Taking Your Wants to Reality

We all have dreams and aspirations for our lives. Some of them started when we were young, others surfaced as we grew and made our way through life. The word that I will focus on in this post is “want”. We all want one thing or another, but why do the wants of some become reality and others are left … Read More

Keep Inspiration in Front of You

We’ve all heard the saying that you’re only as good as the people around you. I’ve spent some time writing on the importance of Associations here. In this same vein is the idea that you need to keep inspiration in front you. By this I mean make sure you are looking at, engulfing yourself in, and imaging great things daily. … Read More

Lead Where You Are

One of the interesting things about leadership is that you don’t need a position or a title to lead others. You are very capable of making an enormous impact right where you are, in your current position. This isn’t easy, however — It takes courage. Why Lead? Leadership is a duty we all have. It may seem easier to lead … Read More

Rising Early

I’ve been called a “Morning Person” a few times in my life, but this is only partially true. I do love the morning time, but not for the reasons you may think. I don’t just wake up early because I like to, I wake up early for what it allows me to do. The Just in Time Alarm     Most … Read More

Scarcity Mentality

[cryout-pullquote align=”right” textalign=”center” width=”33%”]”Your success does not undermine the success of others.“[/cryout-pullquote] For some of us there is this idea in our heads that resources are limited in the world. Resources can be seen as things such as money, market share, customers, jobs, tickets, parking spaces, etc. Resources are what we need to bring about success in our lives. Everyone’s … Read More

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