He was about seven or eight years old and we were sitting at a concert listening to one of our favorite Christian artist sing. He looked at my wife and me and said, "One day I'm gonna do that," and he pointed at the stage. Those are lofty dreams for a kid. They also were "deafening" words for parents when that kid's ambition involved playing drums. This was his "gonnabe statement."
He was born banging on things and the…Continue
I began this year with several goals. Having worked on the content for Michael Hyatt's 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, I'm very familiar with the importance of clearly defined goals in several areas of life. I also like to see things checked off my to-do list. I think I learned that from my wife.
For the last several months, I've had the idea to start a podcast. I wasn't sure about the details, but I know the…Continue
It was Christmas Day 2015. Our son and his family had just moved to a new home that required me to drive a road I had never driven before. Because the trip to their house was during the day, the drive was easy. The trip home later that night, however, was a different story.
Dark. Dense fog. Unfamiliarity.
Those were the ingredients for a very stressful drive. The road was hilly and curvy. It was the time of year…Continue
I subscribe to several learning journals and blogs. As the year concludes, they typically identify the most popular trends in online learning based on the previous year. To me, these lists help me see what everyone else is doing. This is "normal."
Like most people, I’m tempted to compare my work to industry standards. That would put me in the “normal” category. But, being normal won’t take me very far. Pursuing “normal”…Continue