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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What matters now is happening somewhere else

Last August, I retired from my corporate position so I could focus on my passion; how you can compress your decades into days by embracing uncertainty, igniting opportunity to live a limitless life. During a recent interview, I was asked if what I did and learned in my corporate sales management position translates into being…

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You must see a New World before you can live in it

I just returned home from a week in Toronto, doing media for my new book and attending a day long session with my coach, Teresa. My team and the extended team did a fabulous job of putting together a tour that allowed me to share my story and mission in all different media outlets, television,…

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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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Most People Fear the Wrong Thing

In the spring of 1976, I told my mom and dad that I was going to give up Scouting to focus on high school sports. We had moved from Ohio to Virginia and I lost my Scoutmaster. My mom was devastated. She said that this decision would stay with me for the rest of my…

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“This Is Your Captain, “Know Where The Exits Are”

This weekend is the National Speakers Association ( NSA) Thrive conference. I had never attended and I was excited to participate with a friend from Virginia, Hugh. We made plans to attend. He was connecting through Chicago and me through Dallas to the conference that was being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As I prepared…

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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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