I Am the Greatest

I Am the Greatest

Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr., as Muhammad Ali was once known, was born in Louisville, Kentucky, on January 17, 1942. During Ali’s youth, Louisville was a city of segregated public facilities, the Kentucky Derby, and other symbols of the Southern white aristocracy. African Americans were the servants and poor working class. The grandest dreams available to them were being a preacher or a teacher in an all-black church or school. …read more

Nancy Reagan

Nancy Reagan

Today was an emotional day for me as we laid to rest one of the great human beings of the twentieth century. Mrs. Nancy Reagan invited me into her inner circle as a main speaker who created and conducted high school and junior high school assembly programs throughout the U.S. Every “First Lady” develops a priority platform, and because we had a huge drug challenge, coupled with an out of control teenage suicide epidemic, Mrs. Reagan titled her program: “Just Say No.” …read more

I SAW SANTA CLAUS!

I SAW SANTA CLAUS!

Everyone should believe in Santa Claus. My children were raised on the wonderful Christmas story of the Polar Express, where no matter what happens in your life, if you continue to believe in Santa you will always hear the sleigh bell. …read more

LIGHT THE FIRE WITHIN

LIGHT THE FIRE WITHIN

(My Olympic Experience) I am always inspired by the Olympic Games and emotionally moved by the opening ceremonies. The spirit of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City especially touched my heart. …read more

A LIGHTENING ‘BOLT’ OF PATRIOTISM

A LIGHTENING ‘BOLT’ OF PATRIOTISM

Usain Bolt is a super hero, who stopped a television and stood respectfully during the U.S. National Anthem to pay tribute to something larger than himself. …read more

TRIBUTE TO THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS

TRIBUTE TO THE DOOLITTLE  RAIDERS

On this July 4th I need to share a story that epitomizes the gallantry, bravery, integrity, mindset and heart-set of who Tom Brokaw refers to in his best-selling book as The Greatest Generation. Psychologists tell us that we are defined by our significant emotional experiences, and this generation was identified through military service and defined by how they responded to the call to duty for honor and country when America came under fire in World War II. …read more

5 Tips For Social Entrepreneurs {Dan Clark Interview Re-published from Forbes}

5 Tips For Social Entrepreneurs {Dan Clark Interview Re-published from Forbes}

I continuously prepare myself to speak. The deeper my message, the higher the value and proportionate remuneration for services. I constantly research cutting edge results, interview revolutionary leaders whose thinking is disruptive and provocative, hang out with superstars who have “done it,” and then prove my research true through personal experiences. Amazing how easy and rewarding it is to monetize my findings through speaking engagements, selling my books and recorded programs, and enrolling organizational leaders, employees, and participant students who are also compelled to live a significant life into various experiential course curricula. …read more

The Greatest Generation Will Always Inspire Us – Happy Veteran’s Day!

The Greatest Generation Will Always Inspire Us - Happy Veteran's Day!

My dear friend, hero and father-in-law is Donald C. Sansom. He graduated high school at the age of seventeen and on his eighteenth birthday, February 25, 1943, he enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps. America was in the middle of World War II, and Don wanted to do his part and serve his country. On April 7, Don left on a troop train headed for preflight officer training school in Santa Ana, California. That December, Don graduated third in his class of 130 servicemen, and at eighteen years of age, he was the youngest second lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps. …read more

Global Wealth Leaders

Global Wealth Leaders

I am passionate about building inspired entrepreneurs, small business owners, and leaders. I am honored to be speaking alongside some of the best business experts and speakers in the nation for a truly transformational weekend …read more

CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING

CELEBRATING  THANKSGIVING

I am grateful for the power of beautiful words that make us think and feel. I am grateful to live in America – the greatest country on earth. …read more