There’s one word I hate more than any other word. I wish I could remove it from the face of the earth. Blot it out from every book, article, and mind on the plant. It’s a word I’ve eliminated from my own vocabulary. It’s the word that’s been responsible for my deepest fears and darkest […]
Half the battle in anything worth doing is just showing up. Show up day after day. Month after month. Decide to make a difference at all times. If it’s worth pursuing, keep showing up. Sure, change your strategy. Adjust your course. But if you want it to work, just keep showing up.
It’s easy to lose the main thing. When you are giving a talk, do you have a main thing you’d like to communicate? Does your business have a main goal? Do you have one big thing you want to accomplish each day? We miss the main thing because it’s hard to focus on the main thing. […]
Recently I was re-reading the story of the Rich Young Ruler in Mark 10. One verse stuck out particularly. “Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and […]
“Most people wouldn’t even be the lead character in a movie about their own lives.” If you let that quote sink in for a minute, it can be a little scary. If a famous Hollywood director came up and asked to make a movie about your life, what would it entail? Are there any battles […]
In case you haven’t noticed, our culture uses our phones quite a bit. Call it an addiction. Call it whatever you want, but ultimately, I’d argue that the reason we spend so much time on our phones is because our lives are often very uninteresting. When you’re hiking in the mountains, meeting with clients, digging […]
It’s easy to criticize. It’s easy to take cheap shots in a tweet or on social media. It’s easy to be snarky or sarcastic. It’s easy to play armchair quarterback. It’s easy to launch drive by insults. We do it all the time – against celebrities, politicians, friends, and strangers. Stop. Get to know someone. […]