Leader YOU!

Are there too many books on leadership? Why write another book on the subject? Why read one? You can Google “best leadership books” and get a plethora of experts’ titles: Maxwell, Covey, Collins, etc. There are many levels of leadership and great authors have and will write wonderful resources we should dig into. Why? We’re…

Excuse Me.

Politeness is a great trait. It’s great for adults, too, not just young people. It’s refreshing to hear a “yes sir,” or “please, go ahead.” Men can still hold the door for a lady – chivalry is not dead. However, the words we use so often define us and should be chosen carefully. “Excuse me”…

Are You Hungry?

We get hungry for a reason, and, unlike the featured image, hopefully we choose great, nutritious food options.  Are you hungry today for growth? Life is not about mere existence. Nature itself teaches us that growth happens in living things! We must grow through life, not simply go through it. Are you hungry? If you’re…

Water People.

That’s right! We consist primarily of water! Approximately 14 gallons to be exact! That’s 60-70 percent of water walking around in the form of you!  According to National Geographic, losing just one quart of water results in lost cognitive function. High sugar-based and carbonated drinks don’t hydrate, they actually deplete water to digest. Drinking a…

How’s Your Art?

Artists are awesome! They take a canvas and with deliberate strokes create art! They spend a lot of time mixing colors, preparing the canvas, and envisioning the painting.  Is it all just for a painting? The answer is yes. Artists love creating! They love the intricacies of the process. The masterpiece comes years after daily…

Squirrel!

“Squirrel!” one of my kiddos shouts! He’s quickly joined at the front window by three others. Not to mention a parent (me) who’s determined to capture this Kodak moment!  While this illustration created a fun memory, squirrels in life aren’t as funny. Squirrels of life manifest themselves through distractions be it technology, random ideas, you…

Non-Negotiable!

A non-negotiable is something you won’t do! Like turning back, you won’t consider it! You won’t deviate because the option to (fill in the blank) is simply off the table. Whether personal purity or physical fitness, non-negitiables are boundaries you set for yourself. They keep your energy spent doing your plan instead of pushing on…

Your Inauguration!

Millions of citizens will take part in ceremonies & parties surrounding President-elect Trump’s Inauguaration. What’s an inauguration? Definition: “the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.” January has eleven days left, but it’s never too late for your inauguration! What’s that goal you wanted to set, or the one you’re behind on? Good news, you’re…

You Are My Sunshine!

There was this “press-my-tummy” teddy bear I distinctly remember when my kiddos were just babies. It would sing, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine, you make me happy everyday…” You know, there are clouds in the sky; but like a good pilot friend of mine says, “Report base…the sun’s shining above the clouds and…

Dream Job?

I asked Annie, a fellow MTSU student, “What’s your dream job?” Not only is this a great conversation starter, you’ll be surprised by many of the answers. The answers that require growth inspire me! Annie wants to be top level film director at Time Warner! Yes sir! The focus and passion she had in studying tells me she’s more…