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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Kindness

  This week I was asked to speak to nearly 1,000 youth about kindness in kicking off “Kindness Week”. The event was in honor of a young man who had been in a severe accident, now in a wheelchair, learning how to walk and talk again, named Garrett Webb.  An inspiration to everyone for his ability to be happy amid life-changing trials, and equally kind to everyone before and following the accident. The kids laughed as I recounted the story of my son, when he was 3 years old, walking up to strangers on the playground and optimistically, innocently asking,
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New Web Site and Videos

  As an annual Promise to myself and client base, we revamp the WEB SITE, logo, images, powerpoint slides, newsletter, and VIDEO – EVERY SINGLE YEAR. If you’ve ever been in search of a Speaker for your events you know this is not a normal industry-wide commitment.  I have some speaker and entertainer friends with web sites that are over 10 years old (eeeh!), and make a video every 5 years. My look is ever-changing – not just from shaven to a beard, 20/20 vision to big glasses – but the whole of what I do, say, entertain, and how
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The Costco Promise

  I’m a fan of Costco. Other than on the Saturday before the Superbowl.  Or really any day the week of a Holiday, as the amount of people that are also fans is insane. Other than that crazy time of the year, Costco is the best. Now they are even more the best. Did you read about this? Some lady literally took her DEAD Christmas Tree back a WEEK AND A HALF AFTER Christmas, testing the true commitment to the promise of a generous return policy Costco has in place for it’s members. This is hilarious and equally disturbing. Hilarious
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OPRAH!

  Wow. Did you see it? Oprah Winfrey received the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement award at the Golden Globes on January 7, 2018, and brought new meaning to delivering a speech that is relevant, powerful, and inspiring in a very challenging time. Please watch, enjoy, and savor the ability she has to move an audience. This may launch her presidential campaign (you never know!). Seth Meyers did a fantastic job as Host, opening with the line, “Welcome Ladies and remaining Gentlemen”.  Brilliant handling of a very tough topic. Although I don’t like awards shows in general due to the
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The Promise of Following the Prompting

  This week one of the greatest men and givers of time, service, and compassion has passed to the other side.  He was the President of my faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I had the honor of knowing President Thomas S. Monson and my heart is equally grieved and grateful at this time. A story that struck me, as recounted by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland in the Deseret News as follows, pertains to my message of serving and caring for The One, which President Monson did as a lifelong rescuer of men: As an inexperienced, 23-year-old
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New Year, New You, Yeah Right

  You’ve been waiting for my “Don’t set GOALS this New Year, make a….” yeah, I think I’ve overdone that a bit on this blog. For which I apologize only to those that have unsubscribed from it being too much. For those that hang in there with me, I thank you and hope my posts bring you smiles, thoughts, new perspectives, and the occasional tear (either from sentiment or laughing a lot). You’ve probably heard or seen “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!” I don’t like that so much. Why?  Because it usually involves me in only my shorts standing under hot
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Thank You for An Amazing Year in 2017

  Many of those that read this blog are clients and employees of the awesome companies I have had the chance over the past year to speak to, perform for, and play master of ceremonies.  On behalf of my family, both the one at home, and the one at work with JHE, we are so grateful for your business and the incredible, unforgettable experiences. In years past I have done a Top Ten list of my favorite events.  Instead of that today, here are some of the memories that will always be associated with 2017 (not all events listed): Houston
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