You’re The One

You know that situation in your life where something should be done but no one's doing anything about it? Guess what? You're the one who needs to make a move. You're the one! You know why? Because everyone else is afraid to take charge. They're afraid to put themselves out there. But not you. Right? Right? Go do it man! Go do what needs to be done. Go lead. People need … [Read more...]

Stop Complaining Start Serving

Charity to Curb Taxation CHARITY, n. Love, benevolence, good will; that disposition of heart which inclines men to think favorably of their fellow men, and to do them good. The highest exercise of charity, is charity towards the uncharitable. Concept We should be cautious to implement political polices requiring compulsory redistribution of income or wealth through taxation, lest we … [Read more...]

Three Must Have Savings Funds

You are saving money right? I'm in the camp that believes you should save money WHILE you're paying down debt. You are paying down debt right? Outside of spending less than you earn, the best financial advice I can give is to create the following three savings funds. These savings funds changed our lives and have been a huge part of our financial success over the last few … [Read more...]

Read Or Be Average

The goal of this article is to help inspire you to read more, and invest and act on your ideas more often. Question One Do you learn more from television or reading? Of course it depends what you watch and read. Turn off The Kardashians and turn on something that will help generate ideas. Remember: Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss … [Read more...]

Know When to Put Mobile Phones Away

Tonight was date night with my beloved. Part of my 52.7 plan is dates with her at least twice each month. Such a cool thing to mark off my to-do list! We enjoyed jerked meals at Nine Mile while swaying to Caribbean beats, followed up with world class desserts at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. It was a great date! During dinner the couple next to us kept their "smart phones" atop … [Read more...]

Wisdom From A 92 Year Old Man I Admired

Betsy's Grandpa Al was awesome. He died a few months back and I cried. A lot. I stinkin loved that guy! Even now I try really hard to picture him in heaven, on the right hand of the Father - IN CHRIST - but it's hard because I'm selfish and want him back here, with us. Anyway, his amazing daughter Janice - Betsy's Mom, whom I love and respect mucho - shared this list personifying many of … [Read more...]

To-Do Lists Can Change Your Life

So, I'm not the best at getting things done. Betsy is much better. It makes sense, she stresses about everything, I stress about very little. Traditionally, she's the one with the to-do list, I'm just the guy cracking jokes in the corner. But even though I have a harder time getting things done, I still like getting things done. So what can people like me do? Though I don't have the … [Read more...]

Choose Ye This Day Your Attitude

Betsy had a hard day today. She just said to me, "Today's just not my day. I'm having a bad hair day, I have a hole in my sock, I locked my keys in the car, I shattered a glass bowl all over the kitchen floor, and I just dropped pizza on my white rug." Not only did she lock her keys in her car, but had to wait two hours before I could come get her. (At least she was at the mall, so killing … [Read more...]

Websites WordPress and Themes

Hopefully this helps you get that website project of yours going. All my websites run on Wordpress, so should yours - it's awesome and it's free. Did I mention it was free? If you use Wordpress - especially if you run a business website - you need to invest in a solid web host and a premium theme. Stop thinking about it and go do it. Trust me, I've been doing this for over seven years … [Read more...]

52.7 – Holistic Personal Peace

So, I'm into pretty much anything "holistic." What the heck is holistic? Characterized by the treatment of the whole person, taking into account mental and social factors, rather than just the physical Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole. Why it makes sense? Think about it. The word … [Read more...]