Serving Helps Everyone

Yesterday a friend of mine named Tim and I rode up to a military base to make ourselves available to help men and women leaving the Army get ready for life after the military. A mutual friend of ours named Carl (who is a retired Major General) set up the meeting, as...

Play for the Long-Term

I bet you have heard the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. In case you have not, I will give you a quick recap. The Hare takes off fast, gets a huge lead, and decides to rest. He falls asleep, while the Tortoise keeps going. Because he kept “running”...

Expect the Unexpected

I am a Dad to five children, four of which are living. The ages range from 13 to 33. As a result, I have had the pleasure of helping raise little tykes twice, which means a whole lot of animated shows and movies. One of the TV series that my younger two daughters...

Public Speaking Tips (Part 3)

(This is the last segment in my 3-Part Series. Please see my posts from 9/6/18 and 9/11/18 for Parts 1 and 2.) Tip 7 – Realize that people want you to succeed Did you know that? In general, people really do want you to succeed. They are rooting for you. If your...

Public Speaking Tips (Part 2)

(This is the second of a 3-part series. Please see my post from 9/6/18 for Part 1.) Tip 4 – Know the Room When I first saw this item years ago, I did not give it much thought. After all, how can one room really differ from another? Man, was I wrong. Rooms can...

Public Speaking Tips (Part 1)

If you ever have (or will have) the the opportunity to speak publicly, I know how you feel. As a former accountant (who went into Accounting primarily because I thought I would not have to deal with people), I have felt your pain. I want to take my next three posts to...