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We place so much emphasis on the BIG Close, the BIG Deal, the BIG Client as if that one BIG opportunity can change everything. Sometimes it can. However, what we neglect is far more important to long-term success than the occasional BIG close. We all want the home run, but it’s the base hits in life that give us consistent victories. To put it in perspective, it’s safe to say that Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball ...

2022-02-15T16:36:12-06:00November 15, 2021|Motivation, The Winning Way|


I was 24 years old and had just finished my Master’s Degree from Baylor University.  I had no job, nor did I own a resume because Plan B was always to Make Plan A work…and my plan A?... well I didn’t have one.  I just knew I wanted to work for myself.  Yet I had bills to pay and dreams to live so I stuck with the only thing I knew how to do…Hustle… through ...

2022-02-15T16:39:06-06:00November 8, 2021|Motivation, The Winning Way|


Today is my brother, Britton’s birthday and I was reflecting on my favorite memory from this past year and it was when he and I completed the Hoka OneOne Rocky 50 50 mile trail run race.  It took 13 hours and 49 minutes in 24-degree weather. The question we have received all year is “HOW DID YOU RUN 50 MILES?” The answer is quite simple, but the same strategy we used to run 50 miles ...

2022-02-15T16:40:56-06:00November 5, 2021|Motivation, The Winning Way|

Create Your Own Path

Recently, I learned a lot about what it means to create your own path to reach your personal goals. My brother Britton competed in an adventure race known as 29029. The race has contestants climbing up and down a mountain for 29,029 feet, the vertical equivalent of Mount Everest, with a strict 36-hour time limit. That’s right, 36 hours to climb 5.5 miles vertically and close to a marathon of actual distance traveled. The race ...

2022-02-15T16:43:53-06:00October 25, 2021|Motivation, The Winning Way|

How to Become a Dragon

Every Sunday, I (along with millions of others) anxiously await the newest episode of Game of Thrones.  Whether you follow the series, one of the central plots revolves around a queen and her three dragons, long thought to be extinct. Watching queen Daenerys Targaryen ride into battle on a giant fire breathing dragon gave me chills and had me thinking to myself “if only I had a dragon, I would be unstoppable.”  I thought about ...

2022-02-15T17:05:02-06:00August 14, 2017|Motivation, Personal Development, The Winning Way|

Life Lessons learned from Starbucks

I sat here this morning in my usual spot at Starbucks at 6 am and ponder what to blog about. Should I write about how crazy the world is because the front of the newspaper is filled with all kinds of terrible things happening? Should I write an inspirational piece about ancient Maori warriors crossing oceans on canoes and then burning their canoes to give themselves no escape and thus having to fight to gain ...

2022-02-15T17:07:50-06:00March 13, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

Life is a game of Chess

I’ve lately become addicted to a simple game on my iPhone – CHESS. It’s quickly becoming an addiction; Reason being is that I see so many similarities between the game of Chess and the Game of Life. We all must play on the same board. We’re all made from the same substances. He who thinks many moves in advance is the one that wins. The parallels go on and on, but have you ever stopped ...

2022-02-15T17:09:48-06:00March 6, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

I Never Want to be a Cool Kid

Growing up everyone wanted to be “one of the cool kids.” The cool kids were the one that rode every trend. In my school, it was the kids with Polo Boots, Dr. Marten’s and Gibraud Jeans. My parents worked extra hard and got me those things because growing up, I felt like that stuff would define me, it’d make people like me. When I’d get a new outfit, I always wanted to go to the ...

2022-02-15T17:15:33-06:00February 13, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

A Letter from a Special Person

I used to sit on my couch and think to myself, “man if someone just believed in me, I could really be something special.”  I assumed that my “big break” was in the hands of someone else and if someone would just give me the opportunity of a lifetime, my whole life would change. But that never happened.  No one gave me the winning lottery ticket and Oprah never invited me to sit on her ...

2022-02-15T17:19:46-06:00February 1, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|

Just Hold Your Breath

I wouldn’t call myself an avid surfer, but I love to surf.  I always had dreams of catching the big wave and riding it into the shore while people applaud me.  I even hire photographers when I’m in Hawaii to catch me riding the big waves. Except, I don’t ride big waves at least not in surfing.  But what I learned from my surf instructor taught me an important lesson for the big waves I ...

2022-02-15T17:21:11-06:00January 30, 2017|Motivation, The Winning Way|


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