The 5 Levels from Survival to Significance

There are five stages that people who start with nothing have to go through in order to build a life that matters – a life of significance.

Unlike the game of Monopoly where everybody starts with $1,500, not all of us start with the same advantages or opportunities in life. Some of us begin below the bottom rung, while others are blessed with a great beginning, such as having wealthy parents who may provide them with the tools to, at the very least, skip the first step, which is survival. Continue reading The 5 Levels from Survival to Significance

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4 Types of People in the World

4 Types of People in the World

King David, who was a skilled and able warrior himself, liked to surround himself with sheepdogs. The Scripture refers to them as ‘David’s mighty men’. They were skilled in the art of war. They were what we call today badasses. Sheepdogs have a tough exterior, and a kind heart. They have the ability to be strong, and yet gentle. They are the men’s men who love God, family, country – in that order. They are also… becoming more rare. Continue reading 4 Types of People in the World

Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership

Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership

Like me, you’ve probably heard that most (80%) small businesses fail in their first year. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), this isn’t necessarily true. The SBA states that only 30% of new businesses fail during the first two years of being open, 50% during the first five years and 66% during the first 10. The SBA goes on to state that only 25% make it to 15 years or more… Continue reading Why Small Businesses Need BIG Leadership

No Guts, No Glory

No Guts, No Glory

As entrepreneurs, we are often reminded that failure is part of success. We are often told that it’s OK to fail. And we often do. In fact, stats show that most entrepreneurs succeed once in every eight failures. That’s just part of the game in business. Not so at the Olympics. These athletes have this unique chance once every four years. If they fail here and now, they can always hope to get another chance in four years – if they qualify. Now THAT’S pressure! Continue reading No Guts, No Glory