Avoid regret by standing your ground with lions

Male lions roar something fierce. They are loud and terrifying when they are on the hunt. Do you know what is more ferocious than a male lion? A lioness. The way the lions survive is they enclose their prey. When the prey hear the roar of the male, they will turn to run in fearContinue reading “Avoid regret by standing your ground with lions”

Find a place to check the “rockstar” at the door

This one won’t pertain to everyone. It might be specifically for my fellow Enneagram 3 performer/achiever types. I’m a rockstar and I’m proud of it. I am really good at a lot of things. You are too. If you don’t feel like you are, it’s probably because you’re doing the wrong things or you haven’tContinue reading “Find a place to check the “rockstar” at the door”

Confidence is a smart soldier.

“As a confidence coach, what would you say to yourself right now if this version of you were your client?” My therapist asked a great question a few weeks ago when I was riding the wave right out of confidence into arrogance. Two days later, I was getting pulled under. That’s when you know it’sContinue reading “Confidence is a smart soldier.”

Beauty rises from the ashes

I wasn’t going to share this today because it’s a beautiful day and I don’t want to ruin it, but then I felt some conviction. Sometimes, telling the stories of how God brings beauty from the ashes is exactly what we need to build our faith and encourage others in theirs. Three years ago today,Continue reading “Beauty rises from the ashes”

Going deeper into confidence

I talk about confidence a lot, which is good since I call myself a confidence coach. But what if we went a little deeper? Would that be okay with you? Let’s start with what confidence is NOT. It is NOT arrogance, self-centeredness, ego, pride or being a jerk. The world tells us having confidence isContinue reading “Going deeper into confidence”

Know what (WHO) you’re FOR

I am for people – and I am for them one at a time. It’s really that simple. I don’t care if you are an anonymous person in a chat room, a cashier at a grocery store, a homeless man on the interstate ramp, a frazzled single mom, a rebellious teenager, a Fortune 500 CEO,Continue reading “Know what (WHO) you’re FOR”

COVID-19 and Confidence

Just in case you weren’t aware, the news of Coronavirus is taking over the world. Nobody who is alive today has ever seen anything like what we are experiencing as the human race right now. COVID-19 doesn’t care what country you’re from, who you worship, how much money or fame you have or who yourContinue reading “COVID-19 and Confidence”

The Lord prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies.

About a year ago, I was right in the middle of a completely unfair circumstance. It was one of those rare moments in time when I actually didn’t do anything wrong, yet I was getting hit on every side. This wasn’t a TV show. It wasn’t a novel. There wasn’t some genius storyline behind theContinue reading “The Lord prepares a table for me in the presence of my enemies.”

All I want is all you’ve got.

In John 2, Jesus asked servants to fill water pots at a wedding that was out of wine. They filled six water pots up with water TO THE BRIM. Once they were finished, He turned their water into the finest wine of the day. God has consecrated this idea in my heart lately. It’s easyContinue reading “All I want is all you’ve got.”

“Do you love people enough that you are willing to be put in the fire for them?”

Chances are, you have a memory of something you were dared to do that probably wasn’t very smart.  Maybe it was a dare to jump off a cliff into shallow water in the dark, or to sneak onto the roof of the neighbor’s house.  I found myself in this position often and to be honest,Continue reading ““Do you love people enough that you are willing to be put in the fire for them?””