Two of my high school friends, Bob and Jodi, married right out of high school. I have kept up with them for 25 years with Christmas cards and such. Though we have only gotten together a few times since our college years, I love these two so much I can hardly stand it. They have taught me a lot about how to love others.
I have made up the funnest games with my little children, three of our favorite are explained below. These are rough-n-tumble games in the living room. I resurrected them last night and was reminded how much fun you can have with the little ones in just a half hour.
Tree is one of our favorite living room games
I have to be honest with you: it was a long time since I played these games. Wendy mentioned this to me yesterday and I took her words to heart. In one of those quiet moments of conversation, she said,
You used to play around with the kids more. Remember all those living room games you used to do? They sure were a lot of fun.
My wife is awesome. This wasn’t a crabby “You should be more fun!” command. It was merely remembering a time when our evenings were filled with tickling and fun. She was right, so I brought back some old Jeub Classics.
I invest a lot to bring in awesome keynote speakers to our debate camps. A couple of my coaches have questioned the wisdom in this. Compared to the awesome coaching I bring in to train the students to succeed in competition, I can see how keynotes can be perceived a waste of resources. But I have bigger reasons for investing in the keynotes every year.
Comedian Ken Davis was keynote in 2011.
Guest Blog: Dads Count
I wrote a blog post for The Dads Count Initiative website. I met the founder, Jim Ray, at a conference and I showed him my homemade popcorn video. He loved it, and I wrote up this article. Bottom line: throw away the microwave popcorn and go homemade. It makes a popcorn night into a fun project with the family…
Chris Jeub Shares a Homemade Recipe for his 16 Kiddos
I’m super proud of Jesse Byrnes (www.jessebyrnes.com), a student journalist at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He’s one of my main debate coaches for my local club. On Sunday he tweeted a UCCS website and the scoop went viral.
Jesse and I are coaches for our team in Monument. I’m on the left, Jesse’s on the right.
Local television, of course, picked it up, but some national syndications did, too. All political extremes picked up on it: Megyn Kelly from Fox News and Meegan Morris from Cosmopolitan ran biting responses. Here’s the scoop on the scoop.
I’m throwing six of my kids in the Excursion and driving down to Albuquerque, NM, for three days of speech and debate. If you’re in the area, come join me to judge some rounds.
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Is there a spiritual element to creativity? Hell, yes. Our mightiest ally (our indispensable ally) is belief in something we cannot see, hear, touch, taste, or feel. Resistance wants to rattle that faith. Resistance wants to destroy it.
Do the Work
(The Domino Project, 2011), 14
When I began my organization in 2001, I spent a lot of time building up an expected business facade. I wasn’t hiding anything bad or immoral. It was just the thing to do. Organizations were built on a formula I was getting to know as a young businessman. They’re built much differently today, and I believe for the better.
It’s time to get the passion back. Deliver great products that you are delighted—yes, delighted!—to offer.”
I attended Michael Hyatt’s Platform Conference last week, and yesterday’s “day of rest” consisted of sifting through the bulk of take-aways I came home with. After reading through my notes, I found that my About Page was sorely lacking. Perhaps yours, too? Here are the changes I made and why.
This was a tougher task than I thought it would be. I went through more drafts and revisions than I typically go through when writing. There were times I was digging deep into my vulnerabilities and passions that I wanted to quit. But, by the end of the day I had a decent About Page that I felt was much more accurate to who I am and more valuable to my readers.