Summer Snowballs: Make Your Bed

Despite the title and cover photo, this post is about momentum. Momentum is built by accomplishing tasks consistently. Last week we talked about how the snowball effect can help accomplish some of the biggest goals of our lives. Using the momentum of completing the smaller tasks to build toward the bigger ones ahead. Today we’re […]

Summer Snowballs

This week I’m starting a four-week, end-of-summer series about a powerful but mysteriously hard to quantify force: Momentum. The simple science definition of momentum is force gained by motion. Momentum is a series of successful endings not beginnings. Excitement happens at the beginning. Momentum builds at the end. – Dan Rockwell So the first step to […]

Chief of Staff

After his stint as Jack Bauer on the TV show 24, Kiefer Sutherland moved on to be Tom Kirkman, the shy, reserved, nonviolent Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on the show Designated Survivor which aired this spring. In the show, the Capitol building is attacked during the State of the Union and it’s up […]

Poke The Box

When was the last time you did something for the first time? That’s the opening line of Seth Godin’s Poke the Box, a manifesto about producing something that’s scarce, and therefore valuable. This is a book for a generation that’s been taught to follow the right path to stop waiting for a road map and […]

Booster U

This week is Booster University. The one time our entire full-time team comes together in Atlanta to prepare to make the next school year our best yet! Every year around this time I’m reminded of the first time I heard about Booster, now 7 years ago. I was a Junior in college, working a summer […]

That’s The Day

I keep a folder of saved quotes and speeches on my computer and last week I rediscovered this from Passion City Church pastor Louie Giglio, originally posted on Instagram. It beautifully interweaves this millennial need for meaning and purpose with a timeless message of moment-by-moment faithfulness.  Get ready. For young leaders… A day is coming […]

Independence

“The Second Day of July 1776, will be the most memorable Epocha, in the History of America.” John Adams writes to his wife Abigail on this day, July 3, 1776. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the […]

Impressionism

Even casual observers are familiar with Impressionism, perhaps the most famous movement in art history. Sweeping through France in 1870’s and 1880’s, names like Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, and Cezanne are familiar in many households today. The name for this movement comes from this painting by Claude Monet. “Sunrise Impression.” Part of what makes Impressionism […]

Hard Work

Game three of the NBA Finals. Warriors have won the first two games so now, back in Cleveland, it’s a must-win game for the Cavs. Though the Warriors’ high powered offence got off to a fast start, the Cavs battled back to take the lead, thanks in large part to a heroic effort by Lebron […]

Here’s our Secret Sauce

McDonald’s Big Mac sauce is delivered to restaurants in pre-sealed containers, and not even employees know what the actual ingredients are. Despite their dog Duke’s best efforts to sell it, Bush’s Baked Beans attributes their success to a secret family recipe, which has been passed down from generation to generation. Coke-a-Cola’s secret recipe famously sits […]