Mentoring


UNFAIR ADVANTAGE

We are born knowing nothing. For me, it lasted a bit longer. When I went back to college to study music at age 30+, I didn’t know the notes on the bass clef … and I was a bass/baritone. Some amazing teachers ignored the fact and took me from ignorance […]


How to Win at Everything

There’s a flip side to everything. Almost anything is at least partly true. You can’t trust anyone all of the time. Everyone fails. Nobody is always on your side. So how do you win at everything? Remember the old saying, “The more you know, the less you know,” well it’s […]


If you don’t use it, you lose it.

I’ve been an international speaker for over a decade now and been interviewed hundreds of times on podcasts, radio, and television, but if you don’t use it, you lose it! For the last couple of years, I’ve been turning down interviews and speaking engagements to focus on finishing The Impact […]


I’m about to get a lot of negative feedback.

Why? Because I’m going to be starting to put myself and my biggest project (The Impact Factor Movie) on the firing line. Note: I’m not saying I won’t get lots of positive feedback! I already have received wonderful comments and that won’t stop! Many people are going to LOVE this […]


Life Expectancy

What’s the point? I’ve always set my life expectancy by comparing myself to my Dad. Dad lived to be 92 – Exactly. It was a goal to make it to 92 and he did.   Unfortunately, I’m not as slim and trim as Dad was, but I’m in reasonable health […]


Little Things

So, I’m in San Diego at the Impact Event and one big name marketer is telling me about how he increased his business 50 percent since he talked to another marketer when they were together at my event in Baltimore six months ago.   It was just a simple thing. […]


HARD: Thoughts on Casting 3

What do these movies and TV shows all have in common … The Bourne Legacy, The Wolf of Wall Street, Philadelphia, The Godfather: Part III, The Unforgiven, Duplicity, Michael Clayton, The King of Comedy, House of Cards, NCIS, Cold Case, The Wire, Law & Order, One Life to Live, General […]


Deep in the Screenplay 2

In case you haven’t missed me, I’ve been buried this summer deep in the writing of the screenplay for the Impact Factor Feature Narrative Film. A three time Academy Award Winning Writer and Producer offered to help me and I have to admit, it took my thinking to a whole […]


Open Letter to My Missing Friends …

It seems like you just dropped off the face of the earth. We were talking and then you were gone. My messages drop into nothing. I know you had things going on in your life and the things I don’t know about are probably worse than I can imagine, but […]


So the words start flowing and threats begin.

It’s a battle and things are getting heated. You are convinced you are right. You are certain you deserve what’s due to you. You know your actions are justified. So the words start flowing and threats begin. Because you believe you have no choice. Whether you are right or wrong, […]