Effective Time Management Tips

One of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do you do it all?” Throughout my life I’ve discovered a few things that help me get things done efficiently. I’d like to share some “30,000 ft view” concepts in this post that can change your life. Have Goals I know this sounds basic, but this is one of … Read More

Your Daily Ritual

[optinform] My focus for this month is to help as many of this blog’s readers get things accomplished in 2015. We’ve talked about discipline and setting goals already. In this post we’re going to focus on how to stay focused day-to-day. As I studied other productive people trying to figure out how to live more intentionally, I’ve found many tips … Read More

Dr. King, My First Virtual Mentor

I still remember when I first learned of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was in the 2nd grade. His story stuck in my head, for a number of reasons, but being non-violent was the most impactful of all of them. It surprised me he had taken the non-violent route and I wondered how he kept his cool through so much … Read More

Goal Setting for 2015

[optinform] As we welcome in the New Year we all find ourselves in the race to make resolutions. In the interest of helping everyone accomplish their visions in the fastest way, here are a few tips on making goals that work. Write It Down There is something about physically writing things on paper. We all use electronic list and documents … Read More

Discipline is Freedom

[optinform] It’s amazing what a little discipline can do for our lives, but there are many reasons people resist this thought of being disciplined. Who wants to live a regimented life, who wants to follow rules all day? These are just a few of the rebuttals I get when I talk about discipline.  Freedom Discipline is one of the most … Read More

Pessimist Persuasion

    Pessimism is alive and well in the world today and understandably so. If you look around or just look at the news, you’ll see the primary focus of most people; negativity. The majority of news stories are about killings, bombings, fraud, recessions, etc. There are very few stories on all the good that is going on in the … Read More

Pain, Passion, & Power

[optinform] Pain comes in many different forms as we experience life, but one aspect of pain that is rarely explored today is its ability to motivate. I have always been interested in rags to riches stories and as a result of this interest have read my fair share of books on the topic. One common theme throughout is the experience … Read More

The Comparison Trap

[optinform]   Dead End Comparisons From time to time, in our attempts to assess our place in life, we all have looked around at others. After you’ve parted ways with friends we all like to check up on folks to see how they are doing. Deep inside, in that moment, there is a temptation to make comparisons. Facebook, Pinterest and … Read More

Keys to Living an Interesting Life

[optinform] What’s it like for you when you wake up in the morning? I’d image each day is different based on what you have planned. Some days we are excited and hop out of bed without delay, looking forward to the plans we have. Other days it’s like pulling teeth to get out of bed. How exciting is your tomorrow? … Read More

Identity: Thoughts, Words, & Actions

[optinform] Nothing defines our lives more than how we define our identity. The word identity may confuse some people. Let me elaborate — I’m not talking about your name, picture or social security number. Simply stated your identity can be explained as how you would describe yourself in one sentence. Take a minute and describe yourself. Now take another minute … Read More