Why risk? Why put yourself out there? Why take a chance and show your hand? Why risk the chance of being hurt? Well if you don’t take a risk once in a while, you cannot take a step towards what you are meant to do. The FEAR of not taking a risk is a prison, and it traps us, causes us to grow stale, and stifles the creativity inside of us from coming out.Continue Reading
For so long the term being a ”Creative” has been monopolized by a group of people trying to separate themselves from the cultural ”norms.” Unfortunately this has alienated a LARGE portion of people that don’t identify with sleeping in crappy apartments, living off of food stamps, and complaining about the government… Now people say “I’m not creative at all!” just because an IMAGE of a “creative” caught on. I want to help break open the idea that EVERYONE is creative, and we all NEED to express it, as the inverse can destroy us!Continue Reading
If you are one of the unlucky ones that are known to complain about nearly everything under the sun, look out, cause I am swinging for you today. Actually I am coming after all of us that would complain about ANYTHING! Want to fail at everything? Just be a complainer, you will achieve it no problem!Continue Reading
Well, you have heard it said a thousand times “That’s what friends are for!”
If we made a poll of everyone with a friend, and we asked them what friends are for, we would get a few different answers… My question is are we really interested in true friends? Most of the “memes” I see spread across countless Facebook feeds talk about how a friend is pretty much our little person that tells me how awesome I am, 24-7… These memes are quickly followed by a “Haters gonna Hate” post stating that anyone that disagree with them is not a true friend… I want to talk about what I believe TRUE friends are for.Continue Reading
Everyone needs a great selfie right!?
The age of the selfie, do you know that just a little while ago “selfie” was the word of the year? Crazy right. But crazier still is that nearly 100 million selfies are posted online everyday! Why is this happening? And does it matter? Well I am going to share some thoughts on the subject of The Selfie.Continue Reading
Strong leadership is CRITICAL to raising kids!
I suppose it’s time to talk once again about the 5 sons I am trying to raise. Recently someone asked me about my parenting style. Actually, they more or less were saying they didn’t like my parenting style. But as I explained what I was trying to achieve they realized that, while still not perfect, it is exactly how my children (or any kids) need to be raised. Leadership is everywhere, we cannot avoid it, however it is time we start to embrace leadership that actually LEADS people, not just moves with the hottest trends.Continue Reading
A business is more than sweeping the floors.
I have been thinking about running a business a lot recently. Largely because I am trying to do that very thing. Let’s just say I’m not that great at it yet, but along this bumpy road I’ve discovered a very important truth about leadership. And surprisingly enough it lines up with how a family should run.Continue Reading
Raising 5 children, that are all male, and living to talk about it.
I have talked about this before to a certain degree, but with 5 kids you think I could squeeze at least five articles out of them… OK obviously I could squeeze a lot more out of them, but I don’t have enough Kleenex on hand to wipe up the snot… Boys are hilarious, they get dirty, they bleed a lot, they bruise a lot, they cry, hit, yell, break stuff, A LOT. If left unsupervised they would seriously take over this house and sell the copper wire from the walls for Slurpee money… So I don’t let them. Yes that’s right, I don’t let my kids do whatever they want, whenever they want to do it!!!Continue Reading
Work is not fun? Well I guess there is a question here…
Work is supposed to be fun..Really? OK so there has, for a while now, been this idea that if something isn’t fun, I shouldn’t do it. Typically this really manifests around work. Let me start off by saying that I love what I do, it’s super great, seriously I have a great gig, but there are days I realize “Hey, this is a lot like work, ugh!” Is it because I am simply not having fun? Or is it because I am starting to have an un-thankful, un-appreciative heart?Continue Reading
Might as well quit this gig.
Ok so I recently received an incredible reward for some of my work. I have invested into photography obviously. But I also invested into some social media sites, Google+ being one of them. Say what you will about the platform, I love it, it makes sharing my work so easy. And because I found it so easy I just plugged away at it. Well now around 500 photos I have posted on Google+ has reached 1,000,000,000 views! Yes that number is A BILLION! Just crazy. But is this the end?Continue Reading
The feeding Program is always a highlight.
Imagine 100 screaming children, OK wait don’t imagine that, that’s horrible. Imagine 100 HAPPY screaming children! Why are they happy? Largely because a few people take a bit of time to spend with them each week. Pretty simple really. I was recently in Guatemala, read Part one, and Two of the trip. A great highlight last year for me, and again this year, was the feeding program that Fe Viva World Missions staff facilitate to local schools. Today find out what we did to add to the commotion and how you can still help the people of Guatemala!Continue Reading
The Truth can be a hard thing to swallow.
The truth can be a really tough thing to swallow at times. Especially when you are not used to swallowing it! But we really need to, if you don’t and you run from it, you are no better than this stupid rabbit I met one time. Below is a TRUE story, and from it I have learned a VALUABLE lesson!Continue Reading
How things are normally done, what? Done where?
What’s the “Norm”? Norm core, “That’s so Norm Core” something pretentious people say about those of us “normal” ones in the world.. Now I don’t really like that, because the motives are so, well, ugly. HOWEVER I have been thinking about this whole “Blogging” venture. And after a short while I think I have picked up a few tidbits of knowledge about what I am trying to show here, and why I don’t really fit into how things are normally done…Continue Reading
Friendship, all roses and stuff, right?
Well if any of you have ever talked to anyone for an extended period of time you would have realised that A) you were excited about the next possible conversation or B) you were counting the seconds until you never had to talk to this person again… Continue Reading
Isn’t Wisdom and Knowledge the Same Thing?
There is a proverb that says “Wisdom calls out to everyone, but the foolish run away, and don’t listen.” I have thought about the difference between knowledge and wisdom a lot. How can people be extremely knowledgeable but incredibly unwise? For years I thought if you were just smart then you would be wise as well! Not so. In fact, it is very possible to have all the knowledge possible in our brains, yet never use it properly.Continue Reading