Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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July 31, 2017

Taking Some Time Off – See Ya After Labor Day! »

August relax blog

Thanks for reading my blog posts and for circulating them via social media. Also, appreciate the emails some of you have sent me as well as the kind words about my blog from those whom I have met in person. I am really grateful that you all take time to read what I send out. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Going to be taking some time off so that I can chill a bit. It’s been a whirl wind year and the fall is packed with events and meetings – next year is booking up too.

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October 24, 2016

Energy Vampires: 4 Reasons Why They Suck the Life Out of You »

Energy vampires can suck the life out of you. 4 reasons why from inspiring keynote speaker and storyteller Bob Garner. Listen to him on News Talk Radio.

Father Smith was walking down the road and was met by a parishioner. After greeting the parishioner, Father Smith asked, “So, how are you today?” “Terrible!” said the parishioner, “I have a headache.” “I’m sorry to hear that,” said Father Smith. “Well, let me tell you why…” added the parishioner, and what  followed was a string of complaints that seemed to go on forever. Finally, when the parishioner had gotten to the end of his troubles, he said, “You know, Father Smith, after talking to you, I don’t have my headache anymore!” To wit Father Smith replied, “I know, I’ve got it!”…
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June 2, 2015

Put My Cat Down But Vet’s Phone Told Me He Was OK »

My wife and I have always rescued our pets. For us,adoption is the only option. Wesley, our cat, was rescued along with another cat from a local shelter, about 10 years ago. Like many people who have pets, coming to our house was like coming to a top-notch resort where all needs are met and you want for nothing. Wes was unique because he was not only a talker, but also a bit of a character. If someone would get into trouble in the house… it was Wes. Both of these cats lived with various other recused pets and always just took…
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March 20, 2015

You Have a Dream! »

You Have A Dream! You have a dream. Develop a plan. Act on that plan. Don’t be afraid. Take baby steps. Keep going. You’re doing fine! Take a look at this photo. It’s a great reminder of how you can turn your dream into reality. You can! It takes a willingness to not only think about what you want to do, but also allowing that dream to grow. To do that you have to have a plan. Not a super detailed plan – just an outline will work for now. Obviously, if you can create a detailed plan – that…
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May 19, 2014

Behind the Scenes with Jay Leno »

Enjoyed sharing the spotlight with Jay Leno at a recent event. Also, was able to share the stage with Papa John from Papa John’s Pizza. This is a quick shot of me, my wife and Jay after his great set. Post some other photos – the professionally shot ones – later! Click on title of post to see photo!  

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March 19, 2014

Michael Row the Boat Ashore – Finding Peace Amidst the Chaos »

I was working out at the gym and flicking through the audio channels on the treadmill and heard this great song from my childhood. It stopped me cold. Historically, according to Wikipedia, slaves whose owners had abandoned the island of St, Helena in South Carolina, before the Union came to enforce a blockade, sang this song as they rowed their boats ashore to freedom. Of course, I didn’t know that when I heard it at the gym. At that moment, it reminded me of trying to find peace in the midst of all the things that are going on that…
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March 17, 2014

From the Vault – Motivational Audio on “Why Are You Worrying?” »

From the vault: Answered an email from a subscriber on worry and had her listen to this podcast. She loved it and suggested I share it with others – which is what I’m doing. For more, just check out this site and please put your name and email and you’ll receive over 30 minutes of free audio and more, plus advanced news on events, videos and webinars.    

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