Principle based leadership

Principle based leadership We all are given opportunities to lead. Some lead vast organizations, others small teams, and still others, a family. A leader is one who is so clearly focused on the destination that they’re able to direct the paths of others. A leader helps you see where you are, where you need to […]

The truth about consumption

The truth about consumption I firmly believe in the importance of measurement—that the only way to ensure we get where we want to go is by frequently measuring ourselves. Measuring the worth of your pursuits is one way, while paying attention to your consumption is another. We’ve all heard “you are what you eat,” but usually pass […]

It’s all about attitude

It’s all about attitude The following is a video of Porter Ellett, a student at Wayne High School in Utah. Porter lost the use of his arm in an automobile accident when he was four and recently chose to have it amputated. But rather than giving up sports he loved—basketball and baseball, for instance—he stuck […]

Four reasons why hope breeds success

Four reasons why hope breeds success A larger vision “Don’t get your hopes up,” the world so often says. Being hopefully optimistic leaves you open to disappointment, and the result? Hope aversion. But naturally optimistic and hopeful people tend to achieve more. Look at most of the people that you know who are high achievers. […]

To teach or not to teach

To teach or not to teach This week I was reminded of an important principle that I wanted to share. We just had a baby (what an awesome experience)! After delivery, once mom and baby had rested a little, I came home to retrieve our other five kids to bring them to the hospital to […]

Can’t we all just get along?

Can’t we all just get along? I found an article on NBC today about a man named Greg Pike, of Santa Barbara, who trained his cat, dog, and rat to all get along. He did it to prove that nothing is impossible in life. He says that if animals can be taught to get along, […]

The blessed nature of simplicity

The blessed nature of simplicity Life seems to have become focused on how much more you can take on. How much more you can do. How much more you can acquire. But all too often, we mistake complexity for progress. Whereas complexity merely spreads us thin, dilutes our efforts, and leaves us nowhere further than […]

Keep a-goin’

Keep a-goin’ Keep a-Goin’Frank L. Stanton If you strike a thorn or rose,Keep a-goin’!If it hails or if it snows,Keep a-goin’!‘Taint no use to sit an’ whineWhen the fish ain’t on your line;Bait your hook an’ keep a-tryin’—Keep a-goin’! When the weather kills your crop,Keep a-goin’!Though ‘tis work to reach the top,Keep a-goin’!S’pose you’re out […]

Abundance Mentality – an undiminishable reserve

Abundance Mentality – an undiminishable reserve Have you ever met one of those people who just always give? They give and give as though that’s all they care about. My wife is like this. Regardless of how tired she is, how much she’s already given, how busy she is, or how late it is, she […]

Our children cannot breathe

Our children cannot breathe Yesterday, CNN had an article entitled “How air pollution hurts your kids’ lungs.” It describes how many of our children suffer from asthma—a condition where your airway constricts, making it very difficult to breathe. The article describes how substantially our kids are affected by environmental pollutants because their lungs are not […]