Are We There Yet?

When you went on road trips as a kid, how many times have you asked “are we there yet?”  I thought this season of parenting graciously skipped our household, until on one fateful day my adorable brown-eyed, blonde-haired daughter uttered the words, “Daddy, are we there yet?” … as we were pulling out of the…

Vision and Values: Where are we headed?

Growing up I had the opportunity to experience traveling the world. Through these experiences I was able to learn valuable life lessons. One topic I took so much interest in was community. For the sum of five years I have contemplated the question on community. What makes a community? Why do communities rise and fall?…

How to Stay Motivated

What Does Motivation Look Like? For Michael Jordan, he envisioned the day he saw the roster posted that he was cut from the high school basketball team.  For Elon Musk, he has a large picture hanging outside of his office with an engineering of Mars being colonized. For Walt Disney, he was surrounded by sketches…

Fight for your Finish Line

The last thing I dreamt of doing was WALKING the last half of my marathon as there were hundreds of children lining the street to cheer while a mariachi band played festive music, and bystanders waved poster boards with motivational quotes along the path. If that wasn’t enough, there was a stunning view of the…

Episode 2: Becoming Confident in Your Dreams with Carolyn Le

Carolyn Le: Associate Director of Loveworks Leadership Carolyn Le is the associate director of Loveworks Leadership and does graphic design freelance under her side hustle, LoveLe Design. She has a big creative side and in her free time loves cooking, singing and songwriting on her guitar, and designing graphics just for fun. While she prefers…

Episode 1: Have To or Get To? with Michael Hirsch

Michael Hirsch: Executive Director of Loveworks Leadership Michael Hirsch is the Executive Director of Loveworks Leadership – a non-profit based out of Norman, Oklahoma with a mission that believes a person is never too young to be a leader. Since its inception, Loveworks has worked with over 12,000 students and has helped to launch two…

Into the Wind

“The wind and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators” Robin Sharma I remember when I first took up the sport of triathlon 8 years ago that it did not take long to realize the intensity of the Oklahoma winds. Sing with me… “Ohhhhhhklahoma, where the wind goes sweeping on the plains.” …

Make 2020 Mean Something

Without a doubt, several things have happened this year that are out of our control that could serve as distractions. From a presidential impeachment to a global pandemic, civil unrest, a busy hurricane season, the loss of a Supreme Court Justice, the list could go on and on.  Negativity will go as far as you…

Frustration vs. Forward Progress

Have you ever felt that tinge of discouragement when working towards something that does not seem to be making much progress?  >>> I’ll raise my hand! It’s fun to try new things and pursue your passion, but getting started is often the easy part. Then the real work starts.  Maybe your throat is sore from…

Just Keep Swimming

I hear the concern from many parents about the impact of the current season and the impact it will have on their children. This has been a perfect storm of a global pandemic, isolation, physical distance from friends, and the intense tension of a very divided nation. It can feel like too much for anyone,…