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I make mistakes and I’m flawed, but I’m not confused. I do know what team I’m on.

What You Do With What You Have

by Michael Holland -   My friend Brian build legs and arms for a living. At least, that’s how he helps me understand his profession as a prosthetist. Brian recently told me about one of his patients, an 87-year-old farmer who lost one of his arms in 1965.  At first, we talked about what the farmer [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:32+00:00September 19th, 2018|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – 2018

By Michael Holland -  In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Currently I am reading: Dare to Lead: [...]

By |2018-12-07T16:15:31+00:00July 6th, 2018|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2018

Walking PhD Reading List – 2017

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Below are the books I read [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:32+00:00February 23rd, 2018|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2017

The Second Half is More Important

by Michael Holland      The commute home from work is the transition time when men leave the work world for the home world.  Most men seem to feel that there is a magical amount of time needed to make this transition, and some tell me they need a bit longer:  maybe they take an [...]

By |2017-11-25T07:53:11+00:00November 25th, 2017|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Manning Up at a Funeral

by Michael Holland      A little over 10 years ago, I had the honor of speaking at my friend Rick’s funeral.  It was one of those experiences that is horribly painful, yet extremely fulfilling.  It’s incredibly tough to pull the words together to express your thoughts, to provide comfort to those mourning, to bring [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33+00:00June 16th, 2017|Man-Up Moments|2 Comments

Sharing The Cheesecake With Younger Men

By Michael Holland   A slice of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory is a decadent luxury on so many levels.  It’s a pure dessert with deep, rich flavors assured to fully satisfy that craving for the sugar rush.  It contains about 40% of the total calories we should eat in one day and the cost [...]

By |2017-04-01T08:24:40+00:00April 1st, 2017|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Why Momentum Does Not Equal Success as a Father

By Michael Holland      Burning the candle on both ends and in the middle makes us feel like we are being successful.  The momentum and pace provide the rush, and we complete our days so exhausted, we we must be making progress.  Right? Wrong. In our frantic pace, we work "just another 25 minutes", [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33+00:00February 20th, 2017|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

What I Learned About Being a Father From Ballet Class

By Michael Holland      In college I had the “opportunity” to take a ballet class for a semester with my girlfriend at-the-time and my two very single roommates.  My understanding and experience in the field of ballet was non-existent, and my appreciation for a dance as a sport was less than mature.  Throughout the course I [...]

By |2017-02-04T15:46:18+00:00February 4th, 2017|Man-Up Moments|0 Comments

Walking PhD Reading List – 2016

By Michael Holland      In pursuit of my self-described Christian Businessman PhD, I started on a quest in early 2010 to read 100 books to increase my knowledge, exposure and intellect.  I achieved the goal in late 2012.  I now continue to read 30 to 40 books per year. Below are the books I read [...]

By |2018-12-04T15:47:33+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on Walking PhD Reading List – 2016

3 Times as a Man When Thinking Small Is Good

by Michael Holland     Smallifying is a nifty, innovation term which basically means to break large, snarly obstacles down into relatively small, manageable problems.  You become more agile as you solve each minor problem and learn ways to improve the final solution.  As a men and fathers, we are presented with countless snarly situations as we [...]

By |2016-11-04T17:02:35+00:00November 4th, 2016|Man-Up Moments|Comments Off on 3 Times as a Man When Thinking Small Is Good