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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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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Will it make the Plane Fly Faster?

Last week was a challenging week of travel. Like many people who traveled through the northern part of the United States, air quality was poor, which caused many travel delays. I am fortunate to have an Admiral’s Club membership, so when delays happen, I have a refuge. Most of the time, I find a spot…

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The AI Paradox

One of the advantages I had when I embarked on my first sales position was that I had a mentor who introduced me to people of influence around Charlotte, NC. Occasionally, he invited me to be with him at the beginning of his “kitchen cabinet” sessions. These sessions comprised people with accomplishments or status in…

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Anticipation Matters

When I was growing up, I loved to follow the NBA. Some of my early heroes were their biggest stars. We lived close to Cincinnati when the city had the Royals. When my heroes would come to Cincinnati to play the Royals, my dad would take me to see them play. My early heroes included…

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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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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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