How to Stay Consistent When You Feel Like Quitting

One of the most valuable assets we have as parents and leaders is our reputation. As the old saying goes, a man is only as good as his word. But how do we keep our reputation strong by keeping our word in the times when all we want to do is quit or change direction? …

How to Cherish the Moment in Order to Love and Lead Your Family Well

Do you ever stop and think about how important both our time and our actions are? As you go throughout your day, are you aware of how valuable each action and each moment truly is? There’s a compounding and resounding ripple effect coming off of everything we do whether we realize it or not. As …

Does Positivity Lead to Success?

Can positivity make you successful? Stanford University did a study that examined the impact of positive thinking on students’ learning abilities. They found that “the hippocampus, a brain area linked with memory and learning, was significantly more active in kids with a positive attitude.” So is there more to positive thinking than we realize? Let’s …

Why Procrastination Is Good: The Power of Seasonal Thinking

Is procrastination a bad thing? We all put off important tasks from time to time, but research has found that around 1 in 5 Americans are what can be called “chronic” procrastinators – which is anyone who continually puts off doing something until later.  But is that necessarily a bad thing? Is procrastination as bad …

How to Find Peace in the Middle of Chaos

Here’s an interesting question:  As a dad with responsibilities piled on your shoulders, is it possible to have peace in the middle of all the chaos and conflict?  Lord knows we have plenty of chaos, but is peace waiting just outside of our reach on the other side of it, or is it possible to …

How to Win an Argument

I don’t have to tell you this, but we live in a society that loves to argue. And regardless of what the world may tell us, that isn’t always a bad thing. An argument, by definition, is simply a statement or set of statements that determine the value of something. It’s an exchange of clearly …

The Truth About Fear and How to Overcome It

We all deal with fear. From indecision, uncertainty, and doubt to anxiety and panic attacks, we’ve all dealt with it on some level and will continue to face fear as long as we’re doing anything worthwhile. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the …

How to Break Old Habits and Actually See Change

We all have aspects of our character that we want to improve, but how do we actually go about doing so? How do we break old habits and create new, better habits? By default, things die. Plants, buildings, our bodies – it’s all breaking down slowly but surely. The same is true for our minds, …