“What you deny or ignore, you delay. What you accept and face, you conquer.” ~ Unknown I realized on Wednesday of this week that I had bee
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Many years ago, softball was my sport. My dad had been an amazing baseball player, so the sport kind of ran through our veins. I was never the best, b
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A long time ago people thought the world was flat—and that made perfect sense. As you looked out at the horizon, the world appeared as though it jus
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A while ago, friends asked if we would like to bike to Lambertville, NJ, where we could enjoy lunch at some restaurant along the Delaware. It sounded
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We recently put two bird feeders in the yard. I have wanted to do this for years, but after visiting with my friend Cheryl’s home, and seeing he
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I recently read an anonymous quote that asserted one form of h*ll is meeting the person you could have been. Can you imagine that meeting? I can feel
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“Do you then ponder how the supreme of human evils, the surest mark of the base and cowardly, is not death, but the fear of death?” ~ Epictetus Le
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On Saturday, Doug and I went out for a bike ride to get some fresh air and exercise. While we were out, we passed the sweetest little girl proudly rid
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“Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest growth opportunity.” ~ Bryant McGill The reason this quote presents such a big conundru
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“Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.” ~ Maya Angelou Depending on who you are, it’s
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“Mike, Mike, Mike, do you know what day it is?” And I’m asking this in my best GEICO camel voice, but the answer isn’t Hump
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I met a dear friend for breakfast yesterday and we talked a little bit about my book, The Wake Up Call (which comes out Monday on Amazon.com!!) I was
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Yesterday I was at Stevens Institute of Technology watching my daughter, along with approximately 30 other recruits and prospects, play lacr
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Highly successful people make different choices then the average person. One of the choices they make is they take risks. Just the mention of the word
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How brave were you when you were 23 years old? I don’t mean that “stupid brave” we all had the capacity for in our early 20’s,
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“You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exc
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Do you remember Newton’s Cradle? This popular toy landed on the desks of many executives back in the 80’s. It models Newton’s 3rd La
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“It’s not because things are difficult that we dare not venture. It’s because we dare not venture that they are difficult.” 
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Recently I have been helping edit my daughter’s college essay. It is an amazing story of courage and bravery when she was put in an incredibly u
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Thursday night I had the privilege of speaking at Prudential to a group of financial professionals. The topic was The Power of the Mind. We know the
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