Category Personal Development

Why You Should Join a Professional Association

Have you ever thought of joining a professional association/body/organization? What made you think of doing that? Did you join? Most of these organizations do come with some sort of price tag, so maybe you decided not to because of the financial cost or time commitment involved with signing up and driving out to the meetings […]

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon

Well, here goes nothin’! My wife and I just signed up for the Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon! We’ve been tossing around the idea of doing something big like this for a while and actually decided we were going to do it back in January while on a snowshoeing adventure in the mountains. This […]

Looking into the Fog

So as I was on my way to work this morning it was very foggy near my home. Now if you’ve ever driven in fog, especially at night or just before dawn, you know how difficult it can be to see what’s ahead of you. You also know that turning on your high beams is […]

Happy New Year

Happy new year to you and yours! Do you have any new year traditions? Do you make resolutions? Or proclamations about the new year and how this one will be different or better? We like to think that the changing of the calendar gives us all a new opportunity to be better, get fitter, be […]

S.W.O.T. Analysis

Have you ever done a S.W.O.T. analysis on yourself? Sure, you’ve done this quite a bit already with your marketing, sales, and sponsorship teams, but what about yourself? In keeping with the theme of always improving yourself and finding your true center, passion or fulfillment, spend a few minutes writing out a S.W.O.T. analysis on […]

Dealing with Difficulty

How do you deal with difficult situations? Do you embrace the challenge and see problems as opportunities? Or do you crumble and let the situation get the best of you? Even the strong grow tired and must be reminded from time to time of their humanity. What does your personal safety net look like and […]

Becoming More of That Which You Already Are

One of my theology of professors in college used to talk about this all the time…becoming more of that which you already are. This quote has never left me and is something I think about daily. How, today, am I becoming more of that which I already am? Who am I? What do I stand […]