Who am I?

I could rattle off the family roles I have played in my life: husband, father, brother, son, grandson, cousin and nephew. I could ramble on about the career roles: marketer, trainer, video producer, speaker, entertainer, writer and consultant. I could define myself as the sum total of all the experiences I have lived, or an…

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Stay in the box

On a hot dusty diamond in rural Indiana, I faced the fastest pitcher in the Russiaville Little League. He was a big kid for 13 and I was a small kid for 12. I kicked my cleats into the silty sand a couple of times, and went through the motions of a practice swing. The…

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Use the Catalyst

My good friend Michelle Alvez has transformed her life through fitness. She is sharing her story in her new blog and posted a Before/After picture to highlight how far she has come. It caused me to flash back to a similar photo moment of my own. Four years ago, my co-worker was scouting for a…

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Unlearning

OK I got this…left-handed parallel parking on a steep cobble-stone hill in a rental car with a manual stick shift in busy downtown Edinburgh. I squeezed the SUV in with inches to spare, jumped out in the street to celebrate only to see the “Residents Only” parking sign. Heavy sigh. This was my first attempt…

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A guy like me

Why did I pay money for the opportunity to put my mind and body through an exhausting challenge like the Ironman 70.3? It was an extremely difficult combination of swimming, riding and running through the beautiful rolling hills of Napa Valley. I was able to finish in just over 7 hours. Why did I do…

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