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Be Thankful

Be Thankful

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”--Ralph Waldo Emerson Being Thankful is NOT...

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Why I pray all day, every day

Why I pray all day, every day

Have you ever felt like you were missing something in your life?  All the time right! As you know I grew up in a Christian house,  mom went to church every Sunday and Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) during the week.  Her bible was always out on the table.  Dad could...

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You can do Anything

You can do Anything

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller All too often we look at someone’s appearance and don’t see what God sees.    Heck, I do this with myself every single day.   When I look in the mirror I might see someone too...

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Roadside Inspections

Roadside Inspections

"The Road to Success and the Road to failure are almost exactly the same." Colin R. Davis   Roadside inspections, The Facts. When drivers look in their rearview mirror and spot a state patrol vehicle, they probably imagine potential scenarios that could take...

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Let It GO

Let It GO

"If you focus on what you left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead." -- Gusteau (Ratatouille) Disney produced a movie a few years ago in their shortest time frame ever.  A mere 18 months. That in itself is pretty amazing.  But the real kicker is that...

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Mentors

Mentors

"A mentor is someone who sees more talent and ability within you, than you see in yourself, and helps bring it out of you.” — Bob Proctor Recently we heard from Derek S. on what his mentor looks like.   (His isn’t too pretty, PS if you didn't get to read it you should...

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My Grange Mentor

My Grange Mentor

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." —  Winston Churchill Each of us has benefitted from having at least one mentor in our lifetime. Mentors come from all walks of life and offer advice, guidance, experience, and wisdom among other...

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Put Others First

Put Others First

“It's that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so 'don't fuss, dear; get on with it'.”― Audrey Hepburn Why is it so important that we put others...

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My Origin Story (Part 2)

My Origin Story (Part 2)

“All men like to think that they can do it alone, but a real man knows that there no substitute for support, encouragement, or a pit crew.” - Tim Allen Origin Story Part 2 Part Two A quick recap on part one.  I loved trucks ever since I was a kid, so much that I...

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Faith it till you make it

Faith it till you make it

“You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.”― Paulo Coelho How do you Faith it until you make it?   We have all heard about Faking...

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Find A Way

Find A Way

When we try we can always Find A Way to make it happen Take a few moments to read these versus,  ‘Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. When they could not find a way to do this because of the...

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Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

Getting out of Your Comfort Zone

“You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.”― Roy T. Bennett When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone on purpose? For me, it happens almost every day.  Not always in huge grand...

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Accepting Recognition

Accepting Recognition

"People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards." --Dale Carnegie  One of my worst traits is that I’m not good at accepting recognition when I actually deserve it.  I know you’re thinking wait, what, how can you not accept the...

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Set Your Goals High This Year

Set Your Goals High This Year

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie  It seems like every year about this time we start setting “New Year's Resolutions”.   This year I want to encourage you not to set any...

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Today I want to take a second to wish everyone reading this a Merry Christmas. Christmas is a special time of year, where I especially take more time to be with family and enjoy a slightly slower season. This the season for giving thanks to our creator for the miracle...

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Give Memories, Not Things

Give Memories, Not Things

When my wife and I had our first son Christmas started getting more extravagant. At first, it was a ton of movies that our family would enjoy. Then it turned into a TON of toys that our kids would enjoy.  A couple of years ago we looked around our house and realized...

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Family, Spending time where it matters

Family, Spending time where it matters

If you have been following my social media you have probably seen that I have been spending more time with my family and we have been doing quite a bit of traveling.  We have been driving, mainly because it costs a ton to fly 6 people, but also because we love...

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Making the Face of Your Business

Making the Face of Your Business

Every business has a mascot or face of the business.  Think about it Chetos has Chester the Cheta, Lucky charms have Lucky the Leprechaun, Charmin as the bears, Eclipse has Dan Greer lol.   All the great companies have mascots or faces of their businesses.  Today we...

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Measuring results as a leader

Measuring results as a leader

Measuring results as a leader can be tough. Here are a few of the keys that I use. First I look at the morale of the employees. If morale is low it means that I need to step up my game and figure out how to improve it. As a leader, another great thing that I look at...

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Leading with perseverance

Leading with perseverance

Webster's Dictionary defines perseverance as, “persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.” That sounds like a typical day in business for me.   Nothing ever seems to go right everything is delayed and well guess what we just keep...

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Leading with Compassion

Leading with Compassion

We've talked about being a passionate leader and how that changes the energy level of your team Now we're gonna talk about being a compassionate leader in why you wanna be compassionate as well. Go back to when you 1st went into the workforce, think about it for a...

