Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Growth:  Whose job is it to drive this in a positive direction? I was having a discussion with my awesome dad the other day about the role of the church in a person’s spiritual development.  We had similar yet different ideas on the topic.  I could agree with his viewpoint but it just seemed…well, […]

Study The Bible With Your Spouse

Study The Bible With Your Wife [I often find many relationship books and articles stereotyping the roles of husbands and wives.  You know, men are all cavemen who don’t enjoy deep conversation and women are all sensitive and emotional beings who need to be told what to do while they go about barefoot and pregnant. […]

Exercise Exodus

Houston, We Have A Problem Over the last quarter century, I have dedicated my vocational pursuits to leading people from a place of physical (and spiritual) “imprisonment” toward a place of liberation, fulfillment and accomplishment.  Much like the ancient story of the Israelites who were stuck in Egyptian captivity for over 400 years, a great number […]

The Spirit-Led Life

I’ve always believed that a leader should frequently revisit his/her own personal values and beliefs to bolster their ability to “walk the talk”.  Many motivational speakers used to say to write down your goals and post them everywhere as a reminder of what’s most important.  Some people choose a tattoo to serve as a permanent reminder […]

Breaking Free

  Have you ever been stuck in a personal rut that you just couldn’t break free from?  As a personal productivity coach and leadership specialist, I’ve helped thousands of people from all walks of life to replace negative patterns with much more positive and beneficial ones.  It’s not easy but you can do it…with a […]

An Inheritance that truly matters.

Inheritance – what it really is and why it matters. My wife and I attended Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership (link) conference at the end of March (’14). It was a one-day event that summarizes what their leadership mastery series in Nashville covers. Dave and his team of 400 people have built a financial empire that seeks […]

Holy Spirit … the church’s X Factor (pt 2)

Today I want to continue my previous discussion on how many evangelical (and even catholic) churches are embracing the re-evaluation of their doctrine concerning the person of the Holy Spirit.  In previous generations, fear of excess (emotion, disorder and discomfort) prevented many church leaders from even trying to teach and preach about His nature and […]

Holy Spirit…the church’s X factor.

A good friend of mine, Scott Stonehouse, recently preached a sermon on what the bible says about the person of the Holy Spirit.  A subsequent message was focused on the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer’s life.  I’ll include a link to the message here and here is a link to the actual scriptures. […]

Who Am I – Identity edition

Science has afforded me structure to engage in and enhance many of my career pursuits over the last few decades as well as to help me update or upgrade my previous notions on things such as health prescription, relationship counseling, parental coaching, spiritual advising, etc.  I was watching the science channel the other night because […]

Who Are We … Church Identity Edition

Recently I had a discussion with a local pastor about their church’s struggle to overcome a growth plateau.  This is a very common difficulty for organizations that are aspiring to grow and is especially of concern for many church communities.  Funny thing is, I first encountered dealing with plateaus as a budding bodybuilder in 1991. […]

Getting Your Brain Back ( autonomous thinking )

  “There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.” – King Solomon “Our love of being right is best understood as our fear of being wrong” – Kathryn Schulz Have you ever been the victim of a fib, half-truth, untrue rumor or fabricated lie?  Well, you […]

4 TieRs of Leadership

Have you ever known someone who looked great on the outside but was an absolute mess on the inside?  Have you ever known someone who desired to improve some aspect of his/her life but seemed to encounter road blocks that were too insurmountable to overcome?  I have been that person and I’m sure every reader […]

Changing Your Perspective

A few months ago I flew to a leadership seminar in Chicago.  Chicago was hammered by snow back in February (2013) but this made for an adventurous time.  We don’t get that kind of snow in Dallas so it’s a nice change of pace.  The biting wind was a little annoying but nothing a little […]

Training athletes…Tips for trainers and coaches

People have often asked me what it’s like training athletes versus the average person who simply wants to lose weight and/or gain some muscle.  I usually respond that it’s not really that much different (unless we’re talking elite collegiate or pro athletes) but there are some unique aspects.  I’ll start with a few observations about […]

Weight Loss Secrets Revealed…on sale now for $4.99

[purchase_link id=”829″ style=”text link” color=”” text=”Weight Loss Secrets Revealed…$4.99″]70%…that is the predicted percentage of Americans who will be either overweight or obese within 2 years.  Not only has obesity become an epidemic here in the states but studies are proving that abdominal body fat has a direct correlation with many of the top diseases among men and […]

STOP THE MADNESS (a commentary on the balance between CrossFit and PDS)

[divider scroll_text=”(Please excuse a few of the unprofessional expletives in this video)”] As a lifelong athlete (3 national flag football championship all achieved in my 30’s) and former martial artist (TKD and more recently a Keysi Fighting Method instructor–you saw Christian Bale use KFM in all the Batman movies and Tom Cruise used KFM techniques in Mission […]

Change your mind (set)…change your life

When’s the last time you read an engrossing thriller that had you hooked until the very last few pages?  Or a great historical book on men and women performing heroic exploits?  Some of you may prefer to read inspirational or motivational books.  I confess I fall into the latter group and have somewhat of an […]

Self Deception…Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave…when first we practice to deceive.” ― Walter Scott, Marmion “People trust their eyes above all else – but most people see what they wish to see, or what they believe they should see; not what is really there” ― Zoë Marriott, Shadows on the Moon “Lies, all lies I tell you!”  Have […]

How to raise your child to be a leader in a follower generation

This video is a great example of what most adults experience every day.  You’re minding your own business when something comes along uninvited and attempts to bring fear or chaos into your world.  How we handle it depends a lot on our predisposition as well as our experience with adversity.  I love how the boy […]


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