Tag Archives: Hard Decisions

Leadership is a lonely path for the brave few.

What I have learned though, is the glorified, puffed up, sexy version of leadership we see written about in popular books, blog posts, and Ted talks is NOT a realistic reflection on the real gritty reality of the trenches of leadership. 

Reach beyond what’s easy

It’s right there. The easy choice is always right there, ready to be grasped. It always seems to present itself as the obvious choice, the easy choice, which for many makes it the “right choice.” Except it’s rarely the best choice. Sometimes yes, the easy choice IS the right choice, but it’s not often.  Starting […]

Going through darkness allows us to see how bright the light actually is

Everyone must go through the struggle at some point. Regardless of privilege, wealth, gender, race, or age. Everyone goes through dark times in their life.  It’s part of the human condition. It’s part of what brings us together.  The dark times. We learn a lot, grow a lot, our wisdom matures and develops. Dark hard […]

Trust is a fleeting life companion, seek truth and lean on that alone.

Blind trust, faith in your fellow man, belief in the good of people.  All foolishness in my experience.  I’ve worked in many industries, public companies, non-profits, religious, and secular, and I have found one nasty thing to be constant in just about every situation.  People will stab you in the back, screw you over, then […]


The possibilities are endless. They really are. We live in a time in history when unlike any other time “anything” is possible. Why do so few take advantage of it? Why do so few do something remarkable? A couple of reasons really; first off, it’s more comfortable to NOT. To not do anything hard, risky, […]

When life grinds you down, stand tall and firm on your convictions

It’s the most important when it’s the most difficult. When you’re tired. When you’ve had enough, and you’re at the end of your rope.  It’s these times when men are crafted from boys. It’s these times when future victories foundations are laid. It takes courage. It takes stamina. It takes an unreasonable amount of dedication […]

Just over the horizon.

It’s so very often just over the horizon.  Your finish line. The realization of your goal, your hard work. You can’t realize it though unless you press on. You can’t archive it unless you finish what you started.  You’re close, but you’re not finished, not yet.  Most of the world stops short of success. They […]

Mind the details. Success dictates every detail be scrutinized.

Details are difficult for me. I like to push hard, make a rough plan, and start down the road; for me, action is easy, details are not. “Action” is not by itself enough. Action without purposeful attention to details inevitably leads to a sloppy failure. This is where the challenge of an entrepreneur comes in. […]

Truth reveals itself in its own time

You can’t rush the discovery of truth; you can’t rush the exposure of what is, the revelation of past manipulation and imposter behaviors.  The cold reality of the truth is that it will expose itself in its own time, and in its way. It can’t be rushed; it also can’t be hindered. The truth is […]

Truth reveals itself in its own time

You can’t rush truth. It’s not bound by time. It’s not anxious or eager. It’s just truth. It is what it is, and it just IS. There aren’t many versions, there isn’t “your truth, and my truth” there is only truth, it is always just, always right, it has no feelings, no mercy. It’s just… […]