Category Personal Development

The Magic of New Years

Happy New Year! Despite the fact that it happens every year in winter (which is without question the WORST season, and anyone who disagrees is simply wrong), I do love the holiday season. As one of the few individuals who seems to look forward to spending time with my family, I love Christmas (and presents […]

The 8 Principles of Friendship

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.”  – C.S. Lewis That’s right, folks. Today we are talking about that thing called “friendship.” Difficult to define, yet wonderful to behold, it is probably best summed up by leadership author […]

Thoughts on the Creative Career (from Ze Frank)

Okay, so I know many people love to claim they are not creative (which I believe to be a flat-out lie), but even if you truly believe you don’t have a creative bone in your body, I still think you should watch this video. Maybe some of it won’t directly apply to what you want […]

Judge Not

Lest Ye Be Judged…

Greetings, citizens. I apologize for the rather large gap between posts. I have a whole litany of reasons why I’ve been absent from this blog so long (with some probably being more valid than others), but I come baring sage wisdom from renowned author C.S. Lewis. And also the Bible. And Victor Hugo. Grace vs Law […]

Your Personal Best

Just came out of a great weekend down in Columbus., where thousands of people attended the LIFE business major leadership convention. The LIFE business exploding, and I’m so excited to see all the lives its materials and compensation plan are changing. One of the talks that I’ve really carried with me since leaving the function posed […]

10 Traits to Propel You to Greatness, Part 2

A couple weeks ago, I posted an article that was summarizing a post originally made by leadership expert Claude Hamilton. Continuing that tradition of borrowing from those with actual fruit on the tree, here’s “Claude’s ‘Secrets’ to Success, Part 2.” Common traits among all successful people: Production. Winners are producers, despite whatever challenges life tries […]

10 Traits to Propel You to Greatness, Part 1

A great friend and mentor of mine, leadership expert Claude Hamilton, recently published an amazing post on his “secrets to success.” Of course, I personally feel like any time the word “secret” is put in front of the word “success,” it must be at least a little tongue-in-cheek,  seeing as how there have been countless […]

Facing the Giants

Facing the Giants: Death Crawl

Hello all. Sorry for the long break between posts, but I’m back now, and I’m starting off with a clip from a movie I saw many years ago: Facing the Giants. Because of where I was in my life at the time I saw it, the movie didn’t impress me much. Now that I’m older […]

Why Are You Waiting?

Years ago, I bought a book on how to be more proactive and stop putting tasks off for later. Staring at the book on my desk now, I hope the universe likes irony, because I still haven’t gotten around to reading it. Sometimes, it makes me laugh. Other times, when I really let myself think […]

Courage, Character, and a Sense of Duty

Having taken the dive headfirst into the Mental Fitness Challenge, I’m starting feel it’s both a blessing and a curse. The blessing is obviously that I get to become the best version of myself I possibly can be. The curse? I have to grow. Developing a Spine The saying goes that a wishbone will never […]