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Thank You, Josh Hamilton

Dear Josh, I am thankful for you, as are many others. We are truly sorry to hear that your demons may have gone ahead on the scoreboard recently. Anyone who has heard your story, though, knows that you will tie the score and go ahead again soon, if you haven't already. I [...]

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#drinkingfordummies

Ok, kids -- it's time to do some really simple math. This game is like putt-putt where a higher score is bad. We're just going to add up the number in each category and whichever one has more is the loser. Good things that can come from teenage drinking: 1) [...]

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New Approach to Life — New Blog

New Approach to Life — New Blog
For many years, I silo'd my life -- work over here, home life over there, what's on my heart over there, writing and speaking stuff over here... Why? I remember when I wrote my first book. I was working for a big company whose name rhymes with 'Smells Cargo' and [...]

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Great Quote on Life’s Purpose

I could take all kinds of time and energy to say it in my own words, or I could just say, "What he said" -- "If you are breathing, you are still alive. If you are alive, then you are still here, physically, on this planet. If you are still here, [...]

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What Will They Say When You Go?

It's one of those things you can't keep from happening; people talking about you when your number is called. An important thing to remember, though, is the fact that you have an awful lot of control NOW over what they will say THEN. Hopefully, my father is pleased with what I [...]

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A Note to Know-It-Alls

If you know it all, why are you listening? If you know it all, why are you watching? If you know it all, why are you reading? If you know it all, why aren't you speaking? If you know it all, share. Those words came to me as I read feedback from a recent talk [...]

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WRAL “Good Things” Interview with Bill Leslie

Really pleased with how this interview and piece turned out. Seeing as I'm pushing it when I say I'm 5'7" tall, the fact that what aired is very short is fitting.  Enjoy! [...]

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Helping Young Adults

I recorded an interview for a news segment called "Good Things" for WRAL-TV last week. (UPDATE - here is a link to the interview) - I pitched them on the idea that the message from my second book, entitled "The Second Day," may be helpful to young adults - young [...]

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Use the Spacebar – A Perspective on Fixing the Violence Problem in America

Have a look at your keyboard. See the big, long key at the bottom? At first glance, you may think it holds less importance because it doesn't have any letters or symbols on it like the other keys. I beg to differ. The pressing of that long key creates a space. [...]

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Christmas Ideas – The “Lovecat” Way

Christmas Ideas – The “Lovecat” Way
One of the most influential people in my life has been renowned author and speaker, Tim Sanders. In his book, "Love is the Killer App" he talks about living life as a "lovecat." It's an iteration of the Golden Rule that suggests we allow love into our business life - [...]

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