We grade ourselves in intention, not execution the next best step video Apr 29, 2022

It’s easy for us to look at others and say something like, “You should have seen that coming! You should have known where those decisions were going to take you!” 

It’s...

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Can't live forward by looking in rearview mirror the next best step video Apr 22, 2022

Whatever has your attention will affect your direction. And, of course, your direction determines your destination.

Therefore, you should pay attention to what you pay attention to (odd sentence, I...

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Top 7 = a movie, books we found in the garage, and more... top 7 Apr 18, 2022

Last week’s Top 7 includes a movie, books we found in the garage, and more…

 

Fitness = weights

This week I continued with my new routine of adding free weights to the exercise...

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When opportunity knocks... the next best step video Apr 15, 2022

Many people believe that others are walking a “better” path than they are because of luck and chance.

Sure, there are examples of men surviving fatal crashes without wearing a seatbelt,...

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Your Next Mission is Staring You in the Face (w/ Staff Ouderkirk) video warrior hope podcast Apr 12, 2022

Stafford Ouderkirk just retired— for the second time. 

The first time around, he retired from the military. 

The second time— this time— he retired from TekSouth, a...

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Top 7 = HSV with the #SweetGirl, innovation on the LifeLift project... blog top 7 Apr 11, 2022

This week’s Top 7 includes a (work) trip to HSV with the #SweetGirl in the photo above, along with the observation that everything really is negotiable, and some massive progress we made on...

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It doesn’t just come down to a single decision the next best step video Apr 08, 2022

Really, a path is a series of decisions- a series of decisions that you act upon. A path is a lifestyle. Because of this, a single decision, as mentioned in the previous video, rarely fixes the...

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Wounded healers work wonders for themselves and others (w/ Andrea Melcher) video warrior hope podcast Apr 05, 2022

I met Andrea Melcher via Zoom— when she accidentally dropped in on one of the online Centers of Hope groups I was hosting.

Thinking the group didn’t apply to her, she connected with one...

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Top 7 = Full house + Little Andy + 13 is the lucky number blog top 7 Apr 04, 2022

This past week was Spring Break 2022 for most of the kids— all the elementary, middle, junior, and high school ones. The college kids already had theirs… 

That meant a full house,...

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Very few quick fixes the next best step video Apr 01, 2022

Sometimes, it’s not just things that break, it’s people. 

If that’s you, take this as a word of encouragement… 

 

You can’t simply “fix” a...

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Toilet paper is a luxury item— but brotherhood definitely shouldn’t be (w/ Andrew Farrer) video warrior hope podcast Mar 29, 2022

I met Andrew Farrer back in 2021— when I was teaching the Warrior Hope material at a leadership training (certification) event in Tennessee, just south of Nashville. At the time, we were...

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Top 7 = "London Oreos" + burning Bob Ross blog top 7 Mar 28, 2022

This week’s Top 7 includes a flashback to the London trip with Ivey, back in 2017…

… as well as more reflection I did amidst the daily grind of the final full week of March...

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