Paul Sohn and I once again hosted the annual Influencer Meetup At Catalyst (formerly the Catalyst Blogger Meetup). This event brought in over 50 attendees who are influencers in various spheres (blogging, podcasting, YouTube, writing, etc).
Not only did we bring in influencers, we brought in people who could help move those influencers forward. There were book publishers and agents that also attended. There were content creators looking for new voices.
By bringing these two groups together, Paul and I created an atmosphere where magic could happen. Influencers looking to get their voice hear had the chance to be heard by potential publishers. Publishers looking for new voices had the ears of potential clients. This was a win-win for both groups of people.
The Influencer Meetup At Catalyst was a connecting place. Read more...
Leadership is a delicate balance. You have your work life. Then you have your home life. And everything in-between.
Too often these lives get out of balance. Sadly, our family life is the facet of our lives that suffers.
You put in the long hours at the office. You trudge through the week. And then, when you get home, all you want to do is kick back and relax.
But that’s not what your wife needs. It’s also not what your children need.
Your family needs you.
How To Give More To Your Family
Research shows a majority of people will rate their family as their top priority in life. Next to their faith.
However, you know that no matter how much you want to love your family, you’re not giving them all your all. You’re worn out and you’re giving them your sloppy seconds. Read more...
As a married man, I am committed to remaining faithful to my wife. That means I have to constantly evaluate my thoughts.
Even in the workplace. I need to judge what my thoughts are and where my eyes are going.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen many of my friends fall to sexual temptation. They allowed themselves to become entangled in affairs.
Their actions caused the end of their marriages. Their families were ripped apart. And their relationships with their children have become strained.
It’s so sad to see people you love have their lives drastically changed because of a decision they’ve made.
These situations are also why I try to guard myself against the temptation to commit adultery.
I hope you’re committed to your marriage and your family as well. If you’re struggling to stay faithful to your spouse, I suggest you try the following actions: Read more...
The world is changing. And fast. That’s why we need catalyst leaders.
They take charge and get things done. Even when the world is in chaos around them.
What Is A Catalyst Leader?
A catalyst leader is someone who’s leading change. They see what’s happening in the world and they jump in.
Catalyst leaders are those who are forward looking. Knowing you can’t lead without having a vision for something new.
They’re also leaders who are willing to push through resistance. They know they’ll experience a lot of pushback because of the new ideas they’re presenting.
How To Become A Catalyst Leader
Those who become a catalyst leader are a rare breed. Or maybe a dying breed.
We don’t see a lot of catalyst leaders out there. Yet we need them.
Their leadership is the only way we’re going to continue moving forward. Read more...
Halford E. Luccock once said that no one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it.
How profound. How beautiful are these two sentences.
And how applicable to our lives.
Life wasn’t mean to be done alone. We were meant to have friends and family and acquaintances surround us.
Much like Halford Luccock’s quote about the orchestra, we can say the same applies to our lives.
Your Life Deserves A Team
When I think back to elementary, middle, and high school, I remember the teams I had. They weren’t people on a sports team.
Rather, my teams were support teams. And I needed them.
In elementary and middle school, some of those people were Nick, Brian, Phillip, and Greg. They were my bros.
We rode bikes together. We hung out after school. We played Nintendo (the original 8-bit system) until the wee-hours of the night. Read more...