WHY You Need to Define Your Why

Repetitive? Maybe...but still a key to your development

We’ve been asking “why” since we were old enough to speak. Life’s ultimate question always seems to be “Why are we here?”

The interesting thing about that question is we need to answer it for ourselves. In this video’s context, I use Simon Sinek’s idea of WHY and apply it to your financial situation. For the Wife and I, our WHY was the driving force in getting us out of nearly $78,000 in debt. When we started to feel burned out, overwhelmed and overextended, WHY helped us feel rejuvenated, focused, and determined.

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The MotorCop Mindset on YouTube!

Imagine...you get to see the hair!


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This is a quick post to let you know I’ve officially launched my YouTube channel! I’m dedicated to bringing you as much valuable information in as many different ways I can. Some folks enjoy the written word and some are more interested in quick videos.  Thus, YouTube and the MotorCop Mindset have combined forces!

Video also allows me to connect with you in a different manner and stretch my Toastmasters chops, too.


At any rate, please enjoy this video below and don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!

Can Money buy Happiness?

SPOILER ALERT: It Totally Can!

Happiness and Money. There’s a lot of connotations that come to mind when we think about those two together. I recently gave my tenth speech for my Toastmasters club and I decided to talk about how we can reconcile the concepts of Happiness and Money.

In this video, I explain just how to do that.

Happiness and Money

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Mindset and Discipline: They are Positively Connected

Where's your mindset at?

Where’s your mindset at?


I’ve been hearing that term a lot since I decided to create the MotorCop Mindset.  I’d like to think its confirmation that I’m on the right track with all this mindset talk, you know?

In an effort to stay on my game and provide you with some valuable content, I decided to reread The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley and William Danko. I first read it about seven years ago when I was still buried in debt. I was hungry for mentors that could teach me a thing or two about a better way to interact with money.

As is pretty typical, time has passed and the tenets laid out in that book have drifted from my brain. Consequently, now couldn’t be a better time to reintroduce myself to this fantastic book.

And I wasn’t disappointed. I hadn’t even made it to the first chapter when I struck gold. (more…)

Welcome to The MotorCop Mindset!

We. Are. Live.

MM_LOGO_WEBWelcome, welcome, welcome!

I’m very excited to launch The MotorCop Mindset today!

You may be familiar with me through my alter ego, MotorCop (or MC, if you prefer). You may have landed her via my musings on Uniform Stories or perhaps PoliceOne.com

In the coming months, I will be writing posts about a variety of topics, but I will be focusing on officer-wellness/officer-safety both on and off duty. Not to worry, though, my usual snark-filled rants will still feature heavily here as it did on the MCBlog.

I’ll be focusing on financial health, physical health, mental health, and a fair bit of frivolity (as I am wont to do).

First things first. At the top of the page, you’ll see some headings. They’re pretty self-explanatory, but if you’ve never landed here before or are unfamiliar with what the goal of The MotorCop Mindset is, the obvious place is to hit the Start Here tab.

There are also some features launching for the first time: (more…)