You need to Move your Needle to Break the Label

The final time I saw my first mentor before he passed away, he asked me to promise him to not let what I had learned “die with me.” It wasn’t until 2016 and I found his hand written notes from 1929 is when I started to fulfill that promise. One of the things I share…

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How Hope comes out of Cooperation

I was honored to participate in and host the event, recognizing and celebrating the first responders, healthcare workers, Red Cross, and military personnel who were involved in turning a potential tragedy into a miracle on January 15, 2009. Being with all the disparate groups from fifteen years ago was inspirational and emotional. I want to…

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The Importance of the right Mentor

2023 has been an unbelievable year. When people ask me how I am doing, my usual response is, “Unbelievable.” I learned during my first Tom Hopkins boot camp that if you answer that question in that manner, you will always be telling the truth. Your day can be unbelievably great or unbelievably bad. It’s all…

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Focus on Core Values, not Words

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the Miracle on the Hudson, I have been having many conversations with first responders. If you have heard me speak, I share my belief that the true heroes on January 15, 2009, were the NY Waterways and the first responders. What the crew did is truly heroic, and…

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People of Value, Value People

Last week I was having a conversation with a young lady who invited me to be on her podcast. She knew of my experience on the Miracle on the Hudson, but was more intrigued on the “why” I do what I am doing. I told her that would be a great question to ask me…

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Marrying the Truth of Unlimited Capacity

Last week, I participated in an event in Las Vegas. Twenty-one entrepreneurs who were at the top of their industries met to mastermind. I was honored to be invited and share some thoughts and strategies on how to grow opportunities in this time of uncertainty. As I was waiting in the Las Vegas airport to…

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Who do you Serve?

I recently had the opportunity to speak at a technology sales conference. Having over 34 years in technology sales and sales management, I felt right at home. I shared that if you want to stand out and be relevant in sales in the year 2023, you need to change the narrative and raise the standard.…

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Six Questions Answered In A Period Of Six Minutes

One of the greatest benefits of speaking onstage is you have the opportunity to meet leaders from different industries and backgrounds. Over the past six weeks, I have had the honor to meet and speak with leaders from the military, business, aviation, athletics, and one who is running for President of the United States. Each…

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Your Mind is the Sum of Habits

Last week, I had the honor to speak about how to create opportunity out of uncertainty in Brookings, South Dakota, for the Women in Leadership Summit with my good friend Jill Orton. After I finished, the emcee, Katie, asked me if I would answer a question about when I failed and what I did to…

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How to Turn Wishes into Beliefs

Yesterday was the first time I have spoken in the pulpit since COVID. Before COVID, I was honored to speak in a pulpit about once every quarter. Most of these opportunities were delivered to multiple religions in different cities, so I was able to use a talk I had developed over and over. I greatly…

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