1. 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

  2. Embrace Your Fear!

    Many of you responded and reacted to our question last week about fear and what it is keeping you from accomplishing in your lives.  I read of the many activities you would try, different careers you would like to have, places of the world you want to see and classes you would take, if only you wer…Read More

  3. What are We Afraid Of?

    We used to be afraid of the dark, now we are afraid of what people will think.  The boogie man used to scare us, now we are scared of what people will say.  We used to avoid talking to strangers because of the dangers, now we avoid telling those closest to us for fear they won’t believe in us. …Read More

  4. 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

  5. Being Tired Never Felt So Good

    Being Tired Never Felt So Good This week is one of my favorite weeks of my work year.  It’s the first week I get to train all of our new officers in the critical physical skills and decision making processes that come with their new profession.  It’s the beginning of transforming high quality …Read More

  6. Saying “NO”

    I’ve always been able to say “no” but I did not necessarily do it with the grace or civility of a gentleman.  When I said no it was a final answer, and left no room for debate.   I was blunt, direct and to be honest probably pretty rude.  I had no concept or vision of how I may want to rev…Read More

  7. HOPING AND WISHING

    HOPE:   want something to happen or be the case WISH:   feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable; want something that cannot or probably will not happen These are the definitions for two words that I hear all the time from people usually said in the con…Read More

  8. An Essential Skill for Leadership

    I wanted to share with you a very rare and exotic skill missing in many "leaders" today.  It is a skill that does not take years and years of higher education to acquire, decades of professional experience to discover, or the rarest of physical talents to achieve.   It simply requires a decision t…Read More

  9. Warrior Mindset is for Everyone

    This past week I had the opportunity to be one of the first presenters at a regional fire academy basic recruit class made up of 17 firefighters from three states and six different agencies.     My job was to set the tone for their upcoming academy by speaking to them about developing, refining, a…Read More