Operation Breakthrough: Serving Children of KC’s Urban Core

When I set out to write a book about the lessons learned as the President of City Wide and as a father of three daughters, I wanted the proceeds to support a cause related to raising great kids. Operation Breakthrough, which is located in my hometown of Kansas City, was the perfect choice because helping children thrive is their #1 goal every day. Operation Breakthrough’s Mission: To help children who are living in poverty develop to their fullest potential by providing them a safe, loving and educational environment. A History of Service Operation Breakthrough is one of the largest single-site
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Money Isn’t Meaning: Do Something You Love!

“Make money your god and it will plague you like the devil.” ~ Henry Fielding, English Dramatist & Novelist A comfortable existence, with extra cash and the ability to live without monetary constraint, is assumed to be the ultimate in success. All you have to do is turn on the television set, scan your radio, or drive on a highway past the hundreds of billboards to get the message that money and possessions are the root of happiness. But when one lacks love or experiences the pain of loss, what really matters in life becomes clear. Numerous studies indicate that happiness
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Love to Learn: Find Out Secrets to a Lifetime of Growth

“I cannot teach anybody anything.  I can only make them think.” ~ Socrates Socrates is widely regarded as one of the greatest teachers of all time. He devoted himself to free-wheeling discourse with the aristocratic youth of Athens, insistently questioning their unwarranted confidence in the truth of popular opinions of the time and instilling a foundational love of learning. As parents, we too can foster this love of learning in our kids. I believe that finding sustainable joy in life is much easier when we live a life of ongoing learning. As we learn new things, we transform ourselves and develop new skills, change our attitudes, and
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Creating a Positive Mental Attitude: Zig Ziglar-isms to Live By

Zig Ziglar was an author, salesman, and motivational speaker known for his many famous quotable sayings, as well as several great books about business, parenting, and faith. He has been writing since I was just a kid myself and has been an inspiration to me through many stages of my life. Although he passed away a few years ago, I still look to his work for inspiration and wisdom. In this week's blog, I wanted to take a look back at some of Zig's most famous quotes and how they've impacted my life and way of thinking. His legendary positive attitude and commitment to helping
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