• Words Still Matter

    Even in the ever-bloated Interwebs, words still count for something. There may no longer be equal opportunity for self-publishers because of the noise. But words still fit in the chain of changing each person’s outcome. Thoughts > Words > Actions > Habits > Lifestyles > Destiny Some people hate on words, because they aren’t actions, […]

  • What’s the Truest Sentence You Know?

    Hemingway once said: All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.  Here goes: Each new day, just as the sun reaches the tops of the forest trees as it rises, a haze of confusion battles against the fear of being a disappointment, and they grapple until […]

  • Choosing Action Is Better

    There are days when nothing seems to make sense. When blogging is a fool’s errand. And all you want to do is lie on the couch and watch other people’s drama on the tube. Yesterday was one of those days. Indifference reared its ugly head and said, “I don’t care what everyone needs today. I […]

  • Lessons Learned From Running A Sports Forum

    More than a year ago, I started a Facebook group. The subjects of focus are my favorite pro football and basketball teams. It’s nothing huge – maybe 120 members – but the engagement level is high among the top 20 percent. You learn a lot about people and yourself by running a forum. The dynamics […]

  • Getting Beyond The Stiff And Serious

    When I feel unsure of myself in a group, I tend to behave very seriously, emoting very little. I’d give away nothing, for fear of sharing something that this particular group might not appreciate or, even worse, criticize. If that sounds like you, take comfort knowing that you’re not the only one. If you feel […]

  • Do You Focus On Others or Self?

    I had a heart to heart with my wife the other day about blogging. It’s a common subject in our house because A) it’s our family business and B) it’s been my passion since 2005. When I started blogging, everyone was still on MySpace and I could spam friend request people in other countries in […]

  • Focus Can Make Or Break You

    Focus is a brutal thing. Or, it can be. When things have been going consistently wrong for a while, and you feel like you’ve been beaten, it’s easy to focus on the negative because you’re surrounded with it. I know. I’ve been there. But like Michael Hyatt says, “The way to improve your marriage is […]

  • Enjoy the Silence

    There are things we do not say because we feel we can’t. There are words which would unravel all we have built. The castles in our minds. The images we have portrayed. So we project these silent images into space. By the sheer power of our heartfelt emotion. Beaming untold things to unknown beings. All […]

  • How Does the Rest of the World See You?

    It’s fascinating how little we know about ourselves. It’s even more fascinating how much we discover we already knew once we have an expert tell us who we really are. Sometimes we’re just looking for affirmation or permission to be who we’ve always dreamed of being, but never truly stepped into.

  • Leave It to Fate Or Press Into Destiny?

    When it comes to fulfilling your dreams and reaching your destiny, is it a matter of submitting to God/Fate or is it a matter of proactive decision making, perseverance, and determination?