Archive for December, 2012

One Word That Will Change Your Life in 2013

Well here we are, the last day of the year.  Does everyone have all their plans and goals identified for 2013?  Do you know what you are going to change and how you are going to do it?  I do and I am very clear on it for a few reasons. One of the reasons […]


The Power Of Persistence – Never Stop Chasing Your Dream!

I have been leading a Mastermind Group on Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich with some inner circle friends of mine and just finished the chapter on persistence.  I think I have been someone who typically tries hard at whatever I do, but have always looked at persistence as more of a “in the moment” […]


The Law Of Curiosity – Growth Happens By Asking Why?

Have you ever wondered why little kids ask “why” so much?  The innocent curiosity of a child is the best way I can think of to describe the way we learn and grow.  Think about it – they simply want to know the answer. “Why this?” and “Why that?”  I know as adults sometimes we […]


Merry Christmas from Building What Matters – (And My Family)

Well it is Christmas Eve and all through the house … everyone is stirring because it’s Christmas Eve. That’s not exactly how it goes, but that’s how it feels. This is a very busy time of the year. Most of us have either traveled to be with family or family has traveled to be with […]


When The Kids Come Home For Christmas – Intentional Influence

Our oldest son Scott came home from college on Wednesday and our youngest son Spencer and his girlfriend Paige get home today. For the next two weeks we will be a family under the same roof for the first time since June. Things have been so busy lately that although I have been looking forward […]


The Law Of Trade-Offs – You Have To Give Up To Grow Up

The Law of Trade-Offs says that “You Have To Give Up To Grow Up.”  I never really understood this until the last few years.  I had been making trade-offs thinking that the end result justified my actions.  The problem was, I was trading in the wrong direction. Most of the trade-offs I have made in […]