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Keeping God First

Keeping God First

Keeping God first is easy. I know from experience, much like the rest the world does I know that I'm a sinner, I know that I have issues, I know that I struggle every day.  The great thing is that I also know that I do my best to keep God first in every aspect.  I...

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Have Passion as a Leader

Have Passion as a Leader

Passion is another vital part of being a leader.  But it's not always about your passion it's about finding out what those around you are passionate about!  Without passion, they'll never succeed. Here are some tips to help you find out what others are passionate...

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Trust as a leader

Trust as a leader

I grew up hearing the trust isn't given it's earned. While I agree with that, I also disagree with it. I agree with the premise that trust can be lost extremely easily. all it takes is one mistake and all the trust you earn is lost. The reason I disagree with it is...

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Do I need A CDL

Do I need A CDL

When I first went to work for a rather large company I had a guy come up to me and asked me “hey Dan do I need a CDL to drive this truck?” He's driving a 1 ton dually pickup pulling a gooseneck trailer. I said, “let's walk over and look at the truck,  so I  can show...

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Be a Positive Leader

Be a Positive Leader

Negativity casts a shadow on everything and everyone around you. Think back when the last time that you were around somebody that was super negative didn't have anything nice to say all I can do is talk bad about the people around them or about the situation they...

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Being a leader when you are NOT in charge

Being a leader when you are NOT in charge

Some of the best leaders I've known have never truly been managers or been in charge of anyone. They know how to get people motivated, they know how to inspire them without actually having authority. Let's talk about Dean Graziosi. Dean is a motivator, he is a...

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7 Ingredients To Be A Great Leader

7 Ingredients To Be A Great Leader

"A good leader leads the people from above them. A great leader leads the people from within them."--M. D. Arnold Finding GREAT leaders is NOT easy!   We came up with the 7 ingredients that make GREAT leaders so awesome.   Passion is important because if you have it,...

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Making Time for Family

Making Time for Family

The busier you get the harder it is to “make” time for what's important My son started a project truck 1937 international.  I am proud of him for doing what he has accomplished so far.  He has a ton of work to do but it has been great for us to bond and works...

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Trusting God

Trusting God

Trusting God isn’t always easy. Is it? I fail at that every day.  In fact, I fail multiple times every day if we want to be honest.   One thing that I have learned is that no matter what God has our best interests at heart.  He truly wants to see us succeed! Never...

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Is Coaching right for you?

Is Coaching right for you?

I’m sure that if you have listened to podcasts from almost any entrepreneur they make you feel that paying for coaching is the only way to succeed.  Or at least succeed faster I thought the same thing.  So I hired my first coach and didn’t hold anything back.  Here’s...

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Age is all in how you look at it

Age is all in how you look at it

Thinking back to when I was young, maybe 5. I thought that my brother was old even though he was only 4 years older than I was. My parents were really old, even though they were both in their mid-thirties. My grandparents were ancient and my great grandparents were...

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Why you should never separate God and business/work

Why you should never separate God and business/work

Alright, y'all know I'm a strong Christian We also know that I haven't always been a strong Christian.  There was a time in my life where I wouldn't talk about God, anywhere. Except in my own house or a church. I was what we call a Sunday Christian.  You see God...

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Be Uniquely You, No matter what!

Be Uniquely You, No matter what!

It dosn't matter what situation you are in, always be you. There’s something to be said about people that stick to their true morals no matter what the situation holds. That’s not always the easiest thing to do. Yes I am speaking from past experiences. Personally in...

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Get out there & take ACTION!

Get out there & take ACTION!

Taking in inch of action now will take you closer to your goal than a mile of intervention! It’s time to take action. How many times have you heard this? I know that I’ve heard it way too much. Why then don’t we listen? I don’t know how long it took me to finally get...

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Doing what’s best for your customers, not your business

Doing what’s best for your customers, not your business

Success is not measured in $$ it’s measured in the quality of workmanship you provide to others “You are serving a customer, not a life sentence. Learn how to enjoy your work.” Laurie McIntosh That’s the truth. Throughout my career and all of our businesses, we have...

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Bosses are NOT Leaders but Leaders CAN be Bosses

Bosses are NOT Leaders but Leaders CAN be Bosses

Not everyone is born a leader, but with a little work anyone can become a great LEADER! We’ve all had jobs where we have felt like there was no point in being there and our job wasn’t essential. The boss would sit in their office all day, maybe sending an email or two...

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Why staying in your comfort zone is not good for you.

Why staying in your comfort zone is not good for you.

I spent the first 10 years of my career in my comfort zone. Refusing to start my business all because I was afraid, I didn’t have enough knowledge. I was also scared that I wouldn’t be able to support my family. These were present thoughts in my mind and still come up...

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Making your connections count!

Making your connections count!

