Why DO Bad Things Happen

I’ve been guilty of this myself. You may have asked this question, too… Why do bad things happen (even to good people)? I don’t know. Suck it up. Rise and hustle, Mike Whitfield I’m kidding. Listen, if things were ALWAYS good, how would you know when to celebrate? Or would you even celebrate at all? You see, in order to …

20-Second Mirror Trick

A few weeks ago, I was at the All Pro Dad Event in Atlanta. Jeff Foxworthy, Tony Dungy, Mark Richt and other great mentors and coaches gave us Dads some simple tools to be better fathers. Troy Vincent, a former pro bowl NFL player, said something that gave me chills down my back. Here’s the challenge he gave us Dads… …

Truth About Second Chances

A couple of weeks ago, one simple statement from former NFL player Troy Vincent made me think… “If the Lord woke you up today, you have a second chance”. How simple, yet powerful is that? And second chances are more than starting your diet over or “getting into a routine” again. Dig a little deeper. You know that call or …

Take This Day Off

What silly nonsense… “You can’t take a day off if you want to achieve your dreams”. I used to work 7 days a week… sometimes around 80 hours or more. My mindset was “I’m my own boss, so my success depends on how much I work”.  If you think you have to do the same to achieve your dreams, whether …

What a Waste

Yesterday, I had a phone conversation with my Mom on the way home from the gym. She said something profound that is still sticking with me. She and my Dad had a conversation and it looks like he is singing Sunday night after taking way too much time off from doing it. You see my Dad loves 3 things: 1) …

Divorced :(

Coming home from her uncle’s funeral yesterday, my wife and I had a discussion with the theme of “Why bad things happen to good people”. I immediately brought up my divorce. <= Yeah, I mind as well let the cat out of the bag. I won’t bore you with the details, but years ago, I was divorced from my high school …

The Pain of Being Blessed?

It’s funny. I’ve been guilty of this as well. “I’m blessed!” … but that’s said when things are going well. Have you ever said “I’m blessed” during your trials? That’s hard to swallow, right? Trust me, I’ve never been stuck in traffic and said the words “Thanks God for allowing me to move 2 mph in the fast lane. You …