Hard Things

Life is hard. It doesn’t matter how you look at it, life throws hard things our way without any consideration of how we feel about it. Life can be ruthless, unforgiving, and at times, stone cold. Sometimes this is due to our own choices, but there are times when life throws us curve balls thatContinue reading “Hard Things”

Meet Them Where They’re At

I came home from work the other day, walked in the front door, looked at my wife, and I knew there was something off. To give you a little background information, we have been having issues with our septic tank on our property. Things haven’t been going well, and we were told that there wasContinue reading “Meet Them Where They’re At”

The Dance

There is a dance that we all do in life. Some of us do it really well, others struggle to find the rhythm or the right steps in the dance. When we over complicate our life, the dance becomes muddled and unclear. When we simplify our life, our steps seem to flow with the rhythmContinue reading “The Dance”

Are You Still Growing?

There is a quote that says, “The only person you need to be better than is the person you were yesterday.” This quote is a good reminder of not falling into the trap of comparing ourselves to others. However, it is also a good reminder that we should always be in a state of growthContinue reading “Are You Still Growing?”

Will Life Ever Get Better?

I was walking out of work the other day, and I was thinking about my thinking. I know, that sounds weird, but let me explain. The awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes is called metacognition. It’s more than just thinking about something, but rather understanding why we think the things we do. OurContinue reading “Will Life Ever Get Better?”

The Power of Awareness

Book: How To Lead When You’re Not In ChargeAuthor: Clay Scroggins Quote: “Don’t underestimate the power of awareness; it’s the first aid for ignorance.” How aware are you of your interactions with those around you? Do you ever consider how your actions and words might be perceived by others? I would wager that the majority ofContinue reading “The Power of Awareness”

Impact Over Platform

Book: The Mentor LeaderAuthor: Tony Dungy Quote: “Don’t worry about your platform; focus on your impact.” “Leadership is about influence.” This statement has been stated by Brad Lomenick, Jocko Willink, John C. Maxwell, Tony Dungy, and many others. If leadership is about influence, then it is not about titles or positions. So many people, my previousContinue reading “Impact Over Platform”

Hungry and Motivated

Book: H3 Leadership Author: Brad LomenickQuote: “Stay hungry and motivated, not arrogant and entitled.” H3 Leadership by Brad Lomenick is in my top 5 reads. Just like Extreme Ownership, H3 Leadership is packed full of great ideas and thoughts that can relate to anyone no matter their title or position. I believe the quote stated aboveContinue reading “Hungry and Motivated”

Intimidated

Book: Extreme OwnershipAuthors: Jocko Willink and Leif BabinQuote: “A true leader is never intimidated when others step up and take charge.” This is the first blog of my new Book Highlights Series. In this series, I will be going back through many of the books I have read in the past few years and reflectingContinue reading “Intimidated”