Be Afraid And You Will Succeed In Life.

  I do not believe in fear. Early in my former career, I learned that fear was indeed self-induced and was and it kept me from achieving many of my goals in life.  See fear stops you from achieving your highest potential. It creates self-doubt and worries in the best of people. But it's preventable. It …

Whatever You Do Don’t Quit. 

There have been some times in my military, hell life in general, that I had wanted to quit. Give up. Walk away. Ring that damn bell. But then I came to the realization that some things are worth the pain and sacrifice if I really wanted them. We used to say to "take a knee …

How Optimism Is One Of The Keys To Success

(Gary Vaynerchuck on the DailyVee) Life is tough, but I wouldn't want it any other way. I have lived through some dark times and moments where I didn't know I would survive. And I am not talking about on a deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan. I am talking about everyday life before and after the military. …

Why It’s Easier To Just Execute Instead of Making Excuses

Life is hard, I get it. It seems like everything is spiraling out of control at the same time. The world is changing all around us and it's showing no signs of slowing down. And you know what, that's ok. We as humans have adapted and evolved for many millennia. Right now that's not your …

My first guest post: Live Your Life, Serve Your Country and Show No Weakness

I recently had the opportunity to guest post for my writing friend the wonderful, Shawna Ayoub Ainslie who runs the site The Honeyed Quill.   This was a tough and eye-opening post for me to write and I am grateful for her asking me to write on this topic.  Let me know what you think below …

What If Tomorrow Wasn’t Promised? 

It's six o'clock in the morning.  I just told you that today is your last day on Earth.  What would you do differently?  Would you lay in the bed contemplating your existence?  Wondering where you went wrong and about all the time you wasted. Or would you get up out of the bed and be …