Less Media. More Moments.

What a time to be alive. We have access to the entire world, every time we turn on our telephones. Social media has allowed me to connect with wonderful people from nearly every continent, that I probably would never have met otherwise. These relationships have…

Dear Failure: An Open Letter To My Former Nemesis

Dear Failure, I owe you an apology. There was a time in my life when I didn’t appreciate your value. I thought that you were the enemy, and your only purpose was to wound, mock, and embarrass me. You were a convenient excuse to doubt…

Got Serotonin? Be Kind. Feel Good. Repeat.

I grew up on a 71-acre serotonin farm. Well…”technically” it was a Kentucky Bluegrass sod farm, but the Jackson farm definitely produced massive amounts of serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical in the human body, known as a neurotransmitter, that regulates mood in the brain. In…

My Highest Ground

The distracted driver didn’t notice the flatbed truck in front of him. In the blink of an eye, his windshield was shattered, and he was covered in broken glass. Considering the massive force of the collision, John Wesley Harrison was fortunate to have suffered only…

Gratitude is a Miracle Magnet

Early in my golf industry career, I had a coworker who loved to complain. I know you’re thinking that every work place has someone like that. Maybe so, but this guy took it to a whole new level. If complaining was an Olympic event, he’d…

Are You Addicted to Self-Pity?

Simply defined, addiction is a powerful, life altering, dependance on something. It could be alcohol, narcotics, porn, gambling, or anything under the sun. When my anxiety was at its worst, I suffered from an addiction that very few people will admit to: an addiction to…

7 Personal Branding Lessons From Arnold Palmer

When you think of branding, you probably conjure up images of a Coca-cola bottle, a Starbucks cup, or an Apple iPhone. These companies spend millions of dollars to remain relevant in an ever-changing world. Their goal is to make you feel a certain way every…

There’s No Age Limit On Greatness

As the television cameras rolled, an unknown, middle-aged woman walked confidently to center stage. She smiled broadly, seemingly oblivious to the collective gaze of a national television audience. Camera shots of the audience revealed a mocking tone. They were laughing at her. They were pre-judging…

Let’s Dance!

It was a typically uneventful Wednesday night at my local laundromat. As I folded my clothes, I made polite conversation with a very nice woman and her three-year old son, as I had on several previous Wednesdays. However, what happened next, was anything but typical.…