A man of value

“Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein

When we provide value, success takes care of itself.
Are we consumers or creators of value?


Privilege = Responsibility

Kennesaw, GA – “Privilege = Responsibility”

“To whom much is given, much will be required.” – St. Luke

We that have privilege have a responsibility to give back.  Shirking this debt, we owe our society is unethical and immoral.

Giving back can take many forms but you determine for yourself how much you should contribute to our world.

To you continued success,



Arthur Ashe quote

Marietta, GA – A great quote from a Tennis Hall of Famer who broke many color barriers and served his country in the US Army.

“Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can.”

-Arthur Ashe

Relationship Value Formula

Marietta, GA – Relationship Value (RV) = (Positives) + (Negatives)

If we list the positives in a relationship versus the negatives, we create a balance sheet that we can see.

RV (Relationship Value) = x (Positive Experiences) + y (Negative Experiences)

Try using Trevor Moawad’s approach to outcome predictability and proactively remove the negative words, thoughts and experiences. Let the positive outcomes accumulate without any effort. 

Using the balance sheet example, the RV (Relationship Value) will turn positive (+) just by removing the negatives (-).  Benjamin Franklyn talks about this exercise in his autobiography about decision making. Take a sheet of paper, fold it lengthwise and list the pros on one half of the sheet and the cons on the other. If the pros (+) outnumber the cons (-), then you have your decision (answer). This equation can be used on any relationship or decision. 

Try this and let me know how it works for you. 

Thanks again for the great feedback and encouragement.

To your happiness,





Thoughts matter

Marietta, GA – Thoughts matter

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (121-180 AD)

Nineteen hundred years later and still I can’t add anything to this quote to make it any more relevant to our lives today. 

Here is a short video that I hope you enjoy.

We Become What We Think About Most Of The Time Positive Thinking Motivation

To your happiness,





The $100 Pay It Forward Challenge

Atlanta, GA – The $100 Pay It Forward Challenge

Does giving have financial as well as emotional benefits? 

Here is the challenge for this year. Begin with $100 and anonymously pay forward to a few deserving people that you come into contact.

Keep a register to track when unexpected cash comes back to you in tangible ways. Then give those proceeds away again.

You weren’t expecting the increases in the first place so why not pay it forward again? Do this for 3 or 6 months and see what happens.

The most this challenge will cost you is $100. Why not do it? The Lord tells us He will repay the lender. It doesn’t matter if you are a Christian, Jew, or Muslim. This appears to be a universal law. Let’s test it! 

Let me give you one quick example. I had some extra cash in my pocket once and overheard a waitress telling a coworker that she didn’t know how she was going to pay her electric bill. I left her a $100 tip when I left. Looking back as I was getting in my car, I saw her crying. She was a single mother with small children. A few days later, a large check came in the mail to me from an overpayment that I had made on an account months earlier that an “audit” revealed I was “owed”. Totally unexpected. 

“Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.”
– Proverbs 19:17

To your success,


#Pay It Forward

Shout out today goes to my friend, Eric Fichtner, who has been a wonderful example to me of “giving back” to our community as a servant-leader.

Real Happiness

Kennesaw, GA – Real Happiness

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.

Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor

Think good thoughts today and push negative thoughts to the back of your mind to dwell upon later if at all.

Your thoughts are something that You have control over. Encourage others and they will encourage you.


Your friend,

#Encourage Excellence

#Please Thankyou Smile

Keep the great feedback coming!

Make A Life

Marietta, GA – We Make Our Life

We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill

Steve Nudelburg reminded me of this classic phrase when he put this Churchill quote in his book, “Confessions Of A Serial Salesman – 27 RULES for INFLUENCERS and LEADERS that will change your life and business”.

During Customer meetings, the best salespeople always seem to know how to put the emphasis of the conversation back onto the Customer instead of products and services.

Customers are very intuitive. They know when they are being “played” and when the sale is more important than the relationship. Give more, get more. Listen more, learn more.

Thanks Steve! For your encouragement!

To your Success!



Do Good Work

Marietta, GA – Do Good Work

Whatever your life’s work is, do it well.

A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Black History Month celebrates the contributions of African Americans that have helped make America exceptional.

We should all strive to contribute to rather than only consume of our great economy and way of life in America.

Your friend,