Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Fridays

“I just finished reading your weekly email as I always do, even if a couple of days go by after it lands in my inbox. Your stories are always engaging and thought provoking, and I really enjoy reading them!” That was Tracey’s response to last week’s article. Truthfully, it’s the type of response I get often — particularly the, “when I get to it part.” I understand my emails can be lengthy. Then again, it’s time that...
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The Awesome Power of ‘Different’

Awesome Power of Different

A couple weeks ago, I got a message from my buddy Max. An email. An initiative that he’s begun, to keep in touch, to tell stories, to further his connection and ability to make impact. It was a story about “the underdog,” coming on the heels of the Patriots improbable Super Bowl comeback, one in which they overcame the largest second half deficit in the game’s 51-year history. Following his commentary on the game, Max...
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I Already Know How . . .

I dont know

Last Tuesday, my daughter Madeline and I were in the car together — on our way to t-ball practice — when she piped up from the backseat. “I don’t want to go to practice, I already know how to play t-ball. I’ve eee-ven played in games before, Daddy” From the mouths of babes … She’s right though. She does know how to play t-ball. And based on the three hours that I spent out in the hot sun, last Saturday afternoon,...
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Coming Into a New Awareness

Making Connections

3 Principles I Strive to “Live Into” in 2017 One thing you can probably tell from the titles, topics and length of these Friday articles is that I take an insane amount of notes. Everything from podcast interviews to keynote speeches, from TV shows and books, to conversations with new people I meet. Call me intellectually curious . . . Although, Kristin may have a different name for it. 😉 Some notes live in my phone, some in Evernote and...
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Push, Pester and … Piss Off

Businessman attracting money with a horseshoe magnet concept for business success, strategy or greed

Last Friday evening, around 5:30pm, my phone rang. I had a hot pan of chicken in one hand and was juggling something else in the other. Kristin and I were hustling to get out the door to enjoy a rare adult evening — a belated celebration for her birthday — tickets to see Mama Mia! Having been conditioned by so many spam, scam and robo-calls, I rarely pick up my phone for unknown numbers. It seems I am blocking...
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You Do … We Donate #NoBrainer

Burpees 2017 of Everything

That was the headline that caught my eye. It was a post by Jesse Itzler that popped up in my Facebook feed, just a few days before the new year. The text of the post read … THE CHALLENGE: Starting 1/1/17 — you have 31 days to complete 2017 reps of each of these exercises [Burpees, Sit-ups, Push-ups, Squats and Chair Dips]. We will donate $400 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation for everyone who finishes (up to...
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Stop Searching for Balance

Stop Searching for Balance

I subscribe to the theory that who you become is a direct reflection of the caliber and the character of people that you surround yourself with. And with that in mind, I am always looking for a seat at the table with the best and brightest. A couple days before the turn of the new year, I joined a new online community of entrepreneurs and business owners. Yet, given the recent circumstances with my dad’s health — amongst...
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