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

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