January 3rd, 2017

One Thing I’ve Done to Stay Focused in 2017

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American author Bill Vaughan once wrote, “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure … Continue reading

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November 15th, 2016

The Power of One Simple Choice

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There are some lessons we learn in life that stick with us forever, while others require constant reminders. For me, one of those lessons … Continue reading

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May 12th, 2016

Are You Committed to a Cause Greater Than Yourself?

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Day-to-day life can be rather boring. We often look forward to the exciting plans we make because it’s an opportunity to … Continue reading

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May 3rd, 2016

Look Around — Are You Surrounded by the Right People?

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One of the most important decisions we make in life is who we choose to be around. In fact, there is an old … Continue reading

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April 28th, 2016

How to Endure the Insanity of Air Travel


I spent some time on an airplane today. As I sat in the airport watching people go by, I couldn’t help but think back to a time when … Continue reading

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April 19th, 2016

Why Failure May Be More Valuable Than Success


The morning after a sixteen hour drive from Illinois, my father-in law walked into my office and asked, “Do we learn more from our … Continue reading

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