The Virtue of Self Care

At the peak of my “$60,000 of debt” season I felt trapped. Though you may not feel trapped by debt, it could be a job with benefits that you hate but are afraid to leave… it could be a relationship that you’ve invested years in but don’t want to marry the person and don’t want to break up with them either… it could be not addressing a relational issue that has arisen between you and a family member. Life has a way of making us feel as if we are between a rock and hard place.

No matter what you are trapped between… you have a responsibility that is absolutely, positively monumental. Here it is…

how leaders can serve others

Leaders Serve, Part 2


It was an exchange that lasted only a matter of seconds, but the impact has stuck with me ever since. After ordering a drink from a drive-thru, the lady who filled the cup with sweet tea and handed it to me had the biggest smile I had ever seen. In just those few seconds, I experienced a great amount of joy.

Leaders Dream


What dreams have you had that never came to be? For Isaiah Austin, a center from Baylor who had made himself eligible for the 2014 NBA Draft, his dream has been to hear his name called by the commissioner of the NBA, making his entrance into the world’s elite basketball association.

Isaiah will not play in the NBA. He was not be drafted.

practical ways that we can serve others demonstrates our leadership

Leaders Serve Others


It was late and I was working on my computer focused on the project in front of me. Sondra got home and asked me to pull in the minivan a little further so we could close the garage.

What do you think I did?

Leaders Start


I just spent $400 on an online writing course and the most valuable lesson so far is one that I already knew, but is totally worth $400 to hear again.

How to Transition Out of Your Job | 30 in 30 with Justin Trapp

how to transition out of your job

Recently a new friend of mine, Justin Trapp, send me an email asking if I’d be willing to share my story on his 30 in 30 program. The whole concept, WHICH I LOVE, is Justin taking 30 days to interview 30 different influential leaders and I was honored to be invited to talk with Justin.

Never give up on your dreams and ignore the voices in your head telling you otherwise

Never Give Up On Your Dreams

Never Give Up On Your Dream | What do the voices say to you?

What is your dream? All of us have a dream locked inside of us. Even if it’s been years since you entertained the thought, the dream is still there.

To never give up on your dreams is something that’s easy to say, but hard to do. The second we enter into the process of realizing a dream, the voices telling us we’re foolish become loud and crippling.

The One Thing Every Leader Must Avoid

Don’t do life alone. Don’t do life alone. Don’t do life alone. Don’t do life alone. Don’t do life alone.

Yes, I just posted that over and over because the truth of “Don’t do life alone” is that important