The secret to resolving conflict…

I love when people ask me why I studied conflict management in college.  My answer is typically pretty simple; if there's one constant in life, it's that conflict is inevitable.  No matter where we look, there's conflict.  We face conflict at work, conflict at home, conflict in our relationships and with friends, and we face internal conflict within ourselves.  We can't escape it; we can only become better at handling it and managing how it … Continue reading The secret to resolving conflict…

Quitting is only hard the first time

If you start something - you finish it.  That is a lesson that most of us learned growing up.  Whether it was a sports team, after school program, yard work - it didn't matter.  My father told me, "When you start something, you finish it - no matter what". Of course as a kid, I hated that.  Kids get bored easily, especially when things aren't going their way and very rarely did things go my … Continue reading Quitting is only hard the first time

It doesn’t matter what they think of you…

In a world where our society urges us to fit in...don't.  Life isn't about following the path that society wants you to take;  it's about believing in yourself enough following the path that your heart tells you to. Know that you will make mistakes but that those mistakes present opportunities to grow.  Know that sometimes pain is unavoidable but that pain can be used to make you stronger and know that often times people will … Continue reading It doesn’t matter what they think of you…

A post about the value of learning from others…

For those of you who have never spent a day in the life of a United States soldier, let me ask you a simple question... Who do you think get's it worse from the Drill Sergeants in basic training; the guy who knows nothing or the guy who knows it all? The guy who knows it all hands down!  I have said it before and I will say it again; as humans, we are proud … Continue reading A post about the value of learning from others…

If you really want to get to know someone you should ask them this one question…

If you could have one super power what would it be? There have been two times in my life that I have been asked this question that I will truly never forget: This was the topic of the first paper I remember writing in school in probably third grade... It was the last question that my Command Sergeant Major asked me during my promotion board for Sergeant (SGT) in the United States Army..... Needless to … Continue reading If you really want to get to know someone you should ask them this one question…

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