Written five books based on life altering events; teaches aspiring entrepreneurs at Arizona State; mentor with the Veterans Treatment Court and University of California Entrepreneurship Academy; Radio show host - Life Altering Events
Keep Hope Alive
Jessie Jackson during his Presidential campaign often said, “Keep hope alive.” We all have a vision or a dream of our perfect or ideal life. Without hope, that vision and the dream will die.
The TAG TEAM – Strategic Partnerships and Relational Capital
Are you honest enough to admit to yourself that you don't know what you don't know? There are many reasons why businesses struggle or fail but one most people don’t acknowledge is this: Too many business owners don’t know what they don’t know and they are either not willing or able to bring in the necessary expertise. Why? This is what I hear most often – “We are smart and we’ll figure it out;” or worse they bring in the wrong people; a fraternity brother or a professor; or a family member; or my personal favorite – “I know a guy!” Ladies and gentlemen, I am an Italian from New York. When someone says I know a guy, that is usually not a good thing!
COVID-19 Is An Opportunity To Press the Reset Button
The world is in a state of fear and anxiety over this virus. Rational thought has been replaced by fear which is leading to mob and hoarder mentality. The worst people are resorting to total exploitation holding toilet paper and disinfecting wipes hostage. Every media outlet is giving us minute to minute updates on the virus. Depending on what news you listen to the information is often contradictory. What we all want is some sort of stability, but we are not getting it externally. When fear and emotions are high, intelligence is low.
Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch!
Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars has a great line in his hit song “Uptown Funk.” The line is “Don’t Believe Me? Just Watch!” This line makes me think of all the people who have been counted out, disregarded or marginalized because they didn’t follow the “established set of rules.” They have been called names like strange, odd, different, or a little off. A kinder statement is they are a free spirit.
Remembering a Great Man
I don’t know the author, but I recently reach a statement about the impact of a Father: “If after you are grown, you think back on your Father, and you smile, you were raised by a great man.”
Becoming a Single Father
Like most people when I got married, my plan was we would stay together forever. My parents were married for 57 years before my mother died and her family had never experienced a divorce. We were very happy, at least I thought we were. We had two daughters who are my everything. Professionally things were very good. On the surface we looked like the poster family for a successful marriage and family.
Are You Still Trying to Pick up the Pieces?
I host a radio weekly internet radio show on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel called Life Altering Events. People often ask me, "What exactly is a life-altering event?" I tell them this—it can be something we choose, or something that is thrust upon us that dramatically alters the trajectory of our life.
What Are Veteran Treatment Courts?
I host a weekly internet radio show on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel called Life Altering Events. People often ask me what exactly is a life altering event? I tell them this—it can be something we choose or something that is thrust upon us that dramatically alters the trajectory of our life.