I pried one eye open as my vindictive alarm clock screamed at an unruly 4:46 am that it was day one of what these crazy people call, “Crossfit.” While I finished a marathon once (and never again!) and have generally lived a healthy lifestyle, it’s no secret these Crossfit people are on another planet of
I turned 30 recently, and truth be told, it’s all been very anticlimactic. I don’t actually feel different, but there is a constant awareness that I am older and I should feel different. A big part of this is because I spent my 29th birthday having a pity party in anticipation of turning 30. Silly, I know, especially
There’s no I in team.   At least that’s how the saying goes. It’s a saying that was always unsettling to me when coming from leadership, but I never really thought about challenging it before. Actually, for a long time I thought it was just my ever out-of-check pride that wanted some attention. I mean, it felt
If you were to take a survey of our generation, and ask the question “What is the biggest social struggle?” One response would be comparison.   Sure, comparison isn’t something new. Comparison is something that has been around since the beginning of time. But the issue with comparison is that often times it will lead
“Next!” Her shrill voice echoed through the large foyer – giving me my cue that I had been selected as the next victim from the crowd. I gathered my resume and tried desperately not to reveal that my knees were shaking as I made my way across the masses. Each one of us had the
It’s that time again! I’m so excited to share with you my TOP 4 books for Millennial Leaders for the month of May. #LOUDInterviews not only interviews millennials making a difference, but equips you to make a difference in your community, country and society.   “Quarter-Life Calling” by Paul Sohn   Get ready for an
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The LOUD Team wants to wish everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day and remind each and everyone of you that your worth is in Christ, your value is beyond compare and your purpose is to make a difference in this world! Enjoy these inspirational images! Share the love and share your purpose with those around you!
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There’s always that one person – you know the type. We smile – pasting on a thick grin and praying that they don’t see through the facade. We step into the church gleaming our “Jesus” personality and then rush towards the coffee section; glaring down children who dare to steal the last donut. “Don’t they
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Find a Mentor – a topic that’s covered in every book, business meetings and church small groups. It’s the newest “it” word, since Captain Crunch, but what does it mean? What should I look for in a mentor? Do I even need one? Here are some helpful tips to help you navigate the waters of
  • Man Looking to Find His New Year Resolution
Regardless of your New Year resolutions, your actions are always tied to relationships. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s true. The people that you connect with on a daily basis are the ones who determine the direction of your life.   Surround yourself with Good “Company”