What’s Your Excuse?

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” ― Helen Keller   Whenever I read any quote from Helen Keller, I reflect on it and ultimately end up asking myself the same question: “What’s your excuse?” Helen Keller’s life-example of overcoming the […]

Heart of a Champion – Apollos Hester 1

Apollos Hester plays football for the East View (Texas) Patriots. The following interview and incredible response was totally unscripted which makes it that more powerful. Understandably, Apollos was pretty pumped up after his team came back to claim a 42-41 victory over Vandegrift Friday night. Instead of talking typical X’s & […]

Whispering a Prayer / The Power of Visualization 2

“The level of achievement that we have at anything is a reflection of how well we were able to focus on it. Because the only thing that’s holding you back is the way you’re thinking.” – Steve Vai There’s a powerful concept that all successful individuals eventually master during their […]

Heart of a Champion – Carl “Sugarfoot” Joseph

One of my favorite aspects of being involved with Life Leadership‘s monthly personal development subscriptions is getting excellent books mailed directly to our home without me wasting a lot of time researching and ordering books (or driving to a book store) with a hit-or-miss quality track record. The convenience is nice, but the quality […]

Dog Days of August III: Pattern Interrupting Destructive Behavior

Is it possible that we can, at times, be our own worst enemy? Has there even been a period in your life where, in spite of your best efforts, you always seemed to find a way to wind up in disappointment and frustration? Without diving straight into the deep-end of what could […]

Dog Days of August II: Conquering Limiting Beliefs 1

The lessons that can be learned from “mans best friend” never cease to amaze me. Just check out the incredible video below and realize “impossible” means nothing to this simple animal that posses a brain about the size of a tangerine. The phrase “limiting belief” isn’t even in this pup’s […]

Paying It Forward

A friend of mine, John Morrison, sent me the video below and it’s simply too moving not to share with everyone. Paying It Forward: a simple concept that can make a lasting impact on people (with whom you cross paths while living your life) that you may not even know or […]

Dog Days of August I: History Lesson 1

It never ceases to amaze me how many things that we take for granted as being totally normal, find their origins from ancient times. It makes you think that what you do each day really does have significance even if it may seem monotonous at times. Take for instance the title […]

A Newfound Hero 2

The Mission I have a hero in my life. His name is Kyle. He’s 14 years old stands 5’ 7” and weighs 115 pounds. Oh, by the way, he’s also my son. Three weeks ago, Kyle was supposed to go on a mission’s trip to Copper Hills, Tennessee, through Keystone […]

Heart of a Champion – Michael Maldonado’s Story 1

Michael Maldonado has lived a life that has been filled with what would seem to be too many physical challenges to count. Yet, in spite of each physical setback, a fire burns within the very core of his soul that pushes him forward each day to become the best he […]

The Fellowship of the Unashamed

A friend recently passed away and in at tribute to the life she led, a video was posted of her testimonial of how her life was transformed by embracing Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. At the end of her testimonial, Jackie Lewis read a poem titled the Fellowship […]

Veterans Day: Recognizing Courage

Just so we’re all on the same page, THIS is courage: Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. – Aristotle Courage, once arguably the United States’ greatest natural resource, has as of late become a commodity that’s increasingly difficult to find. Where […]

The Political Spectrum of Government

My son came to me earlier this evening and asked about what principles embody the democracy in which we live. This quickly caught my attention, as any person who claims to be a citizen of this great nation known as the United States of America should easily recognize the simple […]

The Spider Who Couldn’t Hide 3

Have you ever felt that you’d love to just bury your head in the sand and wait for your problems to go away? Well this little creature seems to try to do that very thing, although no matter how hard he tries he doesn’t seem to cloak himself very well. […]

Focus vs. Ego: Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney is an American football defensive end. He graduated from South Pointe High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina and currently attends the University of South Carolina, entering his junior year. I’m not sure if the “football gods” did anything for Clowney while he was in his mother’s womb, […]

How Bad Do You Want It? 1

“Most people say they want to be successful, but they don’t want it bad; they just kind-of want it. They don’t want it as much as they want to party. They don’t want it as much as they want to look cool. Most people don’t want success as much as […]