A real 2020 resolution.  Give more, expect less.

A real 2020 resolution. Give more, expect less.

2020 Goal We all have something we can give. Money Knowledge Time I know, I know. But Andrew, we’re strapped, we can’t give this year. I feel your pain, we’re in the same boat. The mortgage is paid, the car is paid, but where the kid’s new school clothes, braces, shoes, groceries, are going to […]

Balancing Needs and Wants while feeding the kids

Balancing Needs and Wants while feeding the kids

Needs and Wants. We keep a dry erase board on the fridge for things to get at the grocery. It always gets filled with wants, and not needs. But… What do you mean? Wants are cravings, things you want in the moment, but don’t actually need to survive. Needs are the life necessities, like toilet(ass) […]

Stop Internet Bullying with your New Year’s Resolution

Stop Internet Bullying with your New Year’s Resolution

𝕎𝕙𝕒𝕥𝕖𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕙𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕖𝕟𝕖𝕕 𝕠𝕧𝕖𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕡𝕒𝕤𝕥 𝕪𝕖𝕒𝕣, 𝕓𝕖 𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕗𝕦𝕝 𝕗𝕠𝕣 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕥 𝕓𝕣𝕠𝕦𝕘𝕙𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦. 𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕒𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕤 𝕨𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 𝕪𝕠𝕦’𝕣𝕖 𝕞𝕖𝕒𝕟𝕥 𝕥𝕠 𝕓𝕖. Read it again. One more time. Are you a #newyearsresolution type of person? You set a goal, join a gym, and give up after a few months. Then rinse and repeat next year. […]

1…2…GO

1…2…GO

I’ve always been shy. So much so, that I’ve missed a lot of opportunities in my life. I just couldn’t bring myself to get the courage to speak up. I just couldn’t grab her hand I just couldn’t speak up about an idea. I just couldn’t… If that’s you, then keep reading. We go through […]

Turning 40 and not giving a shit.

When I graduated from high school in 1998, I weighed 215lbs. I played Varsity Golf and had played Baseball, but I took senior year off, to focus on golf. I had a scholarship to play college golf, and turned it down to go to school with my friends. Thinking, let’s face it, I’m a good […]

Spicy Cucumber

Spicy Cucumber

A spicy cucumber, is a light snack to keep you on track. It’s like an immature spicy pickle.

Your Want-To is Broken, Being a Mentor.

Your Want-To is Broken, Being a Mentor.

How to actually lead the team you’re expected to manage Ever Heard that? “But dad, I don’t want to.” We’ve all said it, at some point. But very few of us have heard the response, “your want-to is broken.” If you have, you’ve had a good coach or dad in your life. But… Not a […]

Self Actualization – Top of the Pyramid

Think about it. What if… all of your life, you’ve been led to believe you’re meant to carry the weight? To take the #abuse. To carry the load. You’d give in. Right? You would accept your place in life, take a menial job, and be the best you could be at it. But… What if […]

How to Bring Positivity to Today’s World.

How to Bring Positivity to Today’s World.

𝓨𝓸𝓾 𝓸𝓷𝓵𝔂 𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓮 𝓸𝓷𝓬𝓮 I get it, it sounds cliche. But it’s, true. You get one life to live, and two deaths. What you talkin bout Willis? They say you die twice, once when your body says, “I’m out.” Again, when your name is mentioned for the last time. Do you want to keep going […]

Being bullied at soccer practice

Being bullied at soccer practice

No motivational message tonight, no story about how you can do this. Just a reflection on life. Work is kicking my ass, and I’ve been down. But, I can’t complain because I’ve lost 70 lbs and can finally be the dad my kids deserve. I left work on time today because something bigger was waiting […]

One year of hard work, to erase a lifetime of bad habits.

One year of hard work, to erase a lifetime of bad habits.

The secret? Stop saying and start doing. That’s it. So many people get stuck at the beginning. You don’t sign up. You start. Just go. You have to do this for you, take off, all alone, just take the leap. Like Forrest Gump. Just start running. Pretty soon someone else will join you. And before […]

Do it for you.  Then, the kids.

Do it for you. Then, the kids.

Arizona has the best sunsets. Tonight I had the privilege of taking my oldest son to his first 3rd grade soccer practice of the year. It was 105 degrees when we got there. But we arrived early so we could play before practice, water in hand. We spent about 15 minutes playing, while he tried […]

Change the world for 30 cents a week.

Change the world for 30 cents a week.

This isn’t a ploy to get you to support some strange charity who proclaims to give all of the money to starving kids in Africa. Although, I would encourage you to do so, if it’s within your means. This is a Friday Challenge. You’ve heard the glass half empty or glass half full metaphor. Or […]

The Final 10 – Doubt

The Final 10 – Doubt

Tonight I’m living a reality. The app I was using shared my before and after pics on Instagram. My naked torso is out there for the world to see. My stretch marks, my man boobs, my dirty mirror. Every inch of doubt in my body is rearing it’s ugly head. Did I make the right […]