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Category: Mindset / Wellness

“We read to know we are not alone.”

C.S, Lewis said that.. or, maybe it was just his character in Shadowlands that said it but either way – someone said it and I like it. I actually first saw this posted on the sidewalk sign in front of my friend Ben’s bookstore in Downtown Edmond but that isn’t really what this post is about.. At the end of 2022, I was feeling drained and just plain exhausted. I found myself looking at my phone more and more per day and had that “fed up” moment with myself. In fact, it might have been a time when I got…

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The last 5 miles to Emporia

There were 201 miles that came before this. Hours and hours of riding. Bottles and bottles of Tailwind Nutrition. There is something about the finish line that I can’t really express or explain. That feeling of being done while knowing that this might just be the beginning. That reset of your “impossible” that happens with each line you cross. I don’t go to races guaranteeing myself anything. I don’t even really go to races knowing what I’m capable of doing. I more just show up to races willing to try something I’m not sure I’m able to do. Zach Miller,…

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It’s 2023 and with that comes a bit of housekeeping.

Welcome to 2023. I hope it is a year filled with more than just resolutions. Change if you need it. A constant. Something new… I wanted to do a bit of housekeeping today. I have added two new pages to this site: Media + Press and Reading List. The Media + Press page is actually a journal (maybe mostly for me) that keeps track of opportunities I (and my businesses) have had to share our story with the wider public. I am still working on getting this list filled out and I hope that there are more opportunities for me…

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Finding purpose: A look at industry and identity.

“We see who you are, and care about how you are. We embrace and embody your hopes, dreams and commitments. We will hold you in high regard and desire deeply that you live and grow to your heart’s content. In short, we are with you.” -City Home Collective Can I talk a bit openly about real estate for a few minutes (and no, this isn’t me trying to Realtor you to death or sell you a house or get you on a mailing list.. I promise)? Probably too openly but, for the good or bad / right or wrong, that…

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It was a good old fashioned street fight.

We always loved strange yard games at EVOKE. Horseshoes. Washers. Cornhole. Ping Pong. You name. So, a few years back, we decided we needed to host something for all of our friends. What better than a good old fashioned battle on the street? Cornhole. Yep. The crew and I came up with this crazy idea to host a cornhole tournament outside on the streets of Downtown Edmond during the final night of Heard on Hurd in October. We researched official rules, court length, sign up forms and the works. It was huge. We charged $25 – $35/team and did a…

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You are only as effective as your team is strong.

I was thinking today about teams and the ability of the team leader to be effective. I batted this idea around since I woke up and basically came up with this: You (as a leader) are only as effective as your TEAM is strong. Now, hear me out. I am not saying that a person that through promotion, design, hire, or natural placement has to have a strong team already in place to be an effective leader. What I’m saying is that as a team leader evolves in that role that their overall effectiveness will eventually be measured not by…

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Can I talk about ME for a minute?

This has been a tough year. It’s the truth. I can’t put my finger on why exactly but just one of those years that feels like a mental wall sit for days and days on end. I think some of it is leftover from the 2019 sale of EVOKE. I think some of it is a lack of focus and clarity on my health and fitness. I think some of it is a discomfort with the day to day of living in Oklahoma and a longing for mountains and more suitable weather. I’ve had professional success. Had a chance to…

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This is your chance to change someones day. You going to take it?

Yes, ok… You are selling a product or service. That is what you are ringing up and taking money for but I’d argue that this process is just the beginning! Let me tell you a little story. This summer, my family and I spent nearly 6 weeks cruising around the country in our van – riding bikes, hiking, sipping coffee and just enjoying everything we were seeing (more on that trip later). At one point, we found ourselves in Truckee, CA spending some time at Northstar Resort. As we traveled up the gondola to the top for a little hike,…

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The OTHER party you won’t want to miss in November.

“Cycle 66 is an urban/rural bicycling tour along historic Route 66 and beyond. Beginning and ending in downtown Edmond, Cycle 66 offers four distinct routes for all experience levels and raises funds for worthy causes in our community, including the Oklahoma Route 66 Association and Autumn Life Behavioral Health Center.” I know that November is typically reserved for a day over an over the top and to big of a meal along with a bit of shopping but…. The 2nd annual Downtown Edmond Bicycle Party – Cycle 66 – is happening in November and I’m happy to again have the…

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