Posted in June 2018

purpose statement #1

I decided to share my Wednesday post today (Tuesday), since I will be traveling for most of the day. As you notice, this blog and the Life Design Catalyst Program has a primary focus on purpose work.   There will be numerous articles addressing purpose over the course of this year.  Today, I thought it would … Continue reading

science of purpose

Today, you’ll get a treat – links to two articles centered around purpose and learning.  We just finished our first full day of meetings and workshops at the 2018 Direct Selling Association’s Annual Meeting.  At first, I didn’t understand why I decided to attend this meeting, since it’s ALL about Direct Selling.  After today, I … Continue reading

life change

On my speed walk this morning, I realized that I’m grateful for everything that I have in my life.  My wife, my daughters, my friends, my tribe, my work…and my life.  I am truly grateful to be alive today. I read an article that really made me think about my life, asking what is a … Continue reading

deep work

I’m writing this post from beautiful San Diego, CA, where I’m attending the Direct Selling Association Conference as a Direct Selling Education Foundation Fellow.  Boy, that’s a mouthful! Yesterday, I share a blog post by Eric Barker titled, “Work Smarter, Not Harder.”  In his article, he referenced Cal Newport’s book, “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success … Continue reading

work smarter

Eric Barker wrote one of my favorite books, “Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.”  As close to a must read as possible. He also wrote a blog post that deeply resonated with me about the world of work, which you might find useful: … Continue reading

bleed the same

Today, decided to share an inspiring song to end my first week of great information. During my workouts, this is one of the songs that inspires me the most.  In fact, it inspires me every time I hear it. It is, “Bleed the Same” by Mandisa, Toby Mac, and Kirk Franklin; here’s a link to … Continue reading


I started off our May 2018 Life Design Catalyst Coaching Training Program addressing vulnerability; as life coaches, as educators, and most significantly as human beings, there’s strengths in being vulnerable.  If you don’t check out this POWERFUL TED Talk by Brene Brown, “The Power of Vulnerability: I would argue (and I’m sure many would … Continue reading

hoops whisperer

For those that know me, Brian Johnson is MY FAVORITE philosopher EVER!  My wife tells me that I have a man crush on him; others have called him my brother from a different mother.  He has inspired me and my work in Life Design in so, so many different ways! One of the things that … Continue reading

entrepreneur: yes or no?

I’ve been fighting this little battle inside my head whether to go out on my own or not, so I’ve been reading quite a few articles and books, listening to podcasts and watching webinars – and the more I consume, the more I like the idea of being an “intrapreneur” (more on that in another … Continue reading

life adventure: career

Hello everyone!  It’s been a while!  Yes, I’m back and ready to go! As a lover of wisdom and philosophy, I believe there so much out there to share and to learn.  Not all of it will be useful; however, if you can find a golden nugget every now and then, it can reshape everything … Continue reading