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 […]

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 #1 Goal for 2015

Now is the MOST popular time of year to be discussing goals. I’m not going to quote the statistics on failed resolutions, we all know the results are less than stellar. Rather than asking you to consider your goals for the entire year ahead, I’m simply going to suggest one: (dare I be so bold!) […]

Press Play on Purpose!

It’s the day after Christmas! How’d it go? Shall we get on with the rest of the year? I certainly hope so, after all we have a little over a week until 2015 arrives. Rather than roll over and count 2014 complete, may I issue one more challenge for the remaining days of this year? […]

The Gift that will NEVER stop giving…

Merry Christmas Eve everyone!   By now you are either gathered (or preparing to gather) with those people whom you most love and adore. Your family is the essence of love and adoration and I wish you the very best of Christmas celebrations. I have spent the last 2 weeks defining for you the path […]

The “Alphabet” series revisited

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. For the last 5 weeks, I have been creating content centered around a common theme (wow, that’s a lot of “c’s!”) I am sure you have picked up on this by now and I hope you found value in identifying 26 ways different ways to endure, overcome, […]

Z = “Zealous”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 26 of a 26 part series!!! There’s not a lot that can be done with the letter “z.” I think of Zorro, the masked superhero; very cool guy! I think of a local comedy club, Zaney’s where I have seen some hilarious actors present stand up. […]

Y = “Yes You (can!)

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 25 of a 26 part series. Yes, Yes, Yes. No, No, No. WHICH ONE SOUNDS AND FEELS BETTER TO SAY? In keeping with the context of this blog and this series in particular, YES is a requirement for progress. Yes to the early morning wake up […]

“X” marks the spot on Labor Day!

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 24 of a 26 part series. In keeping with the theme of this series while honoring the significance of this day…I thought the “X” could serve the function of excellence displayed by American workers since the beginning of time. If you enjoy history, I think you’ll […]

W = “Wow”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 23 of a 26 part series. This could be my favorite word in the entire English language! WHY… WHY NOT! There are so many great things you can do with these 3 simple letters, but start with this one: W. ATCH O. UT W. ORLD WATCH […]

V = “Vulnerable”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 22 of a 26 part series. No man (or woman) is an island. No single person is responsible for ALL of his or her acclaim and success. We were created for fellowship with one another and a critical component of this is vulnerability. Vulnerability represents authenticity. […]

U = “Unique”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 20 of a 26 part series. Life is so much more fun when you stand out. What’s the point of always blending in? Do you want to be remembered? What stories do you desire to share with your grandchildren. These are great cases for uniqueness! If […]

T = “Tenacity”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 19 of a 26 part series. Before you start thinking I’m crazy…after all I did write a post yesterday about surrender, give me 45 seconds to articulate what might appear to be an oxymoron! Tenacity means so much and combined with the right mindset can lead […]

S = “Surrender”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 18 of a 26 part series. I know you’re scratching your head after reading the title of this post. Here we are more than halfway through the “Endurance Alphabet” series and I throw a post at you entitled SURRENDER! Isn’t surrender the opposite of endurance? Isn’t […]

R = “Resilience”

This post is rated Sprinters, Olympians and Ironman. Part 17 of a 26 part series. RESILIENCE ROCKS…I absolutely love this word! Resilience rejoices in the face of rejection and revels in the chance to try again. This week I had 2 incredible opportunities to ramp up my resilience. I had a bad cycling accident, in […]