August 27, 2019
It has been said that those without vision, perish. To establish vision, or to create a future you can positively see yourself in, requires building a confidence in who you really are. The process of homing in on your true identity is key. Establishing vision is also key to anyone’s success but is especially cogent … Continue reading What About Vision?
July 12, 2019
Sometimes I wonder if I am in the minority of humanity in being “nice,” as it doesn’t come as easily as I would like. I have been taught well by parents, mentors, and leaders—so any propensity toward not being nice is squarely on my shoulders. When I’m a jerk, I always know it and suffer … Continue reading A Thankful Heart: Proven Solutions to Loosen the Grip of Anxiety and Depression
May 29, 2019
It’s calving season on the ranch. Newborn calves are cared for by their mamma cows from the moment of birth. It’s a beautiful thing to see the mom licking and cleaning up her calf, and then watching the calf stand with shaky legs, nurse, then within thirty minutes run wherever mom goes. The draw to … Continue reading Follow Your Instincts and Minimize Anxiety and Depression
April 12, 2019
It’s not just a Millennial or Gen X or Z dilemma; the art of story telling is fading as a sunrise in the west. Does it matter that many of us are losing the ability to communicate in other than texts or tweets? As an author, I study great writers in depth to glean some … Continue reading Tell Me a Story
March 20, 2019
According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 7 in 10 teens see depression and anxiety as major problems among their peers. Much of this is due to the pressure they feel to get good grades and navigate their desired outcomes for not only education, but also enjoyable careers, income, and marriage and … Continue reading PURPOSE: An Antidote to Loneliness?
February 16, 2019
I have had many long conversations with the rising generation regarding money and what we call financial fitness. I have enjoyed being a judge in collegiate entrepreneurial contests and hearing first hand their dreams and aspirations. I have employed more than 10,000 Millennials in my lifetime, and feel I have a special connectedness to their … Continue reading Millennials, Money, and Purpose
December 17, 2018
Launching Leaders recently participated in an interfaith meeting in Fort Collins, Colorado, where a few college students were impaneled to answer sensitive questions regarding how their faith drives their actions and what their view is about religion and spirituality. Consider how you might answer these questions which were posed to them: How does your faith/belief … Continue reading The Future is BRIGHT
November 27, 2018
It was not that many years ago, that our family of seven (five children) would gather around a table at a restaurant where we laughed, visited, poked fun at one another, and genuinely had a great time enjoying each other and our oddities. Recently I purposely looked around while my wife and I were in … Continue reading Dying of Despair?
October 26, 2018
Guest Opinion that Appeared in Deseret News on October 23, 2018 It doesn’t seem that hard to figure out, but it’s often difficult to learn how to listen with real intent. Why? Because our modern lives have swallowed up the time to care about the details of caring; the time needed to think beyond ourselves … Continue reading Listening without haste is a powerful medicine
October 17, 2018
In a recent study of how millennials and the rising generation seek out meaning, it may surprise you to learn what is displacing organized religion in their lives. “How We Gather,” a study by Angie Thurston and Casper ter Kuile, researchers at Harvard Divinity School, found the most striking places they seek and find meaning … Continue reading Cafeteria Spirituality