Passion is the force that drives us to take consistent, persistent action. Extraordinary things rarely get done when we are forced - or feel obligated - to do them.
With the NBA draft happening this week, I'm reminded of a question I tend to ask myself periodically. “If my industry had a draft, during what round would I be selected?” Essentially, in question is my perceived value. Does the marketplace know what I’m worth? Instead of wasting my time critiquing the other “players”, I [...]
We are social creatures - wired for human interaction. One of the things we’ve lost with the pace of Life’s “hurry up offense”, is the connection that occurs when we huddle. More happened in the huddle than just the communication of the play. It was the time to engage with others who shared a common [...]
In preparation for an upcoming presentation at the Annual Convention of the Bank Insurance & Securities Association (BISA), I was interviewed for a podcast. We discussed topics that are relevant to any industry, such as leadership teambuilding, leveraging technology and diversity. I’m honored to be a part of the Victory Road Leadership Development Group and [...]
Giving is such a wonderful feeling. Sharing the joy a person experiences when they open their gifts is part of what makes this season so special. My wife, Carmen, and I are learning that there's something even more powerful than that feeling...INVESTING in others. Via our non-profit organization, One Blue Village, we gave suits (along with [...]
There's only one way to achieve something bigger than you can do alone...Don't do it alone! There's an African Proverb that sums up this concept quite well: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
I often begin my talks with a statement from one of my favorite books, The Richest Man in Babylon, by George Clason. One of his character states, "Deride not what I say because of its simplicity. Truth is always simple." Resist the temptation to complicate things. Life is not as complex as we often perceive [...]
High achievers are not successful because of how they FEEL. High achievers are successful because of what they DO.
Part of my Mother's Day gift to my wife were tickets to see the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater at NJ Performing Arts Center. During intermission of this phenomenal performance, my wife asked me if I enjoyed watching a dance performance, (especially since the routines have a strong ballet component.) My response was simple.."I enjoy EXCELLENCE." [...]
Today begins the SECOND QUARTER of 2018. One quarter (3 months) of the year are done. What did you accomplish? What did you learn? In essence, what do you have to show for it? It's not too late to get focused and get moving before "halftime" at the end of June!