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! 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

We might not be communicating

For the last several years I have made an effort to make friends who don't look/believe/act like I do. From racial to sexual to theological differences... I have made a lot of great friends. I've spent a lot of time drinking coffee, eating sushi, and lifting weights with my friends. I've listened... and from time … Continue reading We might not be communicating

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

The top five thoughts this week (week 1 of June 2015)

I've been doing a lot of thinking in preparation for turning 40! One of the things I've been giving considerable thought to is the idea of mental strength. I give a lot of energy and thought to the development of physical strength. Research shows that the brain is much like a muscle... it can develop … Continue reading The top five thoughts this week (week 1 of June 2015)

Weekend review (5/31/15) – She completely surprised me

Yep! That's what happened this past weekend! The lovely and talented Mrs. Peterson added a new "descriptor" to her portfolio... "sneaky." She put together a surprise birthday part for me which included my favorite people ever! I was blown away... speechless. AND THEN... she whisked me away for the weekend! I love this girl so … Continue reading Weekend review (5/31/15) – She completely surprised me

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