Have you ever listened to an inspiring speech and thought, “I could do that. It seems so easy.”? But here’s a secret: Every rousing speech you’ve ever heard has been rehearsed and practiced and rehearsed and practiced again. And again. And again. …read more
Maybe your idea of becoming a successful leader involves attracting a multitude of followers, people you can lead to a specific destination. But a significant leader doesn’t create followers, they create great leaders. …read more
Of all the people I’ve met and worked with over the years, my friendship with Steve Jennings has always been a cherished and valued relationship. I consider him to be a hero; a true warrior. Years ago, he was in a horrific automobile accident, and was not expected to live. But not only did he recover, he overcame a wheelchair-binding paralysis to emerge as a leading authority on personal achievement and an ambassador for peace. …read more
So, what’s the difference between success and significance? I’m glad you asked!
Success is achieving goals and finding “happiness” on a very shallow level. You leave no legacy. You make no difference in the grand scheme of things. You might be a successful writer, and sell thousands of books, but does what you write touch your readers’ hearts and souls? …read more
We never know when our actions will influence the world around us. Those everyday exchanges ripple out in every direction—for better or worse. By becoming a champion for good in your everyday life, you can bring about remarkable growth and positive changes.
This reminds me of a story I shared in the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” series about a young woman named Sally Bush. …read more
How often do we sit around, waiting for our life to happen? How much time do we waste because we haven’t taken control of our own destiny?
I’ve had the privilege of meeting with some of the greatest leaders of our time. Not one of them took a passive approach at their goals and dreams. Every single one of them took the reins to drive themselves to the top of their industries, and the top of their game. …read more
A mom never stops being a mom. Whether they’re holding their sweet little newborn for the first time, walking a nervous 5-year-old to kindergarten, or crying tears of joy as her child graduates from college, mothers are always cheering us on.
Even more so are the mothers whose sons and daughters serve in the military. As their children leave to fight overseas and are stationed in far-off locations, these mothers experience an overwhelming amount of pride but also a constant dread and worry for the safety of their loved ones. …read more
I’m so excited to tell you about a new opportunity for us to connect and build a better world. Starting on Tuesday, May 9, I’ll be hosting a 1-hour radio show on the Influencers channel at VoiceAmerica.com at 1 p.m. MST where I will talk to powerful leaders about business, music, philanthropy—and anything else we feel like discussing. …read more
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
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