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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John B. Hewlett, Legendary Performer

  In June 2018 I had the unique opportunity to speak to the Million Dollar Round Table with over 15,300 in the audience in Los Angeles, CA. I had submitted my name for 17 years to get on their stage and it finally happened. What the audience didn’t realize is that I was very familiar on a personal level with their company and industry due to my father’s work in my youth. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to share a story like this, as well as have my father in the audience. Hope you enjoy, and don’t just read this
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The Promise That Scares You

  “You have more in you.  You MUST share it. You have no choice and I will not allow you to continue until you do.”     Have you heard this voice before?   It may sound frightening, and to be frank, it is.   But that is the voice in your soul talking.  Are you willing to listen?   The other night in Orem, UT, as I performed to my first of 2 sold-out shows, I looked out over the audience.   The entire first row was sound asleep.   Why would I admit this to you, when you
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Goals vs Promises – The Process

  Why set a goal when we can make a promise? If you’ve heard me speak about The Promise, The Engagement Experience, you’ve heard me say that phrase. A lot of people are confused. They go, “Does that mean there’s no more goals?” No. That’s not what that means, but all you have to do is go through a process that helps you: Identify Clarify Magnify …what are goals, and what are promises? If it’s a goal and you can set it and break it and it’s not a big deal if you hit it, that’s a goal, so identify
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Where It All Began: Kauai, HI

    Raptor loose in Kauai!   I guess you could call me a sentimental guy. Here I am, one hour left before I fly away from beautiful Kauai Island, but I’m here in Lihue, where pretty much a lot of my career creativity began. Back in March of 2000, we came here with my parents who cashed out all of their Marriott points and gave each of my siblings and I our own special room. My clock would never change.  I couldn’t figure out why I could not sleep, but I took advantage of the time and would walk
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The Promise of Discipline

  Watch this post here:   Have you ever been to a conference where the view out your hotel window looked like this? What is fascinating to me is how often events are held at the great resorts of the world, with views such as this, and we are expected to still do our work, go to meetings, and deny what the natural man truly wants – to run outside and play! Who are these cruel meeting professionals and event planners?  (emoji laughing with tears)   The importance of Doing the Work is a theme I have been fascinated by
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My Confession You Didn’t See Coming

  For the past few years I have been re-branding my career, message, and performance at a dizzying pace.  It has been one of the most rewarding and challenging times of my life. The main question I receive from friends, family, and anyone who knew me before I became known as the ‘Entertaining Speaker who talks about Leadership and Promises’ is this: “If you’re now only a ‘Speaker’, then are you doing any entertaining, singing or impressions anymore?”  For those that have seen me as a Keynote Speaker at your conference you may laugh at this, because you’ve seen how
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First Class Upgrade

  What Would You Do?    Upgraded from Coach to First Class on my flight to Atlanta and sat in my big comfy seat. Woman seated beside me hands her special pillow to the man passing us, as her husband walks by and sits behind us. In Coach. I asked, “Is that your husband?” She said, “Yes”.  Turning around I said, “Sir, do you mind if we trade seats so you can sit with your lovely bride?” You would have thought I handed him a $1,000 check. Grateful and shocked he sat next to his wife in First Class while
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The Broken Promise of MoviePass

  Not one to say told ya so, but I remember the first time I heard about MoviePass. Sounded too good to be true. For a very low monthly membership fee of $9.95, you could see one movie per day in the theatre! Friends of mine flocked to COSTCO and online to get this latest and greatest promise. Eventually friends started receiving notice that this was not sustainable for the company and the rules changed. When the expectation is set, and then the result changes midstream, that is called a broken promise in business. This was the ultimate example of
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