The Only Thing You Need to Know About Purpose

Well, Two Things.

This week I know my purpose. Last week, I did not. This week, I beat resistance. Last week, I did not. What is my purpose? It fills the byline of best-selling books, Sunday morning sermons, and study guides everywhere. We’d think it was an elusive boogeyman that with enough chai tea, we’d discover and never […]

The Secret to Being A Great Public Speaker

Statistically, you fear this, more than actually dying. That said, there will come a time in your career, when you will be asked to give a speech or presentation. The outcome will go either of two ways. Will you read off the slides and produce another moment when people feel their time was wasted? Or, […]

What to Do to Create Influence & Be Heard

A Guide to Civil Conversations

We begin with an idea to influence. Then – Anxiety. Confusion. Frustration. We present our idea. Another person has a different one. We believe our point is better. 15 minutes later (or hours) we have general feelings of disdain toward the other person. You have had by all accounts – an argument. What results is […]

How to Sell Almost Anything

No matter what you do, you’re selling. Whether you have the title of “Salesperson” or not, you sell yourself every day. Transferring enough optimism and confidence to whoever is needing you at the moment is a paramount skill for the professional. As a Business Consultant, post-college, I worked with well over a hundred sales reps. […]

3 Types of Reading That Make You Awesome

Some good, some not so good. That’s been my general feeling about the hundreds of books I’ve read over the last few years. Working from the premise that reading is an essential ingredient to the fulfilled life, where do you start? Varying reports say 600,000 – 1 million books are published each year. WordPress states […]

Knowledge is the New Pedigree

How Books Will Change Your Life

“I cannot live without books.” The Library of Congress is my favorite place for inspiration. Specifically, the Thomas Jefferson exhibition, where those words penned by Jefferson, are displayed on the glass protecting some of our nations most valued treasures. The Case for Books My earliest childhood memories are from the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library. […]

The Real Meaning of Success

And What to do About It

I believe two things we want most in life are self-worth and success. It’s the most written about, talked about, debated, and sought after principle in history. From the writings of Solomon in ancient Israel, to all the Greek philosophers, to today what is a multi – billion dollar industry, we all want to know, what’s the […]