Camp Fire in CA: What Amount of Money Justifies Keeping A Promise?

  The devastation that ravaged California in 2018 due to wildfires is difficult to comprehend. Families lost everything, many lost their very lives, and one company is now being held accountable. According to CNN, Pacific Gas & Electric, PG&E, is facing manslaughter charges as truth comes to light in the aftermath of the State’s deadliest and destructive Camp Fire. What was the Promise broken? Many in fact, perhaps unspoken and simply assumed promises after getting/keeping the job, and yet made all the difference: “failing to properly operate and maintain power lines”  “clearing vegetation around power lines” This is unacceptable. If the
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Feel Good Promise Stories to Begin 2019

Welcome to the New Year! Always a beautiful time to reflect on the past, commit to the present, prepare for an amazing future. Throughout the Holiday Season it was fun to gather a few stories that will touch your heart and will also help bring home the value of a Promise that is relatable to all of us. Don’t think words matter so much? Consider the power between words like “Goal” vs. “Resolution” vs. “Promise”, and how they resonate to you. What words really MOVE YOU? They all carry their own weight, and yet it is when we decide to
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Thank You 2018

  As you look back on 2018 may I make a recommendation? Some of us will say, “Yeah baby!  That was awesome!” Others of us will say, “Holy heavens, I can’t believe it’s over.  Bring on a New Year!”  Wherever you stand, know that sometimes the most important thing we can think are simply thoughts of gratitude that we are still alive. Remember Thumper quoting his mother in Bambi: “If you can’t say somethin’ nice, don’t say nothin’ at all.”   For us Hewlett’s we can say we are grateful we made it, and here are some highlights along the
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The Signature Moves of Christmas

  When you think of the word “Christmas” what comes to mind? When I was kid it was way different than it is now. As a kid it was – What am I going to get? How much am I going to get? What is the latest I can go to bed and Santa will still show up?   As a parent it’s shifted a bit – What do the kids want? How can we afford it? Can we top last year? Did I forget to move the dang Elf again!? That kind of thing.   In this case I’m
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What is Leadership?

  Doesn’t matter how old you are, what position you hold in the company, or your place in the family – Leadership is your opportunity and responsibility. The photo and post above says it all.  I applaud the young Noah for his vision, care, and leadership. We, each of us, every single day, have the opportunity to become a Legendary Leader. It’s simply a matter of deciding to be a Leader. What is Leadership? What is caring? What is service? What is a Promise? What is your level of giving? I believe they all fit together. This is the time
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The Honor of Service: Officer David Romrell

    This past week I performed at an event every day. Decembers are like that. However, this December has been different. A few corporate dates sprinkled in between some very heart-wrenching charity work and service. It is a privilege to be asked to lift the wounded through music, laughter, and message.  Yet it can be equally daunting when it’s for such serious and powerful moments for those grieving. I shared the following posts on Facebook regarding being asked to sing a Bruno Mars song for the funeral of fallen officer, and former Marine, David Romrell.   Video from this
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The Promise of Self-Preservation

  As the physical therapist strapped weights to my forehead pulling back, and weights to the stem of my neck pulling forward, he looked at me and asked, “How long are you going to keep hurting yourself?”  It had been 6 months of intense fixing: chiropractors, yogis, personal trainers, physical therapists, and anything I could justify trying to keep getting on stage, save becoming addicted to crippling and numbing drugs. It wasn’t just the body falling apart, it was my voice as well. Coming off stage with nothing left, the pain was too much.  But at least the audience was
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The Full Keynote

  They said it couldn’t be done. “How could you, Mr. Funny Guy, have anything to say or teach about leadership?” Thanks for the vote of confidence. The amount of naysayers in the transition from my entertainment background to becoming one of the most sought after, highest rated, Keynote Speakers in the world has been astounding, devastating, and equally the motivation that has pushed me to create something of excellence for those who believed in me. This is a great risk, sharing with you my ENTIRE Keynote presentation as is currently constituted. My hope in sharing this PRIVATE LINK is
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The Promise to The One: YOU

  For past 6 months I have been burning the candle and running on all cylinders. If you follow me on social media you know about my travels, perhaps you’ve seen me one day in Kauai, the next day in Vermont, and the next day in Montana. So grateful for the work and opportunity, yet as we keep our promises to clients, family, and every need to keep a business afloat, we often forget one very important person: OURSELVES. What do you do to Keep The Promise to The One? The One is YOU. In my presentations I speak about
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The Legendary Leader Who Plays Along

  Have you ever had a leader that you wished would let their hair down once in a while? You knew it was in them, but they just took themselves so serious? Not to say you want to see recklessness, but you also want to see they are human. Of late certain leaders have gotten themselves into serious trouble, whether Tweeting in the middle of the night, going on podcasts and radio shows and saying ridiculous things (and then having to step down from their executive position), or having past transgressions come to light. The level of engagement a leader
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