September 19, 2011

Quitting vs. Giving Up

I’ll admit it – I’m a quitter. If I pour my heart and soul into something, and it still isn’t working, I quit. I do not, however give up. And I think there is a big difference between the two. Giving up is what you do when something gets hard. You still want it, but you just don’t have the strength, the gumption, the whatever-you-want-to-call-it to keep going. There is only one thing that I’ve ever given up on, and while it turned out for the best, it still bugs me that I gave up. Quitting is what you do […]
August 25, 2011

You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

This is a super hard topic for me to write about. It’s been in the back of my mind for months – but I really hate talking about it, so I keep resisting. Since we all know that what you resists, persists – I’m going to just get it out there, and out of the back of my mind. In 1996 I had eye surgery to correct Strabismus in both of my eyes. Strabismus = lazy eyes. That’s right, I said eyes. Like BOTH of my eyes. They took turns wandering off in different directions. Never bothering to let me […]
August 8, 2011

It’s not personal, it’s just business.

It’s not personal, it’s just business. I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase.  They say it like 500 million times in The Godfather.  But that’s a movie about the mafia, and I’m pretty sure we can all agree their ethics are questionable at best.  Besides, I don’t think they really believe it either. In my experience, what you do in your business is a very good example of how you really are. If you don’t fulfill your contracts, chances are you don’t keep promises to your kids or spouse. If you lie about how much you made last year, chances are […]
November 22, 2010

I’m Thankful For My Debt.

I bet you NEVER thought you’d hear anyone say that.  But, you know what, it’s the God’s honest truth. Four years ago I found myself with a mountain of credit card debt. At it’s highest point, I was hovering around $60k (no joke).  And I didn’t even have a Lexus sitting in the garage to show for it. I literally spent all of it on nothing.  Nothing that meant anything, anyway. Two years ago, I hated that debt.  It nearly wrecked my marriage, and I was so stressed out it was unbelievable. Second thing to be thankful for – my […]