Flying In The Clouds

When you’re first learning how to fly, all of your lessons are learned in clear blue skies. With no bad weather, you can always see the ground below you. “Up” and [...]

If You Were You, and I Were Me…

“I’m stuck.” “I’m so freaking burned out.” “If only I had more time.” You’re sitting across from a good friend listening to him moan and [...]

Do You Remember?

Do you remember? Do you remember when you once longed for exactly what you have right now? A car A house A spouse A job that you enjoy More time to yourself A friend you can trust A skill you [...]

The Stage of Your Life

Your life is a stage. What you say, how you act, the characters you associate with are all on display. You look out in the audience and see the 5-year-old version is watching everything you’ve [...]

Thoughts about Daughters

Build them up in every way possible. Giggle. Make-up songs. Chase them around and be silly for as long as they’ll possibly let you—this is how they will know it’s okay to be themselves in front [...]

The Movies You’ll Play in Your Mind

“Trust me. I’ve watched many people on their death bed. Exactly zero times were they replaying decisions like this.” The old man was giving me advice on a decision that seemed so monumental at [...]

The 9 Dollar CEO

Through the lens of the Ring camera, I saw him hustle up our sidewalk and mash the doorbell. “I saw you had six pizzas, so I figured you were having a company. I grabbed you a stack of paper [...]

You Control the Volume

You’ve been called to make a difference in the world. It’s a kind of difference that only you can make. Your experiences, relationships, and life challenges have granted you the ability to help [...]

Don’t Talk About My Friend That Way

“Can you believe all that weight she put on?” “Of course he messed that up…” “I can’t believe anyone would hire him for that job.” You hear someone talking smack on your best friend. You’re [...]

When We’re Together…

Two-hundred ninety-two million, five-hundred twenty-six thousand, eight hundred and thirty-eight miles away the cosmic creature gently planted her feet on the martian soil, perked up her [...]