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Who will be the Next Martin Luther King, Jr.?

18. January 2013

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Who will be the Next Martin Luther King, Jr.?

My hope is that each of us decides that having a dream is important but it’s worthless if we don’t pursue it. Like Dr. King, we need to step out in faith and do whatever we can to help make our dreams come alive.

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Ways to Kick-start 2013 with Possibility and Perspective

2. January 2013

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Ways to Kick-start 2013 with Possibility and Perspective

Tweet Since 2013 is upon us, now is a great time to kickstart the new year with a dose of possibility and perspective… two essential ingredients for making this year better than the last! Below are a few posts I have recently read or reread that I believe will inspire you and help reinforce the [...]

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14 Ways to Expand Your Influence

1. January 2013

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14 Ways to Expand Your Influence

Tweet Before we try to expand it, we need to first define it. What is influence? What does it mean to you? Dictionary.com says influence is: (Noun) The capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of others. (Verb) To move [...]

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Your Past Mistakes and Failures Don’t Define You

19. October 2012

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Your Past Mistakes and Failures Don’t Define You

“There is a reason the windshield is 10 times larger than the rearview mirror.”

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How to Destroy the Future

16. October 2012

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How to Destroy the Future

If you want to impact the future (or your future), you must care about it enough to act.

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How to Have More JOY – Think This, NOT That

15. October 2012

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How to Have More JOY – Think This, NOT That

My friend Tommy Newberry has just released a new book called 40-Days to a Joy-Filled Life. I LOVE it and highly recommend it. It’s filled with inspiring daily readings, provocative questions, and practical exercises designed to help you think, speak, and act in ways that directly result in more JOY in your life.

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The Gift of Going First – A Leadership and Life Principle

19. July 2012

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The Gift of Going First – A Leadership and Life Principle

As a leader, when you go first you open the door for others. You create a path that makes it easier for someone behind you to go second and the person behind them to go third. Basically, you show them the way.

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If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.

16. June 2012

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If it’s important you’ll find a way. If it’s not, you’ll find an excuse.

Who do you want to become? What do you want to achieve?

There’s no better day than today to start turning those “I want to’s” into “to do’s.”

It might not be easy and it probably won’t happen overnight but your life, your mission, whatever it is you were called to do is too important for you to settle. Don’t keep putting it off. Don’t keep wishing and dreaming. Start doing.

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Magical Unicorns and the Comparison Trap

10. June 2012

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Magical Unicorns and the Comparison Trap

There is a danger that exists for all of us regardless of whether we are trying to launch a business, accomplish something great, or simply get ahead in life. It’s the Comparison Trap. We’re all guilty of it… that temptation to compare ourselves to others… to try and judge our own success based on the success of someone else.

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A Simple but Important Life Lesson from Facebook’s IPO

17. May 2012

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A Simple but Important Life Lesson from Facebook’s IPO

Facebook was only formed 8 years ago.

It’s now making over 3.7 billion in annual revenue. Expected to raise 13+ billion in it’s IPO (depending on which report you read).

Think about it like this… in less than 8 years Facebook has changed the world.

The lesson… whatever you’re facing today, don’t give up.

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