Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.

Winston Churchill


Sailing crew on sailboat on regatta

First Day of Practice

I remember it like it was yesterday, my first day of practice. I played baseball, football, soccer, and basketball growing up. Every season began with that first day of practice. There are some valuable nuggets within every first day. I think these translate to every area of our lives like the marketplace, socially, and even spiritually.

Team chemistry begins the first day of practice.

Nine More Thoughts About Vision for 2015


A vision should be visual and capture imagination

Real vision transforms people’s lives. It’s a picture of what life will look like after the encounter. What will this compelling vision mean to people the moment they encounter it? What will it mean in five years?

Use words when writing the vision that show this transformation. Unlock the essence of the vision by showing people how it will transform their life instead of telling them.