When you close your eyes

One thing I have never shared in public was what was going on shortly after the Miracle on the Hudson. I was getting inundated with requests while trying to help my family deal with what was going on and by the way, going back to work the following week, flying to meetings all over the…

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I left it to Beaver

I grew up in a small town in Ohio. We had one TV with an antenna that had access to only three channels, CBS, NBC, and ABC. My dad traveled so during the week, my mother would let us pick a couple of shows we could watch before bedtime. My sister got her choice, and…

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Getting back on the Plane

One of the things I speak and coach people about is the first thing I learned from my discussions with Bill and reinforced when I attended my first Jim Rohn seminar. If you are going to grow, you have to make a commitment to invest in your own personal development. This week, I had my…

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Finding the lesson of Acceptance

Yesterday, I attended my church. Advent season is beginning and the music and ambiance always give me energy and gratitude. Energy because of the anticipation of the season and gratitude as I have another Christmas season to celebrate. Every day above ground now is a great day. As I was preparing for the service, a…

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Expert Audacity

Last week, I was honored to be interviewed for internet radio and two podcasts. During one of the interviews, I was asked a different slant on a question that I’ve been asked many times before. I was asked, ” what one thing that happened during the Miracle on the Hudson has served me the most.…

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The Steward of the Vision

Success is the reward for setbacks. Last week, I received an email from one of the participants of one of the events I spoke at last week. In his position, he is faced with crises every day. We interacted about one of the takeaways I shared in my presentation, mental strength and how to employ…

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The Joy in the Suck

Most people who know me or follow me know that last year, I swam with my wingman, Suzanne, in the Hudson River Seal Swim, and Run. I hadn’t swum for over 40 years but when you have a huge goal that moves to your mission, miracles happen. Suzanne and I completed the swim and run…

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The Quarterback

I recently made a decision to add a new team member. I have been contemplating this strategic hire for a number of months. I’ve known for months for my company to grow up I needed to give something up. But like most entrepreneurs, I got caught up in the day-to-day urgencies that took me away…

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The Hardest Lesson

Last week, as I was in the pool training, I was having a hard time putting it all together. My breathing was off, my left arm was dropping and my mind was wandering. When I completed the training session, I was hard on myself. I knew I was better than my effort but I was…

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Triumph is fueled by Momentum

One of the things I looked forward to every year was when Tony Robbins was holding his Life Mastery program in Kona, Hawaii. My wife and I visited Kona in 1988 and we fell in love with Hawaii and especially the Big Island because of the diversity it offered. When I was on Tony’s security…

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