Are We There Yet?

On September 18, 2018, I spoke at the Hannah Community Center for LSJ Storytellers, a bi-monthly event where professionally coached, local storytellers of all ages share their best stories. The theme for September was “Are We There Yet?”. In this story, I spoke about my wife and our challenges having children, dealing infertility, and working with foster children and adoption as well as dealing with unexpected challenges.

It’s been a year since we adopted our last foster child so I figure now is as a good a time as ever to share our story. 

From Goals to Actions 2018

With a new year here, it’s a good time to talk about goals and how to reach them.

Let’s take a few results you may want in 2018:

  • Lose Weight
  • Publish A Book
  • Learn To Play the Piano

There are a few problems with these goals. For one thing all three of these goals are some combination of ambiguous, complex, abstract or out of your control. What these really are are the results you want by the end of the year. Today I want to break down these results into actual committed actions. Continue reading →