One of my favorite authors is Harvey Mackay. I especially remember reading Swim With the Sharks: Without Being Eaten Alive and later Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. He is also well known as an excellent motivational speaker and I recently reheard the story about the taxi driver who demonstrated the importance and [...]
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I love the Cheetah. Slender, sleek, graceful and swift. A beautiful golden, short, spotted fur with a bushy white tuft and the end of its tail. Just magnificent!
In my business book Surviving Your Serengeti the protagonist in the story, Sean, after going on his own personal safari of self-discovery, finds his inner animal at the end of the book. Meanwhile I subtlety added his “animal” type at the beginning of the book — on the cover. I am sure you can guess what animal he is.
No-one knows exactly the total numbers cheetahs that are left in the wild but best research estimates it to be less than 10,000. During my most recent trip to the Serengeti, I had an up close and personal time with three cheetah brothers and it was a very, very memorable experience. I saw them work together, chase down a wildebeest and then they allowed me to get within 5 feet of them while they were feeding. Unbelievable!
And then this week a friend sent me this great photo. How cool is this Cheetah!
Last week my two sons, their two friends and I decided to hike the Kalalau trail. The trail is located in the controlled conservation Na Pali Coast State Park on the garden island of Hawaii. The trail starts on the north shore of Kauai, goes up and down the side of the mountain many times, [...]
I enjoyed reading an interesting article in Fast Company today asking the question “How much does the first hour of every day matter? “ Made me think and immediately start writing this blog. Kevin Purdy, the author of the article, says it matters a lot – I agree. It can be the 30 – 60 [...]
It’s time to hit the campaign trial! I am not referring to Ferrell and Galifianakis in the movie “The Campaign” that was released last week, but rather the “other two” that are on their presidential campaign trail. I travel a fair amount (about 165,000 miles a year) but can’t even begin to fathom the millions [...]
Life is difficult for most people. Striving and achieving at any level requires talent, focus, commitment and tons of endurance. To succeed at the highest level such as the Olympics is not possible for most of us. So when you see someone reach that level of excellence it is moving… and 100 times more, when [...]
It seems that the USA is blessed with another naturally talented swimmer…Missy Franklin, the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic Swim team. Last week she set a world record in the 200 backstroke as well as winning four Olympic medals. A superstar is revealed and we are all in awe. Sheer athletic brilliance! It’s evident [...]
As I started writing this post I had to take a moment to reflect on the passing of a highly respected author last week. On Monday July 16th Stephen Richards Covey (79) died after complications resulting from a bicycle fall in April. Covey was in my opinion one of the world’s foremost authorities on leadership. [...]
Great story of someone who saw the future. In the late 1980s, Ken Kutaragi was watching his daughter play a Nintendo game console and he realized the potential of video games. At that time, Sony’s executives had little interest in video games, and when Nintendo expressed interest, Kutaragi responded by working in secret. Sony execs [...]
What happens when your body and mind is exhausted but you know you must push on? Our physical condition and fitness provides us the bodily energy we need to press ahead while our mental fortitude is the drive that keeps our mind on track when our reserves start running on low. Therefore, it is vitally [...]