Build your Foundation

Motivate. Inspire. Grow. TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. Build Your Foundation: Just like a house, it doesn’t matter how big or fancy our lives appear to be on the outside if the foundation SUCKS. Sometimes we get so excited to chase the aesthetics of life to please society, we forget that they serve no purpose if the foundation crumbles beneath us. Surrounding ourselves with good people is a massive part of building our foundation in life. We need … Continue reading Build your Foundation

The Sixth Principle: Heart and Soul

TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. Motivate. Inspire. Grow. Heart and Soul We often find the greatest rewards in our toughest challenges. The final principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. is a testament to exactly that. Investing your heart and soul in everything you do will open doors you never knew existed but that requires dedication, perseverance and passion. That caliber of investment and energy into the way we live our lives changes the dynamic entirely. It can be exhausting but … Continue reading The Sixth Principle: Heart and Soul

I don’t want to fit in.

I spent the better portion of my teenage years like so many others trying to fit in with the crowd.  I chased the newest trends and as they changed, so did I.  I wanted approval from my peers and I wanted to be right in the middle of the crowd.  Now I want the exact opposite.  What changed?  I realized the value in being unique. I realized that I don't want to fit in.  I … Continue reading I don’t want to fit in.

Know Your Value

Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.   As individuals, we allow the world around us to decide our personal value for us.  Webster's dictionary defines value as the relative worth, utility, or importance of a good.  In this case, we are the good.   We identify our value by setting expectations for how we deserve to be treated,  who deserves our time and energy, what is worth our time and focus and our ability to remain firm in the … Continue reading Know Your Value

The Fifth Principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H.

TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.  Time:   The fifth principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H. is arguably the most important.  It refers to how we spend our most valuable resource; time.  We take something so valuable for granted without realizing how precious it is.  We assume that we are entitled to it instead of realizing its true value.  One of my most cherished lessons learned in the Army was that every moment is more valuable than the … Continue reading The Fifth Principle of TRUE G.R.O.W.T.H.