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Courageous: It’s Never Too Late to Change the Story You Tell Your Kids

  Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.  – Charles R. Swindoll We don’t always get things right the first time.  If you’ve played any golf at all, you may wonder if you will EVER get it right.  But with most things, you get better over time if […]

The Third Key to Living a Great Life – Engage Others

The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader  – Derek Sivers When you find something truly worth of wanting… Something good, Something self-sacrificing… Something you want, not because of the glory or to feed your ego, When you find THAT… You become much more interested in life. Your story not only […]

The Second Key to Living a Great Life – Be Clear on What You Want

Do you know what you want? I mean what you REALLY want?  You have to WANT something or want to DO something or your life will be pretty boring. Define Happy But you say, “I just want to be HAPPY.”  You’ve got to be more specific than that.  What does happiness mean to you?  Define […]

The First Key to Living a Great Life – Take Resposibility

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. -Abraham Lincoln Taking Responsibility Not taking responsibility may be less demanding and less painful.  America is a culture that avoids responsibility so you’re just doing what everybody else is doing.  It’s more comfortable. You can just take it easy and blame problems in your […]

Six Deep? – You Need At Least Six to Carry the Casket

Next to marriage, I think the gift of friendship is one of the greatest things God has given us. But many men don’t do well at either one. When someone you know dies, for better or for worse, you get to watch what it takes to organize a funeral.  Part of the decision-making process includes […]

Season of Life

  Baseball spring training starts soon. I spent several years as a chapel leader with the minor team of the Cleveland Indians. And of the guys I met as strangers in the beginning of the season, some became friends. As the season progressed I saw them grow and change on and off the field. And […]


The internet is full of great stuff to read.  With the help of Google Reader I subscribe to I don’t know how many blogs for business, fitness, personal development, social media and other odds & ends.  With a quick scan I can find tons of great content I WANT to read. The bottomless rabbit hole. […]

6 Ways To Be A Weirdo

Is this not the worst book cover ever? It’s from the book, We Are All Weird, by Seth Godin, my favorite author of all time. His writings have been life changing for me but this book sucked. I’m not the only one who thought so… I am the guy who’s favorite book was Tribes, until […]

What does 2012 hold for you?

Do you set goals? New Year’s Resolutions? Last year I read an article about picking three words instead of making resolutions.  I tried that and it was pretty much a failure.  I forgot the words shortly after I struggled to come up with them. But this year, I’m in a much better place.  Over the […]