Dear Santa 2018

This is that time of year where I start to receive those Christmas Cards from friends and relatives. Inside those precious cards there are sometimes notes from the people that sent them, updating, telling me all about their year, all the things they and their family did and accomplished. Sometimes there messages around how such… Read More

Because you are human – you will fail.

One night at Toastmasters a member presented a reading of a commencement address that was dated back to 1983. After listening to her passionate presentation, I felt that the words while very significant, not only for the time period to which it was written, but for today too. Ursula K. Le Guinness addresses the graduation… Read More

A Tribute to my Mom, I did not want to do…The Dash that needs to be filled.

This past weekend was bitter sweet. It was Mother’s Day and with the recent passing of my Mother in February of this year, it would be the first time she would not be with us during this significant time. It was also the time we as a family choose to be together and celebrate her… Read More

Yes #cancersucks and thank goodness I get to hit the reset button!

Last Tuesday I had an open radical prostatectomy and today was able to get the pathology results. The Doctor is very happy with the results and has ensured me that we are probably cancer free. Although there is never a true money back guarantee and aside from the possible side effects, life should return back to… Read More

Your Passionate

Driving down the highway towards our next destination, my eyes were on the road and my ears were concentrating on the anticipated voice from the GPS announcing our next exit. It was a little surprise when my wife in a calm voice said to me, “Your passionate.” I thought it was rather strange for this… Read More

Quickest way to free your mind now

There were many wonderful adventures that I experienced over the past couple of weeks. I had the opportunity to participate in several conferences and network with many exceptional people who where involved in some very interesting ventures. Like any conference that I at least attend, they seem to morph into more than just the theme… Read More

Got an Idea or a Dream? Ask yourself these 10 questions first.

We all get inspired at times. In fact if you are anything like me, inspired ideas hit me usually at the most inconvenient moments. Either I’m driving or walking and can’t get to a piece of paper to write the idea down to remember it when I get home. For whatever reason, many of those… Read More

Monkeys & Culture

I heard someplace that if you are stuck on a problem, to go clean something. That’s what I did the other day and came across some old files and found this inside one of them. The author is unknown however it does speak to that age old question. “How do we change the culture?” or… Read More

Faith, Trust and the Micro-Manager

This was a speech that I did at our last Toastmasters meeting. The group got a little chuckle from it and so I thought I would share it and maybe you might too. Well it’s happened I have become a micro manager. At first I didn’t notice it too much…little hints there and there of the… Read More

Central to all human life is to feel you mattered; to have made a difference.

At the very core of our human life is the desire to matter. Many struggle with their search of proof, that their life matters and rarely do find it. That maybe, some how it could be tied to what one does for a living that makes people stand up and say – “yup, that one… Read More