Who Not How Reflection: Purpose of Life, Most Important Life Skill, and Problems

I just finished reading for the third time: Who Not How I was enlightened to find the meaning of life. Well not quite but he does reveal the purpose of life: “Relationships are the purpose of life”. Closely related to that, the “Most important skill” in life was demonstrated. No matter what you’re age it applies even though hearing it may suggest that it is only for the young. Dan Sullivan (in his 70’s or 80’s) tells how he continues to do this at his age: “ask questions of adults”. I could do a better job at this. Problems, life is full of problems but they are easier to bear, understand, overcome and solve with the first two hints above. This quote from the book: “If you have enough money to solve a...

Are You Failing? Change Your Mindset to Learning or Earning

I have an advantage. Do you? I have a mastermind group. Every Monday, I meet with these 10 guys for an hour. We’ve gathered consistently for years. I wish they lived in my town but they don’t. They are my friends, my advisors, my coaches. Really they’re my board of directors for life and business. Why do I mention all this? Because I quit Failing years ago and you can too. My mastermind group offers me advantages beyond these 10 guys though that may be enough. My group, as a part of Iron Sharpens Iron provides me access to the founder Aaron Walker AND 15 other groups just like mine with varied experiences, expertise, backgrounds, beliefs. The camaraderie created by this environment make them accessible to me and vice-versa. Recently we joined a...

Are You a Fierce Christian Man? I Am!

One of my mastermind groups is reading Wild at Heart by John Eldredge: a powerful description of the MAN that God created on this world. I the gym I tuned into the audio book when this video came on during my cool down: Talk about a good connection and inspiration. This book is driving me to be real and be a man. More than that I feel it transforming my parenting style, particularly with my youngest son who has three older sisters and a newly “adulting” brother. It seems modern society views Christian men as nice, passive, or kind. And that is OK in its place but I am also called to be fierce and passionate for the kingdom.

Using the Miracle Morning to Jump Start My Day

I’ve been using the Miracle Morning (affiliate link) for 23 days now and It is sort of amazing. I’ve been starting my day at 4:00 a.m. and going through the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. for an hour or an hour and a half. It has given my day and my mind a Jump Start. It wasn’t easy and it really challenged my mindset, attitude, and willpower. If you know me you might find that amazing, but it did! Miracle Morning Life S.A.V.E.R.S. Here are the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. from the Miracle Morning as I’m applying them now: S – silence – 10 minutes of meditation and prayer for me A – affirmations – read out loud the affirmations of my life V – visualization – 5 minutes read part of my life plan or imagine things going well this...

The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

I just finished reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Unknowingly, I already had the secret and just need to apply it more to my life and not let those around me without The Secret influence me. So go out and read the book–or even better, I think the video came before the book. “Maybe you’ve created things to this point that are wonderful and worthy of you, and maybe you haven’t. The question I’d ask you to consider is, “Are the results you have in your life what you really want? Are they worthy of you?” If they’re not worthy of you, then wouldn’t now be the right time to change those? Because you have teh power to do that.” –James Ray

What are you waiting for?

This exerpt is from the latest recreational reading book I’m enjoying: Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. Brian glanced down at the altar, trying to think of some way to change the subject, which made him uncomfortable. He looked at the book, thinking it must be some holy text, and said in astonishment, “The pages of the book are blank. Why is that?” “To remind us that our lives are made up of blank sheets waiting to be filled,” Lillith replied. “The book of life is open when we are born, and it closes with our death. We write in it continually, but no matter how much we write, what joy or sorrow we experience or what mistakes we have made, we will always turn the page, and tomorrow’s page...