What does it mean to be great? How do you measure success? The answers to these questions aren’t complicated. One of my favorite quotes by Jimmy Johnson says, “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” So how is success measured you ask? Isn’t it by that little extra? Continue reading “Chapter 8: Extraordinary”
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s the words you should have said. It can be one of the most difficult words to say at times or one of the strongest. That’s right, the mystery word is sorry. The word everyone was taught as a child, yet neglects to use. Continue reading “Chapter 7: Apology”
If you clicked on this title and asked, “what’s that?” Then go ahead and check your schedule for the week. As a matter of fact, check your schedule for today. Stress is something everyone goes through, but not everyone knows how to manage it.
Continue reading “Chapter 6: Stressed”
It was 1975 with less than 30 seconds on the clock, quarterback Roger Staubach of the Cowboys closed his eyes and said, “Hail Mary.” If you haven’t caught on yet every feature image that has been on each story represents the theme of the topic I talk about. This week’s story is not exactly my own story, but rather a story of my grandfather and his “Hail Mary” that ultimately led to my life. Continue reading “Chapter 5: Hail Mary”
One of the most important keys to being successful in anything you do in life is having confidence. Whether you believe that you can accomplish it or not, have some self-confidence because you might just get lucky or as Michael Jordan put it, “You must expect great things of yourself before you can do them.” That includes even the most simple things such as conversations. Continue reading “Chapter 4: The Conversationalist”
There is an exception to every rule. Confucius once said, “silence is a true friend who never betrays.” What he didn’t tell you, however, is that silence can betray you depending on the situation. If you don’t believe that, recall any time in your life when you kept silent knowing you shouldn’t have. No worries I’ll wait, I know you can think of at least one.
Continue reading “Chapter 3: Silence”
I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all been wrong before. Regardless of the situation, no one can be right all the time, right? Well, I don’t mean to brag, but I’m generally right about most things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m most definitely not saying that I’m correct all the time. But, there comes a time when I speak out and usually when I do, I’m right. Continue reading “Chapter 2: Wrong Answer”
No, I’m not asking you to join the military or become a superhero, but rather take a page or two out of the book of my life. One story I’d like to share is the story I call, “two minutes” because two minutes really would’ve made a difference.
Every great story has a beginning and like this website, the name is where this story started. I’m sure most of you have been warned to beware cautionary tales and that is rightfully so.