Let’s be clear… I’m not a Cleveland Cavaliers or Golden State Warriors fan. I’m not a Lebron James or Stephen Curry fan. However, I am a fan of good basketball and a real sucker for greatness. For those of you who followed the NBA Finals, whether you’re happy about the results of this 2016 Read More
A Lesson On Belief from the Life of Muhammad Ali
At the age of 22, Muhammad Ali beat the odds (7:1) and became the boxing heavyweight champion of the world by beating Sonny Liston. It wasn’t just his skill that helped him achieve this amazing feat, but also his belief in himself. Before he won the title he proclaimed, “I am the greatest boxer of Read More
7 Weeds That Are Strangling Your Seed of Greatness
We all have a seed of greatness; we’re born with it. Every human being that lives and breathes on this planet has a gift or talent to provide the rest of the world. The full expression of that gift is what causes us to relate to them as great! Michael Jordan reached greatness! Mother Teresa Read More
Believing You Can vs. Believing You Can’t
A month or two ago, I had the opportunity to be part of an intimate panel interview with Martin “Marty” Nesbitt. Mr. Nesbitt is a well-known, successful businessman in Chicago, and also the best friend of President Barack Obama. During the panel discussion, Mr. Nesbitt shared an interesting exchange he and the President had about Read More
Leave It All on the Floor!
We all have people we look up to, admire or follow and those whom have won our admiration haven’t done so without some significant sacrifice. Many hours, days, months and years have been poured into perfecting the crafts for which we admire them. If we had a behind the scenes ‘full access‘ pass, the sight Read More
What are you waiting for?
What’s that one thing that you just need to happen?….and if it happens…all the doors will just swing wide open! How long have you been waiting for this one thing? All of us tend to have that thing, that excuse…that reason…why we can’t do something great…something risky…something we’re passionate about…something that will make us Read More
The definition of great!
Greatness is being redefined every day, every month, every year. Normal is being reset, every day, every month, every year… What was great yesterday, is good today. What is good today, is normal tomorrow. 365 days later that same norm is now outdated and sometimes broken. In 2011, world records were established that seemed Read More