Archives of #passion

I’ve been having a pretty fun week, driving around Kansas as part of my two week tour, speaking to student council leaders and their awesome sponsors. As each day begins, the host school tends to showcase some of their student talent. I’ve listened to choirs, drumlines, and even school orchestras as they show their school […]
Last month I had the chance to speak at a great Jostens Leadership Conference near Seattle, Washington. Just after lunch, the conference planners invited me and the other speaker up on stage to respond to some questions. They placed a few numbers on the jumbotron and encouraged the students to text questions up us. We […]
Since my speaking schedule has slowed down for the holidays, I’m spending most of December in California visiting family, friends, and my girlfriend (who relocated to San Diego in June). I recognized that while I did better this year, my fall fitness was once again lacking–it remains tough to do with the hotel gym schedule […]
Work brought me to the East Coast recently allowing me a brief visit with my cousins in Pennsylvania. Their seven-year-old son, Jack, graciously gave up his room for the night, providing me a place to stay. There is just no other way to say it. It was pretty cool. I was surrounded by everything that […]
“To infinity… and beyond!”- Buzz Lightyear It seems to me to be the perfect quote to describe Steve Jobs. Without him, there would be no Buzz Lightyear. Without him, I wouldn’t be typing this blog up as easily on my MacBook Pro with iTunes playing in the background. You may call it sentimental, but there […]
So I’m in the middle of my spring speaking season, and I love it. The students are awesome and each conference or campus brings something different to the table. I really privileged in my line of work that most people share with me what they appreciated about my day at work. Students often share what […]
Last month I added the 30 Seconds to Mars This Is War album to my iTunes regular rotation. I purchased the tracks after listening to Kings & Queens in the trailers for several films. It remains my favorite song on the album, but I’ve quickly found a strong love for Vox Populi. The title is […]
On Saturday I attended the preseason game of the Arizona Cardinals vs. the Houston Texans. My group of friends had great seats–just eight rows back from the action. We went to see the game and also to support my friend’s girlfriend who is in her second year of cheering for the Cardinals. Since she is […]
I’m just about to head back to the airport and fly home to Phoenix. I spent an extra day in southern California with my cousins after my speaking engagement Monday night. I’ve mentioned their awesome kids before. It’s always a joy to be with them. Yesterday, just before an afternoon that included a trip to […]
I flew through SFO on my way to Seattle on Wednesday. Just before I stepped on the plane, I made one final quick stop in the bathroom to wash my hands again (I tend to do that a lot when I travel to help reduce the chance that I get sick). When it came time […]
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