What a “ghost-town” theme park taught me about Purpose in life

There’s an eerie feeling you get when you visit a place designed for crowds and you find yourself nearly alone. Last week my family and I went with some friends to Legoland Florida for a “last-hurrah” before my son started school. Although we had a great time, it was also a strange experience to be […]

How I Went from Selling Donuts to Selling Drugs (& why that’s a good thing)

When I was 16, I stopped selling donuts and started selling drugs, and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Strange way to start a post? Let me explain… After several months of interning at a shop that repaired electronic typewriters, I applied for and got my first ever “real” job: running […]

What “Frozen 2” Taught Me About Building a Successful Life and Business

My daughter is 3 and she LOVES all things “Frozen” so naturally, I’ve seen “Frozen 2” about 4,832 times. But something hit me the other day that is SUCH a powerful growth lesson that I had to share it. In the opening section of the movie, Queen Elsa hears a mysterious voice and responds like […]

3 Kinds of Businesses

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Yesterday someone asked who will get through this crisis unscathed…BUT I don’t think businesses OR customers will come out of this ordeal without MAJOR change.  In fact, I believe three kinds of businesses will emerge out of this crisis. 1. The FAILED business: These will not be able to make the shift that will be […]

Shelves, Selves, and a 2020 Vision

I have a wall-to-wall bookshelf in my study, or more accurately, pieces of one. For six months I’ve waited, stalled, and “meant to get to” finishing that shelf, and last week I finally started the finishing process…and stopped again. Maybe I keep stopping because life is just so busy sometimes, but maybe it’s because of […]

Silver Bullets

There are no “silver bullets” or one-size-fits-all solutions. We may take giant steps from time to time, but they are still only steps in a journey that will –and must– continue until the day we die. “Success” in life is not so much about arriving as it is about embracing the process of becoming.

God’s gospel is about God’s glory

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And I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people.  And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give Him glory, because the hour of His judgment has come, and worship Him who made heaven and earth, […]

Vision, Distraction, and Expectations

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“So I sent messengers to them, saying, ‘I am doing a great work and cannot come down.  Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?’”  (Nehemiah 6:3) Fulfilling a vision means being able to say no to the distractions of less important things.  It requires boldness and determination, and […]

Why people flocked to John

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Then people from Jerusalem, all Judea, and all the vicinity of the Jordan were flocking to [John], and they were baptized by him in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.  (Matthew 3:5-6) Why did people flock to John?  Some came out of curiosity, to be sure, perhaps even many or most of them.  Yet, even […]