Rain, Running, Misery… and a Way to Choose Optimism!

My alarm reverberated obnoxiously, disrupting the stillness of my sleep far too early this morning. I am committed to wake up early in order to exercise, read and pray.  However, each morning when the alarm rings, it is a fight to keep these commitments.  My brain comes up with every conceivable excuse to avoid getting … Continue reading Rain, Running, Misery… and a Way to Choose Optimism!

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10 Tips for Finding a Mentor… and Why You Should Stop Listening to Almost Everyone Else!

If you feel stuck right now, you might be allowing too many voices to be contributing to your life! You might need to stop listening to just about everyone! Let me explain... There are two ways to learn how to be a rock climber.  You can hire a guide or find a mentor.  Both guides … Continue reading 10 Tips for Finding a Mentor… and Why You Should Stop Listening to Almost Everyone Else!

The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

It was a scary moment... the moment I realized that everything I was reading was from a similar genre.   My thinking, learning and perspectives were becoming redundant and insular.  I was no longer expanding my knowledge base, but reinforcing the current limits of my development. To remedy this, I began asking great leaders and … Continue reading The Most Recommend Books from 40 Different Leaders!

What do Exploring Antarctica and Succeeding in Life Have in Common?

On one of his expeditions to Antarctica, famed explorer Ernest Shakleton aptly named his ship the Endurance.  At that point, the southern most continent was an unexplored polar desert, thought by many to be unexplorable due to the harsh conditions.  It was one of the last great undiscovered and uncharted places on earth. Shackleton knew … Continue reading What do Exploring Antarctica and Succeeding in Life Have in Common?