Lincoln

From December 12, 2016 “You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time, but you can never please all of the people all of the time.” – Abraham Lincoln Why is this quote so interesting to us? Why does it feel timeless? The answer in today’s terms is that we all have “haters” in our lives. Everyone has an opinion. Opinions conflict. Someone tells you that you’re amazing. Someone else tells you that you’re garbage. Who should you listen to? Are they both right? Here is whatRead More →

From October 11, 2016 I watched a short video today from Gary Vaynerchuk entitled Overnight Success. His main argument is that there aren’t any real overnight successes. People that seem like they were that lucky have all been working towards that behind the scenes for a long time. It’s the 10,000 hour rule. You can’t skip the work. It made me think about how I spend my days. When I was younger and trying to make the Varsity Basketball team at SK I had no problem putting in the work. I realized that there was a deadline and only so many days in between. ItRead More →

Gladiator

From November 15, 2015 Leadership. John Maxwell describes leadership as influence. When we watch movies that feature leaders we always know the ones we want to follow and those we love to hate. When I first watched the movie Gladiator the opening scene was incredibly inspiring to me. Maximus walks past his soldiers who are lined up waiting for orders to fight against Germania. You can sense the love and admiration the soldiers felt for their leader. I had just turned 21, and I had a challenging childhood. I was ridiculed and bullied from 4th grade through 8th grade, and it created some deep insecurities in me.Read More →