Learn How to Forget Past Hurts

This past week was the first week in the past quarter I have not traveled. Although getting off the road for a few days is good for my body, the week is usually filled with calls and interviews. Last week I had four interviews and did a Facebook Live, three podcasts, and one for an…

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Making People Believe in Themselves

One of the things I think contributed to the outcome of the Miracle on the Hudson and I speak and teach is about the two key tenets of personal leadership; resourcefulness and the ability to make a decision. I learned this early in my business career when I was in a senior sales position with…

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How to Align your Commitment with your Work Ethic

I was honored to speak twice this week at the American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, DC. I am always humbled to be able to speak onstage. I take that responsibility very seriously. And having the opportunity to speak to an organization whose mission I align with, energizes me. After I spoke at the first…

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When pressure hits—your highest level of preparation is revealed

Last weekend, during our “Operation Do No Harm” event, I was speaking with one of the veterans who attended. It was in between my talk and when Dave Albin and his team did the firewalk experience. He asked me if I felt any pressure after the plane was in the water. He had just heard…

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The Power of When Commitment and Confidence Overlap

This past weekend, I had the honor to speak and participate with my friend, Dave Albin, in two events. Dave is the founder and President of Firewalk Adventures. These events were unique where we brought together an inspirational message about how when you embrace uncertainty, you ignite opportunity with an opportunity to break boards and…

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Finding the right Who is the remedy for Procrastination

Earlier last week, the announcement that I will be speaking at CoachCon in Nashville was released. I am extremely honored to be selected to speak. When I was asked to speak, the event planner asked me to speak on transformation. The Miracle on the Hudson was a transformational experience for me. Not only what happened…

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How to Get Your Seat At The Table

When the pandemic hit, almost four years ago, I was at College Station speaking in Texas. The next day, the United States was in lockdown. The speaking industry suddenly went to nothing. There were no speaking engagements and no events. Revenue dried up in an instant. I went from making five figures for speaking on…

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A Leadership Lesson To Create Opportunity Out Of Uncertainty

Last week, I spoke for the American Red Cross at their headquarters in Washington, DC. If you have followed my talks, interviews, blogs, website, or social media, you know that I have a strong affinity for what the Red Cross stands for and its mission: to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of…

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How To Create Opportunity Out Of Uncertainty By Facing Your Fears

When I attended James Madison University, I was an International Business Major. It was a new discipline in the College of Business, and our class was the first to go through the entire curriculum. There were two courses in the non-major portion of that curriculum that I would do anything to not ever have to…

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How One Degree can change your Date with Destiny

As I approached the podium to make my final remarks at our 15th-anniversary celebration, recognizing our first responder, healthcare, military, and Red Cross heroes of the Miracle on the Hudson, I suddenly became very emotional. I had prepared remarks ready to go, but at the last moment, I made an “executive decision” and changed them…

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