The Coming of Age

Time is not our friend, It is our mortal enemy, Because it takes moments like this… And transforms them into memories, Memories we can barely see! Today I’m twenty-five, Tomorrow I’ll be half a century, And that’s only if time is kind to me. Gray hairs and a stiff back, Will make us relish this Read More

…and then it was February!

  I wrote a poem about 15 years ago titled ” The Coming of Age“.  The first stanza of the poem is as follows: “Time is not our friend, It is our mortal enemy, Because it takes moments like this… And transforms them into memories, Memories we can barely see!” (click here to read the entire poem) Read More

5 Million Dollars, For 30 Seconds!

  This upcoming Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday in America. This football game will be the most popular sporting event of the year. Family and friends across the globe, who haven’t watched one game of football this season will come together to watch the gladiators of our century, battle on grass and dirt, for a Read More

Would You REALLY Bet On YOURSELF?

  Would you? (I’m assuming you already read the title.) So…would you really bet on yourself? If you think you would…trust your instincts and take a risk and read this whole post. I dare you to focus on what you are about to read and lose your addiction to getting distracted! I’m not asking whether Read More

7 Weeds That Are Strangling Your Seed of Greatness

  We all have a seed of greatness; we’re born with it. Every human being that lives and breathes on this planet has a gift or talent to provide the rest of the world. The full expression of that gift is what causes us to relate to them as great! Michael Jordan reached greatness! Mother Teresa Read More

7 Reasons We Avoid New Opportunities

  Over this past weekend, a group of colleagues and I volunteered our time to provide coaching conversations to a group of men at the Pacific Garden Mission (homeless shelter) in Chicago. I was one of the first coaches to arrive at the location, so I took on the responsibility of gathering twenty men from a Read More

5 Ways to Discover Yourself/Separate From the Pack

I’ve spent a lot of time writing and speaking about the impact mass media has on our decision making and self-esteem. I am passionate about this topic because mass media, along with other associated social pressures, invest a lot of time and money to influence and convince us about what we should do, how we should Read More

Sandbags and Barricades

This past Thursday, Chicago got hit by a ferocious flood. During this flood, water ran rampant in certain neighborhoods throughout the city, destroying homes, cars, landmarks and just about anything else that lay in its wake. This weekend, as I was driving through my neighborhood, I noticed that one particular street was completely closed and Read More

4 Million Dollars, for 30 seconds.

  This upcoming Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday in America. This football game will be the most popular sporting event of the year. Family and friends who haven’t watched one game of football this season will come together to watch the gladiators of our century, battle on grass and dirt, for a championship that will Read More

Is your life on autopilot?

Ever pull into the parking lot at work and realize that you don’t remember the drive that got you there? You stopped at all the stop-lights, signaled to change lanes, and maybe even parked the car without being fully aware of what you were doing. Basically, you were so deep in thought about that upcoming Read More