You cannot be effective, if you won’t be receptive. ~JayRead More
There is always time. Time for yourself, time for your family, time left to achieve what you want. Competition is a distraction. We get so caught up in competing that we forget that whatever is for us is waiting for us to find it. No …Read More
The cost of leadership is at best a delicate balance. It is a balance between deeply caring for everyone on your team, while keeping the interests, main goal at the forefront. Sometimes working to keep this balance leaves the leader temporarily isolated and frustrated. The …Read More
With every life changing event I learn something new about myself and those around me.
Make sure you are learning, even in the midst of any struggle. You should ask: “what in the world should I be learning from this?”
I think the reason why I have been able to adapt to many things that should have broken me is because I try to squeeze the positive out of the situation.
Mannnn, I could have fallen apart while I watched the tears well up in my wife’s eyes right after the doctors told her she could be infertile.
But instead I noticed that the tears built up and did NOT roll up her rose colored cheeks. I imagine her telling the tear ducts “nope not today.”
I saw STRENGTH.
And in seeing that…I knew we would be okay. I somehow knew the doctors were wrong. I knew my 2nd child was on the way.Read More
I’m proud to make this special announcement. Eventually I may have a co-star in my videos. Enjoy part 1 there is a continuation that I will post later. Thanks for watching!Read More
First, let me say that I owe you guys a video follow up to my last video where I mention that I have some news….good news to share. I promise to follow up on that this week. Ok ? let’s switch topics. #Goals. I have …Read More
Signs that your Relationship is Healthy
- You argue but there is way more cooperation to make the dynamic between the two of you work when you really sit and consider it all.
- The have separate ambitions goals which you help each other achieve AND you have collective goals to grow yourselves as a couple or family.
- There is trust. Like real trust. If he is going out with the boys you know that’s where he really is. If she tells you that he is just a friend, you don’t stalk his Facebook looking for incriminating pictures…or go through her phone.
- You can speak your mind freely without judgement. Some people avoid speaking just because of how their feelings were shot down in past relationships. If you can’t express yourself, your relationship may not be a safe harbor.
- When you do argue you are able to let it roll off your back. You understand that one disagreement isn’t as important as being a unit. SO you cool off (quickly) and figure out how to move forward.
- I guess #5 ties into compromising. No relationship is successful without a lot of compromise. On both sides. I no longer fight with my wife about the color of the curtains in the kitchen if she wants silver drapes…okay fine. Just don’t put them in my man cave (it’s more of an empty room with books but it’s MY empty room).
- Space is given when needed. I personally don’t believe in “breaks.” If you need a break then you might as well move on if you’re with me. But I do believe in giving time to so the other person can re-energize and do some self caring. This includes going to the gym separately when needed, reading, meditation, shopping alone.
- There is equality. I’m a pretty opinionated/focused person. But I can’t afford to treat anyone without respect and not listen to other opinions.
- You give. That’s it. I used to give, when I was dating in order to influence the girl or demonstrate that the type of salary I have. I would give really expensive gifts…so you know I’m not broke or cheap. Now I give not expecting anything in return. It’s just fun to give. I find that giving cannot exist where there is no love.