They Can’t Say Yes if You Don’t Ask

How many times have you denied yourself the opportunity to do something because you chose not to even ask if it was a possibility? We are so scared of rejection that we would rather deny ourselves the “something” we would like to do, rather than ask and see what happens. I have certainly fallen into … Continue reading They Can’t Say Yes if You Don’t Ask

Are You Sober?

I know what you are thinking. Tony, that is none of your business! I totally agree and that’s why this post will not be about drug or alcohol use. What it is about are states of mind. Those times when you haven’t taken anything to alter your state of mind, yet you may not be … Continue reading Are You Sober?

Sage Mindset Podcast

Today I had the opportunity to record a podcast with Kyle Gillette of Gillette Solutions for his Sage Mindset podcast. When you read this, it will be few weeks later and the podcast will be live. I will put a link at the bottom in an effort to get you to read my whole post. … Continue reading Sage Mindset Podcast

Teamwork Like Trilogy

On our last trip to Maui I was fortunate enough to get to take a trip to the island of Lanai with the tour company Trilogy. They are in the business of taking people from one paradise to another on one of their incredible catamarans. The excursion we went on departed the Lahaina Harbor at … Continue reading Teamwork Like Trilogy

2020 Word of the Year: Attitude

This year my word of the year is Attitude! Attitude is one of those things that I feel like is often overlooked. Most days we are going through the motion of life letting the things around us dictate what our attitude will be. If we start off the day by putting our shirt on backwards, … Continue reading 2020 Word of the Year: Attitude

Working on Vacation

It has become that time of year where the leaves have dropped, and I like to escape the chilly wet weather and find myself in warmer climates. I have read articles about how it is necessary to unplug when you get away. Turn the phone off, don’t check e-mails, and just leave it all behind. … Continue reading Working on Vacation

Mowing Grass

A couple years back I had an interesting interaction that lasted for about a year. I got a phone call about someone interested in discussing the feasibility of building on a lot they owned. This is a very common call for me to get so I scheduled an appointment and out I went to look … Continue reading Mowing Grass

Grit

The book Grit, written by Angela Duckworth, had been high on my reading list for quite a while but it never seemed to make it to the top. When my daughter entered kindergarten last year her school motto was “Let’s Get Gritty” which I was excited about and now I knew I really needed to … Continue reading Grit

Repacking My Bag

A friend of mine recommended that I read the book Repacking Your Bags by Richard Leider and I’m glad I took his advice. While reading the book I instantly knew I would be doing a blog post about it. The book is about simplifying your life and uses a backpack as the metaphor that if … Continue reading Repacking My Bag

Ride It Don’t Fight It

I’m currently sitting at Alta Lake, in Eastern Washington, watching the waves as my neighbors for the night get ready for bed. We are on a family camping trip and today my daughter and I were out on our paddle board. It wasn’t the calmest day on the lake and the ski boats were adding … Continue reading Ride It Don’t Fight It