|I am the head coach of The 1% Club, Inc a firm I launched in 1991 to help successful entrepreneurs grow their businesses without sacrificing their faith, family or health. While I originally attracted mostly commercial real estate and financial services clients, we have now equipped business leaders in more than thirty industries to work less, earn more, and enjoy greater satisfaction with the right accomplishments. In 1999, I created the Couples Planning Retreat at Blackberry Farm which took world-class planning tools into the family realm, allowing husbands and wives to design a more balanced, simplified, and enriching life together.
I wrote and self-published my first book, Success Is Not an Accident, back in 1997 and gradually sold more than 100,000 copies through word of mouth. “Success Is Not an Accident” however, is much more than a book title to me. It reflects my personal conviction that success (correctly understood) is both a very good thing for society and also the result of intentional thinking and acting.
In 2007, my second book, The 4:8 Principle was published by Tyndale House who also published an expanded and revised edition of Success Is Not an Accident. Upon release, The 4:8 Principle quickly hit #1 on both Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble and soon thereafter landed in the number three slot on the New York Times hardcover advice best-seller list and number four position on the Wall Street Journal non-fiction best-seller list. In January of 2010, I released my third book, The War on Success, published by Regnery, which addresses the cultural, political, and spiritual challenges currently facing our nation.
In October of 2012, Tyndale House Publishers released my fourth book, 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life, which is a fast moving, easy to read sequel to The 4:8 Principle. It’s packed with practical exercises that trigger productive thinking and upgraded emotions. This book become became a National Bestseller as well, hitting both the USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists along with a stretch as the number one book overall on BN.com. I also published another little book in the late 1990’s called 366 Days of Wisdom & Inspiration, which is a compilation of inspiring quotes and provocative ideas from philosophers, coaches, speakers, pastors and business executives.
Upcoming projects include I Call Shotgun: Lessons from Dad for Navigating the Roads of Life to be released by Thomas Nelson in late April of 2013. Co-authored with my good friend, Curt Beavers, this book is a series of letters to our boys about the lessons of life we believe they need to hear from their dads. In September of 2013, Think 4:8 will be released by Tyndale House in hopes of touching the lives of teenagers with The 4:8 Principle message.
My audio programs and downloads include Success Is Not an Accident: Secrets of the Top 1%, Make Your Life A Masterpiece, The Joy of Success, and Living the Strong Life.
Over the last two decades, I have spoken frequently at business conferences, small business forums, schools, churches, and parent support groups.
If you hear me speak, you will quickly figure out that I am passionate about developing the whole person. And, you’ll also notice that I work hard to make sure that my audience leaves with a clear plan for “what to do next” whether on the home front or at work.
Last but not least, you may detect a very blunt and direct style that reminds you of your “favorite” coach from the past. I’ve also had the ongoing opportunity to be interviewed on lots of radio and television programs, including Good News, Fox & Friends, The Lou Dobbs Show, Your World With Neil Cavuto, Janet Parshall’s America, The Fox News Strategy Room, The Mancow Show, G. Gordon Liddy, Living the Life, Everyday with Lisa & Marcus and many others.
I have been married to my wife, Kristin for nineteen years. We have three school-aged sons, and live just outside the city limits in Atlanta, Georgia. When I am not coaching clients, I love to hang out with my family, spend time with my parents, coach my boys, watch their sports, workout, read, hike, and cook.