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I've never written anything this personal before.....

With this month being Mental Health Awareness Month, I was thinking about my first attempt at college.  It was also my first encounter with depression.

Like most introverts, I excelled in high school and it was pr...

October 7, 2018

No matter how good you are at your job, one day the company WILL let you go.   This is as certain as death and taxes.

A job can easily be replaced.

Your family, mental health, and physical well-being aren't.

There's no sense in sacrificing what's truly important just...

August 13, 2018

If you ask most people what they really want, they'll give you some vague, wishy-washy notion of what they want.

"I want to make more money"


"I want a better job"


"I want to be happy"


"I want a loving relationship"

The problem with these goals is that they just aren'...

People seek out a coach for various reasons.    Some may want to make more money, while others may be frustrated with their dating situation.

At the surface level they all seem like different reasons, however the core of these problems usually point to one u...

I have an easy challenge for you this weekend.

I want you to find a place where you can be alone, and I want you to sit in silence for at least 5 minutes.   During this 5 minutes, I want you to try and turn off all distractions.

No looking at your phone to see w...

The challenge for this week is super simple.    During the next 7 days, I want you to pick one day as your "No TV" day.

That's it.

Just go one whole day without watching TV.

What will you do during the hours that you're not watching TV? 

Will you read a b...

I want you to think about the goals you have for yourself.  I want you to do just ONE thing, even if it's only for 20 minutes this week that will move you closer to your goals.  

  • If you want to be a photographer, spend 20 minutes researching camera equipme...

Have you ever been around someone who complains all the time?  How about that one co-worker who's always complaining about something?   What about that one relative of yours that no one wants to invite over for Thanksgiving because they spend the whole evening complain...