Making the Most of Back-to-School

Making the Most of Back-to-School
I’m a huge fan of Collective Intelligence. There’s an ancient Japanese proverb that reads: “None of us are as smart as all of us.” With that in mind, I asked people to share their best Back-to-School tips. Maybe one or two of them will help you make the most of your school year. The key ...

Reflections of a First-Time College Parent 2

Reflections of a First-Time College Parent
Moved in my first college student yesterday. I must admit…I’m a little confused. As we marched towards the inevitable “Move-In Day,” I encountered several dads who shared consistent stories. Stories filled with moments of tears and heartaches. One dad even shared how he got in his vehicle to leave, put it in Reverse, but took ...

Do or Do Not

Do or Do Not
If somewhere in the crevasses of your mind, the phrase, “there is no try” just sprang forward, we need to talk. Especially if it happened without any effort of your own. This can only mean one thing…you’ve seen a Star Wars movie, or two. This phrase, “Do or do not, there is no try” originated ...

Why Should You Network? 1

Why Should You Network?
Networking is simply another word for extending your social reach. It’s the process of connecting with new people to discover what you share in common and how you can help each other walk away better than you started. The key is to connect with the people who are stronger than you such that they will ...

Gratitude for Mom

Gratitude for Mom
It’s Mother’s Day weekend. It’s a day dedicated to recognizing all that our moms have done, do now and will do in the future. Unfortunately, many times we don’t think about what others mean to us until we witness others losing the very thing we still have, but neglect. Here’s a video (2:30) that should remind ...

What is Success?

What is Success?
                I have had a long-standing discipline of capturing all kinds of content: poems, quotes, illustrations, etc. Below is one of my favorites…enjoy!   What Is Success? At age 4, success is not peeing in your pants. At age 12, success is having friends. At age 16, success ...

The Secret to Your Success

The Secret to Your Success
Do you like to fish? Here is South Carolina, fishing is part of our culture. You’re not a card-carrying southerner if you don’t own at least one rod and reel. You just never know when you might spot a new fish’n hole. My middle child has the “Fish’n Fever” this year. (That’s her in the ...

Burn The Boats

Burn The Boats
I wanted to share this great story as conveyed by one of my favorites, Andy Andrews. We all face obstacles in our path that can deter our attempts to be successful. No matter the size of the obstacle, the key component is being fully committed to doing whatever is necessary to realize success. Listen as ...

Who Wants to Know the Secret to a Full Life? 2

Who Wants to Know the Secret to a Full Life?
What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s not a question for a child. I’m asking YOU. That’s right, the reader on the other side of this screen. What do YOU want to be when you grow up? Hear me out before you push back. You might be thinking, “I’m already grown. ...

Top Post from March

Top Post from March
  1) Introducing Faith for Fathers This post tells the backstory of Faith for Fathers as it relates to my involvement. 2) Who Wants to Hear an OUTRAGEOUS story? I gave a copy of my book, “the OUTRAGEOUS life” to an 8-year-old boy. You’ll be impressed at what he did with it. 3) Thanks from ...