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Be Bold, Never Regular


A friend shared a “life mantra” with me that he found in a Jimmy John’s restaurant, of all places. Apparently, Jimmy John’s ownership knows more than just freaky fast sandwiches. His message to me was simple.  Perhaps “Company X” should read this and adopt it as core values to deal with the business’ opportunities and […]

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A Champion


In athletics, the individual who distinguishes himself above all others is called a champion. He is the one who gave more than was needed; he went the extra mile; he was the one with the fighting heart. Being a champion is the goal of all who play the game…any game, especially the game of life. If you […]

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The Winning Edge


One of my personal mantras is to be inspirational as much as you are aspirational. I learned this a long time ago from my father. Not only was he a great motivator, but he mastered the art of communication. He knew not only what to say, but when to say it and how.  During my playing […]

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No Regrets


In yesterday’s Safety First blog I wrote about the importance of being bold and unpredictable. The message was stop playing it safe. Step out of your comfort zone. I want to share a quick parable that a very dear friend of mine shared with me following yesterday’s blog that reinforces the message… An elderly man, in […]

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Safety First


Do you step one foot onto the ice….and hold your breath? Do you walk around the edge of the pool….and dip your toe in the water? Do you stand before the wall in front of you…..and eventually turn around? Playing it safe is an easy choice. You won’t get hurt, disappointed, or rejected. If you […]

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Power of Focus


The power of focus. It has been 11 years since the Super Bowl has been played in New Orleans. This is a city rife with stories of former college and NFL players being lured out of the protected environment of their hotels and into the greatest adult playground – Bourbon Street. I played in the Sugar Bowl there my freshman […]

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I Have a Dream


History will remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a national icon for his role in advancing civil rights. He is also recognized for being one of the greatest orators in American history following his “I Have a Dream” speech during the organized March on Washington in 1963. We live in a different era today. It’s the digital age where anyone has […]

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My Father’s Shadow


Shock. Disbelief. Uncontrollable emotions. The heaviest of hearts. An intense grief so foreign its indescribable. An utter struggle to understand the loss of my father. It’s been 24 hours since I got that call from my Mom. The one you dread. The one that you’ll never forget. It has a “where were you” element to […]

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