• Be Kind To Yourself. Others Are Counting On It.

    Lisa and I went to a fundraiser for our school district. Our community’s intention this year is to #BeKind. I started to think… what did that mean to me as an adult? And as a leader in this community? How could I…

  • Do We Have To Be Friends With Everybody?

    Lisa’s mom made her invite EVERYONE to her grade school birthday parties. That’s just the way it was… but as Lisa and I talked about raising our kids, we asked, do our kids HAVE to be friends with everyone? What we came…

  • Have You Given Up On Your Dreams?

    When you were little, what did you dream about? I ask my coaching clients this question and you would be surprised to hear that almost always, a handful of them don’t answer. Why? Who knows… maybe they forgot, or they’re too embarrassed…

  • D2D-Delayed-Gratification

    3 Steps To Teaching Your Kids The Power of Delayed Gratification

    I believe that you cannot change someone, ever. But what you can do, is move the needle. In our family – we’ve got 5 kids with 5 different personalities which entail different parenting techniques. Three of our kids crave Instant Gratification while…

  • How Do You Hold Your Kids Accountable?

    Once we established ownership in our family, we knew that we had to DO something as parents. We had to hold them accountable. But to what? And how? And what is accountability? All great questions to wrestle as we led our emerging…

  • Are You Raising Entitled Kids?

    “No one ever takes their rental car to the carwash. They don’t own it.” I heard this quote at a leadership conference years ago. It never really resonated until I had kids. That is, when it really hit home. I think responsibility…

  • Did You Know We Die Two Deaths? What Will Be Your Legacy?

    When we die, we die two deaths. First, we physically die and leave this Earth. Then, the last time someone says our name or tells our story is the moment our second death occurs. In our family, we intentionally tell stories about…

  • 3 Steps Towards A Great Family Vacation

    This is a good time NOW. I teach this stuff for a living. And this past week, Lisa and I took time to stop and say… this is a good time NOW. We only get our kids at home with us for…

  • Can You Accept That LOVE Is The Answer?

    Guys, I want to share some amazing things that happened to me over these past 2 weeks. I want to share how my intentional interaction with about 15 adults, 9 boys and 12 girls has led me on this amazing journey of…

  • Your Kids Are Always Watching You

    I probably owe this one to my mother. If I haven’t said thank you enough Mom… let me do it here, publicly. Thank you. My mom was very intentional about teaching me to respect women. I remember she talked about it often….