Today, I’d like to relate something that my friend Paul Rienzo (@PaulRienzo) taught me. It has been a great metaphor for understanding my world and the relationships I have with the people around me. It helps me understand not only how to act, but also explains why I feel certain
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My friend Paul (@PaulRienzo) taught me something one Father’s day that has stayed with and helped frame the way I look at being a father. He taught me about the four stages of fatherhood. These stages are called Commander, Coach, Counselor, and Consultant. Sometimes the lines get a little blurred
My major goal in life to be a better man, a better husband, and a better father today than I was yesterday. I used to think of these three goals as three separate, but equal pillars in my life. Be a better man. Be a better husband. Be a better father.
What’s my motivation? How can I make a difference? What do I have to offer the world? How can I connect the blog to a real passion in my life? Divorce When I was around 13 or 14 years old my parents split up. This is hardly a unique situation. Most
Today is going to be a little bit of promotion. I stand to benefit, but there are 34 other outstanding writers who have joined in this collection. This promotion is as much for them as it is for me. In January, the moderators of Holly Lisle‘s Forum approached her with
Life’s full of lots of dream-stealers always telling you you need to do something more sensible. I think it doesn’t matter what your dream is, just fight the dream-stealers and hold onto it. – Bear Grylls Scooter, my two year old son found a ball and toddled over to the small
Learn about three habits that will develop your writing skills: write everyday, share your work with others, and read good writing. Like the famous three rivers of Pittsburgh, these habits will come together to send you further on your writing journey. Blogger extraordinaire Jeff Goins was talking on his blog about how he
This is probably one of those posts that might make some people angry. I will apologize for that in advance. That’s not my intent. I approach this subject delicately as I would advise any man to do when he is going to talk about abortion. Men can certainly have opionions
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My friend, Paul (@PaulRienzo), has been teaching us about the four stages of learning. As Paul laid this information out, I saw so many parallels to the journey of being a writer. Everything you see below I learned from Paul. We recognize these stages when kids learn something, like riding a bike.