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Four Extremely Valuable Life Experiences You Can Get For Free

Life is full of experiences. Some are meaningful, most are forgotten, but a select few will significantly change your life forever. Below are four extremely valuable life experiences you can buy with only your time. Consider doing one or more of these experiences. The...

It is good until it isn’t…

I have learned a lot about business in the past year. And believe me, there is still so much I need to learn. But I can’t stop thinking about this one truth that is at the core of every business: It is good until it isn’t. Change has come. Because of the exponential...

The Courageous Will Go Where The Confident Never Dreamed

Confidence is overrated. This year, I interviewed and recruited several dozen sales job candidates. What I learned about confidence vs. courage will forever change my perspective. Confidence is in abundance these days. We’ve read enough books and watched enough movies...

Conquer Fear, Tomorrow Will Thank You

Fear is as sure a part of life as death and taxes. And much like death and taxes, we don’t want to spend time thinking about fear. But conquering it shouldn’t be a fearful dread. The wooden tower was 25 feet tall. It looked like something I would have built as a child...

3 Leadership Principles I Learned In Combat Arms

In 2006 I spent 16 weeks at Ft. Knox, Kentucky completing One Station Unit Training (O.S.U.T.) to become a 19K M1A1 Armor Crewman. Those four months of training were life changing in many ways. One area of development and learning was leadership. What I learned about...

Are You Consistently Building Skills?

Everyone agrees that personal growth is good. The books, blog posts, and conferences are legion. But personal growth is nothing without growing skills. Yet, how many of us are consistently seeking to grow our skills? Sara was scared to death selling fax machines...

2017: Another State, Another Daughter, Continued Grace

In 5 weeks I will celebrate 6 years of marriage with my wife Libby. Time flies. I am blessed. Next month will also mark the 5th state we have lived in since being married 6 years ago. We never planned for this kind of vagabond-ish life. The best laid plans... In 14...

What’s Going On In 2017

2017  is here and it is a particular kind of scary. Well, this is looking to be quite the year. A year of goals, expectations, and life change. This will be the first year that my wife and I will be full time entrepreneurs. I have seen this path of full time...

7 Causes of Unrest Among Workers

Treating others as you want to be treated is a no-brainer and yet it is something we often forget. I love this from John Maxwell.  J. C. Staehle, after analyzing many surveys, found that the principle causes of unrest among workers were the following, listed in order...

Don’t Prep Yourself to Death

There it was. Clicking away from the link was a noble thought but not going to happen. It read: Limited Sale on Huge List of the Best Apple Productivity Apps. I clicked. My mind immediately started racing with all the tasks I could complete with this app. I could...

Listening is only half the battle. The war is won by asking the right questions.

I am blessed to work in communications, inspired by entrepreneurship, and a learner of leadership.