Category: management

  • Fear of Success

    Fear of Success

    I find the biggest thing that holds people back from experiencing success in their lives is an inability to manage their fear. Rather than overcoming their fear they just get stuck.

  • Failure and Success are Siblings

    Failure and Success are Siblings

    I failed yesterday. It hurt. It sucked. And I did it on purpose. Over the summer, after months of nudging by my friends, I picked golf back up. For me, during the pandemic, it’s been the perfect outlet. I get out and exercise, building cardio and muscle by walking San Diego’s hilly courses, but more…

  • 3 Types of Advice I’ve Given that I’m Now Applying to Myself

    3 Types of Advice I’ve Given that I’m Now Applying to Myself

    To move up… To move up sometimes you need to move on. I’ve given that advice to youth ministry friends over the past decade. And this year I finally awoke to the reality that it was time to take my own advice.

  • Trading Magic Wands for Work Boots

    Trading Magic Wands for Work Boots

    Have you ever noticed how easy problems are to solve for people who aren’t involved?

  • I Am Dean Spanos

    I Am Dean Spanos

    Yesterday, NFL owner Dean Spanos walked into his San Diego office and told his staff that after 56 years they were moving the franchise to Los Angeles.

  • Numbers-Based Decision Making

    Numbers-Based Decision Making

    I’ve got pretty good instincts for making decisions. Think about it. We all do. We make hundreds of decisions each day as we navigate our daily life and the vast majority of them turn out just fine.

  • The Tributaries

    The Tributaries


  • Hurry Up and Hurry Up Some More

    Hurry Up and Hurry Up Some More

    Every day I get about 250 emails.  It looks something like this: 125 of them I can delete straight away. Email marketing, social media notifications, stuff like that.  100 of them result in small tasks that I can deal with quickly. Purchases at our online store, questions in our Help Center, blog comments, stuff like that. …

  • Small Ball

    Small Ball

    In the sport of baseball, small ball is an informal term for an offensive strategy in which the batting team emphasizes placing runners on base and then advancing them into scoring position for a run in a deliberate, methodical way. This strategy places a high value on individual runs and attempts to score them without requiring extra base hits, or sometimes without base hits at…

  • Just Make Progress

    Just Make Progress

    I’m normally a “get stuff done” kind of person. Early in my career I had an attitude that it didn’t matter what you tossed at me, I was going to get it done on time or early no matter what. Over the past several months I’ve not been able to keep up that pace. At…