Swift Straw Blog



“The man who chases two rabbits, catches neither.” Confucius

Gift of Fragility

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

Jesus Calling:

Fair Process

efficiency, improvement, learning

I am in the process of re-reading one of my favorite books of all time, “Blue Ocean Strategy.”  We have all heard that a strategy is only as good as a team’s ability to execute.  In Blue Ocean Strategy, they use the concept of Fair Process to describe the most effective way to execute on a...

Two Ears and One Mouth

mentorship, improvement, learning

“I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions,” Lou Holtz.

Who Do you Say i Am?

Matthew 16: 13-19

A Healthy Challenge

failure, improvement, perseverence

A few weeks ago I passed my written pilot exam which means that it is time to prepare for my final check ride.  The final check ride is held by an FAA designated examiner where a student pilot is tested for knowledge and skills in executing a number of key maneuvers in the air.  As part of the...

Radiant Destination

God, Sunday Blog, Faith

From Jesus Calling:

Understanding Habits

health, improvement, learning

Habits are our brains way of trying to create less work.  The Baso Ganglia part of our brain determines when it is time to create a habit, which makes room for our brain to focus consciously on other things.  Once the habit trigger kicks in, actions can be done through auto suggestion.  


“We, however, will not boast beyond proper limits, but will confine our boasting to the sphere of service God himself has assigned to us, a sphere that also includes you.”  2 Corinthians 10:13

An Other's Focused Wake

mentorship, environment

Yesterday I had the pleasure of taking a business trip with a family that represents the epitome of success in all measures.  While I was waiting for our flight, one of the employees came up and said “Who are you flying with today?”  When I told them they said, “That is the nicest family. We are...

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