Empowerment

Empowerment

It is February of 2018 already. Time flies, and I say that with all respect in the world for time, given that four-and-a-half years ago I sat in a room at Duke University Oncology with an IV in my arm delivering toxic chemicals into my system in hopes of beating down the leukemia cells that had taken over 95% of my blood.

Have A Plan

Have A Plan

Every year I write a forward-looking “life plan” for the coming calendar year in which I try to narrate and document specific actionable items to do, accomplish or emphasize throughout the year. The idea actually began as an offshoot of an annual business plan, a template for income and commission sales I expected in that year.

Find Your Pace

Find Your Pace

I love my wife and I have no doubt she loves me.  That being said, there are some things that we just have to agree to disagree about; one of them is driving.  I don’t know when it happened, but I have become a very slow and cautious driver these past couple years. I used to call these kind of drivers “Mr. and Mrs. Fossil”...

The Next Step

The Next Step

Never look at the enormity of the task at hand or the proverbial hill you are climbing, while you are climbing, while you are mid-task. Once you put your mind into the task, then focus on the NEXT STEP all the way through. Just keep taking the next step, especially when the challenge is large and the incline steep.

My Necklace

My Necklace

For those of you that know me, I wear a scapula, which is a medal in the shape of a cross that has four images of Jesus impression-ed into the sterling silver. I never take it off and it brings me great security. I don’t remember when I got it, but I can’t remember ever NOT having it and it not being around my neck. 

Run Through the End Line

Run Through the End Line

I have always set goals; big ones and small ones, lifetime ones, yearly ones and daily ones too. I can't remember a workout, jog or sprint ever in my entire athletic career, or in my life, that I didn’t pick out the end line and then commit myself to finishing through that line - NO MATTER WHAT.