Monthly Archives February 2018

The Broken Promise of the Parkland Tragedy

  Sadly and deservedly so, Stoneman Douglas High School of Parkland, FL, has been front page news for over a week since an armed gunman took the lives of too many on Valentine’s Day. As devastating as the story is, in the past few days a new aspect has come to light that completely knocks us to our knees. It is the story of a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy, assigned to the school and armed, who was on property that day, and DIDN’T go in the building when he heard shooting. For 4 minutes.  While people shouted and cried for
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The 11 Mile Walk To Work

  Imagine if you had no choice but to walk, every day, 11 miles to your job? To make matters worse, your shift begins at 4 A.M., and to add to it, you’re a single dad with a 14-month old daughter at home. You keep The Promise to yourself and family and do what must be done. But this post isn’t as much about keeping promises to yourself and family at home, as it is seeing what a Work Family can become. In nearly every office there is that one person, whom everyone goes to with concerns about work, and
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Valentine’s Day Promise

  Hey Fellas, Have you ever woken up on Valentine’s Day, gone to work, laboriously moved about your day, drive home in that zombie-like state, walk in the door, and suddenly you feel the familiar sensation of pit in the stomach meets despair? Yes, most of us have all been there. You forgot it was Valentine’s Day.  And there stands your partner, chocolates and card in hand for you, awaiting the gift you so thoughtfully remembered. You are stuck.  Or you can pretend you saw nothing, back slowly away and through the door, and run to 7-Eleven to grab some
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Kindness From Prison

  Last week I wrote about Kindness in this article, as schools nationwide are having Kindness Week. Next week I’m speaking to every one of my kid’s classes at school on Kindness. So let’s continue the theme! The article I wrote last week was good, but this one is better, because it’s by my friend and world-famous author, Dave Crenshaw (Myth of Multitasking, The Power of Having Fun, The Result, among others). Dave contacted me months ago with the invitation to go with him to Pelican Bay, the most infamous high security prison in America, where we would be celebrating
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