December 18, 2015
The truly great leader doesn't need to announce his own success or sing her own greatness. She has mastered the process of patiently allowing the excellent people around her do the talking for her.

Do You Let Others Toot Your Horn For You?

My first professional gig as a guitar player was with a Christian hip-hop artist named DJ Maj. I was so excited to be playing music for actual money, to be able to proudly claim the coveted tag, “professional musician.” It validated me. It felt good. It felt like moving to Nashville with only one local acquaintance (and not a damn clue) maybe wasn’t so hair-brained. I remember one evening, sitting on the front bench of our 16-passenger van, watching the white lines speed by through the night as we drove away from another show at a church somewhere out in […]
November 29, 2015
Often fear stands between us and doing something worthwhile, be that starting a small business, taking on a role of leadership, pushing toward success in some form. Here are 4 steps to conquer that fear and take action.

4 Steps to Taking Action In Spite of Fear: Step Three

Part 3 in a 4-part blog series on taking action in spite of fear. I’d encourage you to read Part 1 and Part 2 first. Let’s talk about Stairway to Heaven, shall we? You guys know that I’m a big music nerd, and Led Zeppelin is absolutely and unequivocally the greatest band of all time. Don’t bother arguing with me. In Stairway to Heaven, the Zep begins with the simple sparseness of one acoustic guitar being finger-picked. Then they introduce the mellotron flutes. Then ol’ Bobby Plant’s voice enters in a gentle moan. From there, they begin adding layer after layer, […]