Appreciating the heart growth

Over the weekend I went to an annual retreat that has a very special place in my heart. This is not only where I decided to start my business, but also saw my wife for the first time. It’s been exactly two years and so that round number created a desire in me to explore […]

Identity in Christ above all callings (Ep #26)

Clayton shares the blessings of having close friendships with guys who love Jesus as well as guys who were not interested in the Bible. Further, how his strong identity in Christ helped him experience that God doesn’t just put together broken pieces. He makes something better. More specifically how a shattered patella and an Army […]

Approval addiction recovery (Ep #25)

Billy shares how the indifference in his marriage woke him up to take action and ask himself “Is this the best that I can do?” That’s what started his approval addiction recovery. Then, Billy talks about how realizing that he has a choice led him to seek out life giving relationships. Heart for Excellence Episode […]

Seek criticism, avoid flattery

Earlier this morning, I heard a homily where a priest mentioned that it’s better to be criticized than flattered. As someone who was overly criticized as a child, it surprised me that this statement resonated with me and so I wanted to spend a bit of time exploring why. For starters, wasn’t the first sin […]

Approval addiction (Ep #24)

Billy’s earliest memory is his mom telling him “I wish I had aborted you.”  In this episode, Billy shares how this memory led him to approval addiction as well as drinking so that he could escape the role of being a husband and a father. Heart for Excellence Episode #24: Billy Turner (Part 1) For […]

Success is failure refocused

Last Thursday, I went to a VEL keynote where I heard two great entrepreneurs talk about their journey. As usual a ton of great nuggets, but the one I felt I wanted to explore further came from Debra Myers who said: Success is failure refocused. This phrase demonstrates the heart and mind synergies exceptionally well. […]