What Marie Antoinette teaches us about taking responsibility

Saturday night, I went to see the ballet based on the life of Marie Antoinette. I’m not much of a ballet person, but the creative choreography that told the story without words impressed me, especially when it came to not so glamorous, such as riots and beheadings. However, as I was reading the pamphlet, I […]

Soreness from failure leads to success

Last week I had my first round of pitching for Founder’s Institute. Wow, was it uncomfortable! The first few people who came up worked on their ideas for at least a year, and it showed. My mind started telling me that I’m too behind to keep up with the rigorous schedule. I should consider dropping […]

The story to connect

Now and then we see a video going viral on Facebook. These type of videos seem to straddle it all, doesn’t matter religious beliefs, political views, or ethnicity. The video that sparked this particular reflection is of Kodi Lee. Kodi not only brought everyone to tears, but he also got the Golden Buzzard from the […]

What do I wish I heard during my graduation speech? 

This past weekend I went to my brother’s college graduation. As in any graduation, I heard a lot of speeches, and it made me wonder what do I wish I heard during my graduation speech? My commencement speaker was George W. Bush, but I don’t remember what he said. I was far more interested in […]

Do the seemingly inconsistent, consistently great results will emerge

Last week, as I went through the Founder Institute’s materials and I came across a video by one of its mentors, Phil Libin. Many gems indeed, but I’d like to focus on his take on mediocrity and greatness because it’s an insightful perspective on the mind and heart dynamic. He said that when you strive […]

Unwatchable perfection

I am not a Jeopardy regular. I just know that it’s a show, which tests all sorts of random knowledge and I feel smart if I know the answer to 1 in 10 questions, especially when the competitors seem to recall the answers in an instant. Jeopardy is now all over the news because the […]

The heart to face insurmountable odds

My sister came over to spend a week with us, and we decided to take her to show her San Antonio. I’ve been there before, but it’s been a while. Especially the Alamo.  The Alamo is a place where 200 defenders held out courageously for 13 days before thousands of Mexican soldiers killed everyone. What […]

Logic failures that lead to success

Bunker Labs helps veteran entrepreneurs and military spouses find the quickest route to a successful business. Being part of this awesome community, I took their Launch Lab Online Course, which was full of great nuggets. The one that stood out to me the most is that it takes 3.8 business failures until finding a successful […]

Small acts for huge impact

Last Thursday, I heard the reading about Jesus washing the Apostles’ feet. I’ve heard it many times before, but yesterday I thought about it from a brand new perspective. That of small acts for huge impact! Notice how when Peter protested about the washing for the feet, Jesus said: “Unless I wash you, you will have […]

A brilliant idea in a landfill

Last weekend I went to a RE:3D open house. It’s a veteran-owned start-up right by my wife’s work which specializes in 3D printing. As one of the team members walked me through I couldn’t believe that a couple of folks could just start a high tech company — particularly one with a lot of established […]