2015 Empty Bookshelf Challenge


So I absolutely cannot take credit for this.  A friend of mine shared this idea from Jon Acuff.  I loved the idea and I accepted the challenge in 2014.  It required commitment and discipline, but it was totally worth it.  Are you up for the challenge?

5 Things Leaders Do


There are so many dimensions to leadership and it is most certainly a process not a destination.  I want to share with you a training I received from a mentor of mine, Greg Smith, in August 2013.  He shared the five things leaders do at Advocare Success School in August 2013. His training challenged me and convicted me of some areas I needed to grow in.  I am certain one or more of these insights will do the same for you.

What Are Your Strengths?


Would you like to be more effective and productive in every important area of your life?  I believe most everyone would like to.  One of the most important things we can do before beginning a new project or task is to identify and fully understand our strengths.  There is an incredible tool that can help us do exactly that.  It is StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath.

What Should I Read?


In my last two posts, I Don’t Like To Read & What Are You Feeding Your Mind, I shared some thoughts and insights into the important of reading.  As a follow up I figured I would share some of my favorite books in the following categories: Faith, Parenting, Personal Development, Finances, Leadership, & Business.  There are several other great books in all of these areas.  In fact I would love to hear from you about your favorite books in any or all of these areas.  I know of several other great books that have been recommended to me by friends and mentors who I trusts.  I only wanted to recommend and endorse books I have personally read and received tremendous value from.

Speak Life Part 2

mother talking with her son


In my previous post I discussed the value and importance of becoming a life speaker.  Although it is extremely important to living the life we desire it is easier said than done.

You might ask, “How do I learn to speak life?”  The answer requires us to tame our tongue.  And how do we learn to tame our tongues?  It starts by changing our hearts.