I love to run. I love waking up early. I love the clarity that it brings. I love the culture that surrounds it. And I love that a lot of people hate it. But more than anything, I love it because of the lessons it teaches about resolve, grit, patience, and hard work. There are […]Read more "20 Takeaways from 10 Marathons"
David Brooks’ ROAD TO CHARACTER is one of my favorite books I have ever read. If you are interested in history and committed to learning from the lives of others, I cannot recommend this book more highly. Add it to your list. Here is one of many quotes from that book that bounced off the […]Read more "Back to Basics"
This week, make this decision. You will not be reactive. You will be proactive. You will not be flaky. You will be firm. You will not be swayed by circumstance. You will be steady. You will not be bothered by the external. You will be grounded in the internal. You will not be driven by opinion. You will be rooted in […]Read more "Make This Decision"
Many set goals. Few keep them. Many make resolutions. Few follow through. Many have strong intentions. Few have strong habits. As with every January, there is a lot of HYPE right now around setting ambitious, invigorating, and meaningful goals for the year 2017. If you’re like me, your entire twitter feed is filled with […]Read more "One of Few"
Writing is always easier at 30,000 feet. I jotted this down in 20 minutes on a flight last week. More than anything, it is a message that I regularly need to be reminded of. I decided to share with hopes that others may benefit. Too often, we hide procrastination under the pretense of preparation. We mask our “waiting for […]Read more "The Preparation Excuse"
Recently, I was speaking to a friend and had the realization that I have been privileged by the opportunity to work with and learn from a host of incredible leaders. From my dad who is responsible for the leadership of engineers in our nation’s space program; pastors who are actively shifting the culture of their community; band directors who are […]Read more "67 Lessons From the Strongest Leaders I Know…"
Lately, I’ve had a prayer. Instead of praying for new things to come into my life, my prayer has been that I would see all of the blessings already sitting right in front of me. The truest form of thankfulness is not a moment. It’s an attitude…a mindset… a lifestyle. Moving forward from today, I don’t want my […]Read more "Eyes of Gratitude"