Monday, October 24, 2011

Keys to a longer life

1. Get Active
2. Know and control cholesterol levels
3. Follow a healthy diet
4. Know and control blood pressure
5. Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
6. Manage diabetes
7. Be tobacco free

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Today I found out that an initiative I spent a good amount of time working on is on track to sell $50MM in one year. This is one of the first that I was involved in from inception to launch and seeing it have such success is evidence that I have the capacity to do well in business.

It starts with the customer. Understanding who you are trying to delight is at the forefront of meeting sales goals. You have to find ways to use resources to deliver the business. We did this by bringing over a product that was being used in other regional markets, but not yet in North America.

Winning is the best when it is not subjective. A clear cut success is the best validation for a great effort.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


For God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline. (2 Timothy 1:7

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Outside - There's Something About the rain

Outside right now it's raining.
A calming, repetitious patter of raindrops against the windows.
Symphonic, like someone composed this rhythm to provide a soundtrack to my thoughts.
The moon has given enough life to the night for a backdrop, live in technicolor.

There is something about the rain that makes me introspective.
I've considered my hopes, dreams, motivating forces, all the things that scare me.
A reminder that I'm motivated most by fear.

I'm impressed by the intensity of the rain, it's persistence being the reason that it is even relevant.
There is much to learn from even this experience.
The (un)comfortableness of existing may come and go.

Ironic the circle of life is reliant upon a few less than desirable interruptions.
So intense in the moment, but eventually fading away.
Hopefully, character is left behind.
I'm inspired by the consistency of nature and the lessons offered.
I'm thankful for the rain.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Happiness must start with me. I can't love anyone until I do myself. It's supposed to be unconditional but their are times where I'm not proud of what I'm getting done. Picking up the pace isn't always the right fix, sometimes a change of course is needed. But it's hard. Switching things up is challenging because I am a creature of habit and repetition is comforting. I like the idea of building myself and doing it well. In part because I'm not so sure that I'm capable of catching on to things so fast.