You Just Have to Start

I was not born a runner. When it comes to athletics, I’m not quite sure what I was born, but I started as a baseball player and transformed into a pretty decent tennis player. After my back injury, I had to find something new. I picked running. And so I ran, and ran, and ran […]

13.1 is Only Half the Journey

*This is the third post in a five-post series on my quest to complete the Rock ‘n Roll San Diego Marathon on June 3, 2012. Running was never my thing. I grew up playing little league baseball as every American boy is destined to do. I actually regret that I didn’t play longer. I long […]

FOCUS: Trembling Legs!

Selected Life Lesson I’ve learned how to be less shy. I had to give a speech in front of the whole school and my legs were trembling. Now I have more confidence about myself. -Anonymous Life Lesson from Olathe, Kansas Richard’s Thoughts… As a speaker I know just what this lesson is talking about. In […]

All In or All Out

Early in the movie Tommy Boy, “Big Tom Callahan” is trying to convince the bank to give him a loan for a major business expansion. He tells the banker, “In business, you’re either growing or you’re dying. There ain’t no third direction.” And he’s right. Anyone who has worked a day in their life knows […]

Newsletter: Execute Now

This is part of my monthly newsletter (which is free, by the way)! Sign up here to get it delivered to your mailbox each month! The definition of execute is quite dramatic: “to carry out; accomplish; to execute a plan or order. But it is definitely true. I mean, think about it. When you take […]

Focus on the Keys to Success

If I had all the answers, I probably wouldn’t be living in an apartment in New York City. I’d be governor or senator or the creator of Google or something. But I don’t. Not many of us do. But one thing I know is how to not find the answers. What’s the key to success? […]