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 find them in biographies.....

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 them everywhere they go, but if you dwell on that you will...

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 youth attending the program...

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 keeps us in our little boxes. As S.O.B.’s who are...

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 the unsung heroes of the Apollo...

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 me there too long, however it’s usually a positive in my...