How To Become Better At Anything

It was about 5am. My mom came into the room and woke me up. “It’s time to practice,” she said. Ugh! I threw my legs over the side of the bed and sat there for a moment gathering myself. Then I stretched, yawned and shuffled over to the closet. “Oh yeah, forgot to pray,” I…

You Can’t Win ’Em All

“You can’t win ’em all.” This was an old war film from the 70’s starring Tony Curtis and Charles Bronson. I haven’t seen it personally but Wikipedia tells me it was about two soldiers assigned to transport an Ottoman governor’s daughters from Turkey to Cairo. But, the governor wasn’t exactly open with the soldiers about…

What Storytellers Must Do With The Blocks

You may be the world’s greatest communicator. But you won’t always be understood. You might be a superb wordsmith, and yet unable to convince everyone all the time. Lyrical wordplay might be your jam, and still, you will meet a quizzical look from time to time. As a speaker, part of my job is influence…

My One Word for 2019…

Since the end of 2013, I’ve taken on the task of choosing a guiding word for the upcoming year. The purpose of this is focus. My goal is to keep a word in front of me which will filter my actions and help to inspire my progress. When I started this process, I shared with…

My One Word For 2017

“When your desires are strong enough, you will appear to possess superhuman powers to achieve.” — Napoleon Hill Over the past few weeks, I’ve undertaken some fairly intense thought. During this time, I’ve evaluated and re-evaluated not just my year, but my life up to this point. Many of us do this and we end up with different…