• Rich and Traci at the Gaylord
    at the Gaylord 2012

All I Can Do

Art Williams wrote a book, “All You Can Do Is All You Can Do, But All You Can Do Is Enough.” In the fall of my sophomore year in college I was to give a 20-25 minute speech.  I was terrified.  I was procrastinating.  I felt I was incapable.  On that day of class I skipped.  The guilt, the defeat, the dissatisfaction with myself all but did me in that…

The Slight Edge

Have you read Jeff Olson’s book, The Slight Edge?  If you haven’t, you are missing something HUGE!! I truly believe, before you buy any other book, any other motivational tape, any other seminar, CD, or DVD, you need to buy this book and read it… whether you just read 10 pages per day or you dedicate the next 3 days to devouring this book (my recommendation). Give yourself and those around…

Becoming a Boring Person

Great stuff from Seth Barnes’ Blog today: “As people get older and more specialized, their creative, open-ended right brain that ran the show when they were children playing in the sand box, begins to wither and die. The orthopedic surgeon who has developed a certain kind of knee replacement is paid to do it a thousand times over. The carpenter builds variations on the same model house. The stewardess hands…

Less Is More

I received a newsletter today from one of the Internet’s top business consultants, Rich Schefren.  Here is a little what he had to say: “Sometimes, you can have too many good developments in your life and business that, even one more piece of good news is not welcome because you simply have too much on your plate already. “Bottom line – too much is simply too much no matter what….

Ideas for a book

One of my long time ambitions is to write.  I write all of the time.  For my M.A. degree I wrote a 165-page thesis.  I have started several books.  On the archives of my computer are several unfinished (and probably never will be finished) books. However, this time is different.  I have been sketching out a book that I would like to publish.  I was speaking with a friend of…

When do you know it’s time for a change?

One of the toughest things to discern is when it is actually time for a change.  For me, the factors are: Should I persevere through a tough time? Is this opportunity for change merely a distraction? Is this the right time? Is this change exactly what I need at this time in my life? Has God brought this before me now? They aren’t easy questions to answer, and most people…

A company that can stand on its own

One of the things I have been disenchanted by the whole network marketing industry, multi-level marketing, or whatever you want to call it is that 99% of the companies couldn’t exist if they didn’t have some kind of “business opportunity” attached to it. In other words, would most of the travel, nutritional, and technology companies exist if they didn’t have an associate base?  Would the company’s product, CEO, leadership, etc….

I Can Retire Now

Just started my son in golf lessons.  He has his 2nd lesson today.  5 years old.  He is a natural I tell you.  In fact, I think I can go ahead and retire because he is now my 401k. Check out that form!! FYI – at the age of 5 he is hitting the ball almost 100 yards from the tee on some of his good swings…. not too bad!! …