//SHIFT//

This morning I did my morning routine and got ready for work. Went out to my car that is parked in my shop and it wouldn’t start. Battery is dead. Last couple of days lots of things have been going “wrong”…meaning not as I had planned. So I put a battery charger on the battery and went back inside. My kids are all awake and were excited that I wasn’t leaving for work. I sat down and they piled on. Life happens. Things don’t always go as you planned. But it is how you respond to them that matters. I...

//REALITY//

Today my wife took our three children to the party store to buy decorations and party favors for their birthday parties. All three of our children have January birthdays, so this is a busy time for us. She was gone at the store for a couple of hours, and when she got home, I could tell that she was stressed.  I asked, and she confirmed that she definitely was stressed.  The kids were being loud and crazy, picking on each other the entire time, screaming, crying throwing fits, just being difficult.  Then upon getting home she sees the house that...

//DAMN KIDS//

Any of you who have young children understand that sleep for parents is a rare commodity.  Kary and I have three amazing children.  In January, Charlie will be 7, Sydney will be 4, and Tyler will be 2.  Yes you read that correctly, all three of our children have January birthdays..but that is a story for another time… Recently Tyler has not been feeling well, and has been struggling to stay asleep all night, so he wakes up crying.  Sydney has decided this week that she will wake up throughout the night, come into our room ready to play…not wanting...

//ATTACK YOUR GOALS//

This is a picture of two my Christmas gifts this year. My father in law got me a framed X-ray of an AR-15 and my wife got me a new whiteboard. I was looking for the best placement in my office, and after I put them on the wall, I stepped back and loved what happened without even planning it. You see the white board is what I use to write my year, 90 day and daily goals. I see them every morning when I run on my treadmill and also when I am working and before/after meditation. When I...

//BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER//

I have noticed a major shift in the comments and posts that I see come across my social media feeds.  I have gone through and hidden feeds from people that do not bring positive influence to me. Over the past few months this has filtered a lot of negativity out of my feeds and the ones that are left are more similar to me….definitely not 100% like me…not saying that if I disagree with someone then I hide them…There are a lot of people that I interact with on social media and in real life that I do not agree...

//DON’T CHEAT//

Today is the first day of my vacation…I took the rest of the year off and am excited to spend time with my family. I have done this for years, but this year is different than any before. In years past I would sleep late, watch TV, relax, etc. Sure I would spend time with family and do some stuff also, but my priority was to do nothing…escape was more my goal… This morning I woke up at 5 AM, granted it was because my 2 year old woke me up, but I was up, so I got out of...