The Secret to Happiness

The story below is an excerpt from The Alchemist. A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at READ MORE

The Garmin Forerunner 235

The Garmin Forerunner 235 is my current watch. I bought it in October 2016, just after I finished my first half marathon. I considered both the FitBit Surge and an Apple Watch beforehand. But after more research I decided I didn't want READ MORE

I Ran A Half Marathon

My feet hurt. My legs are sore and my joints ache. I'm in pain, but I'm smiling. Last weekend, I finished my first ever half marathon (13.1 miles) and I gotta say, I’m feeling pretty fantastic. Here’s a picture READ MORE

My Son's New Hairdo

During a recent airplane trip, I looked out of my window at roughly ~30,000 feet. The sky was clear. I could still see houses, cars, industrial sections, and more. I could even see and handful of tiny planes flying beneath us. READ MORE

Where do you find the time?

I was asked this question last week after launching my new site. The truth is, time is there hidden in plain sight. You just have to use it. There are 24 hours in a day. Everyday. It never changes. The time is READ MORE

2015 Year in Review

Alright, alright, alright. A new year is upon us and that means it’s time for a recap post. This was my 10th and most successful year of full-time freelance. I passed on many projects and only had a handful of longer READ MORE

Make an Excuse or Make a Way

5 years ago I looked at some recent pictures of myself and thought, “Good God, I’m fat.” Not just a few pounds, but nearly 20-30 pounds over what had always been my normal weight. This was after working from my home READ MORE

Back From the Beach

I just got back from Myrtle Beach with my family for our first ever vacation since having four kids. We had a great time despite our van’s AC going out on the 6 hour drive home while our 1 year old, READ MORE

Pondering Meaning

After recently listening to Tim Ferriss' interview with Pavel Tsatsouline, which is fantastic by the way, this quote from Pavel really stood out. "The brightest young people today, what do they end up doing? They end up designing apps. In the 50s READ MORE


When I was 13, I smoked my first cigarette. Maybe it was 14. Either way, I was young. A friend of mine, Billy, was older looking than the rest of us–tall and lanky with a protruding Adam’s apple. He had READ MORE

Plan to Fail

My family and I traveled to my in-laws for the fourth of July weekend. Unlike the cliche of this being a nightmarish experience, we very much look forward to heading down to Vidalia, GA and always have a great time. To make READ MORE

What Do You Call Yourself?

"So, what do you do?" is the age old question that everyone seems to face on a regular basis. Be it conferences, weddings, family events, parties, church, and many other life events. Lots of people in our industry often feel conflicted about READ MORE