I have spent the last decade (nearly) of my life working alongside my wife in a group home facility. Because of this, we rarely ever have time away from each other. We work, live and sleep in the exact same place and we love it. Today, Elisa is taking Sydney to Lynchburg for a Girl’s Day’ Out which will be the longest that we have been apart from each other in well over a month. Continue reading “10 Powerful Life-Altering Things You Need to Do Alone”
I have been re-reading The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni lately. I don’t know if any of you have read the book before but it is excellent and a very easy read. The book deals with the workplace and how to put together the perfect team. However, for the most part, it is written as a story. Continue reading “Learn Your Way Through It”
It is no secret, at this point, that I rely heavily on a fairly strict daily schedule to keep me on task. It is broken down into areas of importance and is based on Dwight Eisenhower and Stephen Covey’s theories in regards to time management. Using these theories, a person can easily identify things that need to be done versus things that simply aren’t that important. Continue reading “You’ve Still Got Time”
You hear people say, “Nothing in life is free”. And that, for the most part, is true. However, what if it wasn’t? What if there were things out there that you could get ahold of for free? Now, what if they were things that you typically had to pay for but there was a way around it? Wouldn’t you take it? Who wouldn’t right? How many questions am I going to ask at the top of this post anyways? Continue reading “Why Pay For Something That You Can Get For Free?”
I have lost track of the number of times that I have heard someone say, “they just don’t know me.” The message behind that statement: Someone has made an assumption about the type of person that you are. You don’t agree with their statement. They have either misread you or created an assumption based upon what little they do know, perhaps just your name. Whatever the case, they do not really know your story. Continue reading “What’s Your Story?”
Robert Cooper says, “Do you know what it’s like to feel fully alive? Few people do. What if you could experience your best day every day? What if you could consistently feel as alert, vibrant, confident, focused, enthusiastic, and in touch with yourself as you do when you’re at the peak of your energy?”
Doesn’t that sound appealing to you?
What would you do to reach that point? Or, is it even possible? Continue reading “Alive or Dead?”
I was reading this article a couple of days ago and felt that it would be appropriate to share over here. We focus so much on making the right moves and best decisions that we often overlook the benefits of the mistakes that come as well. Chris Brogan unpacks his mistakes and why it is okay to make them. How can we learn from our failures?
Continue reading “It’s Okay to Get Things Wrong”
One of the greatest things that we have to offer is our ability to help those around us. More so than building up wealth and influence for ourselves, we should, as a society, be attempting to be of benefit to our neighbors and friends. Yet, many of us are left questioning how to do this. How can we set up our daily routine so that we set up enough time to help out someone else? H.B. London and Neil Wiseman give us a glimpse of the answer in their book, The Heart of a Great Pastor. Continue reading “What Lies at the Heart of the Matter?”