Finding Inspiration and Knowledge in Newsletters

If there is such a thing, I read too much. I’m the annoying guy at dinner parties who “just recently read an article about [insert any topic]…” I blame it all on my Learner trait. And, my parents…when in doubt, blame it on Mom and Dad. Damn genetics. But, my brother had it right when gave […]

ThinkingThursday: My Favorite Word

Thinking Thursday Most people don’t have a favorite word. Then again, most people aren’t nerdy like me. Do you have a favorite word? Mine is perspective. It has been for nearly thirty years. My 6’6″ 7th grade teacher inspired my interest when he instructed all all of his students to stand on their desk and […]

ThinkingThursday: Success Doesn’t Happen by Accident

Thinking Thursday: We tap into a minuscule fraction of our potential. Therefore, don’t let your attitude get in the way of your talent. Be deliberate, positive and optimistic in your daily practice to cultivate the life you want. Success doesn’t happen by accident. #thinkingthursday #dothework #success

ThinkingThursday: Get Comfortable with the Uncomfortable

Thinking Thursday: Two weeks ago, I ran the Donna half marathon. As I walked to the start line, I was inspired to see the challenge athletes lined up and ready to roll. They are proof positive that you may not be able to choose your circumstances, but you can always choose your attitude, approach and […]

ThinkingThursday: Stay Youthful in Your Approach

Thinking Thursday: Today is Brooklyn’s 5th birthday. Over the last five years, she has opened my eyes to a new world of possibilities, questioned my perspective and deepened my capacity and want to love others. I cherish and celebrate (and admire) her youthful enthusiasm to explore, experiment – and fail forward. She reminds me daily […]

ThinkingThursday: Be the Change

Thinking Thursday: Gandhi encouraged us, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I am so proud of my wife for following her caring heart and passion to help children in need. Today, she leaves to visit HaitiChildren, an orphanage in Haiti we support. Her model of compassionate love moves mountains and inspires. […]

ThinkingThursday: Life’s Golden Ticket

Thinking Thursday: Life’s Golden Ticket Today, right now, in this exact minute you hold in your hand Life’s Golden Ticket. So, what will you do with your gift? Will you punch the Ticket and go for all life has to offer – chasing your dreams, living your values, loving your people, willing to occasionally get […]

ThinkingThursday: What Big Things Will You Do?

Favorite quote from last night at the Country Music Awards: “Last year, I was across the street in a bar watching this show.” Maren Morris, Winner, New Artist of the Year What big things will you be doing a year from now? #thinkingthursday

I Quit My Job a Year Ago. Here’s 47 Things I Believe about Life…

It’s been a year since I quit my job. A whole *&%*%*& year! This is actually the third time in my career I’ve walked away from work for a while. This hiatus has been my longest, most productive and best – because it has been my most intentional. The joy of this time hasn’t been […]

How a Simple Birthday Conversation Led to Burning 100,000 Calories

Earlier this week, while you were probably still sleeping, I crossed a milestone during my 6:15am workout at OrangeTheory Fitness. For the calendar year, I’ve now burned over 100,000 calories during 124 workouts.  It was epic calorie #225 that eclipsed the 100,000 mark. Ever the accountability through numbers guy, I watched the screen tick by […]