What do you think LEADERS do?

What do you think LEADERS do?

When I’m not giving keynote speeches, I work with a select number of what I call “CXO’ers”. These are people that are either current C-level leaders or soon-to-be ones. The common theme I find with ALL of them is leadership. They want to know how to be better leaders,...

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The Sport of Sales

The Sport of Sales

Somewhere between high school and college, we exchange our cleats and sports uniforms for loafers, heels, suits, and slacks as we prepare for our grown-up world of a professional life earning a living. Our athletic pursuits are put on the back burner, sometimes saved...

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Buzzfeed’s Navy SEAL Water Challenge

Enjoy this video where I explain to the Buzzfeed team how to overcome what our minds think is impossible. In this Navy SEAL water challenge, Joshua defeats limits that he didn't even know he had set for himself. It's all about being unstoppable!  ...

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The Disrupt Yourself Podcast by Whitney Johnson

I had the honor of being a guest in Whitney Johnson's Disrupt Yourself podcast. We conversed about my life experiences, how to overcome limits and reach your full potential. Listen to the clip in the player below, or by subscribing on iTunes. Enjoy and go be...

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This is the America I know

This is the America I know

While we lived overseas, the news from America that percolated to the surface seemed only to represent the worst elements of our country. Admittedly, we happened to move overseas before a Presidential election (not our plan – just the way it worked out), and no...

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Finding a Fitness Focus

Finding a Fitness Focus

In grade school, I struggled to find a sport that I was good at. I tried a lot of them, and it was not until high school that I found one I excelled at - rowing.  It turns out I was pretty good at sitting down and going backward for long periods of time…And I got...

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My Big Fun Greek Swim Buddy

My Big Fun Greek Swim Buddy

We had two trips left to make as we left Barcelona: Normandy and Greece. As mentioned in my last post, we went to Normandy for Fourth of July and specifically waited to visit this historic place at the end of our two-year stay in Spain, and it did not disappoint. The...

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The Price of Freedom

The Price of Freedom

20 years ago my wife and I made a milestone goal: live in a Europe for a year. A lot has changed since we made that commitment to each other on our honeymoon. For starters, we have four boys each roughly two years apart in age. We wanted to make that European year...

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The single best Father’s Day gift

The single best Father’s Day gift

Twenty years ago I was patrolling the surrounding villages of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Hercegovina. And that’s when I saw him. He was a young boy, probably about the same age as my youngest son, William (7), yet he didn’t look like much of a child. He had no sparkle in his...

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Got Diploma – now what?

Got Diploma – now what?

To the class of 2017, Congratulations! You have logged thousands of hours of class and study time to earn the piece of parchment in your hand. It is a serious accomplishment, take a moment and savor this – it took you years to get here. Now, time to grapple with a...

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