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observations on the journey

The Path to Effectiveness – Part II

ef·fec·tive·ness /iˈfektivnəs/ noun 1. the degree to which something (or someone) is successful in producing a desired result; success. In his book, The War of Art, Steven Pressfield introduces us to Resistance. He opens his book with this introduction: “Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. […]

The Path to Effectiveness – Part I

If there is any one secret of effectiveness, it is concentration. Effective executives do first things first and they do one thing at a time. Peter Drucker Our company was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. Recently asked about it, I mentioned that we […]

Our Capacity for More

Walking into one of our office areas the other day, I noticed a red solo cup sitting on the desk of a member of our leadership team. In it were what appeared to be three or four green stalks with weedy-looking leaves on them. Perhaps a grandchild had picked “flowers” for grandma? Upon closer examination, […]

How Far Will You Go to Win?

For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36 We all want to win. Our society thrives on it. Our egos feed on it. Often, our families depend on it. In this “dog-eat-dog” world, how far will you go to win? What are you willing to […]

Living a High Impact Life

The early Christians rejoiced when they were deemed worthy to suffer for what they believed. In those days the Church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. Martin Luther King Jr. During a meeting a few months ago, a friend asked the […]

The Lost Virtue

Can you remember the first time you heard someone say “patience is a virtue”? General internet wisdom sources the expression from a 14th century poem. However, “patience” was identified as a Christian virtue early in the 5th Century and considered a counter to the sin of “wrath.” For most of us, the expression entered our […]

Surviving Fear

So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself —nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.  Franklin Roosevelt A few days ago, I had the opportunity to take a 4:30am walk along a pristine beach on Florida’s […]

Chasing ‘Surrenity’

[We] have to let go in order to be; we have to stop forcing ourselves, or we will never enter our own belonging. John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom Life is challenging and complex. Do you ever get tired of hearing that? Even on our best, most hopeful, and most fulfilling days, […]

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Every Day is Game Day – Hardback


Remember waking up thinking of a competition, presentation, or performance ahead of you? The thrill. The butterflies. Every day presents an opportunity to try your best, to be your best. This book is a personal growth devotional that leads the reader through key opportunities to make every day a game day in his or her own life.



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