Getting Organized

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: Somehow when fall arrives, our minds turn to getting things organized and in better shape. Since I have been anticipating a full move to California for 2 years now, I have boxes everywhere and

Having a good week!

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: You know I talk about a positive mindset a lot. Well, I’m going to do it again!  You need to start your week with positive energy so you can face all the challenges and obstacles that

Hurricane or No Hurricane

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: For days everyone has been getting ready for the “big one.” We now have learned it won’t hit us directly but should still have an impact with wind and rain.  I did my duty

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