2017 has found me in a much different situation than anything I have experienced. I am 46, soon to be 47 in November, and I am for the first time working in a different state from where I live. My family resides in Franklin, TN while I am currently working in Salt Lake City, UT.… Read More How to Survive Being Away from Your Family and Kids for Work
Tuesday morning. Dropped the kids off at 7:58 just before the 8:00 buzzer. Whew! I was running late because the printer wasn’t working and my 13 year old son needed his homework printed. Quick lecture on printing it and having it ready the night before all while fixing the printer. Done. 3 kids waiting in… Read More Leading Your Family. Loving Them Well.
My fifteen year career with Dave Ramsey and the Ramsey Organization ended on May 2, 2016. It was a wonderful fifteen years, and while I was sad to see it end, it was time. It was a wonderful journey through which I learned so much. I met and worked with so many wonderful people, and… Read More HALFTIME, A Life Journey
I’m an active guy. Slowing down is not something I do well. At work, I stay busy. At home, I stay busy.Even when I go on vacation, I don’t vacation. What is this “relaxation” you speak of? So here’s a great example of what I’m talking about. I planned a family trip to Disney a… Read More Part of Leadership. Learn to Relax.
After taking a 1 year break from blogging, I’m back albeit with a different purpose. The original reason behind my blog was to use it as a networking tool. I feel like I accomplished my goal. I used the blog as a calling card when reaching out to top tier business leaders. CEOs, CIOs, CTOs,… Read More Blogging Again
I’ve recently tried to step up my reading. In doing so, I’ve been able to finish 3 books in the past week. Now, don’t think too much of me. If you were able to see my backlog of reading material, well, let’s just say any positive impression of my past weeks achievement would evaporate instantly.… Read More 3 Recently Read Books
A few years ago, I started feeling a pull to see how to help the more than 147 million orphans worldwide. In 2011, those efforts stepped up a few notches. This week, my wife and I have traveled to Phoenix, Arizona for the annual Together for Adoption Conference. I’m eager to meet some of the… Read More Helping Orphans
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, then you’ve realized that orphaned children are very dear to me. Some people have hobbies (and I have some of those), but over the last 2 years, I’ve spent a lot of my spare time researching and learning more about orphans and their struggles. Today… Read More The Best Thing About Orphanages
I’ve been following Paul Myhill’s blog from World Orphans outreach. During these Christmas holidays he’s been doing something called “33 Days of Hope” where he’s featuring stories on different orphans each day to raise money. When I first started reading these stories, I must admit I was touched. Now after reading several of them, they’ve… Read More World Orphans Outreach
Lately I’ve been trying to “up” my romance playbook. Sadly, I think I’ve settled into a nice 12 year married family rut. With 5 kids I guess that’s easy to do. Juggle work. Juggle home. Something has to give right? In my effort to rediscover the white knight that my wife thought she married, I’ve… Read More My Romantic Dream Vacation