Living out my Purpose by Doing Hard Things

I've been thinking a lot lately about what it takes to live a life full of passion and purpose. What makes some people highly successful while others never quite get there? I've read leadership books, listened to podcasts about what it takes to be a great leader and attended conferences to develop my leadership skills. I look at highly successful people and have observed some common themes. They tend to be lifelong learners, highly self disciplined and consistently pushing th

Using Your Inner Grit when Living out Your Purpose

As I write this, I have several large projects looming. Some of them are fun and I want to do them while others are necessary (which is a nice way of saying I don't like them and wish I was doing something else). This is where grit kicks in. Grit is defined as courage, resolve and strength of character. Grit helps us keep going when we don't want to. Grit is extremely important as we live out our purpose because chances are some of things that we will need to do aren't exactl

The Power of Story

Why do we love movies, TV shows and books? It's the amazing power of story. Stories allow us to see and experience things that we don't experience in our everyday life. Personally, I love sci-fi! I love the ability to escape into a great movie with heroes and villains and impending doom! I love that the hero wins because I want so badly for the good guys to win in my story. Stories are relatable because they speak to a deep desire we have as human beings. The desire to matter

2021 Living a Life of Passion and Purpose *Guest Blogs*

Living an intentional and purposeful life can sometimes feel discouraging and as we try to live it out we may feel alone or isolated. This year I want to celebrate all the amazing people that are truly living a life of passion and purpose and it's starting right here on my blog! I've reached out to some amazing people that I know and have seen living lives full of passion and purpose. I asked them to share their experiences and wisdom as they pursue living out their faith, ca

Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

I have a confession... I'm not perfect. I know, I know, feel free to take a seat. I'm sure this is a huge shock to all of you. For as long as I can remember I've tried to be perfect (except for the brief years when I said forget perfection I'll just be as stupid as I can) but hey, we'll just forget about those years. Every personality and temperament quiz I take shows that I strive for perfection. I like ordered, un-chaotic, no confrontation, peaceful perfection. At least I'm

What does a Coach do?

Are you wondering what coaching is all about or maybe if it's even a valuable investment for you? I thought I'd share a bit of my personal story of being coached in a few different areas of my life but first, let's define what coaching is and what it isn't. Coaching isn't discipleship. Discipleship is an intentional relationship designed to strengthen the spiritual life of the person being discipled. It's an opportunity to share and learn spiritual truths and develop and/or