Looking Forward

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: Be empowered and recognized as someone on the way up–a winner in everything you do.  You will be considered one, if people see you taking action.  Look for three dimensional mentors.  You can often

Should Things Be Easier?

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: It is wonderful to wake up and have everything just the way you want. But is that realistic? Yes, there are some people who SEEM to be blessed by a golden hand that follows

Two weeks in Greece

From the Journal of the S.O.B. I hope you missed me these past two weeks. I was in Greece, courtesy of my son who gifted me with this wonderful trip for my birthday. Yes, I went by myself and had

The Past, Present, and Future

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I am attending the 39th convention of the National Speakers Association. As you can imagine, there are over 1000 people here who are mostly professional plus those just starting out. We also have 100

How Do You Deal With Change?

From the Journal of the S.O.B. We certainly know there is nothing so constant as change. Yet it is the one thing that drives us nuts! The older we get, the harder it is to make changes and that’s what

What Makes A Champion?

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I had quite a day today watching the coverage on the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary and the Wimbledon championship. Although very different events, they each brought out the best in the people involved. All

Why You Need Persistence

From the Journal of the S.O.B. Persistence is one of my favorite words. It really expresses who I am. It has been both a curse and a blessing. It keeps me pursuing things I want to do and sometimes keeps

Happy 4th of July

The long weekend will be upon us shortly and once again I must take the opportunity of championing what the 4th really means.  Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the

The First Days of Summer

From the journal of the S.O.B.: As we head into the last week of June, we also embrace the first day of summer. And it sure has come in with a bang. Snow in the mountains, floods in the plains,

A Belated Happy Daddy’s Day

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I hope all of you who are Dads had a happy day yesterday and those of you who celebrated Father’s Day with your Dad or hubby made it great as well. I have to