Missed out dreams

I just watched on CNN how a Chinese company makes millions of dollars by having various stars try clothes on a live stream. The particular star they interviewed does this for 8 hours straight, without a bathroom break! She just has an endless rack of clothes that she goes through until she runs out of […]

Fear of significance

At my last Fire Team meeting one of the members identified fear of significance as an obstacle to taking action. This is an interesting one, because how do I reconcile the fear of significance with “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35 I think […]

It’s not the big events, it’s showing that you care

This Saturday I went to Suit Up Ministries’ Dad U. Great speakers, great people. I got plenty of ideas to add to my thought library. The most relevant one to where I am in life right now being: it’s not the big events, it’s showing that you care.  Simplest example comes from Stephen Covey who […]

Why you want to show up in places that make you uncomfortable

Last weekend, I went to the Lone Star Veterans Association Community Leader orientation. Great event. Wonderful people. One speaker in particular said something I want to unpack: Show up in places that make you uncomfortable. So many angles I can approach this from. I’m gonna go with creativity. I went to  a lecture a few […]

Are people doing the best they can?

This Monday, Jessi and I were driving to South Carolina and on the way there we listened to a book. The author raised the question of are people doing the best they can? My wife hit a pause and we started answering this questions for ourselves. It’s not a simple answer, so I figured writing […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]