Archive | Motivational Speaker
10
Jan

Good intentions are not enough for long-lasting change

New Year’s resolutions and how to keep them “The road to success is paved with good intentions” is one of the oldest self-help quips. People have good intentions to change, especially for the New Year. As the ball fell in Times Square, there were many New Year’s resolutions floating in the air. A slew of […]

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31
Dec

Looking at Your Life as the Pages Turn on Another Year.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times — in the holiday season. First the worst: I don’t enjoy going to the mall and not being able to get my favorite parking spot, or worrying if I bought the right size pantsuit for my aunt, or receiving that oversize turtleneck sweater […]

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24
Dec

Can’t TV Be Better Than ‘Buckwild’?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. More than just timeless words of wisdom – this is the title of one of my favorite “Twilight Zone” episodes. In this episode, the audience is led to believe that there is a hideous woman behind bandages. She has received countless surgeries to make her normal. The […]

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18
Dec

The Head Coach: Peace in Every Step

“Parting is such sweet sorrow” imparts a message of Shakespearean wisdom. After a fortnight of intimacy, the young Romeo professes to his Juliet one of literature’s most potent descriptions of an impending departure. This is finals week at Austin Peay State University. It is here where I remove my “Corporate Business Speaker” cap, and put […]

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10
Dec

The Head Coach – Abe Lincoln: The Real ‘Great Communicator’

Politicians and pundits alike have called Ronald Reagan the “Great Communicator.” As a Motivational Speaker I am always striving to learn more about being a GREAT Communicator myself. After watching the Spielberg movie last weekend, I firmly believe the first Republican who receives my vote for this moniker is Abraham Lincoln. In one of the […]

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03
Dec

The Head Coach: A Hero in 60 minutes: Craig Kielburger

While I do not watch many TV shows, the two I try to catch on a regular basis are “Sunday Morning” and “60 Minutes.” Sometimes, they can be boring and mundane. But at times, they will pull out a gem by profiling an extraordinary individual who inspires you beyond words. I am often cast as […]

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28
Nov

Prep Football: Liability or Benefit for Kids?

By TIM BUELER Detroit Sports Observer Every high school football season the media will typically report on at least one player who died on the gridiron. We will also hear a few accounts of a boy being paralyzed by this violent game, as well as the countless injuries and concussions to our young athletes. With […]

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26
Nov

Give Thanks to a Mentor.

Are you smarter than a 5th grader? Here’s your question: Why do we call it “Thanksgiving”? If you are like most, you said the Pilgrims were giving thanks for all that wonderful food they were about to eat with their neighboring friends. I would add that the Pilgrims were also thanking their indigenous neighbors, the […]

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