Mike Lee is a keynote speaker, author, and elite performance coach who works to equip high-performing leaders with the optimal mindset, strategies and skills of basketball's elite in order to drive business performance. His mission for helping others began when he was just a sophomore in college. The summer after his sophomore year, Mike opened up a youth basketball camp in his hometown in Wisconsin. As the basketball camp became more popular, Mike began working with bigger and bigger athletes, ranging from kids in middle school to top NBA players.
Welcome back to the Roaring ‘20’s! What does that even mean? The roaring '20'? For centuries there has been an eventful decade of the '20's. In the 1920's we had with the Great Depression, with the first world war ending it resulted in a Great Depression. Also, the plague resurfacing but that didn’t stop the world from accomplishing things. Many American's owned cars, radios, and telephones for the first time.
It is easy to write old Charles (Hank Chinanski) Bukowski off as a mean drunk and amateur poet that got really lucky. He was a bar brawler, a pretty horrible guy to most of the women in his life, and the type of drunk that would drink until he passed out most of the time. He started drinking at 16 and didn’t stop until he died at 73. For most of his adult life he held a string of low paying jobs with a couple of longer stints as a mail man in Los Angeles. Considering how brutal his childhood was, his dad beat him with a razor strap once a week until he was ten years old, it is amazing that he didn’t commit suicide or end up a serial killer.
Quarantine Day Umpteen: It was just another Monday. Well, not your typical Monday. Unless your typical Monday includes an executive stay-at-home order from your governor because of a global pandemic. I sat at home scrolling on the Facebook (yes, THE Facebook) like the rest of my fellow detainees. Someone tagged me to a status with a hilarious joke and, instantly, I got an idea: What if I made this hypothetical joke a reality? So I staged a joke Facebook Live concert poking fun at the great Ms. Lauryn Hill's notorious tardiness. (I'm honestly a huge fan and I hope that she finds it humorous if she ever finds out about it.) With a hat, a mic stand, a guitar, and absolute silence I garnered approximately 4.8K viewers within about 2 hours. And while going somewhat viral is quite an experience, I was overwhelmed with the fact that, for the first time in a long time, I had just gone with a gut feeling without question. Sure, it may not sound like a monumental moment to you all. All I did was set up some props and leave my laptop idle for a few hours, right? On the surface, that may be. But this moment signified a breakthrough that was 20-some-odd years in the making.
People have had to live through some pretty tough days, after the outbreak of a pandemic that until 4 months ago seemed totally unthinkable that it could happen, and that has questioned the future of many national economies, and that could imply a total change for international business policies and financial markets.
If I took the smartphone right out of your hand today and never gave it back to you until the day before you died, would you still be able to charge it or would it be so outdated that no one would know how to turn it on anymore? (Just kidding)
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