November 29, 2017

Silos are what most of us think as places to store grain or a feed for animals, but an all-time great author, Patrick Lencioni, wrote a great book about silos more figuratively speaking.  Silos literally are a stand alone object that is independent of the other silo, functions independently, may serve the same purpose, but has nothing to do with the other silo.  Figuratively speaking, we often see these in business, in colleges, in families, and even with just two p...

November 21, 2017

Did you know the average cell phone user unlocks their phone 110 times a day?  We also spend on average of 145 minutes on our phones.  We also, simply touch our cell phones 2,617 times a day on average. We search Google 3 billion times and we tweet more than 300,000 times every day. A study recently released by Deloitte found that Americans collectively check their smartphones upwards of 8 billion times a day!  Now, sit back, set your phone down, and just think abou...

November 15, 2017

Conflict is a part of our everyday life, and I always say, those that can handle conflict and solve problems will rise to the top and enjoy greater levels of success.  The trouble, is no one really teaches us how to handle, communicate, or act through a steam pot blowing over the situation and lower the steam, and if you were like me in Nels version 1.0, I was a rockstar at blowing the lid off the steam pot.  Little did I know, those immature, distrustful, attack th...

November 8, 2017

As time has passed in the world today, we have thought leaders that have made wide sweeping generalities about populations of people based on their date of birth.  Each generation has their likes, dislikes, and attributes.  The fact is, most all differences in generations are related to the evolution of a civilization, it’s people, generational events, and the desire to want better for our offspring.  Every generation has had collective experiences as we have a...

November 1, 2017

"Failure creates pain.  Pain creates self discipline.  Self discipline creates wise choices.  Wise choices creates sustainable success."

Results and outcomes of life, business, parenting, marriage, and faith are all by-products of millions of repeated daily decisions we choose to make or choose not to make.  As life begins, we are a child growing up in a world in which we don’t make many of them, but as we get older, we begin to make more of them with each...

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