HITTING THE MAT: The Making of A State Champ or At Least A Good Man! (Blog 8)

Blog 8 Preseason Week 8  Wow! This week is off to another crazy start. Dakota and I snuck in a quick drilling session with some instruction that quickly wore me out late Sunday night. After about 15 minutes, my shirt was soaked, and I felt exhausted. I was a bit concerned because I shouldn’t have […]

Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Dr. Jason Carthen!

 Dr. Jason Carthen knows versatility. He knows heart, he knows teamwork and he is the embodiment of passion. Known as The Leadership Linebacker™ he is a former professional football player with the New England Patriots, and a highly sought-after speaker in the areas of Leadership, Sales and identifying your purpose in life. Dr. Carthen formed […]

We Get to Pick Our Goals!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! According to Sheena Iyengar, author of, The Art of Choosing, we Americans have a lot of autonomy in choosing how we want to live our lives. Having the freedom and ability to pick our own goals tends to lead to more independence and happiness. Hey, what can I say?  Most […]

Ah… You’ve Been Paying Attention!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog How often do we listen but not really listen? How often do we see, but not really see? Can you remember ever forgetting someone’s name right after you had just met them? Has anybody ever asked you what a friend of yours was wearing and you couldn’t remember? Have you […]

Grit by Dr. Angela Duckworth

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!   Angela Duckworth has just written a great book called, Grit. In her book she talks about what grit is and how we can grow it from the inside […]

It Takes Time!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog Life certainly has its ups and downs, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it seems like sometimes the downs are more frequent and last longer than the ups. It’s pretty easy to get into a funk and lose our groove during one of those downs, isn’t it? Sometimes the downs seem terrible when […]

Take Responsibility!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog As much as we may want to, if something in our lives isn’t working out right we cannot blame other people or other things. When we blaming someone or something else, we aren’t putting our time and energy into doing something about it. Let’s take responsibility for our own lives […]

I Don’t Have Time to Die!

           A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! I don’t have time to die is a pretty arrogant statement. But think about how awesome it would be to have that much purpose in our lives, and to truly believe that even a very full and long life is not enough time to get done all the good things […]


A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Fathers come in all shapes and sizes and have many beliefs on what being a good father is all about. Unfortunately, many times these dads’ ideas are a bit outdated. However, regardless of their philosophy on parenting may seem, our youth who have fathers need to be grateful that they […]

Life is About the Little Things!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Toss a tiny pebble in a calm mirror-like lake on a beautiful summer’s day and watch what happens. That tiny pebble that you just tossed a short distance landed in the calm picturesque lake without much of a splash and barely made a sound. Most likely, nobody notice this apparently […]