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Thank You for the Last 5 Years BeachBody

Thanks BeachBody! In 2012, at the ripe old age of 34, I looked at myself and admitted that I had a problem. Like they tell you in any 12 step program, the first step is to admit the problem. I was READY to change because it wasn’t going to get any easier. After watching the […]

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Understand the Success Quadrant and Plan Accordingly

What is your definition of success? Does success involve being happy?  Perhaps it is tied to income and your ability to provide for a family.  Maybe success means that you are making a difference in the world around you.  Likely, your definition of success is a conglomeration of all of the above with some additional ingredients. […]

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What Gets Measured Gets Managed

What Gets Measured Gets Managed. What Gets Measured Gets Managed is an amazing concept that I believe has merit.  Originally quoted by Peter Drucker, a professor, economist, and management scholar.  He made the statement as relates to business management but it definitely applies to a broad spectrum of categories.  In this case I’m applying this […]

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Nothing Happens in Phase 1. Be a Doer!

Be a doer because nothing happens in Phase 1. You Want Something Doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. We all want something and we’re not going to get it simply by realizing we want it. You may not know, at this point, what exactly it is that you want. It might be as general […]

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Reflections From Afghanistan – How Fatherhood Changed Everything

Fatherhood Changed Everything! Today, just 2 days after my 6 month mark in Afghanistan, I reflect back to who I was 9 years ago today.  Completely different.  It’s a day that changed who I was forever.  It changed my name to DAD. Now I sit here at my plywood desk in Afghanistan.  Pictures of my 2 […]

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Your Business is Like an Old Water Pump – So Pump

Should You Go For A Job Or Start A Business? When you compare starting your own business with having a job, the risks along with the rewards weigh on the side of starting a business.  The safer choice is definitely to just go get a job.  If you know me and if you read my […]

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Life’s Direction Changed with 1 Decision

I’m going to tell you a story about that decision that changed my life. I hate to sound over dramatic but it truly did. This wasn’t a decision TO change my life. It was a decision that set off a sequence of events that made me someone entirely different today than I would have been otherwise. […]

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Army Deployment Round IV, Summer 2016

Army Deployment Round IV, Summer 2016 has been unexpectedly dropped on me.  Either in June or July I’ll be making my way to Afghanistan for a short 6 month paid vacation.  I’m long past due since I haven’t been anywhere since 2010.  I was actually going to request such an assignment this fall just so […]

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Hammer And Chisel Round 1 is in the Bag

It’s always a great feeling at the end of a workout when you can put an X on your calendar but the real sense of accomplishment is when you can mark off that last day.  I did that yesterday on the 27th of January and Hammer and Chisel Round 1 is in the bag!  56 […]

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Stay Healthy While Traveling 16 Tips – Guest Author

Here are 16 tips to help you stay healthy while traveling. Arf, arf, escapaders!  We all know that traveling is amazing, but it can also be stressful and detrimental to our health when we’re constantly on the go. SLEEP, SLEEP, AND SLEEP.  The most important thing you can do while traveling is sleep.  Your body needs rest when you’re physically […]

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The Rolling Bard: A Unique YouTube Travel Adventure

You’ve got to check out my friend Zaque and his “Rolling Bard” project! Travelling to far off locations can be interesting, and adventurous.  However, not everyone is lucky enough to go for long vacations to the places they dream about, and find out the hidden tales of each location. And for this, you just might need a […]

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