There's a huge conversation taking place these days revolving around the idea of "entitlement." I'm sure that if we sat down and had this conversation, there would be a divergence of views on this subject... see I have liberal and conservative friends (imagine that) who are all over the place on this topic. HOWEVER, this … Continue reading Re-thinking “entitlement” thinking
Shot this video this morning on the way to the gym. After watching I realize... the camera phone distorted my face and I really needed to shave! Having said that... the content is still good! So watch don't be distracted by my big, hairy face!
Neil Bascomb wrote a book called The Perfect Mile in which he tells the story of Roger Bannister, John Landy, and Wes Santee, three men who committed themselves to run the mile in less than four minutes. He writes: “All three runners endured thousands of hours of training to shape their bodies and minds. They ran more … Continue reading 4 Insights on Self-Discipline (re-post)
I read those words from Steven Covey's book "First Things First" and they arrested my mind for the rest of the day. Think about it... we all want to see change of some sort in our lives... and most of us want to see it quickly... if not immediately. You know there is a way … Continue reading There is no shortcut but there is a path
Most often when people quit in the gym is NOT because their muscles are not strong enough... it's because their MIND is not strong enough! I see it all the time! Their form will be solid, they will be going strong and then all of a sudden... They're DONE. They QUIT. As a trainer I … Continue reading Don’t let your mind stop you
One of the things I've been thinking about recently is the importance and timing of these two little giant words: "yes" and "no." I'm coming to realize this... you will enjoy your "yes" so much more if you are free and willing to say "no" more frequently. For instance: I can say "yes" and enjoy paying cash for … Continue reading How to enjoy “yes”
I'm a big fan of going to the gym and working out. I have personally experienced the physical, spiritual, and emotional value of pushing my body hard and am convinced that everyone can benefit from working out. While you will certainly benefit physically from getting into the gym, I am persuaded that this is not … Continue reading Physical Friday – an added benefit of going to the gym (and it’s not what you think)
This morning, while I was packing lunch for "The Ladies", I had a conversation with one of my girls. It went something like this... Her: "A boy at school is picking on me about the food I eat." (Our family is on a gluten free diet and we eat minimal junk food, so the content of "The … Continue reading People will make fun… who cares?
Most months I read through the Bible book of Proverbs. Sometimes I will just read through it. Other times I will read through looking for and noting specific themes (e.g. money). Here's a link to many things I've found in Proverbs that have been insightful. Because there are 31 chapter in Proverbs it is fairly … Continue reading Here’s why you should read Proverbs
A few days ago Seth Godin blogged another gem. I want to post his blog and add some comments that will be relevant to a church environment. My comments will be the bullet points. (Oh, and I've also bolded some of the "stick out" lines in his blog post) "If I were you..." But of course, you're … Continue reading If I were you (what Seth Godin can teach the church/Christians)