Suslick Step's
You're going to kill it today. High five!

Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

3 Steps to Break Free

August 4, 2011

Have you ever wanted to go back?   Back to school.   Back to a time in your life when you had it all? . My family returned yesterday from the National Speakers Association Influence11 conference.   Now they all want to go back to Cali.   Have you ever wanted to go out-of-town?   Do you own your business […]

Going Back To Cali: A wife. An eighteen month old, three daughters and a four-year old named Caden

July 28, 2011

California dreaming on a mid-summer day or so the song goes. When you think of traveling to sunshine, beaches and the land lessor know for Mickey Mouse do you think of learning life lessons? No. Traveling a record twenty-two hours door to door to Anaheim, California revealed lessons on life. Heaven, or Disneyland knows that […]

Losing with People: 3 Simple Ways

July 23, 2011

The three fastest way to turn someone into a difficult person is to judge the motives behind their words or actions, judge how they spend money and judge how they are rearing their children. Because I am riding a HUGE pink elephant, I cannot judge my own motives. When I find myself judging others’ motives, I turn family, […]

Stupid Stuff

July 19, 2011

Back in June, my life was going well; family, fitness and finances were all doing better than we deserved. We were in the upper room of our home watching Star Wars II.  We, as in my son Caden (4) and my wife. Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones – best romance movie of all […]

Shut It

July 18, 2011

Have you ever heard from someone who told you that, “You can do it?”  How about, “You can do anything?” You ever want to tell those people to shut it? Have you ever needed to shut it? The problem we have, “we” as in me, is that we believe people care about what we say. The truth […]

Ouch! You’re Stepping on My Air Hose!

July 13, 2011

We all need encouragement, like we all need air to breathe. To paraphrase Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, in any interaction between two people, there are times when one person fails to decode the other, or perhaps somebody just says something harsh, critical, or sarcastic that angers or hurts the other person. At that kind of moment, […]

Romance, Love and Marriage

July 11, 2011

Romancing the Wife Have you heard of the movie Romancing the Stone?   Remember the Romance?  If you want romance in you life, grab your partner, put on your alligator boots and prepare for romantic adventure:  This one is sure to please! It has come to my attention that some people believe I have everything together […]

The Truth About People

July 6, 2011

In order to keep people engaged, moving forward and excited, you need to know the truth. People are on earth to annoy you. Do you agree? For most of my life, I felt that way. If you’re in any formal or informal group, organization or family, you will find that people annoy, frustrate you and […]

Retaining the People You Have Will Keep Your Life in Balance

July 5, 2011

How do you keep people engaged, moving forward and excited? Are you a formal or informal member of a group, organization or family? Multiple best-selling author Seth Godin would call any grouping of 2 or more people a ‘Tribe’. In his New York Times Bestselling book Tribes, Seth leads, teaches and mentors his readers on […]

Dents in a Tahoe … The Final Draft.

May 4, 2011

Can you remember a time when someone hurt you, lacked sensitivity or acted mean to you? Have you EVER needed to practice forgiveness? Madam Contest Master, fellow Toastmasters and guests; forgiveness can change your world. My world includes my wife, 5 children, a dog, cat and a little bird named Griffin. When you have a […]