Thought Spot

LOVE those Traffic Lights

Ever driven somewhere and noticed that you seem to be hitting the red lights on every intersection along the way? How soon after you first notice it, do you start feeling the seedlings of frustration sprout within you? How long is it before your frustration is already...

Make it Count!

Set yourself a timer for 30 seconds.  Now, chew on this thought for that time: “All our waking hours are a one-time deal”.   When the timer goes off realize that those 30 seconds are gone forever. We do not get them back.  Ever.  A sobering thought isn’t it? With that...

Everything has its Price

Ever seen something and without looking at a price tag guessed what it would cost to obtain?  It is a great road trip game – guess the price of the passing houses or the cars that pass. We do this in life all the time, often unconsciously.  Think about it, you see a...

The Difference is in the Middle

Think of your favorite sandwich or maybe you are a bigger fan of America’s favorite dunkable cookie – the Oreo.  The best part of those pleasurable packages is in the middle.  One might say “the most valuable part”.  The middle is also where we can exercise the most...

Summer relief is spelled “S-H-A-R-E-D”

Want to know how to get through Summer without breaking the bank, easily filling in the extended daylight hours with activities and still have some time to devote to date night and/or me-time? The answer is to “Share The Summer”.  Here is how….. Get 4 of your favorite...

The Power Of Speech

It has been over 2 years since I spoke at TEDx Dayton.  Evidently, the message is timeless in that it still resonates. Recently someone emailed me after watching my TEDx Talk for the first time.  He had some questions after watching my story and wanted to share his...

Relevant Past Experience

8:00 AM. Time to log in to the system and get to work. As soon as the system acknowledges me, both screens suddenly go blank. A tiny light shows up on the left hand corner of one screen, pulsing as if to say “I am here, you just cannot get through to me”.  Before I...

Youth Coaching (Part 2 of 2)

Welcome back!  It is the season of Oranges and yellows, pumpkins and ghouls, warm hearts and cool nights.  A perfect time to pick up where we left off the topic of Youth Coaching in the Summer. So we have established a few things: That parenting is important as it is...