“Give Us You”

I have a question for you today: What mask are you wearing? No, you don’t need to check your calendar. It is not Halloween, New Year’s Eve, or Mardi Gras season. I mean the mask that you wear all the time. Let me explain. Most people focus on what other...

Serving Helps Everyone

Yesterday a friend of mine named Tim and I rode up to a military base to make ourselves available to help men and women leaving the Army get ready for life after the military. A mutual friend of ours named Carl (who is a retired Major General) set up the meeting, as...

Play for the Long-Term

I bet you have heard the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. In case you have not, I will give you a quick recap. The Hare takes off fast, gets a huge lead, and decides to rest. He falls asleep, while the Tortoise keeps going. Because he kept “running”...

Expect the Unexpected

I am a Dad to five children, four of which are living. The ages range from 13 to 33. As a result, I have had the pleasure of helping raise little tykes twice, which means a whole lot of animated shows and movies. One of the TV series that my younger two daughters...

Public Speaking Tips (Part 3)

(This is the last segment in my 3-Part Series. Please see my posts from 9/6/18 and 9/11/18 for Parts 1 and 2.) Tip 7 – Realize that people want you to succeed Did you know that? In general, people really do want you to succeed. They are rooting for you. If your...