Effective Time Management

As I have grown up, I have realized how difficult and important effective time management is.  I used to “wing it” or “go with the flow”, but in order to get ahead in life I realized I couldn’t do that anymore.  I’ve started with to-do lists, which is nice...

Be the Difference

I am a true advocate of being the difference you want to see in the world.  You want people to quit complaining so much? Start with yourself! Stop complaining about everything! You wish the world was more sincere?  Start with your own random acts of kindness! You wish the...

Give Up and Give Back

What a weird title for a blog that’s supposed to motivate and inspire people, right?  Most people preach to never give up and always continue on the path to success.  That’s not what I mean when I say give up.  When I say give up, I mean give up...

Be Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

It’s so easy to stay within your comfort zone, but if you want to grow and succeed, you will need to get outside of it.  If you want to be a manager or in charge of a group of people, but you’re not comfortable talking in front of people, how...

Effort!

Effort is the principle that drives us toward success.  You can get what you put in.  If you put two eggs in a basket, the most you can get out of it is two.  A third or fourth is not going to magically appear.  If you go to the...

The Measure of a Man

In light of today, I will start off with a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.:  “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at moments of challenge and controversy.”  It is in these moments that...

What’s Your Purpose?

What drives you?  What made you start the dream?  Sometimes we get so focused on what we want, that we forget why we want it.  When you forget why you wanted it in the first place, you lose that motivation that you had at the beginning.  Think about it: when was...

Making a List and Checking It Twice

A little late, yes; however, it proves how important this post is. We want to accomplish so much in our lives and at times it feels near impossible.  I tell my wife it all the time: life is a balancing act between family life, career, personal endeavors and finding time...

Take Responsibility for Your Actions

Stop pointing the finger and making excuses; plain and simple.  It’s easy to blame others or events for not being where you want to be in life.  One of my favorite clips is the scene from Rocky Balboa, where Rocky is talking to his son and telling him to...

Mr. Good Intentions

              This is something I am 100% guilty of being:  Mr. Good Intentions.  Mr. Good Intentions is the nicer way of saying Mr. Excuses, which is what my wife would prefer to call it.  What I mean by this is that I always have great plans and great intentions...