How do you handle the busy flurry? There’s a flurry a’comin and I'm not talking snow. It’s called the Christmas/Holiday season. The starting line is usually Thanksgiving with a finish the first of the year. It seems this is the time when expectations trump priorities and chaos takes the controls. Some of the flurry is … Continue reading How Do You Handle The Busy Flurry? – Todd Stocker.com
Picture this. Your iPhone alarm rings on your nightstand. It’s 7am. The problem is that your High School aged daughter needs to be at school for an early rehearsal at 7:15. Good thing its only a 5 minute drive but she’s still sound asleep. Your spouse is already out of bed and gone, having left … Continue reading You Need Breathing Room
I did it again. I fell into my bad habit. You’ll most likely laugh at my bad habit but to me, I ask myself each time, “Why do I keep doing this?” Here it is. As I’m walking out the door, I normally have my briefcase, a travel mug of Jo and my phone. Usually, … Continue reading Taking On Too Much
Yes, there I go again. Rushing into a busy day, grabbing my keys, my wallet, my phone and my pride. I've got many important things to do. I've got a calendar full of meetings and a mind full of noise. And yet I forget to fire up the most powerful app that far exceeds any … Continue reading PRAYER: WHAT IF GOD SAID “YES?”
I’m not sure if it’s my favorite app, but it is one that I use several times per day. It’s called Wunderlist. It’s free (of course) and it is a simple to-do list that syncs across all of my screens. While it is a way for me to organize my day, I’ve found a greater … Continue reading USE SMALL, DAILY ACTION TO ACCOMPLISH MORE
There is a Starbucks coffee shop on the boardwalk in Kemah, TX. If you've been there, you can picture it resting in the shadow of the mighty roller coaster. When there, I loved being the first one to grab my early morning Joe and take a slow - very slow - walk around the pier … Continue reading Be QUIET!
“I’m an owl!” she said as my wife scooped and dumped the pre-wrapped candy into her plastic dollar store jack-o-lantern. She was the cutest one that came to our door last Halloween. No witches nose, no ghost sheet, no ten inch plastic knife. Just simple fabric feathers cut out in multiply shapes and colors and … Continue reading Owl