Personal Life

There is more to life than work. We do our best to live first and work second. If you want to learn more about us on a personal note check out these blogs.
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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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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Origin Story (Part 3)

Origin Story (Part 3)

 "If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."  Tony Robbins Part Three A quick recap on part one. I loved trucks ever since I was a kid, so much that I joined the local volunteer fire department just to ride in the trucks. lol I got my...

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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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My Origin Story (Part One)

My Origin Story (Part One)

"I don't know what my calling is, but I want to be here for a bigger reason. I strive to be like the greatest people who have ever lived."  Will Smith Origin Story Part One As a kid, I remember 2 times a year when a cattle truck would come early in the morning and we...

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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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Birthday

Birthday

"Life isn't about your age. Life is about living. So when your birthday comes be thankful for the year that has just past and anticipate with a happy heart what the coming year will bring."  Catherine Pulsifer  Today I get the amazing opportunity to celebrate my 35th...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Balancing work, family and fun

Balancing work, family and fun

Everyone is diffrent this is how we did it for over 5 years! There are millions of blogs, articles, podcasts, and books on learning how to balance work, home, and pleasure. We have a different approach to learning how to balancing all aspects of life. We say that...

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Family road trips are the BEST!

Family road trips are the BEST!

Your kids are only young once don’t squander your time with them. When we first started our business, we weren’t making the progress as quickly as we wanted. We couldn’t figure out why either. We kept moving forward but it was at the speed of a snail. It didn’t feel...

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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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Making Those Tough Decisions

Making Those Tough Decisions

Most decisions should be made in less than 5 seconds or less.  For all the other decisions this is how I do it. How many decisions do you make every day? I would say on average we make over 500 decisions, before we ever get to the office in the morning maybe even...

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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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Working through the work

Working through the work

The best way to explain DOT regulations is, they’re like an iceberg! As a young entrepreneur, I tend to work a lot. I mean a lot. I have been working through this and have a few tips that might help you not work soo much. Hustle is one of the most common words used in...

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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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Picking the RIGHT leaders, just got a little easier!

Picking the RIGHT leaders, just got a little easier!

Finding the RIGHT leaders for your company or organizations can be tough, real tough. This should help make that decision a little easier. The world is full of people who think that they are great leaders. The truth is that there are not that many GREAT leaders. In...

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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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Ditch those RESOLUTIONS and set some REAL GOALS!

Ditch those RESOLUTIONS and set some REAL GOALS!

Why you shouldn’t make New Year’s resolutions, instead you should set audacious goals In the past, I have always set a few New Year’s resolutions for myself.  Maybe it was to lose a couple of pounds, or to start running again, or even just be a better person.  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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