The Other AI

AI is all the buzz today.  My guess is that many people use the term without truly understanding what it means.  AI is nebulous, mystical, sexy.  Much sexier than the phrases Big Data or Big Data 2.0. AI stands for artificial intelligence.  It is simply a different way to look at data using very fast,… Continue reading The Other AI


In American football, there is a position called an H-back.  The position was created by Coach Joe Gibbs when he was head coach of the Washington Redskins from 1981 to 1992 as a direct response to the Lawrence Taylor era of the New York Giants.  Taylor was a dominant linebacker at the time.  Offensive formations that utilize… Continue reading H-Back

Lead with Leftovers

There is a saying in sports to "leave it all on the field".  It means to hold nothing back.  Put it all on the line.  Don't end the game feeling like you could have done more.  Give 110%.  Don't regret leaving anything left in your tank. When applied to life, there's a problem with this… Continue reading Lead with Leftovers

Jack of One Trade

This week, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman helped me realize I am a "Jack of One Trade".  And that trade is in harmony with my life's purpose.  In fact, it is my purpose.  I have no doubt it's why I'm here. In the article, Glenn says, "People who seem to be a jack of all trades… Continue reading Jack of One Trade

Showing Up Human

I used to think I had to be perfect.  Wake up every day and bring my A-game.  The bar was set so high, I always fell short.  All that did was create stress. I used to think I had to have a plan.  A plan for this and that.  My days were so planned there… Continue reading Showing Up Human

The Personal Control System – A Tale of Two Outputs

A personal control system produces desired feelings and behaviors.  The system itself does not care about the outputs.  It is programmed to do something and just does it, converting inputs to outputs using a feedback loop. Do you have one?  Yes, we all have one.  The better question is, is yours producing something good and… Continue reading The Personal Control System – A Tale of Two Outputs

Fred & Jesus

What does Fred Rogers, a.k.a. Mr. Rogers, and Jesus have in common?  They were both kind to others.  They were gentle.  They taught patience.  They promoted peace and wanted everyone to live in harmony as neighbors, despite living in a world of discord.  They demonstrated self-control. I would submit to you that at the top… Continue reading Fred & Jesus

Motivational Affirmation

I love my kids so much I would lay down my life for them.  There is no greater expression of my love for them than that. No matter what they do wrong, they are still my kids.  It does not reduce my love for them.  My love for them is unconditional. I tell them that… Continue reading Motivational Affirmation

You Have Kept a Record of My Tears

If you want to be free to live the life you were meant to live, the meaningful life for which you were created to fulfill, then you have to learn to relinquish the right to get even.  It's natural to want to seek revenge, but unlike animals, humans were given a unique ability, freewill.  We… Continue reading You Have Kept a Record of My Tears

True Encouragement: Sit, Wait, Weep

Reaching the proper mind-heart balance involves developing a set of character qualities that enable you to find your life's purpose.  These qualities are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control.  They are the fruit of your new spirit. A by-product of mind-heart equilibrium is an intuitive sense of what the right thing… Continue reading True Encouragement: Sit, Wait, Weep