Encouragement is the ultimate construction tool. Nothing builds up faster, elevates quicker or edifies with greater success than encouragement. There is no greater motivator. We’re all tortured with doubts, as fear tries to imprison us in a cage made with bars of disbelief. For many, this crippling assault prevents us from ever achieving much of […]Read More Building Your Skyline
There’s just something about getting stuck in traffic that unsettles me at a deep level. I feel confined and caged, as if the surrounding vehicles have clipped my wings, preventing me from soaring wherever I’m led. Yesterday, my friend Evan McKeel made a comment to me that brought the realization I’m not alone in this […]Read More The Open Road
Every day, whether we realize it or not, we’re leading others. Our words, our actions, our plans, our dreams, the way we walk, talk, drive and act all represent a road map of sorts. Are we leading people where they need to go? Or are we leading them astray? Do we handle stress by pointing […]Read More Where Are You Leading?
Darkness doesn’t exist. It’s not a thing. It’s not animal, vegetable, mineral, energy, plasma or anything else. Darkness is simply a word to describe the absence of light. Sort of like emptiness. That’s also not a thing, but the absence of something. When you feel alone, defeated, depressed, when you feel like giving up, that’s […]Read More Two for Oneness
Lead by example – a phrase we’ve all heard at least once. Every solid leader, manager, supervisor, boss, parent, authority figure worth their title embraces this philosophy. Teach your followers, team members, employees, children, etc to do by watching you do first. With that in mind, if you are in any sort of position of […]Read More Is Your Leader Generous or Selfish?
Ever feel like you’re so under attack the rain of arrows blocks out the sun? As if you’re constantly fighting in the darkness? Like no matter what you do you can’t get away from the incessant barrage? It happens to all of us from time to time. Or at least it should. Like it or […]Read More Rain of Arrows
I’ve often thought that our duty in this world is to take in darkness and never let it back out. Sort of how trees take in carbon monoxide and release oxygen, it’s our duty to transform the darkness into light. Address happy people with kindness. A friendly wave to the man leaning into road rage. […]Read More Give Your Love