Thank you!

Seven years ago tomorrow, I had a big career-change moment. It put me in fight-or flight-mode — and I’ve been in it ever since. While it hasn’t been easy at times, I will say that it has been the best thing that has happened to me. I won’t say that it has been all victories and I have shot my fair share of foot bullets, but I am still doing what I love to do. I have a great relationship with my coworkers at The Clarion-Ledger. I’ve enjoyed learning how to do radio and television and am fortunate to work with my friends over at MPB. I’ve produced successful books and have cherished speaking to so many of you. This page gets lots of readers, too. My motivation went from “my dream” to taking care of my family.

That was important.

But I can do better. Any limitation on my success has been because of one person — me. I have made numerous mistakes and have struggled at times, mentally and physically. I’ve had to work on my attitude. And my effort. I still need to.

You are either winning or learning. I’ve done both.

I’ve learned that great things come out of some of your worst moments. Angels come dressed in strange clothing. And sometimes you have to be kicked in the butt to get your out of your comfort zone.

I also know that my success depends on you reading, watching and listening.

So the point of all this? Thank you.

P.S. It goes without saying I would not have been able to hustle like I have without my family. Amy has been a rock, held the family together and worked her butt off while I’ve been out hustling. The boys, too, are awesome. I live for them.

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