Monthly Archives March 2017

A Promise to Self: The One

  Tonight a beautiful woman approached me and said, “I’ll never forget the time I heard you speak, it was life-changing.” I thanked her and asked when she’d heard me speak. “It was at Canyon Crest Elementary School when I was in 6th Grade”. I scratched the gray in my beard, grabbed my cane, and hobbled away.   To feel old is one thing. To realize you are is another. Yet few compliments make me more grateful than this one.   Proves the message was lasting and impacting. Glad I went to that school and spoke to those kids, probably
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The Actor’s Promise

I talk about Jim Carrey a lot.  As in I refer to him in most speeches, shows, in blogs, and in every coaching/training for perfomers. The man is a genius. The man is polarizing. You very well may hate him, but I love him, and this is my blog. More people say I remind them of Jim Carrey than anyone else.  There couldn’t be a greater compliment for me professionally. Even my Kindergarten teacher phoned my parents when “Ace Ventura”, Jim’s first movie, came out, and said, “This actor stole your son’s routine!”  That’s a true compliment. For the first
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Is The Promise a Religious Message?

I received an interesting statement from a friend the other day.  He asked, “I thought The Promise was for religious audiences only.” He was surprised I would go with a word – PROMISE – that is generally reserved for spiritual, religious, and very personal matters. Upon creating The Promise I wasn’t thinking along those lines, but actually yes, to be honest, it can go whatever direction you want it to go. The concept of The Promise is so simple that it almost seems too basic – and thus it is constantly overlooked. Fact is, imagine if every company made a promise
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Managers Are Mentors

Are you a Manager, Executive, or Leader in your workplace? If so, Congratulations! Question: How did you get there?   Did you do it alone?  Or did you have some help?  In all likelihood you had a Mentor, or a few Mentors, that recognized something great in you that you didn’t see in yourself.   They pointed out your incredible gifts, the strengths you naturally exhibited, the flair for leadership that brings someone from the bottom rung to the top, and eventually to another ladder altogether.   And now YOU are The Mentor.   What is your responsibility in this
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Why Chick-Fil-A Closes on Sundays

If you have ever tried a Chick-Fil-A sandwich, or the nuggets, or their fries, or their shakes, then you too might be willing to drive any distance to take your family to enjoy their food.   If you have ever walked into their establishment and been greeted in a friendly manner, had your food served to you by a smiling, young, future of America employee, and felt like you just walked into the most welcoming environment in the traditional fast food genre of restaurant, then you know why our family rarely goes anywhere else for a quick bite.  Their Legendary
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