Posts in Encouragement
3 Surefire Ways to Lose as a Leader

A-List leaders like Simon Sinek, Lolly Daskal, Sheryl Sandberg, John Maxwell, and many, many more are connecting with millions of followers as they share their messages and ideas on how to be a successful leader. If you are looking for ideas, you need only watch the numerous Ted Talks, read leadership quotes, or Google “How to be an effective Leader.” The resources are endless, very valuable, and help you reach your leadership goals. Truth is, there is more information available then you will be able to consume in a lifetime. Less information exists however on what not to do, which is good as we should focus on the positive. But, what if for a moment we flip the way you look at something to experience it from different angles.

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HITOP - A Year in Review

When I woke up this past Sunday, I realized this was the one-year anniversary of HITOP LIFE. Quickly I realized that I was running late for church and needed to get a move on. As the day went on, I thought about what has happened in this past year of HITOP LIFE. How had my focus and intentional desire to move this concept to reality mattered? How have lives been impacted? Was I truly Inspiring Men to Love. Listen. Lead. in their decisions, relationships, and responses? What had God done to demonstrate His Love, Faithfulness, and Sovereignty through stories of hope? How were men transforming from the ministries Words of Encouragement, Acts of Love, and Heart of Grace?

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50 BY 50

A little over a month ago my cousin and I were sitting down to a cup of coffee. He had just lost his dad and I my uncle. Both our hearts were heavy, yet full of our love for him. We knew uncle Doug was in Heaven. We knew he lived life to the fullest. It was then that my cousin asked me; “Would you consider writing a blog about 50 things you should consider doing by the age 50?” I replied “I sure will, when the time is right.”

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The C’s of Fatherhood

When I was 22 years old, I received a call from my wife, (Heather), informing me that I was going to be a dad. Instantly, I was overtaken by emotions of doubt, excitement, fear, and joy. In just 9 short months, I would be blessed with a child that would look to me to help shape their life. How would I do this? What would I teach them? What experiences, what lessons could I, a 22-year old man, give them?

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Relax, Take Back Your Time

This inspired me to create a tool and help them and others “Take Back Their Time” and have a more relaxed, focused life. Specifically, focused on what’s really important. The diagram and the process can be leveraged in all walks of life: home, work, church, or frankly anywhere you find demands on your time. Equally they can be leveraged in all roles: father, husband, friend, etc. While my ministry is targeted towards men, this post is for men and women. If your time is escaping you, it’s time to “Take Back Your Time.”

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