A Simple Formula to Create Margin

Intentionally unplugging has become an increasingly important idea in today’s world. There have been countless articles written about how taking time off is the secret to increased productivity. Numerous studies have been conducted in recent years that confirm that we all need time rest. As a whole, our society has realized the value of jumping…

Read More

Are You Living for the Weekend?

“I’m just living for the weekend.” Have you ever said these words? I can’t tell you how many of friends I have who seem to endure 120 hours per week just to get to 48 short ones. I’ve spoken these words myself from time to time. I love what author Jon Acuff writes in his…

Read More

Keeping Your Focus on the Details

Magic in the Detials Did you notice what I did there? When people think leadership, they typically think visionary, driven, creative, and inspiring. In the words of Winston Churchill, “the empires of the future are empires of the mind.” It seems nearly impossible to do big things without dreaming big dreams. While this holds true…

Read More

How to Develop a Leadership Philosophy?

Earlier, we discussed why having a leadership philosophy is essential. The importance is based on Character, Consistency, and Collaboration. Understanding the value may be the easy part. The challenge is in taking the time to develop your leadership philosophy and then use it. The process to develop a leadership philosophy may vary by individual. Developing…

Read More

Is It Better to Have a Life Plan or a Life Philosophy?

Much has been written about the importance of a life plan. Even more has been written and promoted about steps to develop one. All of this is positive, but is it the right approach? Life Plans Fall Short Life plans without a life philosophy will not survive in the long haul. A bold statement, maybe,…

Read More

In Living and Leading, Do You Amaze or Maze?

You know the expression. You see their brows furrow as their face cringes in utter confusion. You see their eyes brighten as their face opens in complete wonder. You look in the mirror, and you see fatigue and dullness in your eyes. You look in the mirror, and you see enthusiasm and energy deep inside….

Read More

Thin Difference – Does It Make Sense? Does It Matter?

I sometimes wonder if Thin Difference makes any sense at all. For some, it may sound negative, like people don’t make much of a difference. For others, it may sound more philosophical than practical. When I purchased the URL several years ago, it was after reading a book entitled A Thin Difference. It was a…

Read More

Move from / Move to

You can look at life just about anyway you want to and, for the most part, it is your choice on how to approach your life. One way I like to look at things is in these from / to viewpoints. One to add into the mix is:  Move from / Move to. While there are certain…

Read More

What Are Your Core Beliefs?

Last summer, my nephew stopped through as he was returning from an interview for medical school. We were discussing his interviews, and he told me about a question one of the doctors asked. The interview question was:  What are your core beliefs? While my nephew thought it was a somewhat odd question, I thought it…

Read More

Life Reverberates Like a Dandelion Blowing in the Wind

Reverb was a wonderful project during the month of December. It made you think and write, and those thoughts reverberate through the first days of the new year. Dandelion fluff blows through the wind, landing where it might. There is hope in that image.

Read More

Do You Break Down Your Life’s Game Film? 3 Steps to Consider

After a football game, there is inevitably a comment from coaches and players about watching the game film or the tape. It takes discipline to do this, and it is done to determine ways to get better. Maybe, we can take another life lesson from sports.

Read More

It’s a Walk-On World

Collegiate sports have walk-on players. When they succeed, we love their story of grit and ability. We enjoy it so much that there is now a trophy for it in football – the Burlsworth Trophy. We live in a walk-on world, and we need to embrace it.

Read More