The Hidden Power, Independence Day, and Your Spark

I love sparklers. I never really got into Fourth of July, but I always loved sparklers. More than that, I love the reminder of freedom. I love to be reminded on the regular that I am to pursue freedom at all cost. I wish this for all corners of the world. For now,...

Spark Day 183 – Watch Your Flock

(Originally posted on StateoftheSpark.com.) When it comes to our data, we check it all the time. We check our phones every 94 seconds for any shred of information or data that we can get our hands on. Except when it comes to our finances. Doing regular monthly...

What the Crap are You Doing? A Note to the Crazies

I encounter a ton of people. I talk to everyone and ask them just about the same question: What the crap are you doing? (A Note to Crazies and 3 Ways to Determine Your Major Definite Purpose. Approx. reading time: 7 minutes.) You see, if you haven’t figured this...

The One Thing to Build Your Team

For the most part, I now work out of Catapult Lakeland, a hotbed of entrepreneurs, innovators, and community builders. The current generation of Lakeland business leaders is there grooming the coming generation. It is, needless to say, my version of heaven on earth....

Entrepreneurs Most Critical Need

Every visionary and administrative entrepreneur has a dream. Yet they each lack something to accomplishing it. Quite often, I encounter the following situation which describes the most critical need of an entrepreneur I know. The Problem With the Dreamers Someone...

Bud Hollowell’s Impact, Annoying Girls, and Shooting Stars

At 4:00 in the morning, I have a razor-sharp focus for my workouts. It is my quiet time, my alone time, and my thinking time all wrapped into a sweat-dripping shroud of high-intensity workouts. This morning was just like that. I was in the zone. I had my best times on...

Global Weirding, Hail and Sunshine

The world is weirding. I heard Thomas Friedman say this recently in an interview. Instead of Global Warming they call it Global Weirding. This is where we recognize that there are major climate changes that isn’t just warming. We just are not sure of what they...

Personality and Temperaments Don’t Amount to Squat

(Originally shared on State of the Spark.com.) Temperaments don’t matter. Personality is irrelevant. Birth order, genetic disposition, skin color, national origin, and wealth status do count for squat. Not when it is about this. When it comes to having a...