The 8 Week “Becoming Challenge”

This morning as I was walking on the beach I realized that no matter what time of day, year or what the weather is like, the ocean continues to do exactly as she was created. The waves roll in towards the shore as far as she desires and back out to sea, consistently day or … Continue reading The 8 Week “Becoming Challenge”

7 Steps to Help Achieve Your Vision Board Goals

By now the average person has made a decision to commit to a set of goals, resolutions or strategic steps which they feel will give them the best leverage to achieving success.  Vision Boards encourage participants to cut and paste a visual representation of who they want to become, what they want to attain or … Continue reading 7 Steps to Help Achieve Your Vision Board Goals

10 Things to Maintain Your Sanity After Losing a Job!

If there is one thing, I know plenty about, it's the aftermath of losing a job. It doesn't matter whether you were fired, laid off or just go so fed up with the environment that you quit. The result is still the same in the mindset of most, failure. Sometimes failure is not what has resulted but rather an opportunity. It all depends on what your thoughts are around the circumstances. I've been laid off three times and fired once. Everyone won't respond the same way, but I recall feelings of hurt, disappointment, frustration, humiliation, distrust, anger, sadness, joy, hope and even excitement.   The key is to never allow the … Continue reading 10 Things to Maintain Your Sanity After Losing a Job!

Revolutions of Modern Technology

Several months ago I purchased a Rubik Cube for my twelve-year-old. I could recall how time-consuming it was for me as a child to figure out how to solve one side than months later two sides before ultimately only getting as high as three sides without a solution. We would practice on the bus, at … Continue reading Revolutions of Modern Technology

Try these five things to get back on track!

There's nothing more frustrating to me then to plan my day or week in advance and by Sunday I'm looking at a calendar with unchecked, unresolved, incomplete tasks. The reality however is that we can plan for events and check points but we can never plan for life, emotions and outside influences. It is in … Continue reading Try these five things to get back on track!

Pregnant for Ten Years

If you've ever been pregnant than you know what it's like to have a projected due date and what the anticipation is like for your newest arrival. Maybe family and friends have celebrated your unborn with surprise baby showers, gender reveal parties, or intimate family moments with just dad and the grandparents. You've decorated the … Continue reading Pregnant for Ten Years

Why Deferred Dreams Are Worse Than Failures

Back in the days when I used to work for a third-party benefits administrator I provided information to clients regarding their pensions.  One of the options of retirement allows a person at full retirement age (62-67 depending on the plan)  to continue working even though they may be fully vested and able to receive their … Continue reading Why Deferred Dreams Are Worse Than Failures

Create Greater Success by Commanding your Morning!

Did you know that your mind is racing faster when you initially awake than at any other time period of the day? It is during these first 20-30 minutes in which researchers have discovered that innovative ideas, strategies and problem solving answers are brought to the forefront of the human mind.  So how you use … Continue reading Create Greater Success by Commanding your Morning!

10 Steps to your “What If You Can?”

Ten years ago I had a fresh idea that I knew was downloaded directly from God.  I began executing on what I believed were the next vital steps into creating my "dream" into the ultimate opportunity.  I had just relocated back to my home town with four kids, no job and literally no money.  Although … Continue reading 10 Steps to your “What If You Can?”

Do this the next time you hike!

These are the beginning steps of the final destination to reach the pinnacle of Crowder's Mountain at the Crowders Mountain State Park.  We began the journey at the Linwood Road Access point and chose to take the 0.91 mile hike one way to the 1,705 foot view of the 25 miles of piedmont horizon.  I … Continue reading Do this the next time you hike!