War 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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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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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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Think Like a Warrior and Identify Your Mission

(For the month of October,  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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Change Your Mind, Change Your Life – It Takes a Warrior Mindset

Maybe you are like me and there has been a point in your life when you became painfully aware of the need for change.  It might have been when the doctor advised you that if you didn’t lose weight, eat healthier and/or begin an exercise program, your chances of living a long and healthy life […]

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“Try Not. Do. Or Do Not. There is No Try.”

  “Try not. Do.  Or do not.  There is no try.”     When you are faced with a challenge that seems insurmountable, what is your attitude?  Is it that you will merely “try” to overcome the obstacle? Maybe, like Luke Skywalker of Stars Wars fame, you need to “unlearn” an attitude  that success for […]

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The War for Success

When you think of war or becoming a warrior, images of modern day soldiers on the battlefields of Afghanistan may come to your mind.  Or maybe you remember one of your favorite scenes from the movie, “Braveheart”.  Most leaders or entrepreneurs would not consider themselves warriors nor would they consider their quest for success as […]

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Acts of Valor: Then and Now

For the month of July,  my top five commenters will receive a copy of Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell, the story of  Operation Redwing, the extraordinary firefight that led to one of the largest loss of life in American Navy SEAL history.  The Number One commenter will receive an AUTOGRAPHED copy! ************************************************************************************************************************************** 236 years ago, […]

June is PTSD Awareness Month – How Can YOU Serve?

One of my mortgage offices is located in Leesville, Louisiana, the home of the Army base of Fort Polk, Louisiana.  Almost daily, I have a soldier in my office, and many of those soldiers are just home from war.  PTSD is common among our clients as you might well imagine. The Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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