What About Kindness

December 15, 2017

As I spend time with the 20 and 30-somethings and the newer generations, I am truly mesmerized by their emboldened character traits.  I love these generations for so many things; their desire to make a difference, non-judgmental attitudes, nomad traits—going anywhere to find the tribe that can support their passions, and shaping their own fabrics … Continue reading What About Kindness

Plan Without Doubt: 3 Ways to Move Forward

October 23, 2017

I’m getting deeper into authoring our new book – Millennial Money – and it is fascinating and refreshing to explore the mindsets of the young adult generation regarding jobs (either career or entrepreneurial), and how they view life in general. We know that in all phases of their lives, they desire to be a part … Continue reading Plan Without Doubt: 3 Ways to Move Forward

Millennial Money, Keys to Entrepreneurship (The Millennial Way) – Part 2

September 27, 2017

Welcome to part 2 of this post. If you missed part 1, click here. Becoming an entrepreneur is the hot “new profession.”  It’s all I’ve been for the past 30 years, and the reason I jumped into this profession is because of the same concerns our Millennials have—-so I can relate on a very personal … Continue reading Millennial Money, Keys to Entrepreneurship (The Millennial Way) – Part 2

Millennial Money, Keys to Entrepreneurship (The Millennial Way) – Part 1

September 20, 2017

In our Launching Leaders course, we offer a class entitled “Financial Fitness.”  This is also a chapter in our book Leadership by LIGHT: Principles that Empower.  In this offering we bring to light the incredible challenges Millennials face in today’s world regarding financial independence.  But with the increased challenges of getting ahead, from costs of … Continue reading Millennial Money, Keys to Entrepreneurship (The Millennial Way) – Part 1

Figure Out YOU, Then You’ll Know What to DO: 4 Ways to Find Your True Identity and Calling

August 24, 2017

There is no doubt that Millennials, Gen X’rs, and Y’s are making a difference and changing the world.  Their quest to make a difference and to thrive (not just financially) and do more than just exist, is guiding their path.  Social justice is center stage.  For all the great aspirations they are engaged in, these … Continue reading Figure Out YOU, Then You’ll Know What to DO: 4 Ways to Find Your True Identity and Calling

What Defines Happiness? Three Keys to Establishing a Path

August 2, 2017

I have been immersed in learning HOW to think, and to consider deeply WHAT to think about.  I’ve been in a quest to find a framework for happiness.  I have not entered into this study because I consider myself unhappy; on the contrary, I embark in this realm of thinking to test my own theories.  … Continue reading What Defines Happiness? Three Keys to Establishing a Path

Hidden Challenges: Five Ways to Maximize Unseen Growth Opportunities

July 27, 2017

My wife and I have been involved in the restoration of two farm houses which are nearly one hundred years old.   These homes have seen generations of life, and not unlike many old farm houses, have seen much better days. The farm hand who lived in them the last thirty years was kindly, but the … Continue reading Hidden Challenges: Five Ways to Maximize Unseen Growth Opportunities

Spiritual Exercises

July 20, 2017

One of my millennial sons has introduced me to some meditations.  I have always considered myself a person who finds peace in solace; always trying to connect to the “Gods” and to discover a sense of contentment beyond the nearest bag of Cheetos and a cold diet Pepsi.  This innate desire of connecting is most … Continue reading Spiritual Exercises

What Are We Building? The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Positive Future (Part 2)

June 29, 2017

In part 1 of this blog post I discussed the importance of transmitting learning from one generation to the next. I cited some statistics that are concerning to many regarding the Millennial generation and college drop out rates, the use of video games, and young adult children still living with their parents. But rather than … Continue reading What Are We Building? The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Positive Future (Part 2)

What Are We Building? The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Positive Future (Part 1)

June 22, 2017

We have been remodeling some old farm houses at the farm, circa 1924.  I chiseled out an old fireplace and wood stove, and as I took out the bricks I threw them in a pile.  The pile was my selfish reason to show my wife how hard I had been working and gain some old … Continue reading What Are We Building? The Do’s and Don’ts of Building a Positive Future (Part 1)