Thou Shalt Not Steal

Stop STEALING From Yourself, And Go Get Your Goals!

I get up every day at 4:30 am to get started on the right track. Now, I know what you’re thinking: “whatever Jeff, that’s crazy”, but hear me out. Every minute that I have is precious. You see, I have some big goals for my life and to achieve these goals I have a lot of work to do on my …

Your Community Needs You Too

I live in a suburb outside of Seattle. Back in the day this wasn’t a suburb, it was a thriving city of its own but over time, as Seattle grew and urbanization continued year after year, this city was swallowed by that urbanization. Now there is no discernible boundary between cities in this area. It’s just more streets and more …

One Step to Increase Your Value As An Employee

My father was of the generation where a job was a career. He worked in aerospace for a single employer for almost his entire career, working his way up the management chain. In return he has tons of deferred compensation, a pension, and he had incredible benefits that focused on the whole person because a job was a job for …

Constantly Build Your Asset As An Employee

Let me tell you a secret: When I meet you I am sizing you up. I want to know if you are someone who stays in one place or if you are someone who is driven to improve yourself. You see, I’m a manager and leader and as such I am always looking for great people to join my team …

Stop Wasting Your Time at Traffic Lights

Let me tell you something about my life: Every moment I live is a moment I will never have again. Every moment is a chance to make forward progress with my wife, kids, job, community, or self. Every moment is something that I can choose to take advantage of or just let pass.   I am an athlete and part of …

Keep Your Head Up As You Grind

I clearly remember the first time that I was running and a driver came racing up from my left to make a right turn in front of me and did not know I was there. I had been running for quite a while on sidewalks and I was wearing down. Other runners had told me that it happens but I …

You need to earn your titles

For years and years and years I was all about giving myself titles so that other people would think highly of me. I put them on my resume, I put them on social media, I put them on business cards, I talked about them when it came up normal conversation. I was all about working to make other people think …

Hard is not hard when it is normal

Wow, this is a powerful message this week: hard is not hard when its normal. I’m excited about this message. When you start something and keep doing it at every single opportunity, every single week, every single play, every single day you adjust to it. Your body and mind get used to it. What was hard when you started becomes …

Achieve Your Goals in 21 Days

Last week we talked about wanting to be something new and what it takes… the need to work for what you want. This week I’m giving you a tool you can use to start that transformation. This is the week of the 21 Day Challenge. Last summer some friends of mine decided to take up fitness challenges for 21 straight …

Believe That You Can Be Something New

Let’s take a minute and talk about what it takes to become something new. Maybe you want to be better at work, maybe you want to be a better husband or wife, maybe you want to be an better father, maybe you want to change careers, maybe you want to get a promotion, maybe you want to take your business …