Why You’re More Prepared for a New Decade Then You Realize

My wife and I had the joy of spending Christmas in Atlanta with our oldest son David and his very pregnant wife Jeanna, along with our two other sons, their wives, and our three grandkids.  We had a glorious, sometimes chaotic time together. It was awesome! David and JeJe (that’s what we affectionally call her), have a beautifully restored home built in 1930. One of[…]

I Think We’ve Got It Backwards

How often do you dive into your day, your week, your month, full-steam-ahead and then work to fit in some necessary downtime to recharge your emotional, intellectual and physical batteries? It’s the American way right? Work hard and recharge – rinse and repeat!  But recently I heard a sermon that got me thinking perhaps we[…]

6 Ways to Ensure Your Business Dies a Slow, Painful Death

If you surveyed a hundred business and organizational leaders you know, I’m fairly certain you’d find that none of them started their business, chose their career or launched their mission with the goal of burning out, succumbing to the daily grind, or going quietly into the night of mediocrity. And yet many of entrepreneurs and[…]

Two Words You Must Always Be Asking

When you have something important you want to communicate with an audience, I’ve learned there are two very important words you need to constantly be asking yourself. By asking these two short words, you will help ensure that your website content is more riveting, your book cover copy creates more interest, your direct mail doesn’t[…]

Are You Running a Race With Your Shoes Untied?

In January, we had our first team meeting of 2017. As you would expect, we reviewed our vision and goals for 2017 and what will be our key areas of focus. We went over each team member’s key assignments. However, we spent the majority of our time focusing on one critical topic—COMMUNICATION. Why? Because whether[…]

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If You Promise Yourself One Thing in 2017, Make it This…

We can’t help ourselves. A new year is approaching. We want to think big, dream big. A fresh start. A do-over. A new opportunity to have your best year yet, to start a new division, to reach and serve more people, to achieve a personal financial goal. I do the same thing. I’m a visionary[…]