The Secret of Change

Socrates said “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” All of our energy. Not some, not 50%, not just on weekdays...every day. All of our energy - all of the time. For an alcoholic, pursuing sobriety is not a one-and-done decision. It … Continue reading The Secret of Change

SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service

Ritualize and practice these five concepts to nurture sustainable, world-class service in your organization and your life. If you interact with people on any level (i.e. students, clients, customers, other team members, bosses, or family) - identify your strengths (value proposition) and use this method to build high-quality, loyal relationships. Keep it Simple World-class servers keep … Continue reading SERVE: 5 steps to world-class service

Credit Carbs

This article was originally published on - 2/28/2017 Credit has become the carb of the financial world. We know it’s not good for us in excess, yet we stuff our faces at the slightest hint of temptation. Using credit outside of our ability to pay a monthly balance in-full leaves us bloated, guilt-ridden, and … Continue reading Credit Carbs

Debt Distortion: Why Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki Are Both Right

Imagine a world where everything you perceive to be true about finance, family, fitness, food, etc... is not what millions of other humans perceive to be true. Not only that - people attempt to bring you down for your beliefs, or talk quietly amongst themselves about how stupid you are for doing the things you … Continue reading Debt Distortion: Why Dave Ramsey and Robert Kiyosaki Are Both Right

Leaders Serve

Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant. Matthew 20:26 Just like companies making the shift from product-orientation to customer-orientation in the 60's, leaders are shifting their paradigm. Leaders realize that their function is not to 'be the boss' or 'manage' their people. They may do these … Continue reading Leaders Serve

Living a Level 1 Life

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Drifting Sometimes life gets complicated. Sometimes it feels like things are It seems the longer we leave orderly processes unattended, the more they tend toward disorder. It is then that we … Continue reading Living a Level 1 Life

Spread Thin: 4 Methods for Deflating Financial Stress

When it comes to personal finances, the majority of Americans are feeling spread thin - like an over-inflated balloon ready to pop. The American Psychological Association has found in various surveys over the last two years that about 70% of Americans feel stressed about money. That's most people - 7 out of 10 to be … Continue reading Spread Thin: 4 Methods for Deflating Financial Stress

The Silver Lining of Pain

Many of us have a hard time naturally embracing change. Change represents volatility, volatility makes us uneasy - it causes stress, induces a fight or flight response, and generally throws life out of balance. As a general rule, we try not to rock the boat - but sometimes, we have no choice in the matter … Continue reading The Silver Lining of Pain

Words Matter

If we can't afford to eat "clean," does that mean we are "dirty?" Does someone telling us to "pursue our best self" make us feel like we're currently an inferior version? Why are we more likely to understand "costs" versus "fees?" In reflection, how many times have we used words as weapons? Maybe during a sibling squabble, … Continue reading Words Matter

Getting the Big Things Right In Saving & Investing

When it comes to saving money, buying fewer lattes is often touted as a secret to success. But seriously - if you bought a $3 drink every week-day for a year, we're talking about $780. While another $780 would certainly be a good thing for your investments, I don't know if we can whip this in … Continue reading Getting the Big Things Right In Saving & Investing

Who’s the Goose?

Use this graphic to guide conversations on possible passive income-stream generation -Remember, if you never create passive income streams, you'll always be the goose having to produce golden eggs!