"So you want to be a Professional Speaker?"

When I coach Professional Speakers, I challenge them with the questions in this blog post. I do this to determine their ability to operate a successful speaking "business." When you choose to become a Professional Speaker, you are choosing to become an Entrepreneur. It can be very rewarding experience, but it requires lot of work, dedication, and sacrifice. You can't just write great speeches. You have to secure "stages" to share the great speeches you write. If you can’t answer yes to all or most of these questions, you are limiting and preventing your success as a Professional Speaker.   Read more

Want to Live Your Dreams? Start Reading!

To truly Live the Dreams You Hunger For, you must educate yourself with the knowledge needed to breakthrough the Mental and Physical Barriers that can and will slow you down. Read more

"The More You Talk about Your Dreams the Further Away They Get!"

"The More You Talk about Your Dreams the Further Away They Get!" This is a quote I shared with April Lewis as a guest on the receent episode of the April Lewis Experience.  Read more

I need a Virtual Speaker for my Event!

Are you considering hiring a Virtual Speaker for your next Conference, Convention, Retreat, or Training Event?  Here are 16 important questions you can ask to ensure your speaker will provide you and your participants with the tastiest experience possible. Read more

The Mindset of a Motivational Speaker

I've been a Motivational Speaker for 14 years. I have experienced numerous ups and downs during my part-time and now full-time speaking career. The one thing that has helped me break through barriers of operating a thriving career is my Mental Mindset. Do you want to be a Professional Speaker? Do you want to better understand the life of Professional Motivational Speaker? I invite you to watch my recent video interview with Happy to Thrive Organization. Read more

How do you Meal Prep Your Day?

"What's Cooking in Your KItchen?"

Have you ever noticed how the world tends to focus on what you can't do and what you haven't done? I believe people are just like chefs. Chefs are recognized for what they excel at, not what they can't do. People love to inquire about what they will be "cooking up" next versus what they haven't done. To truly maximize our potential we must focus on what we are great at and what we will be producing (cooking up) in the future. Here's a little game I created called "What's Cooking in Your Kitchen" to shift your mindset to Live FRESH. Enjoy and please put your completed picture somewhere visible for you and others to see. Feel free to email your picture of me at [email protected] Read more

Listen to the Advice Special People Offer to You.

Excerpt from Chapter 3 of "FRESH from the Kitchen" “Really great people make you feel that you, too can become great.” – Mark Twain I worked at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland, Ohio for nine years. I left the school in July of 2007 to pursue a career as a professional speaker, and to move closer to my future wife, Kelly, in Arizona. Many of my coworkers and students told me that they would miss me. I informed the college of my decision to leave that May. Every week, the President of the Lakeland would send out a letter (email) to the employees. The email would cover a variety of subjects. That May, he asked college employees to contribute to his weekly email. When word of my departure spread, he asked me to write something. Here’s what I wrote. This is one of the light bulb moments that made me write my book, "FRESH from the Kitchen." Read more

"Start Living!"

"Get busy living, or get busy dying." - Shawshank Redemption 1994 Read more

Letter from Callie

I love receiving emails and letters from people I have inspired and motivated to live their personal and professional dreams.   Please watch this video from Callie in Utah to see how she turned her personal dream into reality. Callie's Video


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