Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden won 10 national championships in 12 years as head coach. No other major college athletics coach can boast accomplishments that come close to this. A consummate coach and educator of people, Wooden’s wisdom and ability to motivate has filled up numerous books on sports, leadership and winning culture. If… Continue reading Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Sending that “Our Kid Got Bit by a Snake” Text to My Wife on International Work Travel and Thoughts on Fatherhood

It happened pretty quick after pointing out the snake to my oldest son earlier today. I figured he’d try to touch it, I didn’t expect him to grab the snake by the tail and lift it up for all to see. Probably time to get this out of the way; we live in Ohio where… Continue reading Sending that “Our Kid Got Bit by a Snake” Text to My Wife on International Work Travel and Thoughts on Fatherhood

My Wife “Abandoned” Me With Our Two Young Kids Again and Why That’s Awesome

My wife left for the start of her spring/summer travel tour today. I can already tell you how it’s going to go for me at home with our two young kids. Today is only Day 1. I’m still rested. I’m optimistic. I have ample reserves of patience, wisdom, and forbearance. Check back with me in… Continue reading My Wife “Abandoned” Me With Our Two Young Kids Again and Why That’s Awesome

Do You Need a Reminder that the Good Things are Worth It? Here You Go.

This is a friendly public service reminder. It could be for you too specifically. Sometimes it can be helpful to review inconvenient facts. So here we go. The shortcut is a lie. Anyone who says there is a shortcut is selling something. It doesn’t really matter what it is. Relationships. Career. Fitness. Parenting. Health. Friendships.… Continue reading Do You Need a Reminder that the Good Things are Worth It? Here You Go.

When My Toddler Flying Kicked Me in the Chest and Made Me Realize These are My Good Old Days

We had a few seconds of peace before my toddler again realized that staying still was boring and stupid. After dinner, we went back outside to jump on the trampoline before bath time. As my toddler jumped on me, laughed, and jumped on me again and again it occurred to me it was one of… Continue reading When My Toddler Flying Kicked Me in the Chest and Made Me Realize These are My Good Old Days