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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


I Love the F-Word

I Love the F-Word

By f-word I mean FAILURE. (What did you think I meant?)

Failure is not my friend. I don’t like failure.

I LOVE it. And you should, too.

Here’s why.

I first met and fell in love with Failure in the early ’90s, when I got into the real estate business. Back then the market was tough. Read More


I Was Cut!

I Was Cut!

I’m going to tell you a story I haven’t told anyone.

I’ve not even told this story to my wife (now we’ll see if she reads my blog!). I don’t even allow this story to be retrieved from the archives of my own mind.

But I’ve decided it’s time. So here it is:

When I was 12 years old I tried out for the Crusaders. Read More


Knocked on Your Tush (Part 4 of 4)

Knocked on Your Tush (Part 4 of 4)

Finishing up our series on what you do when you take one to the kisser, knocking you on your rump… (Read part 1,  234)

Here is Point No. 3: Turn obstacles into opportunities. Ask any great achiever who has achieved despite great obstacles, if they could go back and avoid the obstacle, would they, and the answer invariably is “no.” Even our friend Roger (born handicapped with only three fingers, one foot and three toes), if given the opportunity to have perfectly formed arms, legs, hands and feet, would chose to be born the same way he was. Read More