Well, what are you waiting for?

Pursuit is a Process

  How bad do you want “it?” The “it” as previously discussed is your potential and potential is the gap between where you are now and where you would like to be. At this moment in time you are some version of your best self. You are either living with fulfillment or frustration and it […]

Potential

Do Not Waste Your Talent...

I once heard it said that the two most significant days of a person’s life is the day they were born and the day they discovered why… If you are alive (which is all of us) you have already experienced the first. As human beings we were created on purpose and for a purpose. Now, […]

The Secret to a Smile

Its Not What You Think....

Do you consider yourself a funny person? When you are out with friends, are you the one sharing all the stories? Would it be safe to say that more often than not, you are the center of attention? If so, then why? Yes, why? Have you taken the time to consider why other people find […]

The Payoff of Perspective

Priorities and Passion

What is about perspective that feels restrictive? I don’t know, it just seems that I am most often “reminded” of perspective when I am in full pursuit of my passion. Its almost as if perspective represents the ultimate buzzkill. Can you relate or is it just me? My passion of triathlon has created an extreme […]

The Art of Conversation

It's Not What You Think

Why do we identify the best and most eloquent speakers as being the best conversationalists?  We just assume that the ability to speak translates to a natural ability to carry a conversation. Let’s consider the upcoming 2016 Presidential election with all its many candidates vying for consideration. Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Donald Trump; they all are polished speakers. […]

Opposition

Opportunity or Obstacle?

This morning I recorded a podcast on the topic of opposition. I enjoyed my conversation with cohost Dave so much that I decided to share in the form of a blog post. I hope you enjoy… Opposition is everywhere. Every day we are met with opposition in many forms. Perhaps you were denied an invitation […]

Concern and Control

The Frightening Nature of Fear

In any given day, how much media do you consume? Media comes in all shapes and sizes you know. Whether its Fox News or CNBC, the Wall Street Journal or USA Today, or even NPR or Bloomberg Radio…there is no shortage of information flooding our minds in any given hour. The question remains, to what affect […]

It’s Ok to NOT be Ok

The Value of Vulnerability

Who do you think you are? AND WHO IS THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO IMPRESS? Take it from me my friend, you are not perfect but guess what…NEITHER AM I! Can you open your mind (just for a moment) to the freedom of this simple statement:     “Its ok to not be ok.”   […]

The Punishment of Passion

Knowing Your Limits

Life without passion is not worth living at all..Do you agree? After all, what’s the point of simply going through the motions? We’ve all heard the adage “Do what you love and you’ll love what you do” but is it really that simple? Well, up until recently I believe it to be true. As a […]

Jackpot!

Making a Milestone

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of becoming a published author. I am not exactly sure where this desire originated but it has been alive and well for the last 15 years of my life. You might be asking “if you have wanted to write a book for so long, then […]

Is it Possible?

"Make it Happen Captain!"

Finish this sentence: “The trajectory of my life would be drastically changed if ______________.” First let me qualify this statement. Whatever you write as a result of where your mind goes first, I want you to focus on the effort and not the outcome. The effort has everything to do with YOU, the outcome has […]

Every Experience is an Education

Like it or Not...Life is a Lesson

In case you haven’t figured it out yet…LIFE IS HARD! Don’t you love how your plans don’t always go “according to plan?” Don’t you love the last-minute surprises that seem to wreak havoc on your current matter of focus? It is in moments like these that character is built. It is in moments like these […]

Sincere or Superficial

This last week, I found myself in a conversation with a good friend in Spokane, Washington. Each week he and I record a 20 minute “life lesson.” We began with the first letter of the alphabet and each week have developed themes based on the sequential order of the alphabet. This week our topic was […]

Retire from Retaliation

Just last week I was listening to a recent sermon by Louie Giglio on the Passion City Church podcast. Louie has been in a relationship series over the last several weeks and this particular topic took me by storm. I was so moved that I wanted to share the insight I gained with you today […]

Validation and Value

As human beings, we are social creatures by nature. We have needs that shape our values. We all have a story that is dying to be shared…. At the core of personal value is the need to be understood. In Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs this need comes just behind that of survival. The need to […]