Seven Pillars of Success

Running the Race: Decision, Discipline and Determination

Over the last several months, I have walked and/or  ran dozens of miles over the lonely, rural roads of Central Louisiana, wearing combat boots, and training for my first half-marathon.  There was not one time when I put on my boots to begin a run/walk  that I did not think of the men and women […]

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Three Power Questions

Did you know that your success in life or in business begins with your habits?     A partial definition of habit is “…an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary.”   It is easy to underestimate the power of both good and bad habits and their influence on the success […]

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The Power of Goals

Are you a “Success Superstar”?  Success can be defined in many ways.  One definition is “…the achievement of one’s goals.”  Your goals might include losing weight, becoming debt-free, buying a home or writing a book.  Here are some ideas on how to set and achieve your goals, no matter what they are.   To achieve […]

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Change Your Mindset – Change Your Life

(From now through the end of June,  my top five commenters will receive a copy of Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell.  In this vivid account of the U.S. Army’s legendary 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell shares an action-packed and highly emotional true story of triumph, tragedy, and […]

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Developing the Mindset of Purpose – Part 2

“There is the pain of change and there is the pain of regret if we do not change.  The pain of change weighs ounces while the pain of regret weighs tons.”  Jim Rohn, Business Philosopher There is pain in change.  But there is pain when you don’t change. How do you overcome the fear and […]

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Developing the Mindset of Purpose – Part 1

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us.  We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?  Actually, who are we not to be? You are a child of God.  […]

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52 Days of Focus – Begin TODAY!

This is an encore of the blog I posted last year at this time with the exception of changed date.   Enjoy your next 52 Days of Focus! It was early Spring last year and the pasture was sprinkled with these precious little yellow flowers.  They looked so beautiful, a field of yellow, and I made that […]

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Business Plan 2013 – Consider Seeking Wise Counsel

(For the month of January,  my top five commenters will receive a copy of Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell.  In this vivid account of the U.S. Army’s legendary 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan, Captain Sean Parnell shares an action-packed and highly emotional true story of triumph, tragedy, and the extraordinary […]

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Friday With The Farmer’s Wife – The Farmer’s Going Green!

Now I know that title caught your eye – especially if you are personally acquainted with the Farmer!   So let me hasten to say  this has nothing to do with the environment.  Nope.  Not at all.   It has to do with color preferences.   With farm tractors, there are many color choices: For years, the Farmer’s […]

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Congratulations to the rock star commenters for October! The top three commenters for October were Kelli Maggio, Brian Gardner and Wendy Daniels, all of whom will receive a copy of Outlaw Platoon by Sean Parnell.  The top commenter, Kelli Maggio,  wins an autographed copy of the book! Sean Parnell will be speaking  at “Operation Grateful […]

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