Don't Give Up

As a keynote speaker, I get to travel across the country and meet lots of people.  During the conferences and retreats that I speak at, I often find myself in conversation with members of my audience.  During those conversations, I’m often amazed at stories people tell me of where they gave up ...

Secrets To Networking

I’m going to break away from the self-development this week and move into the realm of business development.  However, what I’m about to tell you will help you in your personal life too so keep reading!  I want to talk about networking.  The reason for that is because I was delivering a big ...

Becoming a Professional Speaker

As a keynote speaker and conference speaker, I am asked by people every single week if I would be able to have a phone conversation or get together with them to teach them what it takes to become a professional speaker.  I can't tell you how much I wish I could accommodate every call and every ...

I Took My Shirt Off!

So there I was standing on the edge of this beautiful natural waterfall in the middle of a forest in Thailand.  Although you can’t see it in this picture, at the waters edge there were at least one hundred people staring at the water and checking out the fish, which you can see to the far ...

Do You Know Good Art?

As a keynote and conference speaker I find myself spending a lot of time on the road driving.  On the way to a speech I like to sit in silence and use that time to go over my notes in my head.  However, on the way home from my keynote presentations, I like to listen to the radio.  I almost ...

Bravery

While working out today, the song Brave from the artist Sara Bareilles started playing.  I’m guessing most people reading this know the song, but if you don’t I encourage you to download it and to watch the video on Youtube.  Both are brilliant. It got me thinking about the concept of ...

Make This Your Goal!

 I remember reading about an incredible survey that was once done where the graduating class from a major American University was asked whether they set goals.  Of the entire graduating class only 3% of them actually wrote down tangible goals with specific action plans on how they would get ...

Your Resurrection

Very rarely do I talk about religion in my weekly blog.  And to be honest, I'm not fully going there this week, but definitely more than usual.  I was inspired to write about the concept of God based on my amazing conversation with Anthony Adams in this week's podcast.  If you choose to allow ...

Stretch Yourself!

I've always loved the quote from Socrates where he said, “The unexamined life is not worth living."  I like it because it's bold, truthful and above and beyond anything else, it's something that I believe in my heart. It truly saddens me when I meet people who haven't taken the risk to ...