FRESH Advice from Ryan Florio

I recently released the first edition of my e-newletter "Stay FRESH." Each edition I will find a person to interview who is truly living their dream. I will also share that interview on my blog. Today's interview...Ryan Florio, President and TeaEO of Inca Tea. Read more

Baby Olivia

My speaking allows me to have a flexible but confusing schedule that can be difficult to manage and enjoyable at the same time. Recently I got to experience the positives and negatives that come with my unique career. Read more


The other day I was looking for something to watch online to keep me entertained. I stumbled across one of my favorite movies "Hitch." It stars Will Smith and Kevin James. Smith plays Alex Hitchens, the infamous Date Doctor.  The first time I watched the movie I was inspired. Read more


Over the last several weeks, I've had the honor to work with educators and teachers. They know they have an important job, but many of them aren't treated that way. Read more

Ations by Shel Silverstein

Every night, my wife and I read books to our son. She always picks out a variety of books for our nightly tradition. Our son will pick out a few of his favorites too. The other night she was reading poems written by Shel Silverstein and this poem inspired me... Read more

Fired on Father's Day

The last four weeks have been CRAZY! Crazy good and Crazy not so good. I'm sure you can figure out some of the story by reading the title for this blog. For the second time in two years I was fired from a job on Father's Day. The first time my son was a few months old, this time, I have a little daughter on the way. Read more

What do you do?

The most common question I get from people is...."What do you do?" The easiest way for me to "tell" people what I do, is to show them. Read more

"The Encourager"

There are times in our life when we meet people at the right place at the right time. Being a man of GOD, this is when I look up to the sky and simply say, "Thank you!" Read more

Land of Opportunity

I live in the United States of America. America is known as the "Land of Opportunity!" A place where people who truly take advantage of the opportunities presented to them can live their personal and professional dreams. It’s also a land full of people who are not assertive. They sit around hoping and wishing.  They sit around waiting and expecting something to happen. They constantly complain about their dreams not coming true. They want more, but they are not willing to work or sacrifice for what they want?  That’s the difference between successful people and non-successful people. Read more

Lake Effect Radio

I had the great opportunity to return to Lakeland Community College last week. As a graduate and former employee, it was an honor to return. Read more


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