This September will mark my third year as host of Up In Your Business on KABF radio. Though the show began as a mentoring program for entrepreneurs, it has become much more than that. It is the human-interest stories of my guests that listeners have found interesting and inspiring.
In the words of Mark Twain, “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
My daughter frequently encourages me with the phrase, “Don’t give up before the miracle happens.” She first received this piece of advice from her allergy doctor. This is the back story on how this affirmation grew within me from cliché to gospel.
Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “I don’t understand” may be the most empowering sentence you will ever utter. As far back as I can remember, I was my father’s shadow– a bright, observant, and worrisome child, just behind his leg, listening to everything he said and didn’t say. I noticed early on when men […]
One of the things I like about getting older is that I don’t require as much sleep. When I wake in the middle of the night, I love to get up and putter around my quiet and dimly lit home. And if I’m lucky enough to be up just before sunrise, the outdoors is a […]
While participating in a self-improvement, personality workshop called Enneagram, I identified myself as a #8 personality type. For years I have been accused of being a control freak and responded by stating that I really don’t like managing people, only to have the accuser retort, “Then why are you?” During this workshop, I found out […]
Pictured is the Taborian Hall and Dreamland Ballroom with no roof or windows at the beginning of the journey. The “meaning of life” a never ending question with no definitive answer. My family went to church a little, you know Easter and Christmas. But I’ve always been spiritual. And by that I mean a little […]
You don’t really start to know yourself till you get older. And maybe this is why most people say, “I can’t think of any age I’d go back to.” Today at the age of 60, I believe I’m starting to know myself. I am a person who likes to try new things, ask questions and […]
There is no other place in the world like the good ole USA. For the most part, American’s problems are of our own making. Foreigners come to this country barely speaking English, purchase a failing small business, work seven days a week, pay taxes, live modestly and achieve the American Dream. They feel blessed. The […]