Enlisting in the Navy was a wild ride. As an upcoming senior in high school I answered the call to go “Full Speed Ahead.” What can is say? That cheesy commercial got me. I was eager to get on with the next stage of my life so I entered the delayed entry program and waited… Continue reading Resilience, Habits 1-2
Back in my youth, I used to love riding a skateboard. I was first introduced to skateboarding in 1986 (yep, that dates me). My brother and I spent the summer in Virginia Beach, VA. My stepfather was in the Navy and stationed nearby. I found the wonder of skateboarding in our apartment complex. I learned… Continue reading Resilience
Johnny As a teenager, we cruised! We got in our cars and trucks and drove around our little sleepy town every Friday and Saturday night. Surrounded by fields of corn and soybeans, there wasn’t much to do, so we crept through the strip playing our music loud while chasing our teenage dreams. I had a… Continue reading Sacrificing Virtue for Success
I was Samuel. I am Winston. My story is as common as a pine tree in the countryside of Georgia. The doesn’t know how to grow up into a man so he makes a mess of his life in a reckless pursuit of his heart, his masculinity and his identity. I have left a lot… Continue reading Samuel, Churchill & Me
I live under the premise that we all want to be heard and understood by others and even by God. This need leads us to be fully known and we have a strong longing for that. To be fully known is to have Someone on your side that you can talk to, gain wisdom from,… Continue reading Fully Known, Part 1
To be read all the way through: For Christians and some other faith groups this quote makes sense because we see the world through a specific lens. A lens that understands that God creates people with a moral standard and he has placed a soul in every human. In this, every life is to be… Continue reading Where did our moral compass go?
1. People are more important- People in your organization are more important than the mission you are accomplishing. If you want a team that is strong and can face challenges, give them priority. 2. Mistakes are NOT fatal, but your response to them could prove to be. 3. You cannot scold if they haven't been… Continue reading 5 Things for Every Leaders Arsenal
I think in imagery at times so indulge me a bit. I really like to see a sunrise. This due in part to the unlikeliness of actually seeing one. Um, I like to sleep. A sunrise is the beginning of another day for those in that hemisphere, and with it brings new experiences. Some people moving to new ventures,… Continue reading Sunrise-Joshua 2
Leadership is like a interstate highway system. Just like an interstate has many “on ramps”, the goal is to get to your destination. Similarly, there are many entry points into leadership, but they lead to a certain place, product, or achievement as a church, business, or organization. Every entry into leadership is unique. Some folks start organizations, churches,… Continue reading Entry into Leadership-Joshua #1
I have a confession to make. I like to talk. I like to talk. And I like to be heard. I had to repeat that because you tuned me out for a minute. Anyway, I am an extrovert that can stand to be alone, but likes to have meaningful conversations. But if I am honest, there are conversations that are… Continue reading I am Challenged.