Don’t Pass Up Those Free Points…

A Lesson Learned the Hard Way

A new semester has begun, and students are trying to shake off a summer of fun, re-immersing themselves into a new schedule. For the new college freshman, this means entering an entire different environment-one where they are no longer under the care  of their parents…at least not when it comes to the issue of grades. FERPA guarantees […]

Five “P’s” That WILL Aid Your Collegiate Success

...and Help You Get Along With Your Professors

As the end of summer approaches, the beginning of a new school year approaches. Incoming college freshmen will attend their New Student Orientation sessions with a mixture of excitement, fear, trepidation, and a myriad of questions: Will I make new friends? Will my new classes be hard? What should I major in? What do my […]

Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference

Two Small Things You Can Do to Increase Your Daily Productivity

I wake up at 5:00 am. I sit on the edge of the bed, stretch, smile, and thank God for another day. As I bounce energetically into the shower, my mind is flooded with thoughts and ideas…blog topics dance through my head, things I need to add to my “to-do” list crowd my mind, and […]

[Book Review]: “The Art of Work” by Jeff Goins

In his newest (and easily his best) book yet, Jeff Goins compellingly makes the case for how to discover your calling-the purpose for which you were made. This book reads as a series of inspiring case studies that focus on the ways that a variety of people moved from their job to their vocation-their calling. […]

So, What’s the Story?

Last week, I had a complete stranger tell me that I had a fascinating story that needed to be told. He is a psychologist at Rush Hospital, a prestigious teaching hospital in the heart of Chicago. Now before I get too far into this story, you probably want to know why I was talking to […]

[Book Review]: “The Book of Man” by William J. Bennett

Portioned out into six categories, “The Book of Man” is a terrific book to share with males from 7 to 107, as it shares stories, quotes, examples, and poetry from nearly every area of a man’s life: Man in War Man at Work Man in Play, Competition, and Leisure Man in the Polis Man with […]

Three Steps to Completing Those Tasks That You Just Can’t Seem to Finish!

I’m not a closer… I struggle to finish tasks that I start with great energy and gusto. This complicates my life. It contributes to disorganization. And it frustrates me beyond all reasonable measure. I have learned that finishing a task is an excellent way to slow down the pace of my life and gain control […]

Practice Makes…Better

The old adage, “practice makes perfect” is broken. It is deceptive…misleading. It is responsible for too many people keeping their art to themselves instead of releasing it to the world. I am guilty of failing to publish blogs, keeping ideas to myself, and not sharing insights with others because I did not think that they […]

Are You a Starter or a Closer?

In the late 1970’s, the Oakland A’s had a pitcher named Rick Langford. Rick Langford was a starter. This is not about Rick Langford. In the early 1970’s, the Los Angeles Dodgers had a pitcher named Mike Marshall. Mike Marshall was a closer. This is not about Mike Marshall. This is not even about baseball. […]

“Wealth” Management

What if your bank deposited $86,400 into your savings account every day? You would become rich very quickly…Unless… What if there was a catch? What if, at the end of each day, they withdrew any balance that remained in the account? What would you do? Well, if you’re like me, you would probably go to […]