Archive for the Inspiration Category

What I Learned From My Book Launch – It’s About More Than The Book!

WOW!  So many emotions over the last few months as the dream of publishing a book became a reality.  The release of Leadership by Invitation: How to RSVP and Embrace your Role as a LEADER, has provided many lessons, many of which I did not see coming during my book launch. As I put together […]


What The Boy Scouts Taught Me About Memorial Day

One of the things I miss the most about being a Boy Scout leader is the Memorial Day Flag Plant that we participated in every year.  On Memorial Day, we would head up to Willamette National Cemetery in Portland and along with the boys, would clean off the grave markers, plant a flag and audibly […]


Leaders Eat Last – Part 1; The Forces That Keep Us Safe

This month, in The Platform Builders Mastermind group, we are working our way through Simon Sinek’s recently released “Leaders Eat Last – Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.” Sinek, the author of Start With Why, provides a deep look into what creates the most effective teams and more importantly, what keeps them working […]


The Wealthiest Place on Earth – The Graveyard

Alright everybody, I will let you know right now that this post is intended to call each and everyone of you out, including me!  I first heard this geographical lesson from Les Brown, and it went something like this: “The graveyard is the richest place on earth, because it is here that you will find […]


If I Had The Self-Confidence To Do It, I Would _____________!

Look at that, I already have you thinking and you haven’t even got past the title of the post yet.  I love it when that happens. Self-confidence is one of those funny things.  You don’t really understand it until you get it.  No, not “get it” like understand it, I mean get it like “get […]


Nelson Mandela – A Lesson In Influence And Integrity

It has not even been 24 hours since Nelson Mandela’s time here on earth came to an end.  Most reading this probably know that Mandela has been in poor health for quite some time.  Still, when that day finally comes, it seems so surreal. Since his release from prison in 1990, Mandela’s name has stayed […]