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. […]

How to use deadlines to get to the heart

This past weekend I got an opportunity to help out with a Confirmation retreat for High School students. Close to 200 hundred participants and it’s pretty safe to say that at least half of them didn’t want to be there 🤣 By Sunday, when it came to giving testimonies, a long line of kids formed. […]

The day I became a man

I’m still processing my Advance experience. It was powerful… Last weekend 35 men came together, to come closer to God. Even someone like me, who is hungry for depth … I bit in so deep, that I am still chewing! One of the questions asked in a group setting was, when did you became a […]

How dog training reopened my heart

The day Britney bit me I was mad as hell. I mean, I was trying to pet her, yet she bit my hand so hard that I started bleeding. In my anger, I even considered taking her to a dog shelter. I knew that I was overreacting, so I dealt with it the best I […]

How to appreciate internal growth

I started a tradition, back in 2015, to write a letter to my parents on Christmas. The very holiday both of them passed away, 10 years apart.  What started as a call of desperation to deal with onslaught of negativity in my life, became an annual treat when I get to appreciate how much I’m […]

Creating goals with heart

The goal season is upon us. I don’t know how about you, but I am already starting to get messages on social media reminding me about next year’s ambitions.  Part of me gets a bit stressed out. I mean, do I really have to do EVEN more or “punch the year in the face” to […]

Dream team stage crew

This Saturday I went to see the the backstage tour at the Alley Theatre. I’ve had the pleasure to see many plays there before, and I always wondered what it takes to make breathtaking productions happen.  I learned that for each actor, the theatre has 7 full time employees. Then many more seasonal contractors as […]

Blinders to create impact

You can’t make impact without sticking to your beliefs. Particularly when the going gets tough, because that’s what separates idea created from an idea implemented.  Last week I had a pleasure of chatting with Gordy Bunch, who among many great ideas shared with me that he doesn’t worry about competition. That’s because the only time […]

Aligning the mind to follow the heart

I recently joined Toastmasters. I’m impressed with how welcoming and helpful everyone is. So much so that I decided to go to my district’s “Fall Experimental Leadership Communication Summit.” As it turns out, my district produced last year’s world champion. It had to be good! Indeed it was! So many wonderful backgrounds! For example, one […]