Connections are everything in business and in life. Don’t waste your time on things don’t really matter. Take time today to make every connection you have count! Networking is one of the most enjoyable things that I do every single day, but it hasn’t always been easy...

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Everything you want in life is one relationship away

Everything you want in life is one relationship away

Regulators, Enforcement, and Industry in the same room, for a FULL WEEK! This week I had the opportunity to attend the CVSA Workshop in St Louis, MO. It was a great week! FMCSA Administrator Martinez attended the first few days, and I was able have him answer some of...

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Wake up Early

Wake up Early

Wake up Early Waking up earlier to add time to your day I can’t tell you how many books that I’ve read that have told me to wake up earlier to add extra time to my day. When I first started reading these books, I thought man these authors are crazy. What are they...

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Goals, how to set and achieve any goal!

Goals, how to set and achieve any goal!

Today we are going to talk about how to set attainable goals and achieve those goals in a realistic time-frame. Goals are major part of business and life.  My goals are what push me to be an over achiever.  Ever since I was a young boy growing up in the country, I set...

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Living in Fear is no way to live at all

Living in Fear is no way to live at all

The world today is CRAZY.  Why do we as people hoard material items?  I have been guilty of it, maybe on a smaller scale. Like waiting until the kids go to bed to eat ice cream so, I don’t have to share as much.  Or, hiding a special item so others don’t get to use...

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Take care of yourself!

Take care of yourself!

Have you ever noticed that you struggle to tie your shoes? As if it’s hard to breathe when you bend over. I’ve been there several times in my life. You know what I did. Absolutely nothing. I didn’t realize that my health was affecting my entire life. Others might have...

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How To Say “NO!”

How To Say “NO!”

How To Say "NO!"Do you have the fear of missing out on something so you say yes to everything?Do you know what you are really doing to your life? You are spending it doing things for people you don’t want to be around doing things you don’t want to do. What are we...

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Break out of the office and get some ACTUAL work done

Break out of the office and get some ACTUAL work done

You can work from anywhere, the trick is getting the boss to let you! Earlier today, I was in the office pounding away on the keyboard, knocking some good ole work out. Not really but it felt like I was really accomplishing things. I bolted out of the office early to...

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Take Time to be with Your Family

Take Time to be with Your Family

There are only 86,400 seconds in every day.  Make sure that you are spending them on quality items. One of the hardest things about being an adult is slowing down enough to actually take time to be with your family. We have this “want” to be busy. It so bad that we...

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Everything In life happens FOR us not TO us.

Everything In life happens FOR us not TO us.

Everything happens for a reason, we may not know the reason, but it happens for a reason. For the longest time I have believed beyond a doubt that everything in life happens for a reason. We don’t always understand the reason why it happens right away, heck we may...

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Leave the Caveman Days of Implementation Behind You

Leave the Caveman Days of Implementation Behind You

It doesn't matter or 9 or 99 someone see's you as either too old or too young. Don't let their interpretation of age be what limits you! Most companies know they have issues that need addressed. What they don’t know is how to effectively implement the “fix-it”...

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How to fight distracted driving, and WIN

How to fight distracted driving, and WIN

Distraction are everywhere, we think we can multitask, the truth is we can’t. We weren’t designed to multitask. It’s like having too many windows open on your computer. Your reaction time slows down. From the inside you don’t realize it, but it’s definitely...

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Age is all in how you look at it

Age is all in how you look at it

It doesn't matter or 9 or 99 someone see's you as either too old or too young. Don't let their interpretation of age be what limits you! Thinking back to when I was young, maybe 5. I thought that my brother was old even though he was only 4 years older than I was. My...

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Humble Negotiation is the KEY to Success

Humble Negotiation is the KEY to Success

We all know the negation is part of everyday life. We get to negotiate when we ask for a raise. We get the opportunity when we are being hired. How about every day negotiating where to get gas, or coffee or even lunch. I even negotiate with my wife. Well honey if I...

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Putting in the Work

Putting in the Work

Make sure that you are not the one who is riding the coattails of someone else’s hard work. Be sure that you put in the time and energy to be proud of what you do. EVERY DAY! There have been times in all of our careers where we rode the wave of someone else’s success....

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How To Stay Strong Through Hard Times

How To Stay Strong Through Hard Times

Staying POSITIVE is the key to making it through the tougher times. We all have experienced many hard times in our lives. The difference in the outcome is our perspective on the situation. Let’s take my daughter for example, hard time for might be when gymnastics is...

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Listening to Listen

Listening to Listen

All too often, we don’t listen to actually hear what the other person is saying. Instead, we listen to answer. NOT Listening to listen is a huge mistake but is something that all fall victim to. Think about the last time you had a conversation with a leader who was...

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