“I’ll Work on That”

When someone says, “You know, you really need to change…” Too often we get defensive. Too often we get hurt. Too often we point to a flaw in the person telling us what to change. Too often we justify. Instead, like my buddy did in the last post, we could just say, “I’ll work on […]

Initiative is War!

“Have a New Kid By Friday” “Reach All Your Goals In 30 Days” “Click 3 Buttons And Get Rich Online.” Fast. Easy. Impossible results. That’s all we want. And delivered within the next hour thank you. Some change actually is easy. But most is war. It’s a battle. And there are injuries. How often do […]

Better Off

Better Off OK, so you want to change your world. You’ve decided. You’re serious. You want to be able to lay down at night, review the day and say, “Yep, it was good for me to be alive today.” I know that sounds a little egocentric. You can’t really go around saying, “You’re lucky I’m […]

Initiative is Movement

Move. Don’t just sit there… thinking… about how you want your life to be. Move. Take a step. Read the book by your bedside that promises to help you through depression. Take the painting course to unleash the Picasso you’re captivating. Get a sadist of a personal trainer to get you back in shape. Turn […]

Decide

Do you really want to change your world? Do you want better friendships? A better relationship with the Lord? A greater heart for service? A happier home life? Decide. Write it down. “Here’s what I want to change…” Wanting to change and wishing to change are two different things. If you want things to change, […]

20 Years Ago Today

Twenty years ago today Sherri passed away. Sam was just five weeks old. Now he’s a junior in college!!! We dated for over 4 years and were married for almost 3. Sherri was sweet, kind, passionate, adventurous and a spitfire at times! Blessings, Paul

No Traffic Jams

“There is never a traffic jam on the extra mile.” Zig Ziglar. We live in a world of minimums. What the minimum amount of work I can do to get by, not get fired, and still get that check I complain about? What’s the last minute I can leave and possibly get to the destination […]

Make More. Give More. Live More.

Ray Edwards is an to-level copywriter and business consultant. I met him in person a few weeks ago at Inc. Magazine in NYC. Now I am thrilled to place him among my friends who build people and business for God’s glory. Ray recently interviewed me for his podcast. In this interview, you’ll discover – as […]

Becoming a Bestselling Author

INC headquarters. Tuesday. 39th floor. World Trade Center 7. NYC. 20 elite entrepreneurs. We met to share our top ideas about recurring revenue with Lewis Schiff. Lewis is the Chairman and Executive Director of Inc. Business Owners Council. He knows that Inc. has to move from being advertiser centric to subscriber forced in this new […]

Platinum Platform

The anchor of Live Your Mission is clearly communicating your message. Even though this was written for those who are part of my public speaking training, it makes sense to republish it here. In this series of articles we’ll cover… The Platinum Platform: Discover, Develop, & Deploy Your Speaking Business. If you’ve been in the […]

Tony’s Show

“Beliefs are a weak substitute for experiences.” He also mentions that you can’t just be motivated you must have strategy. If your goal is to see a sunset and you start running east it’s never going to happen. You might have the right goal, but the wrong strategy. Success is NOT an Accident, Paul

What Will They Lie About?

What Will They Lie About? You’ve either heard about or done this exercise… “Write your eulogy today. Write down everything you want said about you at your funeral. Now go out an live that way!” Good exercise. Here’s another. If you died today what would the preacher lie about at your funeral? How would your […]

Tornado Watch

Our area is under a tornado watch. Gusting winds. Dark grey sky. Rumbling in the clouds. Local weathermen and women fill the channels and commentate like Brent Musburger on Monday Night Football. (Lot’s being said, but most of it doesn’t make sense.) Until… “Please move to an interior room of your house.” “Take precaution.” PREcaution. […]