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.

Live and Learn

Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.   Countless times in my life I've looked back at my past and wondered how much different my life would be if I knew then what I know now.  If I knew how important school was, I would have tried harder.  If I knew how certain people would treat me, I wouldn't have trusted them the same way.  If I had the wisdom I have now, I wouldn't have made the same … Continue reading Live and Learn

Some People Just Suck…

Motivate.  Inspire.  Grow.   One of the toughest challenges we face in life is how to deal with shitty people.  There really is no other way to describe certain people other than to keep it simple -  some people really do just suck. Whether it's school, work, sports, etc. there they are.  There will always be people in our lives who choose to live a lifestyle of negativity and dysfunction, and it will drag us … Continue reading Some People Just Suck…

It’s Easy to Blame Others

Motivate. Inspire. Grow. It is easy to cast blame when things don't go our way.  We blame everything around us when we are not in the position we want to be in throughout life.  Especially those of us in my generation who have embraced this mentality that if we fall, it must be because someone else tripped us.  We struggle to accept the true value that self-accountability can bring to our lives. I myself, lived … Continue reading It’s Easy to Blame Others

Be Reliable

It took me a long time to embrace my fathers philosophy that dumping passion in everything you do is the only way to live your life.  Honestly, it's hard and it can be exhausting.  Our instincts generally tell us to choose the path of least resistance.  The most challenging part of his message wasn't being passionate about the things I enjoyed in life because that became easy.  The true challenge came with being passionate about … Continue reading Be Reliable