3 Simple Steps to Avoid Giving Up


Have you ever felt like giving up? Like you didn’t even belong on the same playing field as everyone else. Maybe you started out full of motivation only to end up as deflated as a two week old balloon. That’s been me for the last few months. Deflated. Last week during a mastermind group I […]

Failures Don’t Define You, Here’s What Does


I’ve always enjoyed basketball. I played growing up and still do once a week. While I appreciate the athletic nature of the sport, the mental aspect is my favorite. In high school, my varsity coach taught me a lot about the game, but what I remember most had little to do with basketball at all. […]

How Will You Be Remembered?


This past weekend may have been my most productive weekend ever. No, I didn’t clean the garage or read a book. The car still needs washing, and I didn’t make it to the gym. I spent the entire weekend working on something far more important than anything currently on my to-do list. I made memories. […]

No More Resolutions, My 2 Words For 2015


My 2014 began with high hopes. As usual, I wrote down my cliche resolutions. Eat healthier, get organized, be more awesome, etc. I started out on fire! But then, as usual, life happened. Statistics show that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. I was not among them. That is why I have […]

No Pain, No Gain?


We’ve all heard it said, “No pain, no gain.” It sounds good, and it rhymes, so it must be true, right? As this line of thinking goes, if you put in the “pain” at the gym and eat healthy (that’s painful for me) you will see results (gain). That is the extent of the “No […]

4 Reasons to Say Thank You Today


It had been a rough week. I was overwhelmed, tired, and borderline delusional. As I was leaving work, I knew what awaited me. More work. We were in the process of remodeling our kitchen, and I had a backsplash to finish. There was just one problem. All I wanted to do was stare at a […]

My Greatest Fear (And How I’m Overcoming It)


A friend of mine recently asked me what I feared the most. Sharks. Definitely. And walking through spider webs. (Seriously, I’m getting a little sweaty just typing this.) I had to actually spend a few days thinking about it before I could give him a real answer. I came to realize that what I fear […]

An Unexpected Journey


The only thing more difficult than starting is starting over.  The last several months have been the most challenging that I have ever been through. The thing about life is it’s unpredictable. It doesn’t fit in a box. You can never quite see around the next corner. Sometimes a pleasant surprise awaits around the bend, […]

10 Horrible Marriage Tips


There’s a lot of great marriage advice out there. The internet is full of quick tips and in depth marriage advice. But what if you want a bad marriage? What if you want your marriage to struggle, create a barrier of communication, and just have an awful marriage experience? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. […]