along the way

observations on the journey

All the Right Moves

Seth Godin likes to describe life as an "infinite game" in which our goal is to find ways to keep playing. Our work, our art, our vocation are all part of this ongoing effort to keep doing the things that are meaningful to us; to keep pursuing the things that bring us fully alive.

Making it Epic

As I write this, I sit in the silent darkness of a lake cottage, my family still asleep. Through my AirPods, the soundtrack to Dances With Wolves transports me to another time and place: panoramic views of an American West post Civil War fill my mind.

He’s An Intense Guy

Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying. Ralph Waldo Emerson Not so long ago, I asked one of our employees about her week-end. She said, “I met a guy who knows you.” I responded, “Oh, really? Who was it?” She couldn’t remember his last name but proceeded to tell me […]

Been There, Done That

Almost ten years ago, my wife's father died in a tragic accident. A month or two after it happened, she ran into an acquaintance from our church and school. As they were catching up on things, my wife mentioned the death of her father and the response from our "friend" was: "Been there, done that!"

On Being Dangerous

Apple launched the ad above in 1997 after the return of Steve Jobs and as part of its “Think Different” campaign. The ad was massively successful and is considered iconic. A Steve Jobs narrated version was even played at Apple’s internal memorial to Jobs in 2011.

Hope and Secrets

And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. Roald Dahl Pause for a moment, close your eyes, and let your mind wander back to the time when you first […]

Our Fatal Flaw

This week, a Harvard Business Review post caught my eye. The post was entitled: Most Leaders Know Their Strengths – but Are Oblivious to Their Weaknesses. In it, the authors make the point that in the 360 feedback surveys they administer, they frequently discover one or more “fatal flaws” – “weaknesses that are so extreme […]

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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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