Five Blogs Five Miles

Celebrating Five Blogs & Five Miles
Celebrating Five Blogs & Five Miles

Congratulations to Donna. She correctly answered yesterday’s “trivial tradition” question. Donna won a free prize.

Traditions are a critical success factor for a great corporate culture. And the same principals translate easily into our personal lives.

As a corporate professional speaker, for a fortune 100 company, I know well the secrets of being world class.

In fact, I applied my company’s strategies and tactics to running, of all things, just to prove to myself and especially others that the concepts I teach everyday can be applied anywhere, to anyone.

Not Gonna Do It

Yesterday, I thought I might share what made the day so amazing. Looking at the clock, I really need to head out the door right now.

The birds are chirping, a sure sign that dawn will give way to daybreak soon.

The moon is setting.  Most people have no idea what this means.

Wanted to run 5-miles this morning. There’s time for two. Five will have to wait.

Am so thankful to be alive and have the ability to run and the ability (and desire) to write.

Editor’s note: The following You Tube video was shot immediately following the two-mile run you just read about. There’s actually a decent message about excellence that will only benefit those with drive, passion, discipline and focus.

Impossible Milestone?

Mile Marker or Milestone?
Mile Marker or Milestone?

Do you celebrate little (or big) milestones in your life?

Most people do.  Why?  Because it reminds us of things that were:

  • Special
  • Significant
  • Impossible
  • Meaningful
  • Fun
  • Unique
  • Joyful

Some milestones happen by chance.  Some by sheer determination.

Some by both.

In one week, I’ll share two that fit this description.

What A Human Should Be Able To Do


“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”Robert Heinlein