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

Lessons Learned: Sandcastle #2

Maui Beach Sunset with Palm Trees We were fortunate to take another trip to the beach this winter and yet again we found ourselves building a sandcastle! This year I went into the process with full acceptance that my daughter would destroy whatever we built so this was much more about the journey than the … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Sandcastle #2

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?

Attitude: Carona Virus

When I selected my word of 2020 to be attitude, I chose it based off incredible attitudes I had witnessed in 2019. My plan was, and still is, to share those stories with you throughout the year. What I had no idea was how important the word would end up being for myself and the … Continue reading Attitude: Carona Virus

Freshman With Attitude

Inches away from the girl’s face is where our freshman guard’s hand stayed while she was assigned to the task. We had asked her to deny the other team’s best player the ball and stick a hand in her face and oh how she listened. It was awesome to watch this freshman who a few … Continue reading Freshman With Attitude

Change

Change, that big scary word everyone is afraid of. Even people that say they love change, only mean they love change that they get to control. Change is the piece of life that strikes fear into those young and old. It doesn’t matter if it is going from preschool to kindergarten, switching careers, moving, or … Continue reading Change

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

Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament

Growing up my parents were constantly trying to find ways to keep me busy. I didn’t realize it at the time but I’m sure my energy level was nothing short of exhausting. In the summer’s they were always trying to find things to keep me busy. I went to day camps and summer school. I … Continue reading Lessons Learned: Tennis Tournament