Priorities

Priorities

When forced to choose between two options, choose the things you can’t buy: You can’t buy peace of mind, it must be earned. You can’t buy a healthy body, it must be earned. You can’t buy a great marriage, it must be earned. You can’t buy an intelligent mind, it must...

Options

Options

Decisions: Most adults make 35,000+ decisions per day. If we sleep a little more than eight hours per night, then we make approximately 2,200 choices per every waking hour (37 decisions per minute). Toys: The average American child owns 117 different toys and 70% of...

Unreactive

Unreactive

Study: A 2019 Gallup poll of 150,000 people in 140 countries found 45% of Americans felt “a lot of worry” the previous day and 55% of Americans said they felt “a lot of stress” the previous day. The rest of the world said 39% and 35%, respectively. Question: Why does...

Tradition

Tradition

Today is one of my favorite days of the year…  How The Tradition Began: The Friday of March Madness has been a special day in my family since I was ten years old. It was fourth grade and I was in Mrs. Williams’ class, and Dad picked me up from school for a...

Gratitude

Gratitude

Quote: “I’ve never owned a dishwasher, but I’ve always had the best dish-dryer in the world.” – My Grandma  Story:My Grandma passed away on Tuesday. She lived in Pierceton, Indiana – a tiny midwestern town with one stoplight. Their home was small, but always well...

Neglect

Neglect

If you are a parent, you know that child abuse doesn’t require physical or emotional abuse.  More commonly, abuse comes in the form of physical and emotional neglect. No good parent sits their young child in front of Netflix for hours and hours, feeds them trash...

Balloons

Balloons

A Teacher at a large school gave every student a balloon. The students then had to inflate it, write their name on it, and throw it in the hallway. The Teacher then went into the hallway and mixed all the balloons.  The students were then given five minutes to go and...

Regrets

Regrets

  August 13, A Personal Story:Exactly 9 years ago today (August 13, 2012) was the worst day of my life.  On the evening of the 13th, my Dad was out on a run at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville, Indiana.  He had a massive heart attack and moved quickly from...

Vision

Vision

VisionLook around you… What do you see? No seriously. Pause for a minute and take note of what you find in your line of sight. The Importance of Vision:The reason we need to look around and take note of what we see is because we perceive the world primarily through...

Perseverance

Perseverance

  Perseverance Not everything you produce will be a masterpiece. That is not an excuse to sacrifice on quality… It is a reminder to keep going when you aren’t seeing the results right away.  Example 1: Mariah Carey 288+ songs produced Net worth, $520 million One song...

Networks

Networks

The Power of Your Network  One of the keys to achieving mastery is related to the power of your network.  Why? You can be great at anything, but you can’t be great at everything. Even when you are phenomenal at something, you will still have problems to solve in other...

Status

Status

Stop playing status games! Status is your ranking in the social ecosystem. Who is number one?  Who is number two?  Who cares?! There are several problems with status games… Here are two of them: Who decides on your ranking? To be the winner, there has to be a loser. ...

Distractions

Distractions

December 29, 1972.  Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed into the Florida Everglades, killing 101 passengers.  That crash was the first ever of a wide-body aircraft and one of the most horrific airline crashes in the history of the United States.  So, what happened?...

Distribution

Distribution

The Power of Distribution You have the power to change the world.  I’m not saying that to be trite. Every single one of you has one of the most powerful tools known to man… An idea. But, an idea is nearly powerless if it stays inside of you.  That idea needs to...

Comparison

Comparison

Comparison is a Negative-Sum Game A negative-sum game is a situation that destroys value instead of maximizes value, or even creates any value. When you compare yourself with others, there are two possible outcomes: You end up thinking you are better than someone. You...

Freedom

Freedom

Freedom From & Freedom To When I was a missionary in Mozambique we spent time exploring the African bush, which was remarkable, by the way. One of my missionary friends asked the guide how they find water to drink when they are thirsty? Our guide explained how...

Architecture

Architecture

Pardon me while I open a wormhole into your brain and thrust some design advice into it… Today more than ever before, we make choices based on where things are, not because of what they are and the value they bring to us.  We consistently choose the convenient...

Focus

Focus

Perceiving & Focusing Your brain processes more than six-thousand thoughts a day. But your brain is much like the computer you are on right now.  It won’t work properly when it gets cluttered with too many tasks and too much data.  It always has incredible...

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