Tag: Tony Hostetler

The Well-Worn Path to Mediocrity

  There are two words that have been the most common path to mediocrity. I’ll get to those two words in a moment. In reality, I doubt if any of us want to be mediocre. I always want to be above average. After all, being undistinguished, unexceptional, unremarkable, run-of-the-mill, lackluster and barely adequate is not […]

Top Five

Everyone has their favorites.  I enjoy doing a “Top Five” of the recent blog posts. Since I was away on a four month sabbatical, I changed the patterns of my blog posts and I didn’t even look at the stats of my blog posts to see if there were any emerging patterns of what was read the […]

Sabbatical: Encountering Angels

We met some angels on Mount Evans in the Colorado Rockies earlier this week. They had names. Not Gabriel or Michael. But Amy, Pat, Chad, Greg and John. Yes, we met five angels at 14,130 ft. elevation. They actually called my name. I’m still in awe. It happened like this. While driving up the highest […]

The Best is Yet to Come!

  “The best is yet to come.” That’s the tagline my friend Suzanne Leonard uses with every email and Facebook post. In fact, she usually precedes this tagline with “take a deep breath.” The other day I read an article published by Fortune magazine, “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.” At the #1 spot was Pope […]

My Top Posts in October

  In case you missed them, here are the top five posts for the month of October! For the first time, I’ve also included a few of what I consider to be the top comments for this month. I so appreciate your interactions, additions and responses to what I write. I would also like to […]

Fruit Full Faith

A YEAR AGO TODAY…A MENTOR OF MINE CHANGED HIS ADDRESS FROM EARTH TO HEAVEN…HERE’S A REPOST OF WHAT I WROTE THAT DAY 10/11/12: Today, our world lost an authentic down-to-earth saint. Not a saint in some formal religious way, but an everyday kind of saint.  He was a dad, a grandpa, a great grandpa, a […]

Top Five for the Year!

  It’s a year ago today that I launched this blog to inspire transformissional living in others! I’m humbled and blessed because you’ve shared how my writing has inspired and kept you on mission. I’m encouraged by the wide age-range of you who read it and find it helpful. I’m thrilled that you have varying […]

Harder Than It Looks

  Leadership isn’t for the faint-hearted. It will test what you are made of. It can look easy when someone else is doing it, but leadership requires perseverance, tenacity, determination and grit. Every successful leader has faced obstacles, challenges and storms. Every leader who has started something or grown something has discovered it is harder […]

It’s Not About You

  That’s a risky title. You may stop reading. None of us want to hear those words. We are born with this bent—it’s all about us. We want to be king or queen of the castle. In Jim Collins book, How the Mighty Fall, his research shows that the first stage of decline in great […]

Top 5 Posts!

  You haven’t heard from me for a week because I’m on vacation, helping out the best I can with our daughter who just delivered twins.  I’ve written new posts for next week. Meanwhile, I’ve checked my website tally of the most viewed posts in July!  So here they are in the order they rank, […]