6 Words That Will Change Your Life

6 Words That Will Change Your Life

Have you ever come across something so compelling it sticks in your brain and stirs in your heart and you can’t seem to escape it? Such was the case for me a few years ago when I came across 6 words that changed my life.

The six words are very simple, in fact, only one of them has more than four letters. No one explained the words, gave a talk on the words or expanded on the words. They sat quietly on two easels in

The One Step Successful Leaders Take

The One Step Successful Leaders Take

The one step that leads to leadership success is simply this, the next step.

Leadership is a journey, not a destination, position or even a person. Leadership is knowledge and experience and is filled with ups and downs and, when you are down, you focus on the next step. You focus on the next step because its all you can do, it’s all you are able to do.

“So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your

3 Steps To Take With Your Children - Step 3

3 Steps To Take With Your Children - Step 3

Step 3: A Step Sideways

As our kids get older they begin to reach for their independence, a healthy step to be sure. Throughout their lives our children move from elementary school to high school and beyond. They test the limits we have placed on them which tests their independence with us.

In the early years we walked above them, holding their hands up high as we taught them how to walk. Remember their little feet in between ours as we walked with them across

3 Steps To Take With Your Children - Step 2

3 Steps To Take With Your Children - Step 2

Step 2: A Step Back

I find myself, on occasion, holding books and other various items with small print further away from me these days. I have also been known to borrow my wife’s Mary Engelbreit reading glasses so I don’t order the wring thing at a restaurant. My point is this. Sometimes we are to close to see things clearly.

In order to gain perspective we may need to back up to get a better picture. Stepping back from our kids does not mean withdrawing from them. It just means gaining a new

3 Steps To Take With Your Children - Step 1

3 Steps To Take With Your Children - Step 1

Step 1: A Step Forward

As parents we need to “lean in” to our children. Take interest in what they are doing, where they are going, and who they are becoming.

Ask questions that require a response other than “yeah,” “no,” “okay” and “fine.” I know, trying to get a response out of older children can take a bit of creative energy and may require the strength and precision of an experienced dentist trying to pull a tooth

How Past Failures Can Be Future Friends

How Past Failures Can Be Future Friends

We went to Disneyland this past week and while we were there I started thinking about the new “Reimagined” area of the California Adventure theme park. I received an invitation in the mail from Disneyland a while back when they were about to open, or should I say reopen, this new area of California Adventure.


Dear Craig,
As one of our most devoted fans, you and up to seven guests are invited to a special preview of the reimagined Disney California Adventure® park on Saturday or Sunday, before its official grand reopening.


Do you see that word “Reimagined?” That’s Disney speak

3 Characteristics Of Healthy Teams

3 Characteristics Of Healthy Teams

Teams are made up of different people, different talents, different ages, different opinions, different political views, different beliefs about life, love and friendship. With all of these differing opinions and beliefs how is it remotely possible to move a group of people toward a common vision? Well, it “aint” easy, but it is possible.

Below are three characteristics healthy teams seem to have as part of their culture