“There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.”

What do you want out of life?

What do you want to be known for at the end of your life?

How badly do you want it?

Do you want to be a great tennis player? Chef? Salesperson? Artist?

All of your efforts should go towards making that happen. I see too many people go from one thing to the next and they are just spinning their wheels.

1. Figure out what you want.
2. Plan out specific steps to get there.
3. Take action.
4. Make adjustments if necessary.
5. Persist.

Oh, and I forgot, don’t try your best…



The purpose of life
is to discover your gifts.

The meaning of life
is to give those gifts away.


Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Richard Hall in the Marketing/Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State University.

Well, it’s official…I’m insane.

I woke up at 3:30AM with an idea…so I went downstairs and fired up my laptop. I updated by Facebook page, my Myspace page, my Amazon page, my page, my blog on and linked them all together (thanks, Karin Hiebert), sent out some emails, and now it is 6:06AM.

Now wait a minute, I know what you’re thinking…”All authors are crazy!”

OK, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit crazy.

Crazy about life.

Crazy about my job.

Crazy about helping others.

Crazy about marketing my book.

Crazy about leaving a legacy.

If you look in the history books, every major figure was thought to be crazy at some point in their lives. Do I think that I can make a major difference in the world?…

In a weird way…yes.

Not because I’m smarter, better looking, or more talented than anyone else…

It’s because I WANT to make a difference.

I WANT to help others become better.

I WANT to make the most out of my life.

What do YOU want?

OK, time to start my day…again.

So do yourself a favor…

Go a little crazy today.

Thanks for reading.