3 Quotes To Capture Success In 2016!

Mark Batterson simplifies the true meaning of personal success

“The book changed my life.  I read it and re-read.   Then I took my men’s small group through it.  The concept is powerful.  It’s really good!” This is what a respected mentor shared with me earlier this year.  He was talking about, The Circle Maker, by Mark Batterson.  I had heard of the book, but […]

Character Is Priceless

No Character Equals Nothing Money Can't Buy

“I love the things money won’t buy…  See money bought me a really nice house, it won’t buy me  a home.  Money will buy me  a companion, but it won’t buy me a friend.  It will buy me a bed, won’t buy me a good night’s sleep.  It will buy me a good time, but […]

How To Say “NO” With Less Guilt

5 Steps to getting better at saying "No"

In the last post, I shared my struggle with saying “No”.  It’s tough.  I don’t want to say “No”.  I don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings.  I don’t want people to think I’m a jerk, or selfish, or cheap, or any other negative trait.   Ok, ok… I admit it.  I’m a recovering People Pleaser. […]

God Makes It Rain

A quote from Dave Ramsey about God's role in your hard work

“You do reap what you sow.  So you have to plant something… That’s the hard work and getting smarter and personal growth and reading a non-fiction book (all the time) and growing your capacity, growing the cleanliness of the vessel that you are, and your righteousness, your maturity, your academic acumen… everything.   Those are […]

My Problem With The Christmas Season

Why you need to say "No" so you can say "YES"

Please do not let the above picture mislead you, I love this time of year.  I mean, I absolutely LOVE this time of year!  I have always enjoyed Christmas, but this year is really something special.   My family is now in the sweet spot.  My kids are the perfect ages.  Everything is new.  Everything […]

Greener Grass

“Comparison keeps us from being content. It is a barrier to gratitude for the blessings that we have.” —Christy Wright My pastor teaches that gratitude and consistency are two signs of spiritual maturity.  I have found that both of these characteristics are necessary to be a business leader with strong personal character.    

7 Ways To Say “Thanks” For GREAT Service

Thanksgiving reminds us that gratitude is a very good thing.

When was the last time you had great service?  Maybe it was when you went Christmas shopping last Saturday or when you and some friend went out to eat after a long day at work.  Maybe you had great service when your car broke down or during your last dental cleaning.  Who knows, maybe you […]

Whatever Happened To Professionalism?

4 Ways To Speed Up Your Trust Factor

“Wow, I would not by a cup of coffee from him, let alone a car.”  This is what I was thinking as I slid my phone back into my pocket.       You see, I’ve been looking for a new car.  Well, a “new-to-me” car.  It’s nice though, because I’m not in a dire situation. […]

I Failed At My Dream…

Here is what I learned in the process

WOW!  Believe it or not this is a fishing boat.  A beautiful, BEAUTIFUL sport fishing boat.  Winter Custom Yachts builds an amazing boat.  I wish this one was mine, but more than that, I wish I had been the one who built it.   I did not.  This is where I failed.   I failed […]

Say This & Improve Your Marriage Today

Marriage is hard. Say this to make it better.

“If you want to be successful and rich, then stay married to the same woman your whole life.”  Someone I used to work with told me this just a couple of weeks before my wedding.  This statement is rude, selfish, and crazy.   It’s also true.   No matter how you define success, we can all […]