Advice For Strong Relationships

March 14, 2021

When I first met my wife, Joi, I knew we would be married and live happily ever after. But there was a problem. Joi didn’t see it that way – at least not right away. If life has taught me anything, it’s that almost nobody is on the same page when they first meet. We…

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Joy of Motivation

March 7, 2021

Motivation is always lurking around somewhere within our minds. Even if we’re not thinking about it, it is still there. My wife, Joi, is a good example. Take one look at her, and it’s easy to see that Joi takes care of herself. She gets up at the same time every day and eats a…

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Why Will Power is Not Your Friend

February 28, 2021

When will you get yourself to do what you say you want to do? More people than you know lose sleep over that question. If that sounds like something you have experienced, you’re not alone. Almost everybody begins their journey when a thought pops into their mind. Then, day-to-day life keeps them busy, and they…

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Climbing The Mountain of Success

February 21, 2021

I remember standing in a parking lot high in the Great Smokey Mountains surrounded by tourists and the smell of hot engines. We were about to hike to the Clingmans’ Dome observation tower – 6,644 feet above sea level. There is a sign at the beginning of the trail that warns hikers that the hike…

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3-Steps To Peak Motivation

February 15, 2021

As a child, I wondered why I couldn’t always have my way. Mom and Dad were so mean! I couldn’t wait to grow up, move out, and experience being an adult. Everything would be different – or so I thought. After stepping into the adult world, it didn’t take long to realize that not much…

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Primary Morning Focus

February 14, 2021

I love the quiet peacefulness of mornings, but I’m not too fond that mornings happen so early. Still, the focus, creativity, and feeling of momentum that comes with getting up before the chickens have such value that I needed getting up a bit easier. My solution to drop the complicated and establish a simple routine.…

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Lifestyle Driven Business

February 7, 2021

Laurie Greiner schooled an entrepreneur on Shark Tank with a business lesson that shot through the screen and knocked my remote control out of my hand. He said, “I’m in the lifestyle business.” She said, “I’M OUT! There’s no such thing as a lifestyle business.” He looked confused, but I got it. Then again, I…

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Is it Time to Take a Talkabout?

January 31, 2021

For years, I’ve built a reputation for being a guy that never misses a chance for a good conversation. Sometimes I head out the door for a good old-fashion “Talkabout” – an ode to Crocodile Dundee’s “Walkabout.” I’m not sure when it began, but since exploring life’s possibilities is a core value, I know why;…

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Stages of Getting What You Want

January 25, 2021

Call me crazy, but I’ve always believed life should be simple – and there’s no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure in everything you do. I call it MAPSS. Motivation. Everything begins with the motivation that comes from the inside out. Know your “WHY,” get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step…

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Stages of Getting What You Want

January 24, 2021

Call me crazy, but I’ve always believed life should be simple – and there’s no better way than to follow an uncomplicated structure in everything you do. I call it MAPSS. Motivation. Everything begins with the motivation that comes from the inside out. Know your “WHY,” get excited, and get moving. Accountability. The next step…

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