Discerning the Urgent from the Important

Before dropping everything, ask yourself, "Can it wait? Is this thing that's urgent in my eyes truly important or am I just being impatient?"


Is Your Blade Growing Dull?

True security lies in having those around you  keep you sharp and hungry and thinking outside of the box that would otherwise become a cell. To keep from being a prisoner, you must have friends with whom you can toss ideas around over a glass of bourbon on the rocks or a good game of Spades.

My Favorite Four Letter Word

If you receive an e-mail and it requires you to take action, read the e-mail in its entirety for understanding. Then, if you have questions, read it a second time. If you're still not getting it (and there is nothing wrong with not getting something), then you ask. But if it is evident that you … Continue reading My Favorite Four Letter Word

No One Can Read Your Mind

Communication is the most important part of life. What many fail to realize is that communication is a two way street. Listening and comprehension is, in my opinion, the most important part of communication. But when you must relay your perspective (the third-most important part of communication), do so intentionally and effectively. Don't expect anyone … Continue reading No One Can Read Your Mind

What You Won’t Do Is…

What you won't do is maintain an incredible physique without eating right and working out. You won't keep an exemplary marriage without communication and compromise (quick shoutout to my gorgeous bride on my 1,0v3 post). And you won't have a thriving career without consistency and ideas. Consistency has accomplished much more than an idea ever will. … Continue reading What You Won’t Do Is…

Transparent, Translucent, & Opaque

Do you all remember being in an elementary school science class and learning the words “transparent,” “translucent,” and “opaque?” Well, now, as adults, it seems that we only use the word transparent but the other two are equally relevant. If you need a brief refresher, “transparent” means that something can be seen through without obstruction. … Continue reading Transparent, Translucent, & Opaque