2018 Look Back — What Goals Worked and What Didn’t?

2018 is DONE! And now we are into a whole new year. A brand new start and yet another opportunity to give up on goals in January. So, to avoid that, we’ve been looking at analyzing the goals we made in the past year and figure out what worked and what didn’t. Okay, first thing’sContinue reading “2018 Look Back — What Goals Worked and What Didn’t?”

21 Impactful Books I Read This Year

This morning, I FINISHED the reading goal that I set back in January! This year I read 21 books. Here’s a short clip of my opinion of each one! One quick thing. I liked almost all of the books I read for various reasons. I try not to pick up a book if I thinkContinue reading “21 Impactful Books I Read This Year”

Prepare for January Now (5 Questions to Ask About the Previous Year)

Goals can feel overwhelming. As a result, it’s easy for me to focus on what I am going to be doing during the Christmas season and push off planning for the coming year. To avoid this, I’m working on analyzing the previous year now. Do you have any idea what you want to accomplish inContinue reading “Prepare for January Now (5 Questions to Ask About the Previous Year)”

How to Design Memorable Moments for Yourself and Others

My family and I traveled to Yosemite National Park in 2014 to do some hiking and camping before I hit my first semester at Ohio State that fall. Literally a day before we left, I had a small blister pop up on my arm. It was larger than normal poison ivy but I’ve had poisonContinue reading “How to Design Memorable Moments for Yourself and Others”

Brand Yourself: Four Questions to Ask Before Your Next Social Media Post

This is the third post in a series about personal brand. Check out the first post titled Brand Yourself: How Your Actions Affect Your Impact and the second post titled How Your Words Affect Your Personal Brand (and Your Influence on Others) here. In the last two blog posts about personal brand, we’ve looked at how actions and wordsContinue reading “Brand Yourself: Four Questions to Ask Before Your Next Social Media Post”

No Time to Drift (and 4 Questions to Help Prioritize Time)

A new condition has surfaced recently called FOMO (probably not that recent but hey, I’m frequently behind the times). FOMO stands for “Fear Of Missing Out” and conveys in four words the reason so many of us experience priority issues.  Take me as an example of the struggle. I have a hard time going toContinue reading “No Time to Drift (and 4 Questions to Help Prioritize Time)”

Two Things I Want in Life (and How I’m Getting Past the Fear of Them)

Where do you want to go in life and do you want it enough? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself over the past year. There are certain things I want to do in life. One is be a speaker. I want to become a master communicator and I believe that part of that involvesContinue reading “Two Things I Want in Life (and How I’m Getting Past the Fear of Them)”

Brand Yourself: How Your Words Affect Your Influence on Others

– This is the second post in a series about personal brand. Check out the first post titled Brand Yourself: How Your Actions Affect Your Impact. I can directly recall two instances from my years growing up where the words of others impacted me. One bad. One good. Both impactful. The first was when I wasContinue reading “Brand Yourself: How Your Words Affect Your Influence on Others”

Brand Yourself: How Your Actions Affect Your Impact

Personal brand – it’s definitely a buzz word nowadays. Think about big name influencers. Gary Vaynerchuk, for example, has built an enormous “personal brand,” as he calls it. A personal brand is what someone is known for (in his case, it’s his wine business and marketing knowledge). John Maxwell is known for his leadership andContinue reading “Brand Yourself: How Your Actions Affect Your Impact”

3 Simple Ways to Read Your Way to Leadership Everyday

Reading is considered an absolute must in most successful circles. Reading opens you up to new ideas, concepts, and strategies that can help you in your personal, spiritual, and business growth. At the beginning of this year, I made a goal to read 4500 pages of books. That’s about twenty-two 200-page books in a year.Continue reading “3 Simple Ways to Read Your Way to Leadership Everyday”