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Are Times Tough? pt 2

Kia and I are currently on vacation with our family. I have prepared a few new posts, and I’m mixing in a few old posts to highlight. This is part 2 of a post from the old spa Blog in February 2011. I seem to have a theme of “hope” going now. This fits in […]

Bounce Back (do you have it?)

Failure hurts Kia just told me about 3 photographer acquaintances from different parts of the country who are having major financial problems. A couple of them may have to close their businesses. When she told me, I went through a range of emotions – shock, concern, worry, and relief (that it wasn’t me) just to […]

What to do when a dream dies.

As a kid I loved baseball. You might assume that soccer was my favorite sport growing up. I do love soccer, but it wasn’t my first love; that place was reserved for baseball. I remember lying in bed each night tossing a ball in the air dreaming of being the next star of the KC […]

What you can learn from my success (and failure).

  I reviewed Jim Axelrod’s book In the Long Run on Saturday. I wasn’t expecting much out of the book, but I came away with three points that really impacted me. The value of a father. Success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A don’t quit attitude can take you a long way. This […]

Word of the Year update – Happy Independence Day!

Word of the Year background It’s been about a little over a month since I’ve posted about my word this year – Freedom. In case you haven’t been following that long here are several posts you can check out to see what I’m talking about. The Beginning Nike Commercial Open Space March Update. It’s the […]

Hope is one open door away

Sometimes hope is hard to come by… I read an article in the USA Today yesterday about the consumer confidence index. Basically it states that the index holds what may be the most significant signal of the US descending deeper into recession or moving up. The index moved down for the month of June, and […]

What do you want?

What do you want in your life? That’s a loaded question isn’t it. How you answer it may determine how you spend your time, your success and failure, whether you feel good or bad about yourself, and a host of other potential issues. Yet it’s one of the core questions of personal (or corporate) identity. […]

Life is crazy. How do you work?

I’m supposed to be sitting and writing. Instead I’m trying to stop the fighting, yelling and screaming between my 3-year-old and my 6-year-old. Last night I had six 9 and 11-year-old girls over. Life was a little crazy then too. I was supposed to write last night. Didn’t happen. I imagine that you can understand my […]

Pursuing dreams – Is it all worth it?

I attend a church that believes in God speaking through people to other people. Some people call it prophesy; others call it words of encouragement. Basically the belief is that God isn’t limited to the Bible (though that’s the touchstone), but He and His voice is alive. As I was sitting in service last Sunday, […]

Nelson Mandela and Your Next Project

In the midst of building this site – creating content, figuring out shopping carts, beating my head against the wall, totally enjoying myself – I’ve encountered bouts of fear. Will anyone pay attention? Will it be good enough? Do I have the right mix of content? Will I make any money? Am I crazy? I […]