Triathlon Season 2018 – It Begins

  This winter has been going on and on and on. It seems never ending but the cold white beast is starting to release its grip on us. It is staying lighter later in the evening and the sun is coming up earlier in the morning. There has also been a slight warm up in…

Eating elephants and conquering huge goals

Have you ever heard the quip that says, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” We have heard it. We have heard other things similar to it. We hear this kind of advice all the time. Little words of wisdom that are suppose to help us navagate our lives more easily,…

It’s Friday Let’s Rally

I’m back in the game. Friday Rally is back and going to the next level. For the last 15 months I have been studying like mad to prepare for a CFP exam. The bad news is that took a lot of my spare time and I couldn’t put in the effort that I wanted or…

Why does the Friday Rally suck so bad?

Inconsistent Lazy Not committed These are some of the attributes that I have displayed when trying to write Friday Rally posts lately. There is no excuse for lapsing on my efforts. The truth is I have prioritized other tasks in my life over posting a weekly article. I hate when people say they don’t have…

An Ascetic Life

I recently learned a new word and it has been stuck in my brain for weeks. I don’t believe I knew the word before I read it in a book. The book is Titan, a biography of John D. Rockefeller, the richest man the modern world has ever seen. The word is ASCETIC. Its meaning most…

Dominate 2018

The new year always brings talks of a New Year’s resolution. To make a resolution or not to make one. One side of the conversations loves them, the other side does not. The one thing that can be agreed upon is that the new year can be a catalyst for change. If things are going…

Read to Read, Read to Learn

I don’t know when humanity began to read but in my mind, it is the greatest innovation in all of history. The capacity to put thoughts down on the page and then to share those thoughts is remarkable. Reading gave us the means to store information and spread our ideas throughout the world. It amazes me that…

Control your calendar, Control your life.

The most difficult discipline to develop in my experience has been owning my calendar. I believe that this discipline is one of the keystone disciplines that need to be developed. It will control the level of success we ultimately achieve in life. The bad news is I fail at it daily. The good news is I am working…

What is the price you will pay?

If we are lucky when we are growing up we get bits of wisdom and support from the people raising us. Things like… “You can do anything you put your mind to” or “If you can dream it you can build it” When we are small we don’t really understand what is being said. We don’t grasp…