When Are You the Most Fulfilled?

The first High Tech Ministries’ board meeting with Jason Smith as president and me as chairman was wrapping up. We concluded our business, and I said, “We need to end this meeting as we started it. We need to pray.” As I started to pray, Jason Smith said, “I’ll close us in prayer.” While Jason […]

How to Know If You Are a Real Entrepreneur

“Stop evangelizing and start selling!” I blurted out in a board meeting recently. Entrepreneurs are in search of big problems to solve. I believe this is what separates the entrepreneur from the business person. The very first step in starting a business is to define the problem you aim to solve. If there is no […]

“You Would Have Loved Him, Too”

“You were very close to your son. You loved him a lot,” said Ed Bradley of 60 Minutes to Eric Clapton, one of the greatest guitarists ever, in a 1998 interview. This was the segment of the interview when Clapton faced his addiction. It was here he talked about admitting for the first time in […]

What You Can Be, You Must Be

I came back from my walk after listening to the podcast interview of Charles Koch, and I was fired up. He left me with a quote from Abraham Maslow, “What you can be, you must be.” This gave me the idea to go deep, to think deeply about answering the question: How did I achieve […]

A New Perspective for Success

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. “Would you have been as successful as you have been if you’d had work-life balance?” I was asked. “I am still processing that question,” […]

Why I Left a Job for My Family

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. This concept of work-life balance goes back a very long way. The Apostle Paul, in 1 Corinthians chapter 7, speaks of the […]

Work-Life Without Balance: When Expectations and Ambition Collide

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. Several years ago, I was sitting in the audience where a very successful exec was being interviewed. He had just sold his […]

The Night Kathy’s Dad Hung Up On Her

Anybody who loves to work and loves their family asks themselves the question, “What is work-life balance for me?” I know I did. This series explores the times I questioned my work-life balance. We were newly married. It was late on a Friday night, and I was still at the office. Another meeting, another urgent […]