"What do you do when you're not driving for Uber?"

A dream is a vision or an idea. In order to live your dreams, there are sacrifices you must make to turn your vision or idea into a reality you get to live. Never be embarrassed to admit that you are not perfect. Read more

2015 Fall National Conference on Student Leadership Notes

Last week, I had the honor of speaking at the 2015 Fall National Conference on Student Leadership (NCSL). College student leaders from the United States, Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Italy attended the workshops I was invited to present. One of my favorite workshops is "Trick or Treat - The 4R's to a Sweet Organization."  Read more

Why do Speakers cost much!

When I first started my adventure as a "professional speaker" I was schooled in the art of speaking. That was good, but what I really needed to know was the business of speaking. A friend shared an article with my by TJ Sullivan. I didn't understand that article back then, but I do now. Read more

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


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