Do More. See More. Be More.

Actionable self-development for big thinkers, based on God’s Word and real research

Hi, I’m Kalen

Christian, Husband, Father, Airman, World Traveler, Musician, Avid Hiker and Reader

I’m a happily married father of five. I serve on active duty in the United States Air Force, and I spend the early morning hours before work writing like a madman. Yes, madmen are known for their writing skills. My family and I live in Italy for now, and we travel all over the world.

I do more with five children than most people do when they’re single. I’ve figured out how to build an awesome life through habits, discipline, goal setting and God’s help.

Why I Created This Website

I constantly strive to become a better version of myself, but I realized that a lot of the self development blogs were written from a worldly perspective. It seemed like the ultimate goal was either building massive wealth or achieving a personal [almost selfish] happiness. There’s so much more to life than that.

I’m not saying you can’t build wealth. You should! I’m not saying you shouldn’t strive to be happy. You definitely should. But there’s a difference between worldly self-satisfying happiness and true joy.

I want to strive for pure joy. What about you?

I think big. I have huge goals. I’ve accomplished a lot and I plan to accomplish even more.

That being said, I realize who comes first. Jesus is my main focus in life, followed by wife, and my 5 children.

Most of self development blogs I’ve read are run by young, single guys without children. I’ve learned a lot from these blogs, but all of the advice doesn’t apply to me. It’s not all possible, and I’m ok with that. I’m in the “married with 5 children” season. It’s not reasonable to spend 40 hours a week working on a side project. I don’t have time for a five hour morning routine (though that’d be amazing).

But there is a lot that I can do. And that’s why you’re reading this. Let’s do everything we can.

I started this website to help everyone, with a focus on a select group.

This website is for you if you fall into any of these categories:

  • If you are married
  • If you have children
  • If you want to accomplish more
  • If you have adopted (or want to)
  • If you want to change some habits
  • If you want to create more self-discipline
  • If you want a closer relationship with God
  • If you have big goals, but still want to put Jesus first
  • If you want to travel more and see the world – especially with kids

I don’t want to be that guy who everyone looks up to and thinks knows all the answers. I’m just a regular guy who has achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish, and I’m good at researching a topic and putting the information into an easy-to-digest format.

I want to share what I’ve learned and what I continue to learn. Let’s learn from each other.

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