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Overcoming Obstacles

In Honor of a Hero: Louis Zamperini

In Honor of a Hero: Louis Zamperini

I am often asked who was my favorite interview of all time.

And to this day it still stands as Louis Zamperini.

It is with great sorrow and a heavy heart to say that the war hero and former olympian passed away on Wednesday at the age of 97:

In honor of what we celebrate here in the US tomorrow, Zamperini is a great symbol of the fight for freedom in our country. Read More


POW! What to Do When You Get Knocked Down (Part 2 of 2)

POW! What to Do When You Get Knocked Down (Part 2 of 2)

In last week’s post I shared the story of how Oprah was able to transform her knockdowns and great obstacles into a great strength, developing great empathy for people and becoming a beacon of hope for thousands who have come into contact with her.

This week I will continue our theme of POW and what to do to get back up when life knocks you down. Read More


POW! What to Do When You Get Knocked Down (Part 1 of 2)

POW! What to Do When You Get Knocked Down (Part 1 of 2)

What do you do when you get knocked down?

And you will.

This is LIFE we are talking about.

It is not always blue skies, sunshine and smiling people waving to you from either side of the street. Sometimes it rains, sometimes it even storms and sometimes it even comes with the added drama (and potential pain) of lightning and thunder. Read More


Getting Knocked Down

Getting Knocked Down

We all get knocked down from time to time—it’s part of what makes life interesting… always keeping us alert and on our toes.

I recently shared a perspective in a keynote presentation I did that helped reshape my view of obstacles and life’s difficulties; this might help you too…

My wife’s best friend has a friend whose husband, I am embarrassed to say, I envied. Read More


Sometimes we are SUPPOSED to Fall!

Sometimes we are SUPPOSED to Fall!

I got a call recently from a former employee. “I need to apologize to you,” he said. I hadn’t heard from this guy in more than five years. I had no idea why he would be calling me, let alone to apologize. He went on to say, “I hated you.”

Turns out, he resented me greatly calling him out when he was late, sending back his work frequently for improvement and even pushing him in his personal life. Read More