Getting Your Vision Into Action

In his book, The Magic of Thinking Big, author Dr. David Schwartz says, “A fair idea acted upon and developed is a hundred percent better than a terrific idea that dies because it isn’t follow upon.”


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Critical Thinking Your Way to Success

We live in a world full of information.  The ability to think critically and understand the difference between truth and fiction is becoming an increasingly critical (no pun intended) skill in our personal and professional lives. 


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Blog 3 in the Series on the Power of Asking For Help -  A Better Way to Live

In my first blog post in this series, Learning Not to Ask, I addressed my childhood and adult experiences of not asking for help.  In the second blog in this series, Gaining Wisdom, I addressed my biblical and life experiences.  I complete my blog series by offering my learning and helpful experiences. 

Asking questions and raising my hand for help was a learned experience.  Is it always easy? No.  However, I’ve come to appreciate finding the gift of an answer when I’ve dared to surrender going it alone.

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Blog 2 in the Series on the Power of Asking For Help -  Gaining Wisdom

In the first blog post, I focused on my childhood and adult experiences of asking for help.  In this blog, I focus on my Biblical and Life Experiences.

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Blog 1 in the Series on the Power of Asking For Help - Learning Not to Ask

Welcome to a three-part blog series on “The Power of Asking for Help”.  The book excerpt is from one of my latest coauthoring projects, Cracking The Rich Code.  This book features Best Selling Author and one of the World’s Top 20 Success Coaches and Top 50 Speakers in Jim Britt and Kevin Harrington, Star of the Hit TV Show Shark Tank.  In addition, the book is endorsed by Tony Robbins.

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Getting in the Calm Zone

On a recent trip to Ireland, I was able to experience what we Americans refer to as “driving on the wrong side of the road.”  I don’t know who is right or wrong when determining what side of the road to drive on, but I can tell you it took a lot more concentration on my part with the steering wheel on the right side of the car and driving on the left side of the road.

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Unleash Your Potential And Find Purpose Today – Exclusive Interview With Mike Van Pelt

I feel extremely blessed to have so many wonderful opportunities in my life.  One of those opportunities is becoming an Executive Contributor for Brainz Magazine.  On a monthly basis, I will share ideas, thoughts, and advice on what I see going on in the men’s community and the world around us.

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What is the Truth?

Some might say truth is something we’ve created, and others think it's waiting to be discovered. Who decides from topic to topic, and who wins in a world where the truth is always questioned? From God, to vaccines, to the color of your shoes. The search for truth, are there absolute truths or just opinions about everything?

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The Michael Jordan Mindset

Sports legend Michael Jordan said in a speech while being accepted into the Basketball Hall of Fame: “…limits, like fears, are often just illusions!"

Think about what this means.

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Stop Sabotaging Your Success?

Everyone has had the experience of self-destructing. It’s a strange feeling to know that you ruined the very thing you were trying so hard to accomplish. Most self-sabotage is the result of discomfort. It can be the discomfort of failing, succeeding, or having to perform uncomfortable tasks.

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Fear, He is a Liar

Men, I’m not sure Zach Williams could be any clearer on this, fear is a liar. So why then, do we tolerate it, why do we live with it, why do we let it control our lives? Interestingly enough, the phrase “fear not” is mentioned 365 times in the Bible.

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Building Positive Relationships in Your Life

People come and go as we progress throughout our lives. Some will be amazing and endure a long time; others, regrettably, will be fleeting and miserable. On the True Man Podcast, I spoke with Roy Biancalana about relationship fitness and how to get back on track and increase your chances of having more positive relationships.

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3-Feet from Gold

I think one of the more challenging things that happens to us as men is we tend to get in our own way sometimes. Maybe we overthink things, or in some cases, maybe we believe things that just aren’t true.

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The Silent Struggle: Loneliness and Isolation and the Impact on Leadership

In the fast-paced world of work and life, leaders often find themselves navigating a relentless journey filled with challenges and responsibilities. Yet, there's a silent adversary that can significantly undermine the strength of leadership – loneliness and isolation.   We live in a world that glorifies the lone wolf, the solitary decision-maker, but the truth is, these traits can be silent saboteurs, undermining our effectiveness as leaders both at work and in life.

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