Someone Will Have to Go
Are you ready for another Moana story? If you're not, you better get ready because I've got one for you. This one came me today as I was doing a bit of research, and ran
Character vs Reputation
John Wooden once said that reputation is what you're perceived to be, character is who you really are. Another way of looking at that has to do with where you get your motivation to do
Who Will You Rescue?
Earlier today, two of my best friends here in Dallas drove to East Texas. Took them about an hour to get out there. The purpose of the trip was to visit Texas Best Choices Animal
Friday the 13th!!
Where does that superstition come from? Have you ever thought about that? Have you ever gone and investigated it? There's a number of different theories. Some of the popular ones are from the Bible. Judas
What Do You Decide?
When you make a decision, how committed are you to that decision? At the moment that you decide, how committed are you? I was inspired earlier today by some of the audio education I was
Loving What Is
Today, as I'm driving around in my car running errands, and I'm listening to what is quickly becoming one of my new favorite books. The book is “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie. The point
You Never Know What You’ll Find Inside
*****Please be aware there may be one or two spoilers. ***** If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I recently went to see the new Disney movie Moana, and that I've fallen in
When I was growing up there was more than one time where I fell down, hurt myself, started to cry, and my dad or someone else in the neighborhood said, "Get up and brush yourself
Trade Your Expectations for Appreciation
A couple of years ago I heard a statement that was both profound and troubling to me at the time. I was at a small conference, and one of the speakers gets up, and with
We all know somebody in our lives, or maybe there's multiple somebody's that we blame for something majorly negative in our past, whether it's a bad breakup or you feel that somebody stole your job
Less than five years ago James Holmes walked into a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. He began to shoot up that theater killing 12 people and injuring another 58 people.
Who Do You Compare Yourself To?
Much like you, I grew up comparing myself to other people. Some of it was actually taught to me tacitly by my parents and the people around me by, comparing my grades to my older
Knowledge Isn’t Power
I want to provide you with some additional insight that will help you to knock things out of the park in 2017. Whether you're talking about your family, your relationships, your job, your business, or
A Fortune Cookie Idea
I want to talk to you about fortune cookies. Yes, I said fortune cookies. We all know and love them. I personally love Chinese food, and open up that fortune cookie at the end and
My Better New Years Resolution
A few days ago, I published a video where I talked about a better New Year's resolution. I talked about planning, and coaching, and support, accountability, all of these things that can help you have
Walk Thru the Chaos with a Smile
Here we are, at the beginning of a brand new year. A time for a new and fresh start to your life, to the energy around us, and what we build and put out into
A Better New Years Resolution!!!
Hi, I hope you've had a really great Christmas and you're all set up for even better New Year's and an awesome 2017. I want to talk to you today about the infamous New Year's
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Ask not for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee. A quote from the poet John Donne. I was inspired while reading The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. He mentions how we ask westerners
Wolf of Courage or the Wolf of Fear
There's a Cherokee story that talks about an old Cherokee Elder talking to his grandson, and telling him about the fight that is constantly going on inside him. He goes on to tell him that
Share the Love
A little over a week ago, I was leaving the Comedy House from one of my favorite pastimes, attending the Improv Jam every Tuesday night. An Improv Jam is an opportunity for improvisers to get
What is Your Identity?
I am a Virgo, and a procrastinator, and a hockey fan, a brother, an uncle, and a son. There's a lot of things that make up the person that comes on these videos every day.
Are you High Status or Low Status?
I want to relate something that we covered in my improvisation comedy class tonight. It's a concept called status. We looked at reading status on a level of 1 to 10, where 1 is low
Don’t Forget to Turn Back Around
I want to share with you an inspiration that I got while I was in the car, listening to country music radio. Living here in Dallas there's country music all over the airwaves out here,
Climbing the Mountain of Success
Back in the early 90s I was working in a start up business. We were told this story that, if you are expecting things to get easier day after day after day after day, as
What You Imagine, You Can Create
Today I want to talk about something that was actually inspired by a t-shirt. If you're around me enough you know that I wear all shorts of t-shirts. I'm wearing t-shirts almost all the time.
What Do You Do with Disappointment?
What do you do when something doesn't go the way you want it to go? What do you do with that disappointment? That challenge? That failure? Yup, I'm gonna use that. The big F word.
How Are You Going to Show Up Today?
A number of times in my life I've run across this tribal ritual that is very popular in New Zealand and is used on the New Zealand rugby team quite often. It's a ritual called
This morning I took my little Siberian Husky puppy into the groomers for a bath today and as I'm sitting there waiting to drop her off, I start talking to one of the other owners
You Are the Expert
When you're starting on in improv you learn a few simple tools that really help you to shine when you're on stage with your scene partners. I want to share one them with you tonight.
Be Selfless and Serve the World
I, like many of you out there, was brought up as a child to be selfless, to share everything we had. When we were kids, I had 3 brothers and an older sister. We were
STEP UP to the Leader You Were Born to Be
Many years ago, in a company lab on the west coast of California, was invented the very first personal computer that included windows, included networking, included full sharing of all resources on the network, and
What Are You Focused On?
In 1998, Robin Williams starred in a movie called Patch Adams. The movie was about an unconventional man trying to approach the very conventional profession of medicine in an very unconventional way. In one scene
Thermometer or Thermostat?
Are you a thermostat or are you a thermometer? Let me explain what I mean. A thermometer is a device that measures something that already happened, that's all it does. It doesn't do anything about
A Fish Story
A couple of months ago, I was honored with the pleasure of listening to my oldest brother tell a story from back when he was five years old. I would've been maybe about a year
If You Choose Not to Decided…
Today's topic is choice. I was talking to my friend Tim Olsen last night, he's a new friend of mine. We were chatting on Facebook Messenger, and the topic of choice came up. We were
It’s What You Do in the Dark!!!
I want to share a concept with you. I'm going to post this video that I'm going to talk about, along with this post. It really inspired me this morning to share something with you.
My Morning Routine
I want to follow-up and provide you with how I handle my morning routine. I've got to tell you, I'm just like you and I've always resisted routine. I've gone out of my way to
Your Voice Matters
In Brendon Burchard's book, The Millionaire Messenger, at the very end of the book, Brendon relays a story about a time when he was teaching. He was a professor at a community college teaching a
What I want to talk about today is flipping the concept of failure on its head a little bit, and giving you a psychological twist in how you can look at the concept of failure.
What would YOU change?
I hope you're feeling good about yourself because this really gets to the topic for today. Yesterday, I was at my improv class, we were all getting to know each other. Part of an exercise