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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Pulling off the big win!

In 1967, my father had a friend in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was a radio sports announcer, his name was Phil Samp. My dad would meet with him when he traveled to Cincinnati for business and one day, Mr. Samp and my dad met, he told my dad to get in early on this new football…

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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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How Moments Matter

It’s that time of the year when you take a look over the past year, your accomplishments, your setbacks, missed opportunities, and what you have learned. A couple of weeks ago, I was in Atlanta on a business meeting then later that evening had dinner with my coach and my mentor. I wanted to personally…

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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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The Playbook

Last week, I was en route to speak for an event that brings disabled veterans and first responders together in athletics with the opportunity to compete with their children. I was honored to be invited to be with this special group as I have an affinity for those who have served to protect our freedom…

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Be silent, young Padawan

When I started my first software sales position, I started to work out of my house. We rearranged our den and made it into my office. All was well until we had our fourth child and the house became too loud for me to work. I built an office about 60 feet from our house…

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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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