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 […]

028 Information Overload

Got too much going on in your head as you’re trying to master a new process? Here’s a simple approach to ending information overload.

Information Overload Anytime you start a new process you work on learning/mastering the steps. But that’s the problem there are steps and there are multiple instructors with multiple methods. Chances […]

027 Measure by the Mission

How to keep pursuing your dream in the face of criticism and judgement.

We all face… Judgement – a rating system, let’s say 0-5 stars. Criticism – the actually review of our efforts. Wouldn’t it be great if I could give you a formula to protect your heart from ever being hurt by judgement […]

026 Achieve Self-Discipline

The war of self-discipline We all have things we should be doing that we don’t. We all make promises to ourselves that we don’t keep.

Let’s say you promise to run every morning. The night before you set out your gear, plan the route, drink a big glass of water. You feel ready! Next […]

025 Live On Purpose

Had breakfast with my buddy Jon this morning. Sorta an almost mid-year goal update and revival. We got off on a tangent about “the meaning of life,” living your purpose, and other such things.

Living your purpose can be difficult because you may spend your lifetime searching for YOUR purpose – if there’s even […]

Found: Your Voice!

The Voice on NBC features blind auditions. This is supposedly waaaaaay better than sight auditions where a person’s attractiveness, or lack of, could cause their vocals to take on a different quality to the listener. It’s crazy how the eyes can override the ears like that. Coaches on sight audition programs like America Idol have […]

Avoid Becoming a Human Tranquilizer

Boring drugs the audience. It automatically induces a big ol’ case of the drowsies. Transports folks directly to droolville. (And believe me, you do not want to have to hand out napkins with your presentation.)

humantranquilizer

That photo was snapped during my “Tricia” story at Carrie Wilkerson’s BOSS Event. Even the guy on the cell phone is laughing. :)

Here are 5.5.5 ways to avoid becoming a human tranquilizer…

010 Know Your Audience

Podcast of the Know Your Audience Article.

Goals vs Results

Goals reflect the desired destination. Results reveal the actual destination.

You set a goal to lose 10 pounds. It’s an ideal. A thought. A wish. A desire. You lose 8. Result revealed. Accomplishment attained. Was the goal too big? The actions too small or too few? You lose 12. Result revealed. Accomplishment attained. Was […]

Rule Your Results #4 : Control Your Reactions

Whether you get angry at someone attacking your dreams or you get lax and unintentionally drop them one donut at a time – both are failures to control your reaction. The way you deal with what’s confronting you at the moment. Some things are major, some are minor, but all are results deadly.

Reaction does not have to be unmeasured and unchecked.

Protect yourself from runaway recoil…

Rule Your Results #3 : Control Your Actions

If you are going to rule your results you must DO until DONE. Just like there is Fix and Flow time. The same is true for actions. Here are 4 ways to control your actions…

Rule Your Results #2 : Control Your Thoughts

Focusing on your goal requires taking your thoughts captive. You cannot afford to get distracted. When you waste time, you waste momentum.

Rule Your Results #1 : Control Your Time

Rule your results. In science it’s called “cause and effect.” Boy kicks ball. Ball rolls. Exercise and eat less. Weight loss. Sell stuff. Make money. Alabama crushes WHOEVER in the BCS Championship. Everyone’s happy. When you know the outcome you want [effect] and you ruthlessly pound your plan [cause] – you are ruling your results. […]

015 : Just for Today

My friend David is a recovering addict. He inspired today’s thoughts…

012 Eat with Your Audience

The podcast version of the Eat with Your Audience article.

011 Universal Stories

Podcast version of Universal Stories