What’s Underneath?

Posted by on May 8, 2014 | One Comment

He stood up there, rigid and frightened, like a wild animal caught in my headlights on the highway.  His eyes were darting about, avoiding the audience all cost.  He kept wiping his hands on his pants, giving away his sweaty palms.  When he started to speak, he robotically read from his notes, as if being […]

Your Role in Transformation

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 | 3 Comments

On Sunday, it was in the high 40’s.  The ground was clear and it was warm enough to go outside with just a vest on.  Today the world I see outside my window is blanketed in thick, frozen, fluff.  The trees, the telephone wires, the roofs, the fences – everything – covered.  It is truly […]

The Heroes of Our Lives

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014 | 5 Comments

I will never forget the moment I walked into that room for the first time.  At 6:45am on a dark, February morning in Seattle, after scurrying from my car through the pouring, ice-cold-rain, I wandered through the Charlestown Cafe looking for something called “Toastmasters“.  I had no idea what to expect.  When I found my […]

Breaking Through the Roadblocks

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday’s post was all about unleashing our talents.  Great stuff!  And it would be a no-brainer, except for the fact that it’s not as easy as just “doing or not doing it”, it often takes getting the roadblocks out of the way first. My mind keeps wandering back, thinking of my friend Jeff.   Jeff is […]