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Men Chasing the Magical Spreadsheet

by Michael Holland      Building functional families requires work, dedication and investment of time.  And it’s the latter one that trips up most men as they try to manage the tension between home and work.  Men rationalize that the time we invest at work is for the benefit of our families to a point that we [...]

By |2016-04-30T09:04:28-04:00April 30th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

The $10 App: Practical Fathering or Inspirational Fathering

By Michael Holland      We fathers work hard to provide for our families. We work to instill core beliefs in our kids that will ideally guide them to develop critical thinking skills.  So when my 17-year-old daughter came to me one night and asked for a favor, I was a bit surprised:  she wanted to [...]

By |2016-04-02T10:22:17-04:00April 2nd, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Have the Courage to Be a True Statesman, Not Just a Politician

by Michael Holland      I'm inspired by a post of Brett & Kate McKay, The 4 Qualities of a Statesman, which encouraged me to reflect upon my personal leadership style at home and in my business. In every aspect of our lives, we can choose to be politicians or statesmen. Though we use the [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00March 18th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Read the Clues of Your Kids

by Michael Holland As fathers, we race through our days, slaying the beasts in the wilderness to create a safe home at night.  Sometimes we're so busy protecting our kids that we forget to take the time to actually see how they engage with the environment surrounding them. More importantly, we sometimes forget to watch [...]

By |2016-03-21T17:32:11-04:00March 11th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Your Inner Circle: Catalyst or Anchor?

by Michael Holland      Your potential is determined by your inner circle: those closest to you. Basically, your success as a man builds from the strength of the immediate team that surrounds you. This team can enable you and make you stronger or hold you back.  You need strong, dedicated, forward-thinking, and positive players [...]

By |2016-03-21T17:34:17-04:00March 4th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Movie Review of Your Kids

by Michael Holland      As you eat breakfast, make mental notes on some aspect of each of your kids’ activities from the previous day or evening.   Visualize the situation and make a mental movie of the impact of the activity or behavior had on them and/or others. During your afternoon commute home, take [...]

By |2016-03-21T17:26:15-04:00February 26th, 2016|Fathering Moments|0 Comments

Trending Well as a Man and Father

by Michael Holland     As my friend Jerry says, you can have a bad day or bad month or even a bad year,  but it’s pretty hard to have a bad 5 years.  And what is important in life is not individual days or months, but your trend line.  And the measure of your success [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33-04:00February 19th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

When the Season of Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Thought

By Michael Holland We plan and guide and push and pull our kids towards paths that we envision will help them be successful in life.  What's been so interesting for us over the last couple of years is how different the paths our kids have taken have been from our vision.  I find myself in [...]

By |2016-02-13T16:01:20-04:00February 13th, 2016|Fathering Moments|Comments Off on When the Season of Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Thought

What Would a Great Man-Father-Husband Do

By Michael Holland In the midst of chaos as a man/father/husband, you are primed to act.  Your "action" differs by season of life but the essence of the action remains the same: solve the problem in front of you as quickly as possible.  But that's not what great men/fathers/husbands do. Great men/fathers/husbands lift up out [...]

By |2016-01-30T16:12:01-04:00January 30th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on What Would a Great Man-Father-Husband Do