Month: December 2017

  • My broken down car on the side of the road reminded me of how good “people” really are

    My broken down car on the side of the road reminded me of how good “people” really are

    Imagine this, you have been driving on the road for eleven hours.  You are traveling south back home from your hometown where you visited your family for the holidays.  The trip should take about fourteen hours, but because of traffic, and a two-hour delay, you are still five hours from your house. When things start […]

  • My favorite quotes from 2017…don’t miss number #5, it is a game changer.

    My favorite quotes from 2017…don’t miss number #5, it is a game changer.

    A quote or anecdote can be one of those things that can change your attitude and your demeanor.  It is a little nugget of wisdom or insight that can open your mind up to a new thought, a new way, a new anything that can make your life better. These are the quotes, the sayings, […]

  • The #1 reason most people don’t hit their goals, and it is not what you think.

    The #1 reason most people don’t hit their goals, and it is not what you think.

    This morning my wife and I started our day off in one of our favorite coffee shops in the world, located in our hometown of Louisville, Ky. We are here visiting family for the holidays and we will stop there every morning while we are here.  It not only has the best coffee and mochas […]

  • How one word changed my life and how it could change yours too

    How one word changed my life and how it could change yours too

    Each year I pick one to three words that I plan on living by and using to guide my decisions for that year.  The reason for this is, I believe each year is a new season for your life. Sure, it could be a continuation from the previous year, or previous several years. However, if […]

  • My Top 10 Books for 2017.  #2 will change your life.

    My Top 10 Books for 2017. #2 will change your life.

    2011, was the first year I set a goal to read a certain number of books within the year.  My goal that year was to read 12 books, one a month.  I ended up reading 22 books that year. The next year I read roughly the same amount.  The following year I challenged myself with […]

  • A $50,000 dollar risk, and what I learned from it.

    A $50,000 dollar risk, and what I learned from it.

    “No risk equals no reward”. It is cliché to say the least, but clichés are clichés because they are accurate. This cliché is definitely true. Throughout my life I have never achieved any kind of benefit, at least, a significant benefit that was worthwhile and beneficial, without taking some risk that included money, time, effort, […]

  • They are watching…what do you want them to see?

    They are watching…what do you want them to see?

    “I quit!”…”It has been six weeks since I quit chewing tobacco.”  This is what one of my participants recently told me in one of my leadership training sessions.   We were in week seven of a twelve-week leadership course. As a trainer one of the most important things I do is create an environment where […]

  • Word of the Day — Curious

    Word of the Day — Curious

    The old saying is the “curiosity killed the cat”.  By doing a simple google search of this old phrase. I learned that  “Curiosity killed the cat” is an old proverb that was used to warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation.  If you have been around cats very long at all, you know that […]

  • The guaranteed success plan to get SMART.

    The guaranteed success plan to get SMART.

    Many people have come up with different acronyms using the word SMART.   The one that is most known is creating SMART goals or objectives.  Which means they must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Sensitive.  If you are not familiar with creating goals that are SMART, just do a quick google search, or […]

  • Quitting too soon, and the hard lessons I learned from it.

    Quitting too soon, and the hard lessons I learned from it.

    About six years ago, a good friend and I were both at a point in our careers where we weren’t overly satisfied.  We both had risen in the ranks and made very comfortable salaries for many years at that point.  My friend had just moved him and his family back west and he had found […]