025 Live On Purpose

Had breakfast with my buddy Jon this morning. Sorta 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 such a thing […]

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 […]

Everybody Wants Their Life to Count

Everybody wants their life to count. Do you believe that? Do you believe that deep down everyone wants their life to count? They want to get to the end of life and look back and see the difference they made? Well, it’s not actually true. There are plenty of people who live only for the […]

Potential

Potential… one of the most lethal words in the success dictionary. “Why don’t you live up to your potential.” “You’ve got so much potential.” “Don’t limit yourself. Reach your potential. You could do so much more than you’re doing now.” First of all, those phrases make it sound like, “Hey, you’re worthless now, but you […]

You Are The One

The #1 excuse or fear I hear the most from speakers is, “Who am I to speak to this group of people? I’m nobody special.” Ok, I know email is not the easiest way to pump you up and give you a motivational shot in the arm, but I’m going to give it my best. First, you […]

5.5.5 Advantages of Being Short

I am officially 5.5.5. or 65.5 inches or five feet, five and one-half inches tall. I’d always thought I was 5’6” since that’s what my driver’s license says. (Then I remembered that I gave them that number. Hmmmm.)

There are hundreds of advantages why it’s great to being short – here are just 5.5.5.

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#1 Destiny

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Mom Turns 70

My mom turns 70 today! For most of my time at home she was a single parent. I was a mess. And they had not diagnosed or medicated whatever it was i had! But she worked hard. Supported me and my sister, and I look back with a lot of smiles and great memories! Saturday […]

Start Something that Matters

Love your work, work for what you love, and change the world—all at the same time. What matters most to you? Should you focus on earning a living, pursuing your passions, or devoting yourself to the causes that inspire you? The surprising truth is that you don’t have to choose—and that you’ll find more success […]

Decision

Make the best decision you can and move on. Stop analyzing. Stop wondering if this decision is the BEST decision. You can’t know. You can guess at the outcome, but you can’t know the outcome until you decide and do. Fear and doubt combine their forces to prevent personal growth. They’re like evil “Wonder Twins.” […]

Initiative and Special

The very first word. Parents worldwide do not want to miss it. They open their eyes wide and make strange motions with their mouths as they sound words they hope their child will repeat. “Can you say… Mama? Mmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaa. Mmmmmmmmmaaaaaaaaaa. Yes you can. Yes you can. Say maaaamaaaa.” Of course all of this is done […]

Love Tattoo

He leaned over the partition in MacDonald’s this morning. His voice weak. “LOVE” was an ink faded tattoo across his knuckles. Glancing at our Bibles he said, “I too am blessed and highly favored.” Hmmm… knowing this was only said to Mary by the angel, I wondered what could be coming next.

Self Pity

Feeling sorry for yourself…is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have. Dale Carnegie Self-pity, moaning and whining are impact repellents. How many people do you know that make a measurable, positive difference by feeling sorry for themselves? In fact, how many times have you seen people AVOID those […]

Change

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw Change begins with thought. The bible teaches that we transform (change) by renewing our MINDS. Although Shaw was challenging us to be flexible in our thoughts, to not become static or stagnant, his point is incredible. If […]

Influence and Impact

Whew! Back from a whirlwind trip to London. Landed Friday morning at 10:15 and returned home at 11:45 Monday morning. It was a fast and fun weekend of training and tooling about central London a bit. In this age of webinars and teleseminars why take the time and expense of crossing the pond? Relationships. Christian […]

Passionate

It’s 2:42 am. That’s extra early for me. Yes, I have already been to sleep and woken up. Just trying to get my body clock ready to sleep on the flight to London. Plus it’s just hard to stay down when you’re gearing up to share your passion. That sounds like cliche’, motivational mumbo, jumbo; […]

Lead

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” ~ John C. Maxwell A leader knows the way. Competency continues to be devalued in society. Sad. Here’s what it looks like. “Read five books and you’re an instant expert because you know more than 90% of the people in […]

Bob The Saddle Craftsman

Hi Paul, I just finished watching the Crusader video. WOW did you ever nail this one! First, I am a maverick-not a conformist-and I thought I was the only one marching to the beat of my drums. Your message went right to my heart and soul–no mind stops this time. Special gifts and talents? I did […]