Entries by Chad Balthrop

I Like the Idea of People

I like the idea of people. You may be like me. I’m sitting in the Atlanta airport right now waiting for a flight. I started my day half way around the world and have now sat for nearly 18 hours in 3 different airports. And it’s not my last airport of the day. One miss-timed […]

What Do You sSee?

You’ve probably heard the old saying, “What gets measured is what gets done.” The attitudes and actions you reward today will become the habits and character of your team tomorrow. The inverse is also true. The attitudes and actions you ignore today will become the habits and character of your team tomorrow. What those habits are […]


What was the last generous thing you did for someone else? You know what I’m talking about, the kind of thing that cost you something and doesn’t seem to directly add value to you, but that greatly benefits someone else. What was it? Did you leave a tip for a waiter that was greater than […]

Are You On Mission?

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of […]

Where Do You Draw the Line?

Limitations. Everyone’s got them. There’s only so much time in a day. There are only so many things one can do. Money will only go so far. While I may have a talent for music, athletically I have an amazing one inch vertical, so no one’s exactly begging me to be on their basketball team. […]

Risky Business

Do you remember the day you proposed to your wife? I remember the day I proposed to Londa. It was December 23rd, 1994, a cold, wintry afternoon. I had come up to Tulsa from Oklahoma City to visit Londa that Christmas and I was on a mission. I could joke about my proposal and say […]

Revenge Stories

Have you heard any good revenge stories lately? I heard about one guy who carries golf balls in the glove compartment of his car. When someone cuts him off in traffic he speeds up, gets in front of them and then throws a handful of golf balls out his sun roof in hopes to even […]