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Just Say “No”

January 13, 2013 — Leave a comment

just-say-noIs your to do list a mile long? Perhaps your plate is more than full, it’s overflowing.

If so, it might be time to start saying “no,” and making choices about what you’re not going to do.

At first this may seem counterintuitive, however making a conscious decision to say “no” can often be just as important as Continue Reading…

thank-you-cardsWhen was the last time you received a handwritten thank you note? If you’ve received one in the past year or two, you’ll almost certainly remember who sent it and why. In my opinion, handwritten thank you notes are one of the best ways to show your appreciation, however it seems as if they have become somewhat of a lost art.

Growing up a short while before computers were mainstream and Continue Reading…

Inspirational Quote #3

December 20, 2012 — Leave a comment

quote-3“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

- Aristotle




how-to-make-time-for-the-things-you-loveHave you ever caught yourself saying that you can’t make time for the things you love?¬†Perhaps you love music and you’ve always wanted to learn to play the guitar, or maybe you feel like you never have time to cook, even though you love it.

If you’ve ever asked yourself this question I can assure you that you’re not alone. In fact, I can personally guarantee it Continue Reading…

coffee-mug-from-my-favorite-time-of-dayEvery weekday I wake up at 4:45am, workout for an hour, shower, get dressed and then eat breakfast and enjoy coffee with my wife for about 30-45min. For years this has been a ritual of ours, which I’ve come to appreciate more and more as our schedules have become increasingly busy throughout the week.

Typically, I’m gone for about 11 hours a day, since I commute from Continue Reading…

passion-drawn-in-the-sandFor about as long as I can remember I’ve asked myself and continually tried to evaluate what’s important to me, or more specifically, what I’m passionate about.

I’ve searched for and read articles on “how to find your passion,” and when I’ve felt stuck even asked my wife what she thinks I’m passionate about, which as you can imagine didn’t get me very far. Typically, it starts with a question such as: Continue Reading…

Inspirational Quote #1

November 28, 2012 — Leave a comment

quote-1“Show me someone who is humble enough to accept and take responsibility for his or her circumstances and courageous enough to take whatever initiative is¬†necessary to creatively work his or her way through and around these challenges, and I’ll show you the supreme power of choice.”

- Stephen R. Covey


fear-of-failureAbout nine months ago I took my first shot at writing a personal mission statement to help solidify what’s important in my life. I’ve always had a sense of things that are important to me, but I had never really taken the time to think long and hard about it.

If you’ve never had an opportunity to write a personal mission, I highly recommend the process. I decided to write mine as part of reading Continue Reading…