Just a Few Things

Just a Few Things / Jan. 24, 2020

Just a Few Things / Jan. 24, 2020

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“Go big or go home.” It’s a phrase we all know. It’s a phrase we all likely use (either seriously or jokingly). But what about the impact of doing small things to change a routine and build a new habit? I read a story in the Harvard Business Review this week that explored findings from executive coaching workshops and the stress that unrealistic goals place on us. The issue? Going big too fast and not...
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Just a Few Things / Jan. 10, 2019

Just a Few Things / Jan. 10, 2019

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This week I met someone in person who I've been texting with for over a year. It's an amazing story and one I'm excited to share in more detail later on. For now, though, know that I met with one of the strongest human beings I've ever known, Vonda Rodgers. Vonda is a Gold Star Mom who lost her son, SGT Joshua Rodgers, on April 27, 2017, in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. 
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Just a Few Things / Jan. 3, 2020

Just a Few Things / Jan. 3, 2020

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Coming out of the Fox Business interview it was pretty clear that I needed processes to change for Combat Flags to 1) scale it and 2) continue to enjoy it. The first step in that, and one that is now well underway, is partnering with another company to take over order fulfillment. With just about 2 hours a day typically for Combat Flags, spending half or more of that time fulfilling orders isn't a good use of my time nor does it keep my heart in the business.
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Just a few things / Jan. 18, 2019

Just a few things / Jan. 18, 2019

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Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the previous week. Many of these things will be inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media... so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself! Let’s get to it.
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Just a Few Things / Jan. 11, 2019

Just a Few Things / Jan. 11, 2019

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Jan. 11, 2019: Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly email dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the previous week. Many of these things will be inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media... so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself!
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Just a few things / Sept. 20, 2019

Just a few things / Sept. 20, 2019

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Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few thoughts on things I think you could find interesting as well as a few things I've been reading, learning or contemplating during the week.
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Just a few things / July 12, 2019

Just a few things / July 12, 2019

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But really, I've got some exciting things in the works for Combat Flags right now. From commissioning an artist I greatly admire to create a host of new logos and artwork to a shift in the Original Combat Flags... lots of good things.
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Just a Few Things / June 7, 2019

Just a Few Things / June 7, 2019

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Most of you know about Operation Overlord - the codename for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. But how many of you know about Operation Fortitude? Operation Fortitude is often overlooked, but it played a crucial role in splitting the German defenses and moving massive numbers of German troops from the shores of Normandy either inland or toward Calais and Norway.
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Just a few things / May 31, 2019

Just a few things / May 31, 2019

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The military played a big role in learning this early on. It was evident when leadership viewed us as “bodies” and when they viewed us as “people.” The leaders who more often than not saw us as people always had the most respect across the team/company and we would bend over backwards to get done what had to be done. This is something I carry with me today.
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Just a few things / May 24, 2019

Just a few things / May 24, 2019

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Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the week. Many of these things are inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media, so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself! 
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Just a Few Things / Mar. 8, 2019

Just a Few Things / Mar. 8, 2019

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I’ve been traveling for my adult job / career / corporate gig and haven’t had much time (see the next thing) to place on Combat Flags over the last few weeks. Last week I was in gorgeous San Diego for a conference and this week I’m in snowy, freezing Minneapolis. I’ve got one more round of trips scheduled and then things will be back to normal!
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Just a Few Things / Feb. 22, 2019

Just a Few Things / Feb. 22, 2019

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Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the previous week. Many of these things will be inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media... so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself! Let’s get to it...
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Just a Few Things / Feb. 15, 2019

Just a Few Things / Feb. 15, 2019

3 min read

Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the previous week. Many of these things will be inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media... so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself! Let’s get to it...
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Just a Few Things / Jan. 25, 2019

Just a Few Things / Jan. 25, 2019

3 min read

Welcome to this week’s edition of "Just a few things," a weekly blog dedicated to sharing a few things I've been doing, thinking, reading or learning throughout the previous week. Many of these things will be inspired by my interactions with you via email or social media... so feel free to drop a comment and share a few things yourself!
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Just a Few things / Feb. 8, 2019

Just a Few things / Feb. 8, 2019

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Simple! My friend Jason introduced me to Alec, the host of the First Class Fatherhood Podcast. This man has interviewed some INCREDIBLE people - I’m talking world famous.... people like Marcus Luttrell and Tom Brady. How I got on the show is beyond me, but I’m thankful for the opportunity to talk about how much I love being a dad, lessons learned so far and Combat Flags. You can check it out oniTunes and Stitcher
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Just a Few Things / Feb. 1, 2019

Just a Few Things / Feb. 1, 2019

3 min read

It seems the importance of this lesson is reinforced with age and experience... and I’m noticing I roll with the punches a lot easier these days than ever before. Whether it’s unexpected projects at work that take an inordinate amount of time, or not checking that ONE thing off my Combat Flags list for the day, just rolling with it makes it all... easier? I’m not sure if easier is the right word here, but you know where I’m going.
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