In Texas there are certain things we take for granted... air conditioning in the summer, 4-wheel drive in the winter, and beautiful sunsets for days just to name a few. The other thing we take for granted is that most people genuinely have a passion, love, and belief in a higher being. As I continue … Continue reading Purpose
Today is Fathers Day and I wanted to thank the special man in my life who led his family with love, energy, generosity, grace, and fun... my dad! My dad is a gift and has inspired so many people in his life. I hope his story will inspire you as well. He is Faithful First … Continue reading How My Dad Inspires Me
I'm a firm believer in setting smart goals and this week I accomplished one I set at the beginning of the year. The goal was to find a way to speak in public. There are several reasons why it was important for me to do this. First, I am trying to find my voice … Continue reading Build Community One Goal at a Time
I recently had a conversation with a former 9-year mayor of Abilene, Dr. Gary McCaleb. During the conversation, he told a story about a time when he failed as mayor. He was having a conversation with a restaurant owner and thanking the businessman for his gift to the community when the man proceeded to … Continue reading Visit Your Restaurant – Table for Two
There is an instrument that I absolutely love. It is not the drums, although they would be very fun to play. It is the guitar. I enjoy picking one up every now and then and playing around. Notice I didn't say I can PLAY the guitar. There are people in this world that can play … Continue reading Leadership is Kind – Part 1
The countdown to my LeadSmart Podcast is on! If you didn't know, I'm starting my own podcast. If you're wondering, "What is a podcast?", don't worry. I will explain more about that later. You will soon be able to download and listen to incredible leaders tell their leadership story. I’m finishing the first 4 interviews … Continue reading LeadSmart Podcast Coming Soon!
This year I've been somewhat obsessed with studying leadership. One thing I've learned about leaders is that they think for themselves and are masters at creating. Leaders create processes, solutions to problems, culture, and companies. Good leaders create movements and influence people. Great leaders serve and create loyalty. I am a sales manager for a local … Continue reading Lead and be led