How Getting Through Today Is One of The Keys To Success

  I don't know about you, but there are days that I don't want to do anything.  Well, anything productive that is.  Where I feel like my schedule is too full and I don't have enough hours in the day to accomplish it all. And a lot of times it is easier to just give up …

Why You Need To Be Anchored In Your Dreams

As children, we are told that our dreams are important. Our parents tell us that if we work hard and study that they can come true. And at that age, we feel like anything is possible. So what happened? Many will say that life happened. I understand that, but I will also say that it …

Stop Setting Yourself On Fire For Others

We are all guilty of it.  We meet someone and we subconsciously become obsessed with them. I am not just talking about someone you are romantically interested in. That goes for platonic relationships, too. As humans, we have an insane yearning to be liked and accepted by others. Think about it. You gave your all …

How Believing In Myself Landed Me A Dream Job

(photo courtesy of Motivation Block) For many years, I didn't believe in myself.  Sure, I talked the talk.  Said the right things that I thought people wanted to hear.  Made empty promises and left many things undone.  Why? I simply did not believe in my life and what I stood for anymore.  It was a …

5 Tips To Get Yourself Aligned With The Right People

Have you every had a car that pulled to the left or right every time you drove it?  No matter what you did it wouldn't stay straight.  As tight as you held the steering wheel, it felt like the car had a mind of its own.So you take it to a car shop and they …

Failure Is Not The Word You Should Be Worried About

For a time in the military I thought it was fear that was keeping me from advancing to the peak of the military ranks.  Was I ready for more responsibility beyond leading troops? Would I fail at the task? No, it wasn't that.  I enjoyed helping shape some of America's best and brightest in the …

Isn’t It Time To Get In Focus?

We are rattled. Off kilter. Unfocused. Something threw us off our balance and we can't get back on track. You know why?  Because we won't take the time to reset ourselves. To get back into our right position in life We need to stop everything and get back in focus. Think about a photographer. Before …

Grit (Part One of The 3G Series)

What is grit? Merriam-Webster defines grit as a firmness of mind and spirit:  unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger.  But I think it's much more than that. I believe grit is the trait in all of us that lies dormant in many.  Grit to me is when passion and perseverance meet and you …

The 3G Series: Grit, Grind, and Gratitude

Coming tomorrow will be part one of three in a series I call The 3G Series.  I have lived most of my adulthood by following these three traits.  Even before I knew what each one was they have had a profound effect on me.  I honestly believe that if you live by these three you will …