What About Vision?

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?

A Thankful Heart: Proven Solutions to Loosen the Grip of Anxiety and Depression

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

Follow Your Instincts and Minimize 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

Tell Me a Story

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

PURPOSE: An Antidote to Loneliness?

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?

Millennials, Money, and Purpose

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

The Future is BRIGHT

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

Dying of Despair?

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?

Listening without haste is a powerful medicine

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

Cafeteria Spirituality

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