“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
The quote above is one of Brian’s favorites. He’s an avid father that lives out this quote in order to lead by example. When he’s not busy speaking, coaching or writing, you can usually find him with his wife, Connie, spending time with their three kids.
Brian has been greatly influenced by his coach and mentor, Kary Oberbrunner. Kary is an author, speaker and coach that was very influential in Brian starting his own business with such books as the Deeper Path, Your Secret Name and Day Job to Dream Job. Other writers and speakers that Brian enjoys are C.S. Lewis, Michael Hyatt, Jeff Goins, Steve Farber, and Jon Gordon.