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  • For Azeem Every Day is Thanksgiving Day

    In 2007 a taxi driver named Azeem changed my life. He expressed what we too often take for granted. His words impact me today as they resounded then. I know where Azeem is today. It’s the same place he is every day because… For Azeem, every day is Thanksgiving Day. Let me know if his […]


  • The BIG 4-0!!!

    The BIG 4-0!!!

    Yesterday October 31 was my 39th business anniversary. Today I start the BIG 4-0! It’s been quite a ride. I’m reflecting back and looking forward. In the here and now, I’d like to share some of my favorite work from the past 39 years. I’ll kick off with an all time fave, a mini-course called, […]


  • A Tribute to My Father, Ed Axelrod

    A Tribute to My Father, Ed Axelrod

    Ed Axelrod’s passing on August 10, 2006 left a big hole in my life. I spent the next 24 hours writing his life story which I read at his funeral. “A Tribute to My Father” became a 1640 word catharsis for me, and a fitting tribute to a man whose personality and stature were bigger […]



  • Birthday Quotes

    Birthday Quotes

    To celebrate my 61st turn around the sun here are 61 of my favorite personal quotes. I invite you to play it forward and share the love. “Show up. Be there.” “Your upside is not outside. You’re upside is inside.” “I love and serve people and they reward me with their money.” “You can’t fill […]


  • For Azeem Every Day is Thanksgiving Day

    In 2007 a taxi driver named Azeem changed my life. He expressed what we too often take for granted. His words impact me today as they resounded then. I know where Azeem is today. It’s the same place he is every day because… For Azeem, every day is Thanksgiving Day. Let me know if his […]


  • Maximum IMPACT Philadelphia

    Flying high and diving deep after 5 days with my dear friend Ken McArthur at his IMPACT event. Always a great time meeting NEW friends and getting face time with “old” ones. Lots of powerful speakers and amazing attendees from whom I learn as much or more. As Ken says, “You make a difference whether […]


  • 5 Years In California…Lessons Learned LIVE

    Today I am five years living in California. On this day each of the past four years I posted my “lessons learned” since moving here. This year, I’m changing the game. Rather than writing about it, I decided to celebrate “Five Years in California” by hosting a… LIVE webcast today, June 17, 2015. You can […]


  • Drum Major Instinct – Dr. Martin Luther King

    It’s mind boggling to think 47 years have passed. I was a happy, optimistic, idealistic freshman starting high school the year Martin Luther King, Jr. was killed. His beautiful words inspired me to write. His pulse pounding tone, heart racing pace, and poetic prose inspired me to speak. Although I never met him, he helped […]


  • NEW Year, NEW Game

    NEW Year, NEW Game

    I commit to: 1 – Eliminate these “11 Killers of Human Potential” (and humans): righteousness, certainty, arrogance, bitterness, judgment, denial, attachment, envy, comparison, ego, and fear. 2 – Stop committing the “7 Deadly Sins of Self-Abuse” – instead of what I should, ought, must, need, supposta, hafta, and gotta do, I choose my life. 3 […]