Why Do the Little Things Really Matter?

At some of our events, people watch Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, me, and the other World Champions coaching. Sometimes I can detect observers wondering, “That seems a little nitpicky. Do those things really matter?” Yes, Virginia, the little things really do matter. For example, you may know that Patricia is not a fan of the word “stuff.” She says that using it is sloppy. You may have seen me... [Read more]


Darren’s God Blog: “You Are the Sower”

(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read The Bible.) This passage, along with Craig Valentine’s insight, is what inspired the Stage Time article I wrote today, “Why Do the Little Things Really Matter?” The Parable of the... [Read more]


Stage Time: Purple Rain Prince-iple

Prince, R.I.P. Did you like Prince’s music? What did you think of him? Did you like him? Not like him? What can you learn from him and apply to your career and life? His passing has created so much talk about him, and it is easy to see that he led an interesting life. I learned that he was 5’2” tall and always performed wearing heels. He was also an incredible basketball player when he was young.... [Read more]


Darren’s God Blog: “Is Prince Talking About God?”

(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read The Bible.) With all the talk going on about Prince’s passing, I was curious to learn more. In my Google searches I discovered that some people think that “Purple Rain” is meant... [Read more]


Stage Time: What Does Your Invisible Weight Weigh?

Are you carrying around a weight every day? Maybe you do and just don’t know it. You can see by advertisements that athletic shoe companies are creating and promoting lighter and lighter sneakers each year. What they have created seems cool and remarkable, and people are responding!  Customers love sneakers that weigh less and less. Why? More comfort, and they believe they can run faster because... [Read more]


Darren’s God Blog: “Fast Times?”

(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read the Bible.) I have never fasted before, other than as a child when we abstained from meat on Fridays during Lent. Some people would tease me about that, and some would question what difference... [Read more]


Ronald, Notify This!

Have you seen the kid’s animated movie UP? Even if you have not, you may have heard the term “Squirrel!” It is a callback to the movie in which the animated dogs, in the middle of any conversation, can be easily distracted by the presence of a squirrel. It is cute and funny until it becomes too present in your life. It is no big surprise that almost everywhere we look today we can see someone... [Read more]


Darren’s God Blog: “What If It Was Only a Test?”

(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship to God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read the Bible.) I was surprised to learn that there is a verse in the Bible where God challenges us to test Him. ESV Malachi 3:10: Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may... [Read more]


Seriously! I Can Do Better Than That!

Ever get upset at a presenter? I mean really upset, especially for the other participants, because the presentation just wasn’t that good? Good! Did you secretly think, “I can do better than that”? Perfect! I won’t tell anyone. I love this, because it is a clear indication of your own growth when you see that. However, don’t let your ego get in the way. You probably were not the only one... [Read more]


Darren’s God Blog: “What About Now?”

(Reminder, this is just a journal of my mistakes, experiences, and thoughts along my journey to having a closer relationship with God. I do not claim to be an authority on the subject. If you want to know The Way, read the Bible.) If you missed last week’s article, “Even Now,” check it out at this link: http://darrenlacroix.com/2016/03/darrens-god-blog-even-now/ That was the upside of God’s... [Read more]