Start Stepping

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

โ€” Lao Tzu โ€”


In late February of 2008, God gave me a nudge to write a blog of encouragement and inspiration to make a dent in the devil’s playground, AKA the internet.

If you know anything about me, you know that I don’t do anything without a name and a domain.

Picture Lori, Jordan, and me traversing through JFK airport in New York City. Lori is pushing Jordan in his wheelchair, and I am on GoDaddy, on my brand-new iPhone, seeing if is available.

We are at the airport in the Big Apple because our daughter’s basketball team, the Dartmouth Big Green, is playing Columbia University that evening.


Why EagleLaunch?

After receiving God’s nudge to write a blog, I began praying for the right name for my website housing the blog.

I love Eagles.

I love inspiring people to soar like eagles by dreaming and being more.

My favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31, “But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”

Lo and behold, right smack dab in the middle of JFK airport, the name “EagleLaunch” came to me. So, I bought the EagleLaunch domain while walking through the airport.

That was my first step in a new direction as I wrote my first blog a month later, on March 30, 2008, and have written over 4,000 more and three books since then.

That first step is so powerful.


What is God “nudging” you to do?

What is the first step you need to take to begin a thousand-mile journey?


It is never too late to head in a new direction…that new direction begins with one step…and maybe a domain name. ๐Ÿ™‚

Proverbs 16:9. “The heart of man plans his way, but theย Lord establishes his steps.”


P.E.A.C.E.ful Dreaming…

Plan – A dream/goal remains a dream until it is put into writing. Putting your dream or goal in writing is the first step in creating a PLAN to achieve it. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Effort – Turning your dream/goal into reality requires a commitment to putting forth consistent and focused EFFORT toward the execution of your plan. Nothing great in life happens without working hard.

Attitude – Your chances of achieving your dream exponentially increase if you believe you will achieve it. Always remember that your ATTITUDE determines your altitude in life.

Community – Nothing great in life happens by doing it alone. The chances of achieving your dream expand as your COMMUNITY of positive mentors and coaches expand. You become the average of the five people you spend the most time with…and yes, spending time with “people” through books and instructional videos factors into your average.

Energy – Chasing and achieving your dream requires optimal mental, physical, and spiritual levels of ENERGY. Take care of yourself; no one else will.


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