Collaboration Breeds Creativity

Collaboration Breeds Creativity

Collaboration breeds creativity. Creative people have a tendency to act alone. They work well with themselves, but have a hard time playing with others. It’s not that they don’t like other people, it’s just that they feel others slow them down. Creative people don’t like having to explain themselves and convincing others about their ideas. […]

How To Connect With Someone

How To Connect With Someone

Venture Capitalist Irwin Federman said, “You don’t love someone because of who they are; you love them because of the way they make you feel.” You cannot truly connect with someone while only talking about yourself. The way to legitimately get to know someone and make them feel encouraged is to put your attention on […]

Give Others Expectations

Give Others Expectations

My wife Erin and I have two beautiful daughters. When our youngest daughter was little she would sometimes get a bit of an attitude when asked to do certain chores. Instead of obeying, she would work herself up to the point of getting upset. We would then have to discipline her and let her know […]

Are You Fencing Out Or Fencing In?

Are You Fencing In Or Fencing Out?

In my mentor Dr. John C. Maxwell’s book, Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn he shares this… There’s a story of a salesman from the eastern United States who arrived at a frontier town somewhere in the Old West.  As the salesman was talking with the owner of the general store a rancher came in .  The owner […]

Are You An Innovator Or Outovator?

Are You An Innovator Or Outovator

“The Wright brother flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility.”  ~ Charles Kettering Innovators break through barriers. They eat impossibility for breakfast and live a life of limitless possibilities throughout the rest of the day. To say something can’t be done to an innovator is like speaking a foreign language they have never heard before…it doesn’t […]

What Is A Man?

What Is A Man?

What really makes a man…a MAN? There are a lot of ideas and opinions on who a man should be in our society. But in order to really know what a man should do you have to look at the ultimate man…Jesus Christ. He is THE man. No one gave us a greater example of […]