“Aspiring writer” is no longer part of my bio. Want indisputable proof that we commonly overestimate what we can do in a day, but vastly underestimate what we can accomplish in a year? I did too. Another victim of good phrasing, a common cliché bandied about these days is that the journey of a thousand… Continue reading Anniversary of the Week that Changed All My Tomorrows
If my wife expected a relaxing Mother’s Day morning, she was sorely mistaken. I went to bed last night shivering and woke up in the middle of the night to find myself drenched in sweat. Getting up this morning, I had a pounding dehydration headache and was exhausted from the less-than-restful slumber. Mommy was not… Continue reading Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
This may not be a popular opinion among tough men, but I’m going to say it. If it were up to males to birth our young, we’d have gone extinct millennia ago. I relish my role as a father. But I also know the score since I have two little boys. Mom rules the roost.… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day You Bunch of Badasses
After a week in which I questioned my abilities as a leader, I got back to my roots. It’s funny how when we get results that aren’t even within our control all that much, we still attribute them to personal failures. We think we’ve been found out; our weaknesses discovered. We think we’ve been found… Continue reading Win the Day. One Damn Day at a Time.
It sucks to suck. That’s what I told myself two years ago while looking in the mirror when I found myself at a crossroads. I was so unhealthy in body, mind, and spirit that I wasn’t sure there was going to be a redemption story. But there is. And it’s still going on. 🧵👇 Have… Continue reading It Sucks to Suck. How a Long Look in the Mirror Led Me to Reclaim My Life.
For many of us, the simplest step to getting what we want is also the most difficult. If you want a chance at living your best life, that ideal life must be defined. That involves making decision, something many of us are loathe to do. But it has to be done. Because the simple fact… Continue reading The Real Reason Most People Don’t Get What They Want in Life and Why That Doesn’t Have to Be You
Progress is often disguised as discomfort. It takes the form of those little alarm bells telling us to stop; that’s its not safe, that we have to turn back before it’s too late. I’m a new sales leader; and experiencing some growing pains. Over the weekend I felt some frustration at the results from April.… Continue reading Discover the Mountain that Will Make You or Break You
In 7th grade, my middle school drama club put out a call for help. They needed someone who could walk on stilts. They were putting on a circus production and needed someone who could be the “tallest person in the world.” Everybody has something they are naturally just boss at. Mine is stilts. Ain’t that… Continue reading The Secret Talent that Ended My Stuttering Days and Gave Me All the Confidence I Ever Lacked
After what seemed liked weeks on the grind, this weekend was about release. My wife and I went to see Shakespeare. We went out to dinner with friends. I went golfing with my father-in-law. I played with my kids and laughed and wrestled and did gardening projects. Today was full of brilliant sunshine and joyful… Continue reading Nothing Weak About This Weekend
Sucking at self-promotion makes me self-conscious. Wut? Short 🧵 for the weekend One thing I recently learned has been when you fear doing something, it’s probably the best action you could take. Because fear is a construct of our minds. It doesn’t actually exist. Case in point: Nobody in the entire world is waiting around… Continue reading Sucking at Self-Promotion Makes Me Self-Conscious