Optimism is underrated, underappreciated, and utterly essential to success.Read More
All that to say we need others, we need people around us to prop us up in our weak areas, to look us in the eye and tell us we're wrong when we're wrong. We need other humans to share the success and the failures with.Read More
Would that be so bad? Would it be that terrible to slow down a bit, and just enjoy the people you love and that love you? Would it kill you to invest a tad more time just talking with them, learning about them, and discovering life together?Read More
By not even trying you are guaranteeing your failure.
That failure is hidden, never seen, which is why it's just an attractive option. Even though it's not seen, it's failure just the same.Read More
Never committing, whining about your circumstance, jumping from one job to another anytime it "get's hard," is not about work life balance, it's about laziness. Period.Read More
When was the last time you saw someone fight the good fight just because it was the right thing to do? When was the last time YOU fought the good fight just because it was the right thing to do?Read More
They'll tell you "it's cause they want what's best." They'll explain "they have seen others try and it didn't work for them, and they don't want to see you get hurt."Read More
The unbridled optimism becomes something entirely different, "I think you need to be more realistic, maybe shoot for something a little more practical."
Why? Why should we run for our dreams when are 7, but just be practical when we are 37. Are our dreams no longer important, or were we just lied to when we were kids?Read More
Nowadays I work from home most of the time. As an entrepreneur and author, I've always got several things going on. I like it that way, keeps my mind sharp and my ego in check.Read More
Once manipulation begins to creep in, regardless of intention or purpose, cracks will form in the foundation of trust. Cracks that become real problems, cracks that will eventually erode the foundation entirely.Read More
It's ironic for sure, in our grand efforts to invent things to help us save time, we have created so many little things that "TAKE" our time. Stealing that time for really important stuff as Facebook feeds, reality TV shows, and Pokemon Go.Read More
It's much easier to stay safe and sound in our little comfort zones.
You'll always feel safe; you'll always feel you're in control, but you'll always wonder what's out there. You'll never discover all that God has for you, all that's possible, all that's out there just around that next corner.Read More
Make sure that when you "make it count" you really are making it count.
What about relationships. What about kids, your spouse. So often I hear people justifying their sacrifice of time and relationships so they can "provide a good life." for their loved ones.Read More
Most people stay up late watching TV. In fact, the average American watches just over 5 hours of television PER DAY.
Yea, you read that right. 5 hours.
That's about 76 DAYS of television per YEAR. Yea, serious, check the math.Read More
Ah yes, social media, it's great, isn't it? A perpetual event of mask wearing and story spinning designed to create envy, jealousy, doubt, fear, and discouragement.Read More
Don't let the memories go to waste. Don't stuff the past in an effort to forget. There are few things more powerful than a deep understanding of where one has been, what they have learned, how they have lived, the mistakes and victories.Read More
Each and every one could be a great encouragement, support, or bring wisdom OR they could be a great distraction.Read More
You know what? Despite all the I wouldn't change a thing. I mean don't get me wrong there are many things I wish I hadn't done or hadn't said, but all in all the good, the bad, the thick and thin are blended together to make me who I am. It's a beautiful mess that makes me the person that I am today; uniquely and purposefully designed to do just what God needs me to do.Read More
Some days are so dark it doesn't seem possible to find our way out of them.
It's as if our entire life will be enveloped by the darkness like a cloud of fog surrounding every crack and space of our lives.Read More
That fear is enough to prevent so many from even trying. To hold so many back from doing the very things they most need to do.
What we all forget from time to time is that tomorrow is a new day.Read More