A Soldier’s Silent Night: How To Get Involved During The Holidays

I love this time of year. It’s pretty to drive down night streets and see lights and colors aglow. There’s the smell of cinnamon, spice, evergreen and woodsmoke in the air. Visions of fires in the fire place and chestnuts roasting take me back to my childhood. People are a little bit nicer as you…

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Pay it Forward: Random Acts of Kindness and Deliberate Acts of Kindness

Hey folks did you get the invitation? It’s circulating around Facebook and it’s about Pay it Forward day. If you haven’t seen the movie it will make you cry! And then it will make you think why don’t more people do this kind of thing on a daily basis. What a better world we’d live…

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What Level Do You Live On?

As we wind down the year, and especially during this season of giving, not only is it a great time to take stock of how we met our goals on a business level, but also on a personal level. It’s also the time of year to be calibrating those goals for next year. It’s important…

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Epic Change: Small Donations Create Cumulative Effects In The World

I can’t believe it was just one year ago that I was arranging Tweetsgiving in Virginia Beach with my friends Sonya Schweitzer and Karen Clements at Gordon Biersch. It was a wonderful evening of positive energy for an amazing cause to help build schools in Africa through Epic Change, a 501 (c) 3 organization, while…

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November: Two Powerful Days of Reflection

In November there are two very powerful days of reflection. One just passed, Veterans Day. And one coming up in 10 more days. Thanksgiving. The following video drives home some powerful points to reflect on for both. These are secular holidays. These are days that effect all Americans and have so much to do with…

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Ya Gotta have A Plan: Goal Setting and Business Planning

To expand on my last blog post about creating a vision, the end of the year is always a good time to examine goal setting techniques, business planning, and creative visualization. This is true both for our personal lives and for our business lives. And the techniques are surprisingly the same. There are a couple…

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Don’t Know If You Noticed But…..

I took about a month off of blogging, and clammed up on tweeting as well. I’m not going to lie, the bluesfest took a lot of energy out of me. Doing it all was exhausting and I’ve taken the last month to regroup. The Bluesfest went from vision to reality because I set a goal…

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The Energy Is Building! Can You Feel It?

It’s amazing, the positive things that can happen when people come together under the umbrella of a great cause. Blue Gypsy Bluesfest is almost here. I can’t believe this event that started with me saying, “Let’s Have A Party and give back to Habitat for Humanity” Has taken on such a life of it’s own.…

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Gaining Momentum: Positive Energy Creates Positive Results

I’m a true believer that positive energy creates positive thoughts, positive thoughts lead to positive ideas, positive ideas produce positive actions and positive actions garner positive results. That’s the operating principal behind Blue Gypsy Bluesfest and my efforts put for this charity event taking place on September 25th at Hunt Club Farm in Virginia Beach…

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From The Archives: A little Inspiration "Remember to Say I Can"

Youtube is crowded with entertaining mindless videos of cats caught on ceiling fans, manatees bumping into aquarium glass, and giant slides that will land you in a kiddie pool of water…but every once in a while you come across a gem that brings tears to your eyes and teaches you real life lessons. This is…

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