Somewhere in the Middle

Have you ever gotten in your car and chosen a direction rather than a destination? Taken a few days off or maybe even a week and just said, I’m going West, rather than, I’m spending a few days in the Black Hills. You just drive knowing your direction and see how far it takes you.Continue reading “Somewhere in the Middle”

Bringing Stress Into Focus

Stress is essentially a given in life. Personally I also think it is also given for a purpose. Stress can drive us forward and propel you to do the best you can in a given situation. It can allow you to focus with laser precision on the single most important thing that we want toContinue reading “Bringing Stress Into Focus”

Turning it Off and On

I have been a workaholic for nearly 20 years. It is very easy for me to spend countless hours lost in a project or answering emails or refining that last bit of a presentation. Even as a kid with my first jobs I would hurriedly rush around looking for something fill, wipe, straighten, etc. IfContinue reading “Turning it Off and On”

Do You Want Influence or Control?

Have you ever thought about the amount of influence you have in life? While I would argue that you have mountains of influence and you need to harness it to work for you, I am going to guess that most of us don’t think a whole lot about it until we feel like we’re notContinue reading “Do You Want Influence or Control?”

Developing Myself

Development is incredibly important to me. As in, I think about if, in what areas, at what rate, and by what means I or people that I interact with are growing, multiple times a day. I truly believe that if you aren’t growing and developing a portion of yourself it is shrinking. Mental skills workContinue reading “Developing Myself”

When Is Enough, Enough?

I was talking with a friend recently when he asked me, when is enough, enough. He wasn’t asking in the exasperated sense; he wasn’t fed up with anything. He was thinking about how you push for more, get bigger and better goals when you’ve already accomplished everything you set out to do. If you setContinue reading “When Is Enough, Enough?”

Thriving in Uncertainty: Part 2 Leading Others

I wrote a prior blog post about thriving through the uncertainty the world has to offer but from the individual perspective. However this is a leadership blog and while I do think it is important to put your own oxygen mask first, I also know that we don’t get to stop there. As a sideContinue reading “Thriving in Uncertainty: Part 2 Leading Others”

Thriving Through Uncertainty

We are living in a crazy time with Coronavirus seemingly right outside our doorsteps. Whether you believe its all media hype, some sort of government conspiracy, or all true and wish people would take it more seriously, it is greatly impacting all of our lives. Things like “social distancing” that didn’t exist a couple weeksContinue reading “Thriving Through Uncertainty”

What Makes it the Happiest Place on Earth?

Do you know what my favorite job was? (If you work with me currently it’s my current employer; this post is over skip to the next, thanks!) It was running an drive-in, think old time A&W but without skates. I could have done that seriously forever. I honestly started out by volunteering there. When IContinue reading “What Makes it the Happiest Place on Earth?”

Do I Talk Too Much?

In a friend of mine’s house there is a sign that says, “Sorry I slapped you. I thought you’d never stop talking and I panicked.” It is displayed with pride in a spot that you would walk by many times if you lived in, or visited, their house. The sign was a gift to herContinue reading “Do I Talk Too Much?”