Learn… or be normal.

A while ago I ran across a quote from Henry Doherty... "It is the studying you do after your school days that really counts. Otherwise, you know only that which everyone else knows." Geeze... I don't want to be normal. Normal assumes that things will get worse unless they are intentionally made better. I want … Continue reading Learn… or be normal.

Three ways to change yourself

Every month I write an article for the Brutal Iron Gym newsletter. For now this is a free newsletter packed with good information and inspiration. If you want to receive it send an e-mail to brutalirongym@gmail.com! This is the article I wrote for the June edition of the newsletter!   I’m a huge fan of getting better! … Continue reading Three ways to change yourself

The two most important parts of your day

    The two most important parts of your day are... the beginning and the end! Here's why I say that... Because, for most of us, these are the two parts that are under our control! Our morning and nighttime routines are typically not impacted by the unexpected (e.g. unexpected visitor, a phone call that takes … Continue reading The two most important parts of your day

I’m getting pretty good at responding to e-mail

Now there's something I've not ever been able to say with a straight face! Anyone who knows me knows that it's not unheard of to have an e-mail note get lost in the swampland called "Paul's Inbox." That was until recently... When I realized that FOR THE SECOND TIME I had neglected to contact a … Continue reading I’m getting pretty good at responding to e-mail

Who’s in your circle of five?

Today, I learned a new phrase. It's a concept that I'm familiar with... you probably are too, but it's new phrase, and I like it. The Circle of Five. I'm currently reading Darren Hardy's book, The Compound Effect. In it he talks about the people you spend the most time with and the tremendously formative … Continue reading Who’s in your circle of five?

The key to success – and anyone can do it

Yesterday I swung by Books-A-Million and picked up a couple of books! Lately I've been reading/thinking about this idea, "The important stuff requires daily attention." That's my simple way of saying what lots of really smart people have been saying for a long time. Anyhow, the book I picked up was Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret (The … Continue reading The key to success – and anyone can do it

Seven Decisions

Last week I bought two new books: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell and The Seven Decisions (Understanding the Keys to Personal Success) by Andy Andrews. I've started reading "The Seven Decisions" and already realize, "this is one of those books that will be read and re-read!" Andy Andrews does an amazing … Continue reading Seven Decisions

The most important person you can care for is…

YOU. This may sound wrong to you... especially if you've grown up within the context of the church, but wait... let me make the case. In the world of nonprofits (e.g. church, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, etc.) we are regularly called to "give yourself." "Give yourself" is great advice if "yourself" is valuable. Seriously, we both … Continue reading The most important person you can care for is…