My Impossible List

Is this a bucket list post?

No. This is not a bucket list.

This is my impossible list – A list of things I think / or at one time thought were impossible to achieve, plus a few fun random items…

How to Pay it Forward & Help Others Escape Poverty

Poverty sucks. Every day, people around the world are struggling to survive.  The developed world has little understanding of what people go through in 3rd…

Taking Risks

Not being afraid to take risks has been one of the most aspects of my personality. I wouldn’t be where I am today without being willing to take the road less traveled by. Why is risk taking so important…

2016 Recap – In Pictures

2016 was a busy year for us.  Obstacle Course Races, Finishing Residency, 5 year Anniversary, Hawaii, Football, and more. Here are photos from some of the highlights…

The Blockchain Revolution

What is the Blockchain? Why does it matter? This is hard to explain, as is any new technology that is different than anything else ever before it.  It took me several articles and YouTube videos to finally grasp it…

Homecoming 2016

Stillwater, OK will always be a special place to me.  As a lifelong OSU fan, I always dreamed of going to college at OSU.   When I finally arrived on campus I immediately felt at home.  I spent 4 years in Stillwater…

My 5 Favorite Podcasts

I remember when I first discovered podcasts. It was before Ashley and I were married and we lived 6 hours apart. This meant long road trips every few weeks. Sure, road trips can be fun sometimes…but not

Conquer The Gauntlet

So earlier this year, a few friends and I completed the Warrior Dash obstacle course race (OCR). Long story short, I had a lot of fun with the obstacle course race, and wanted to try another one. So naturally…

Hawaii Vacation 2016

July 2016 was full of traveling for Ashley and me. 4 States (OK, TX, CA, HI), 10 cities, 2 islands, 6 flights, and nearly 10,000 total miles traveled. We began our trip visiting family and friends in Texas…

Tulsa Balloon Festival….Kinda

Ashley and I recently attended the 2016 Tulsa International Balloon Festival Carnival. See, it was suppose to be a balloon festival, but it was either too windy or there was bad weather, so there were no…

Robbers Cave State Park - Oklahoma camping

Robber’s Cave Camping

Recently, some friends and I were feeling spontaneous and went on a camping trip in Robber’s Cave State Park.  The park is in a really one of Oklahoma’s hidden gyms and great for camping, hiking…

Warrior Dash Recap

Yesterday, I completed my first obstacle course race – The Warrior Dash. As I mentioned in a previous post, participating in an obstacle course race is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time…

How to Fly First Class to Hawaii for $16.80

Hawaii is a dream travel destination for many people. Ashley and I spent our honeymoon there and couldn’t wait to go back. We even talked about living there at some point in our lives. Most people…

Poverty – My Experience

When I first arrived in Eldoret, a medium size city in Western Kenya, I experienced culture shock. It was overwhelming to see the rampant poverty while making my way through the town. We had just flown…

Warrior Dash Training

Back in the Summer of 2007 I was a camp counselor at an outdoor adventure camp in the Texas Hill Country area. Every week we would have a mini-competition relay race where we would haul truck tires…

Secrets of Money

Where does “money” come from? What makes it worth anything? What are you not being told?  Why does this matter?  All these questions are things I’ve wondered at one point or another…

Become an Expert

Forget the idea it takes 10 years to become an expert or to master a craft.  While that might be true to go from 95% to 99% mastery, in many areas you can achieve 95% mastery in 3 months or less…

Invictus

Invictus is the Latin word for “Unconquered.” It is also a poem by 19th century English poet William Ernest Henley.  The poem is about Henley overcoming physical and emotional challenges…

My Favorite Quotes

Here are a few of my favorite quotes on motivation, business, and keeping the right attitude. I often revisit these quotes to remind me why I do what I’m doing and for…

3 Key Lessons from the Elon Musk Bio

Throughout history we have learned about revolutionary entrepreneurs such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford & Steve Jobs. But usually we are reading about them several years after…

The Most Amazing Race 2015

Like most couples, Ashley has her TV shows that she likes to watch, and I have mine. And because we like each other, I will “watch” Dancing with the Stars with her, and she will “watch”….

Safari in Masai Mara

In March of 2015, Ashley and I went on a Safari to Masai Mara in Kenya. It was better than we could have imagined. We stayed at the Fairmont Safari Club and were treated like Royalty…

6 Brilliant Lessons from The 4-Hour Workweek

In this post I list and expand upon 6 of the main lessons I learned from reading The 4-Hour Work Week. These lessons impacted my life and business in more ways than any other book…

African Adventures – Part 1

Ashley and I have been in Kapsowar, Kenya for a little over a week now. We will be spending about a month here in Kenya working in the community and at the Kapsowar Hospital…

African Adventures – Part 2

So after spending some more time here in Kapsowar, we’ve met a lot of really great people and have been exposed to life in rural Kenya. This had definitely been a perspective…

Desktop vs Laptop

Desktop vs Laptop? What do I prefer? What shaped my opinion? The first computer I ever had was while I was still living with my parents. We had a Gateway 2000, and man was it…

The Compound Effect – Part 1

Over the past 10 years or so, about 95% of the books I’ve read have been non-fiction. I’ve done this intentionally because I enjoy learning from great authors and hearing their perspectives…

The Compound Effect – Part 2

The next section of this book (chapter 3) is all about habits. This chapter is probably the best section in this book, and could be a standalone book itself.

The Compound Effect – Part 3

The Compound Effect is a great book that provides a roadmap for creating success in various areas of life. It provides concrete steps to make small changes in life that will alter your trajectory.

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

When someone asks me, ” What is 1 book that has changed your life” – the first book that comes to mind (besides the Bible) is Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I have read this book at least 5 times.

What I Do For a Living – Then & Now

Throughout my adult life, my line of work has centered around 4 main industries:

1) Commercial Real Estate

2) Online Marketing

3) Web Design

4) Printing…

The Beginning

Yes, its 2014 and I’m just now starting a legitimate blog. I planned on linking to my old Xanga Blog (circa 2005) & Video Blog (2008), but they both were either shut down because of inactivity…