Competition: Crave or Cringe?

Do you consider yourself to be a competitive person? How do you view controversy? How do you handle differences of opinion? Are you a stuffer or a spewer? Ok, Ok…enough questions! BUT, can you guess where I’m going with this message?     Have you ever heard of the Porter 5 Forces, named by its […]

The Value of Vulnerability

  How many friends would you say that you have at this point in your life? I don’t mean co-workers, I don’t mean your workout partners and I certainly do not mean your Facebook friends…. I recently read a study that stated the average number of friends that any one person possess has dropped from […]

The Courage to Quit

  You either have it or you don’t… Do you have the strength to surrender? Do you possess the ability to recognize the reality of your life as it currently stands? If so, what does that picture look like for you? If what you see is anything less than desirable then something has to change. […]

Your Purpose is NOT Your Own…

It took me the better part of 25 years to discover my purpose and even if you are 25 years beyond what you thought was attainable in the first 25 years of your life – it’s not too late you aren’t perfect, I’m not perfect…nobody that has ever walked the face of this earth has […]

Passion is the Picture of Purpose

Pain is part of life, if you can learn to anticipate to plan to persevere, I’m confident you will find your passion, whether underwater basket weaving, triathlon racing – as in my particular case – or whether it is helping others who are in significant need, your passion is personalized and you and only you […]

Perseverance Pays

So with pain comes the need to persevere, which naturally is the fourth step on the purpose process. Perseverance is the successful overcoming of whatever it is that you consider pain to see through it to the other side. Now we talked about anticipation, if you can actually anticipate that pain ahead of time you […]

Pain is Progress

So moving right along to the third step in this journey is simply pain. Think about the many sources of pain in your life, I know there are many of my own which we won’t get into the details, but if you can considered all that might be involved from a negative standpoint considering this […]

Pursue with Fierce Abandon

Potential is meaningless unless you move into the 2nd step on this journey. Which is simply pursuing your potential. So, officially step 2 is Pursuit. What is one thing you can do today that can close that gap between where you are and where you want to be, notice how I said 1 thing – […]

First Stop: Potential

I feel here are 6 primary steps along the journey to your purpose. It starts with your potential. If you think about the basic concept of the word potential, we were all created with capabilities. Some of us like fruit, some of us like to play soccer, some of us prefer individual sports. The difference […]

The Process of Purpose

The goal of life is NOT perfection. I chased it to the point of death (literally) but lived to share my experience. My book “The Problem with Perfect” will be released on August 13th and I could not be more excited. In the meantime, I wanted to take the next several weeks to give you […]

Your Purpose is NOT 4 U…

Perfection is impossible, but purpose is imperative…(and involves 2 key steps:) 1. Find it (your purpose, that is) 2. Give it away I’m not a huge fan of “self-help” resources. As a matter of fact, I think the concept is completely out of line. Constantly seeking to become better versions of ourselves is the epitome […]

The Payoff…

Another month has come and gone and we are now well on our way to longer days and warmer weather. If you think about the turning of the spring season, the picture portrays perseverance quite perfectly! Last month I wrote to you on April Fool’s Day with a challenge. In anticipation of the adversity that […]

No Regrets

When its all said and done, what will your life reveal about your intentions? Will you have lived them out with fierce abandon or will you have built a track record for consistently falling short? Your life will be rewarding or regretful, and its up to you to decide. The sooner you find your purpose, […]

Curiosity is Crucial…

THIS IS THE PICTURE OF CURIOSITY!! I took this photo of my dog this last weekend as I was pumping gas in Bowling Green, KY. I kid you not, the expression you see here provided the inspiration for this post. In this very moment, I began to contemplate the natural curiosity of my Boxer, “Chief.” […]

Bravery is a Choice

Bravery is a choice. Do you agree or disagree? Bravery is a burden. Agree or disagree? What’s the first picture that comes to mind when the word “bravery” makes its way into view? Ok, I’ll go first! No question about it, its Mel Gibson in Braveheart and Russell Crowe in Gladiator. 2 men who are […]