Ever found yourself saying ”If I just had…” or ” If I didn’t have this..” ”THEN I could do THIS!” Well it’s time to drop the talk and put your money where your mouth is and PUSH ALL IN! Why live in the trap and pain of depression from doing something you hate your whole life? I WANT EVERYONE TO LET OUT WHAT IS INSIDE OF THEM!Continue Reading
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
Another episode of INSIDE the LENS is here! On today’s show I talk about creating a Culture vs building a following. It makes me cringe when I find people that treat their followers as mindless sheep, flogging them with endless “e-books” which keep people just out of reach of being great! I NEED to create a culture!!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
Today you learn about my real inspiration, and my real motivation
Well I am a Christian. It’s not a very popular group to be in these days it seems. Am I worried? No, why should I be? I admit however that I was not going to post this, not because of fear, but because I didn’t feel I was supposed to. That has now changed. It seems as though my creative process has been a tad stunted of late. I wondered why this was, and unfortunately I really don’t have any clear cut answers. That is actually how it works for me, I never get a clear cut answer, I am more just shown a ledge I can jump from, and I jump. So today I make another jump, I tell all of you about my real motivation and my real inspiration to do what I do.Continue Reading
Freedom of Speech is becoming quite expensive…
I find it rather funny that we argue about what we are allowed to say, or not to say. I thought that the point of freedom of speech was that we get to say what we felt free to say! Ok sure, sometimes people take it WAY too far. But lately it seems that unless someone’s speech lines up with the “trending politically correct” rhetoric, it’s followed by a firestorm of hate! Why is this happening?Continue Reading
Social Media. “Let me tell you something, but don’t tell me I am wrong!”
Social media is a great tool for spreading a message. What better way is there today? In the past if you wanted to promote, talk about, or learn about an event you needed to read the newspaper or see a T.V commercial. But today within minutes we can spread the word to thousands of people, for free! I too use social media all the time. However of late I have noticed a disturbing trend, someone will post something clearly opinionated, controversial, and at times just plain old rude. But rather than be willing to discuss their opinions, the posters write for themselves a disclaimer: “This is what I think, and I don’t want anyone that disagrees with me to tell me!” … Really? Here is a quick set of tips to help you answer the question “Should I post this to social media?”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
The Land of Guatemala
Guatemala is green, like really green, even in the middle of drought this place is green. But in my short time I’ve spent there, there is one thing that truly stays with you, more than the climate, more than the food, more than the breathtaking landscape, more than anything else, it’s the people.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