• Citizens Police Academy – Week 2

    The second week of Citizens Police Academy covered an overview of the Allen Police Department and the general job requirements of a police officer. The Allen Chief of Police, Brian Harvey, started the night out by providing an introduction of himself and the general state of affairs within the community.  As part of his overview…

    September 16, 2013
  • Allen Citizens Police Academy – Week 1

    I live in Allen, Texas.  For ya’ll not familiar with Allen, we are a northern suburb of Dallas. And yes, we are home to the infamous Eagle Stadium, but that is post for another day. We have lived and been active in our home town for many years. I have always wanted to attend the…

    September 6, 2013
  • Allen in 2030

    One of the reason Allen is recognized as a one of the Top 10 Communities to live in is the Comprehensive Plan.  The Comprehensive Plan is the road map which establishes the goals and direction of the city for the next 15 years. The city of Allen is updating the Comprehensive Plan.  Most importantly, we…

    September 4, 2013

  • Preferences and Expectations

    Don’t let your preferences become expectations.  We all have preferences.  We like things done the way we want them done.  The problem is when we begin to expect others to do things by our preference.  It is an upset waiting to happen.

    September 2, 2013
  • Hosted eCommerce and Multiple Drop Shipping Warehouses

    Small businesses often have small budgets and limited technology expertise.  After all, you are in business to sell your products and not in business to build eCommerce websites.   Hosted eCommerce providers fulfill this need.

    August 28, 2013
  • Kindness is Its Own Reward

    Kindness is rewarded, but if you are cruel, you only hurt yourself.  This ancient proverb is over 3,000 years old, and medical science is proving this out.  A study published in 2012, called “The Neuroscience of Sharing” by Jessie Poquerusse showed kindness benefits the giver as a result of the release of neurotransmitters responsible for…

    August 26, 2013
  • Work hard and become a Leader; be lazy and become a slave.

    Leader or a Slave: Your Choice

    I thought this was a very interesting proverb.  Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.  As I thought more about this quote, the more I began to realize I am a slave to many things.  Before we get into my issues, lets unpack this quote some.

    August 23, 2013
  • Silence Your Biggest Critic – Yourself!

    Criticizing yourself, beating yourself up, feeling sorry for yourself and disappointing yourself is not the best way to motive change.  Feedback is critical for a person’s success, but negative feedback is demoralizing and defeating. We all need to have validation in our life.  Validation is critical to our development as human beings. Criticism is a…

    August 21, 2013
  • 86,400 Seconds a Day – All The Time You Need

    We all have the same amount of time.  Everyday, we have 86,400 seconds.  The secret of the 86,400 is effective time usage.  How effective are you using your time? Some questions to ask yourself: Do you routinely complain about being busy? Do you have uncompleted projects that never get finished?

    August 19, 2013
  • The Most Powerful Statement in the World

    This is most powerful statement in the world. How would your life be different if you were told this everyday by your parents?  Growing up where love existed and was not dependent on your actions or results.  Having the ability to make choices.  Having the ability to fail and knowing you were still loved.

    August 16, 2013