Negative Glasses or Gratitude Glasses?

August 28, 2023

Every moment of every day, we have a choice — a choice on how we will perceive the world around us. Will you choose in that moment to put on your negative glasses, or will you choose instead to view the world through a lens of gratitude?

Dear Will (2023)

August 16, 2023

As my oldest son Will turns 12, I reflect on how fast time goes by, my love for him, and what I’ve learned from him about resiliency. Happy birthday, my son.

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Who Defines Your Identity?

August 14, 2023

These days, we’ve got no shortage of feedback and opinions when it comes to defining who we are. But who can (and should) define your identity? If you’re a Christian like I am, the scripture makes God’s thoughts on your identify very clear. Will you pay attention to the only opinion that truly matters?

Dear Sadie (2023)

August 2, 2023

As my daughter celebrates her 7th birthday, I want to take a moment to recognize what she’s taught me in her young life: that we shouldn’t take life, or ourselves, too seriously. Happy birthday, Sadie.

Alex’s Unofficial Rules of Little League

July 31, 2023

As a veteran Little League parent, I’ve spent my fair share of time in the stands. And during that time, I’ve developed my own highly unofficial set of rules for Little League parents. For all of my fellow Little League moms and dads — did I leave anything out?

Ownership Mentality

July 17, 2023

Do you obsess over what’s best for your organization and its people? Here’s why I think having an ownership mentality is important for leaders.

July 4th and My Papa

July 10, 2023

Service. Work. Baseball. Family. What do all of these things have in common? They’re things that my Papa exemplified and enjoyed, and things that I think are worth celebrating on the day before his birthday.

A Message of Encouragement

June 26, 2023

Have you ever had one of those days that is just excruciating? The kind of work day that takes the wind out of your sails completely? On days like that, I think we could all use a big of encouragement. Here’s what I try to remind myself of on those types of days.

The Dad List 2023

June 19, 2023

Am I an parenting expert? Far from it. I’m just an extremely blessed 41-year-old dad doing my best (along with my wife) to raise three kids. I’ve been a dad for 11 years now. Here’s a sampling of things I’ve figured out. What would you add to this list?

“The Process is Fearless”

June 12, 2023

What can a leader of a plastics company learn from baseball manager Joe Maddon? As it turns out, quite a bit. One of Maddon’s famous catchphrases is “The process is fearless.” Here’s how I use Joe’s catchphrase to remind myself to stay in the moment during a time of year when things can feel like they’re going a bit off the rails.