Category Archives: Blog

4 Wheels-2 Hearts-1 Kiss

4 Wheels-2 Hearts-1 Kiss Mezzanine at Doral Conference Center.  A glass wall with view of the swimming pool and hot tub. I observe a Korean male nurse wheeling 2 seniors, a man and a woman, towards the hot tub. Man is very bent over in the wheelchair–looks like a severe stroke victim. The woman, bent a bit in her wheelchair, ... Read More »

Creativity, Inc.

Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull  My son Matt is a multi-talented artist and the Co-founder and Senior Art Director of IMVU.  Matt and his team recently went to hear Ed Catmull, one of the founders of Pixar Animation Studios, speak.  Matt arrived early and had a chance to speak with Ed directly. They discussed the importance of keeping art and music ... Read More »

How Over the Hill is 81?

How Over the Hill is 81 yrs? Depends.  If one sees that as an age commanding service to others, they are energized to do so.  Usually means just adding some sagacity to their decades and finding the forum for stickiness.  As a long time, Hall of Fame Speaker, I delight in serving much younger audiences who seize the content value rather than ... Read More »

Toxic Emotions

The Sting of Toxic Emotions Our “toxic emotions” are like silent invaders just waiting to pounce on top of reactions we have to disappointment, manipulation, insult and injury.  The high risk comes from accepting the invitation to be resentful, judgmental or harsh.  When we take that risk, too often we have failed to center our mind’s eye on what surrounds the ... Read More »

Firing My Ego

Why I Fired My Ego Recently the videographer, a great talent who had done all my prior videos, came to our home to film a new DVD series.  We both thought the casual setting  of a living room would make for a more comfortable connection to potential viewers.  He set up all his professional lights in a small area of ... Read More »

Leader Joy

Creating Leader Joy I’d like to invite you to listen to my recent radio interview on Straight Up with Chris : Real Talk on Business & Parenthood. Here is the episode description: We are all faced with many life difficulties. The key is how we navigate through the tough challenges. Often it is a kind word or luck that helps us ... Read More »

36 Second Angel Thread

Angel Threads A high speed elevator ride  with myself and one other.  Courtesy chat.  I sensed turbulence. Gave my riding companion my card and suggested she check my website for a book of her choice – then call me for a gift of that book. She explained that she is a “contract writer” for Oprah magazine.  Later that day, I was at the airport waiting for ... Read More »

Awkward Moments

Self-Effacing Humor Five  years ago in Spokane, Washington, I was speaking to top Leaders in the Agriculture world. Poised on traditional stool. Spent 4 hours speaking smack in front ofthe 25 audience. At first break, an attendee points out that  I  am wearing 2 DIFFERENT Shoes. Packing error.  This week speaking in Denver to another Leadership group of 25.Four  hours. First segment. Seated on stool ... Read More »

Power of Adversity

Self-talk: Turning Limitation to Inspiration My wife and I were among ten dinner guests at a party, most we were meeting for the first time.  The guest across the table was Ike, a mid 70’s former owner of a financial investment firm.  I complimented him on his obvious physically fit trim body.  He told me he plays softball three times ... Read More »

Word Power

Beyond the Rain Wiper blades at full speed as my wife and I drive thru heavy rain on our way back from New Orleans. Concurrent with drenching rain, we listen to the inspiring words of Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle. Both rooted in philosophy guiding one to better know how very “extraordinary” we are as human beings. The message fills our spirit. ... Read More »