Leaving Hawaii for the second time to return to the Mainland was extremely difficult for my bride and I. Not because we don’t love our family or the land of our birth–we do–but because once you’ve tasted Paradise it’s awfully hard not to compare everything else to that. We lived in a little town on […]
In an effort to have a little fun this week, I thought I’d share a humorous little story from my childhood (you saw my #MondayMotivation Chalk Talk post on Tues, right?). This story is printed in a fun little book I did with my brother in 2015 called “Patio Wisdom,” which is full of humor […]
Parents get advice on how to raise their children from lots of sources–sometimes that’s from their kids. One of my very favorite stories about my brother happened when he was very young, perhaps four or five, but certainly no older than eight. In the 1970’s there were few real shopping malls in Fort Worth. When we […]
Integrity must be at the core of who we are as leaders if we’re to successfully inspire confidence in our teams.
A house is not a home without corndogs! We’ve moved a lot in our military career, and no matter where we’ve found ourselves we’ve made ourselves a home by bringing in familiar and homey things. The Patio King’s touchstone is corndogs (and whiskey, pork butt, and…) Tell us in the comment section what your comfort items […]
My latest on General Leadership: A lesson every successful athlete learns quickly is champions don’t take shortcuts. Sure, an athlete can take performance enhancing drugs or try quick fixes, but those short term wins are usually overshadowed by long term defeats. The true champion, the one who everyone aspires to emulate and sports magazines profile, […]