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…

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…

I Am Not

I am not a runner. I am not a swimmer. I am not a public speaker. I am not funny. I am not good with numbers. I am not organized. I am not strong enough. I am not able to lose weight. I am not calm under pressure. I am not worthy. These are all…

Don’t quit your night job

I walked in two hours early, just to get a feel for the stage and environment. It’s a preparation method I learned doing Toastmasters speech contests. I strolled past the framed pictures of famous comedians who have entertained at Tommy T’s over the years, and asked myself “Do I really belong here?” Of course I…

Use the Catalyst – Part 2

In the recent post, Use the Catalyst, I shared how I transformed my body to be more fit and healthy. It started out as a weight loss mission, but evolved into something else entirely. I found a new formula for living that crossed over into everything I took on. “Make a decision. Make it public. Make…

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…