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. […]

Making progress for God, not man

I’m continuing to work through the many thought provoking questions that came up during the Advance. One of the participants raised an interesting point about being in an accountability group: How do you make sure that you are making progress for God and not just to please the members of your group?  Very interesting question. […]