Beginnings

When you begin is as important as what you start

So I finished Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. It was an eye opening book and I have decided to blog through some of the important things I found. Today, we look at how to begin, and how to begin again. Beneath the surface of our everyday life is a […]

When is as important as what

When is as important as What

So I finished Daniel Pink’s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. It was an eye opening book and I have decided to blog through some of the important things I found. Beneath the surface of our everyday life is a pattern. Across all countries and nationalities, a daily pattern of mood exists: active, […]

Merry Christmas!

At the end of 2017, I want to wish you and your family a wonderful and Merry Christmas, as well as a Happy New Year!  

Reframing Failure

Sara Blakely is the founder of Spanx, an American intimate apparel company with pants and leggings. Before founding Spanx, Blakely worked for Danka, selling fax machines door to door. As a requirement for her sales job, she was required to wear pantyhose. Blakely disliked the appearance of the seamed foot while wearing open-toed shoes, but […]

Why hate the Koch Brothers?

Charles Koch is an American businessman, political donor and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. And he’s hated by the political Left. The question is, “Why?” Freakonomics Radio sought to understand Mr. Koch, his views, and beliefs to understand why he is vilified by the likes […]

Limp

The great ones walk with a limp

In 1989, I tore my ACL playing football. The doctor at the time told me that since I wasn’t going to play professional football, it didn’t need to be fixed. So I did a little rehab and went on my way. A few months later, I was walking down a hallway, and someone who hadn’t […]

Leading Transition at the University of North Alabama

Mark Linder is a friend of mine from high school. Today, he is the athletic director at the University of North Alabama in Florence, AL. UNA has a great reputation in athletics on the Division II level, but have been trying to move up to Division I since the NCAA lifted the moratorium on transferring […]

Secret to Success – Tim Kight

The "secret" to success isn't a secret.Success is the result of discipline-driven action repeated over time. — Tim Kight (@TimothyKight) January 26, 2017

Creativity in a cup

Reenergizing creativity

Creativity can be fickle. It can come and go. It’s like a muscle in that it has to be used and stressed. So with stress and work and adaptation, creativity can ebb and flow in a healthy way. But creativity ruts happen and getting out can seem difficult and frustrating. I’ve lived this more that I have […]

The Power of Emotional Memory

It has been determined that there are multiple memory systems within the brain, each devoted to different functions. For example, one memory system allows a person to learn to hit a baseball. Other systems cause a person to remember trying to hit a baseball and not succeeding. Another memory system will make that same person […]