It's ALL hard.
I know of a guy who is outstanding to say the least. He is a best-selling self-published author. He has a supportive family. He mentors countless people. He is a phenomenal and highly requested speaker, and a very driven and determined individual. He is not afraid of hard work, gets back up when he is kicked down, and is the image of determination. He can go against insurmountable odds and crush them in order to win. In fact, he coaches other people to do the same. The only fallback he has, is h...
An Attitude of Gratitude
Being an entrepreneur now for over 10 years, I find myself in an exceptional attitude of gratitude. It amazes me how the infinite wisdom of God has given each of us different passions, interest and talents to make this world go around. Some say you should live life like you are dying, and some say you should prepare for the future and sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. I personally believe a healthy balance of both. The truth is, tomorrow is not promised, however, you just might live to be a...
There is a difference
Everything is on big display these days in time. Social media and google expose us to the large world in which we find ourselves living. This has increased the fear of failure for many people. However…
"There is a big difference in failing and being a failure.”...
Why things get stale and how to prevent it
“Look at those two. Sighhhhh... Young love.”
How many times have you heard a statement like that from a couple that has been married for a length of time?
The young “puppy love” is definitely something that changes with time, but certain elements of it can be preserved for the long haul.
I am writing this while flying to speak for a week in Columbus Ohio. My wife and I stayed this weekend in Biloxi at the Beau Rivage Resort Casino. We got a couple's massage at the IP Casino (Ahhhh... Their sp...
The world attempts to rob you of thinking time. Take that time back.
Bing! Your attention is averted from what you were doing because a text message just came in. You impulsively grab your phone to check the message and the message totally takes your mind away from what you were focusing on to what was in the text message.
You respond to the text message and ask yourself “where was I” Oh yes, I recall.” 3 minutes later your computer dings as a new email comes in. You repeat the cycle until you look up and it’s time to leave work. On your way home, you are focusi...
Life is too short to wait any longer.
I had a dream of being a scuba diver for a long time. I wanted to feel what it was like to be totally comfortable under water, breathe normally, relax and explore the unexplored sea without having to hold my breath. My wife, several years ago, surprised me for my birthday and got me a scuba certification course. We both got certified together, and when we went out to dive, I realized that scuba diving was even better than I had ever dreamed of. It was amazing! Oh if I had only known, I would hav...
Your plans will succeed when you implement this plan.
Every year, 200 million people set New Years Resolutions, but here's the sad reality about that...1/4 of them quit in a week.1/3 quit in 3 months.Only 8% succeed. You can make YOUR New Years Resolutions come true by planning them Strategically, and as you already know, that's what we are about here... Strategic Life Design. Most people plan their Resolutions in the form of goals, which usually equates to hopes and dreams. Most people also set out to tackle their goals in a way that they cannot s...
If not, design one!
The life you live is one that is created by your daily choices compounded over time. These choices control and shape your destiny. Instead of designing these daily choices, most people just whip through them and do not like where they lead.
I'll prove it to you. Think about this:
• The average marriage ends in divorce.• The average household, the husband and wife both work and do not feel they see their children enough.• The average household is $13,884 in credit card debt.• The average college...
As I got on facebook this morning I saw a post from years ago that I posted that said “If you are looking for something to get you in the Christmas spirit, you're missing it. It's not something you find, it's something you produce.”
This post caused me to reflect this morning about how we choose our own energy. We can choose how we feel. I am writing this while being under the weather with the flu. I used to think that in life we feel how we feel based on our circumstances. I learned that we act...
"When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.
I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on ou...