smile, a kind word, a story, a skill, a unique talent and someone, somewhere, may just be waiting on it. How long are we go…Read More

  5. 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

  6. What is Discipline?

    For many people hearing the word discipline means being in trouble, going to the principal’s office, or a host of other negative connotations. To me, discipline is honoring the commitment and promises you made to yourself! Eating a good diet over fast food creates a healthy happy body capable of f…Read More

  7. Being Seen

    This week I was fortunate enough to attend a keynote speech by Leon Logthetis (The Kindness Diaries) and he talked about our basic human desire to be seen.  To truly be seen by those around us as a whole person, instead of in the roles we play or are assigned in life, father/mother, husband/wife, b…Read More

  8. The Challenge to Find Ourselves

    “The definition of hell is when the person you are meets the person you could have been.” - Unknown I love that quote and have referenced it many times during my recent struggles. When I think about it, I find pride and a weird sort of happiness in my situation.  I know that by going through th…Read More

  9. Resiliency

    Defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness” I think most people know that one person who seems to bounce back from adversity quicker, have better attitude when confronted with the unexpected and who seems happier in life.  So, how do they get there and how does tha…Read More

  10. 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