Have you ever jumped to a hasty conclusion only to regret your initial assumptions? I once heard a story about a father riding on a subway with his two young sons. The boys were swinging from the rafters, so to speak, and it seemed as if the father was utterly oblivious to their behavior. Obviously,... Continue Reading →
How Are You Showing Up?
The first time I ever heard that question was from my long-time mentor Andy Andrews. He was speaking live at a large business convention and shared the story about how his mentor, Jones, asked him that very question. Andy was a young man then, and the answer would change his life. The critical question is... Continue Reading →
What’s Your Animal Personality Style?
In "Are You Facing Your True North", I shared about personality styles in general including a variety of assessments available to determine yours. My original intention was to write about the following however "True North" sort on took on a life of its own and so now I want to share about my favorite way... Continue Reading →
In Honor of My Friend Stephanie
Stephanie Andrus-Jackson and I first met back in the Summer of 2015. She's the Assistant Director of Design Services at Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. In my role as the manufacturer rep for Workrite Ergonomics in the DFW market, we immediately hit it off and did several small projects together in the following months.... Continue Reading →
Facing Down Fear
In the past year I've written two different blog posts on the idea that we're always "on stage". While not the main focus of this blog, the idea of influencing people when we have no idea the impression is being made strangely weaves its way into the following story. Last weekend I attended a leadership... Continue Reading →
The Game Few Are Playing
A football game in the NFL technically consists of four fifteen-minute quarters, yet the average game runs over three hours due to the start and stop nature of the action. Add in commercial breaks and the sometimes meandering nature of an NFL broadcast, and it's easy to see how a sixty-minute game becomes one hundred... Continue Reading →
Life Lessons From Mom
In honor of my Mom and to all moms worldwide, the following is a tribute. My Mom taught me so much as a child; many of these lessons have stayed with me. A few, in particular, have grown to become absolute fundamentals that my life is now based on. A common thread running through these... Continue Reading →
So How About Those New Year’s Resolutions?
With the first month of 2016 coming to a close, New Years seems like only a distant memory. It is by far the most popular day of the year for setting new goals and resolutions and yet most people fall short of reaching them. Ever wonder why? Leadership expert John Maxwell teaches not to make... Continue Reading →
Which “Wolf” are You Feeding?
Have you ever said or done anything and then immediately felt a huge sense of remorse? Ever wish you could take back a spoken word or action? That would be from the "bad wolf" living inside you. Of course you all have a "good wolf" as well. And hopefully he is responsible for the majority... Continue Reading →
How I Met Zig Ziglar
In 1999 I was living in North Dallas, and a friend invited me to join her for the church at Prestonwood Baptist in Plano, TX. She hinted that she had a surprise for me but shared no further details. As we approached the church, I was blown away by the facility. Prestonwood sits on 150... Continue Reading →