Tag Archives | Authenticity

Lessons From Dad’s Hospital Bedside

My dad was recently hospitalized with atrial fibrillation, an erratic heartbeat that can lead to a number of health problems. On top of that, he was suffering from vertigo and ringing in his ears that caused constant nausea. It was a debilitating combination that raised concerns about cardiac arrest and stroke. I’ve never seen my dad in such a weakened state. For a man whose strength and consistency has been a staple in my life, it caused me to pause and consider […]

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Lessons from Super Bowl LI, Lady Gaga, and Tom Brady

For a country and a culture on edge, Super Bowl LI was a welcome distraction. For a moment, we could take a break from the exhaustive media charade, gorge ourselves on finger food, avoid political discussions on Facebook, and cheer for the Patriots to lose. Or so it seemed. In the week leading up to the fifty-first installment of the big game, someone spotted a Make America Great Again hat in Tom Brady’s locker which raised questions about his affiliation […]

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The Journey of Becoming a Fool

A couple of months ago, while playing around with Snapchat, I created an alter ego named Frank. It was silly and completely uncharacteristic for the professional, polished identity I had created, but it made me laugh—a lot. In fact, it was like something happened as I explored this part of me that set me free. Not that anything before was fake, I had just discovered something new—like when I first learned how to play the guitar. While many laughed along with me, […]

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Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income on Whole Life Matters

I am coming to you live today from Fort Worth, Texas at Podcast Movement 2015. I was lucky enough to win a fifteen minute interview with the man, Pat Flynn, of Smart Passive Income. Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via Stitcher Pat, tell me a little bit about being the opening keynote speaker at this year’s Podcast Movement. “It was an amazing experience. The crowd was super engaging and responsive which helped because I get super nervous before I speak, like […]

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Confessions of a Wanna-Be Superhero

My three sons love to dress up. Everyday they embark upon a new adventure: pretending to fly, fight crime, or any number of other superhero fantasies. And although I’m hesitant to admit it, I’ve learned that I dress up as well. While they do it for fun, I do it because I think I have to. I put on capes as an attempt to understand my own identity. It’s funny to me that superheroes conceal themselves—their true identities—underneath average, everyday attire, yet in […]

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Dinner with a Korean Friend: A Life Lesson You Can’t Fake

Back in my days of real estate sales, I had a certain Korean client who loved to play golf. I knew, or at least I assumed, his interest in our community had little to do with his prospects of buying a home. He was well aware that a ride through the neighborhood to look at homes culminated in a free round of golf. I saw it as a chance to sharpen my sales skills, so I would entertain his request. […]

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