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The Winning Way


In the next few days, many will start working on the dreaded “New Year’s Resolutions.” Statistically, the second Friday of a new year, (January 13th, 2023) is national quit day…the day when the vast majority have already given up and forgotten about those “resolutions” they made. What’s the problem? Don’t most people really want to accomplish those goals or stick to the resolutions? I believe so. Then why don’t we stick with them? The short ...

2022-12-29T11:05:02-06:00December 29, 2022|Personal Development, The Winning Way|

Principal for a Day

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to reprise my role as Principal for a Day at Holland Elementary as part of Dallas ISD’s “principal for a day” program.  In addition to the joy of having the students remember me and arguing with one young student about who loved gummy bears more (clearly, I do), I got to watch first-hand what Principal McDonald, Assistant Principal Davis & Tamayo, and Counselor Johnson do to try and keep their ...

2022-10-19T07:44:45-05:00October 19, 2022|The Winning Way|

Battle the Monsters

You have to sit down with your monsters and have an honest conversation. Mental Monsters go by many names: depression, fear, worry, inferiority, and anxiety to name a few. For most of us, those monsters will never fully leave… BUT… To grow, you have to face yourself. You have to have those honest conversations with the monsters and tell them this. “I didn’t ask for you, and maybe you’re here to stay, maybe you’re a ...

2022-10-17T07:49:41-05:00October 17, 2022|The Winning Way|

The #1 Mistake Aspiring Speakers (and Presenters make)

I work with a lot of aspiring speakers, leaders who must present to their teams, and individuals looking to make their voices be heard more clearly. Whether you’re on stage in front of a large audience, in a conference room presenting to a few people, or simply meeting with your boss to negotiate a raise or promotion, there is one fundamental mistake I see often… The mistake is this. Aspiring speakers and leaders think that ...

2022-08-24T11:16:51-05:00August 24, 2022|Leadership, The Winning Way|

Leaders vs “Leaders”

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend the opening party for the new PGA of America Headquarters. I got a chance to take a picture with all the main PGA trophies. They were large and beautiful. However, on the way home, I was thinking about it. While it’s cool to pose with the trophies, how much more would it mean to win one? While the world admires the polished medal, the winner admires all the work that went ...

2022-08-23T13:15:17-05:00August 23, 2022|The Winning Way|


I’ve been visiting an Infrared Sauna at Glow Sauna Studios often over the last few years. Unlike a traditional sauna, the Infrared Lights essentially cook you from the inside…It’s HOT. Typically, the temperature in my cabin is 165-170 degrees. Like most people, the heat starts getting to me if I’m in there long enough. The same thing is true in life. Once the adversity and stress start to hit, we often hit a panic mode ...

2022-04-27T10:10:40-05:00April 27, 2022|The Winning Way|


I love march madness because I love watching a Cinderella team shock the world. This year Saint Peter's (a team, I honestly had never heard of) shocked the world by doing what no other 15 seed had ever done..make it to the elite 8. The magic run consisted of defeating the always-elite Kentucky Wildcats, Murray State, and Purdue (all ranked far ahead of Saint Peter's). What impressed me after this weekend's loss to North Carolina ...

2022-03-28T10:29:59-05:00March 28, 2022|The Winning Way|


I look back at BaylorBarbee.com from almost 20 years ago...before the days of social media, you had to create your own buzz. I was a member of the Baylor University Football team and was looking for ways to interact with fans...I taught myself how to make a website in my free time. I look at where the site is all these years later, (and every iteration of the site between then and now) and I ...

2022-02-25T20:31:52-06:00February 25, 2022|The Winning Way|


At Dreams Really Exist Foundation, we host an annual “Holly Jolly” Holiday event where we give brand new bicycles and coats to children in need across Dallas/Ft Worth.  Yesterday’s event was incredible, and I observed a few lessons about making an impact that can help you improve in your career, business, and life. GOOD WORK + GOOD PEOPLE = GREAT RESULTS We partner with great organizations each year on the event and this year we ...

2022-02-15T16:30:23-06:00December 22, 2021|The Winning Way|


Black Friday, a day full of being overwhelmed with ads, rushing to buy things we don’t need, and fighting crowds over the latest and greatest gadgets. Sounds fun huh? Though many dread the lines and crowds of this annual day, we need to be more concerned about the Black Friday friends and co-workers in our lives. Just as the hype of Black Friday can drain your bank account, the harmful effects of Black Friday friends ...

2022-02-15T16:32:42-06:00November 26, 2021|The Winning Way|


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