Archive for the ‘Encouraging phrases’ Category


Posted: November 15, 2015 in Encouraging phrases, Getting to know me

There are many times in life where you hear people talk about the crossroads in life. Which road do you take? One challenge for me as always been commitment without distraction. I get that shiny object syndrome. I need less crossroads and an interstate. Finally getting to that point after 20 years……



Time has a tendency to move whether we take an active role or not. That has apparently happened to these posts. It’s easy to use excuses to explain why nothing has been posted but in the end I needed some time to grow.

Growing takes on so many forms. After getting home from Iraq on Christmas Eve in 2008 a lot has happened. Future posts will reflect my struggles and accomplishments. I don’t feel that I have ‘arrived’ by any means, but have corrected some negative attitudes and created some lasting relationships. I hope you all have a great day and I’ll catch up tomorrow.

“The man who promises everything is sure to fulfill nothing, and everyone who promises too much is in danger of using evil means in order to carry out his promises, and is already on the road to perdition.”
Carl Jung

This saying is changing my life as I type this. I first heard someone say it on a podcast called ‘You need a budget’ (YNAB) about 2 weeks ago. It’s easy to feel intimidated when thinking about something new. Fear of failure can freeze you in place and you never follow through because of fear. I can speak from experience on this. The biggest obstacle to our success is usually our own mental attitude.

If you are struggling to break through the mental hang-ups in life, I recommend listening to podcasts while you drive if you have that opportunity. My favorite podcasts deal with entrepreneurship and business. Some that I recommend are “entrepreneur on fire”, “social media marketing”, “the smart passive income podcast” and ‘learning with leslie”.

I know these podcasts may not fit you but I’m just putting ideas out there to get you thinking outside the box.

Daily pick-me-up

Posted: October 19, 2013 in Encouraging phrases

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
Thomas Jefferson