love your family and choose your friends

you are the average the average of your 5 best friends please choose them wisely The magic number may be 4 or even 6 but everyone seems to agree that we become like the people we hang out with. So take a look at those people you spend time with and decide are you bringing…

all i can do

all i can do all that i can truly do is what i do now When you find your self in thinking about things you should have done, could have done, or even would have done if you had only thought of them there is only one thing you can do. Figure out what you…

the most important question you can ask

just ask one thing how can this become better if you don’t it won’t I was listening to a talk this morning by Kasey Phillips on the iinspire morning call (http://iinspire.us.) Kasey talked about creating great things from the darkest of times. In her amazing story of finding great success out of a stressful situation…

celebrate hump day

celebrate hump day you’re on the top of the week the view’s amazing As I drove my kids to school this morning we watched (listened to) a YouTube remix video of the Geico “Hump Day Commercial” over and over again. Two or three replays into the video it dawned on me that If it truly…

are you too comfortable?

sit back and relax get really comfortable can’t do much from there There’s a story I heard: Two old men sat on a porch in rocking chairs enjoying their relaxation and remembering times from their youth. It was a beautiful late summer day and young children played in a nearby field. An old dog lay between…

on doing and growing

do – repeat – repeat do you really want to grow do something different We all have habits, some good some bad, and some that were once good but are no longer serving us. I’ve been on a journey for several years now to learn to be better: a better father, a better husband, a…

autumn zen

chip mulch rake into piles autumn leaves or miles and miles it’s gonna snow soon It’s early November in New England and the leaves for the most part are on the ground. It’s a time to get ready for winter and enjoy crisp mornings and the occasional warm afternoon. Pools have been closed, and it’s…

know your passion

how do you know how do you know your passion you kind of just know Do you know your passion? Do you really know it? If you are not sure then keep looking because when it hits you you know.