From Specifics To Fundamentals

As parents, teachers, leaders, or mentors, one of our most important and powerful tools we have at our disposal is the object lesson. If we are able to point to and extract from a specific incident, a lesson or principle that applies to a variety of situations or circumstances, and if we are able to…

Consistency Gives Us Context

If we want to know what works and what does not, if we want to know what matters and makes the most difference in our lives, we must first begin with some degree of consistency. By establishing a consistent baseline of values, principles, and behaviors, it becomes much easier to determine the causes of our…

Breathe And Prioritize

Slow down. Take a deep breath. Prioritize. Follow through. Repeat. Busy is not the same as productive. Doing a lot of activities does not mean that we are actually accomplishing anything worthwhile. It is far better to do less, better than it is to do more, poorly. Priorities, by definition, should be limited in number….

Slowing Down To A Healthier Normal

With everything going on, with the drastic schedule change, and the abrupt halt put on my day-to-day ‘hustle’ (hipster entrepreneur speak for not being able to prioritize and focus on what is essential), I have had to reduce my coffee intake. A few days at home made me realize that I was ‘running hot’ everyday…

Seek Stillness To Find Purpose

The number of hours in the day do not change for us, so we must change to make the most of them. As we get older, time feels like it flies by faster and faster. The days feel too short for all that we need to accomplish. The weeks blur into months and the years…