How Good is Your “Guarantee?”

This statement sent me on an imaginary journey. Service and Starbucks have become synonymous. You can travel anywhere in the United States and most countries around the world and for the most part, your experience will be consistent. Starbucks is not cheap by any means, but can you really put a price on service?? In […]

Quit or Commit?

The world is full of quitters. Either consciously or subconsciously I’ll bet you noticed this detestable word many times in the last week. Why do people quit? Why do people ask “why” rather than “why not?” Why is does quitting feel so easy? At this point in your journey, you have wanted to quit. Resist […]

Energy vs. Time (part II)

A “great divide” in our lives often occurs after high school graduation. The hope of a college degree is kept alive with a high school diploma. Only the exceptionally gifted are promised an opportunity to continue their physical training at the next level. At the age of 18 give or take a year, most Americans […]

Energy vs. Time (part I)

Stress is related to uncertainty and fear of the unknown. A lack of purpose and vision tends to pave the way to anxiety and lack of control. A consistent steady stream of energy leads to increased functionality in the same way recurring revenue leads to a peaceful mindset. “Success fuels success.” On the same note, a well […]


I am convinced that kids have much to teach us! For the last 2 years my wife and I have been teaching Sunday School. We started with the K class and have advanced with the same group of kids as they move up each year. It is safe to say that we now have great […]

What Gives?

Have you noticed the buzz that has been stirring these last several weeks concerning interest rates? Each Tuesday the Federal Reserve meets to contemplate strategy. Interest rates have been at all time historic lows now almost 5 years. This has proven to be incredibly effective in jumpstarting our economy after the sub-prime meltdown and market […]

Progress is a Test

I thought I would take this post and talk application. Over the last several weeks we have been discussing the theory of pursuing your purpose. Personally, I’m not a fan of theory because theory only exists on paper. The best plans in the world are useless if they are never executed, you know! One of […]

The Engine of “Encouragement”

By now, you have probably picked up on the fact that my platform is all about PURPOSE! Over the last several months I have written on this very topic. Your purpose will never be perfect, and that is “perfectly all right!” While it will never be perfect, that does not mean that it cannot be. […]

Give ’em somethin’ to talk about!

In a world that is painfully predictable, I challenge you to engage “in the unexpected” at some point today. Do you remember back to the Super Bowl, the hustle and bustle of all those new commercial. By in large, I felt this year’s commercials were a bit underwhelming with one MAJOR exception… Do you remember […]

The Duplicity of Disappointment

  Can you recall your last disappointment? Surely you won’t have to think too long? As a matter of fact, by the time you are reading this post, I am willing to bet that you have already experienced some level of disappointment on this very day! The thing is, it doesn’t necessarily have to be […]

The Impact of Integrity

In my heart of hearts, I sincerely believe that integrity is the most desirable character trait in all the world. Integrity is not a word that is used often or in the general trajectory of daily conversation. It is much easier to speak about than it is to practice so I wanted to share a […]

The Paradigm of Pride

We live in a world that promotes progress. We celebrate those who accomplish much and make heroes of long-shots that defy seemingly impossible odds. At the root of this paradigm lies pride. Hard work, sacrifice and dedication all play a role in the creation of success but unfortunately (for most) at some point, the paradigm […]

Progress is Far From Perfect

I guess it’s safe to say that 2015 is here to stay. Oh yeah, welcome to month #3! 2015 has the potential to be the best year of your life. Will you give it the potential to be so? It really is that simple? Your approach has everything to do with the outcome. Shift your […]