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We Are All Dishwashers

We Are All Dishwashers

[caption id="attachment_3182" align="alignright" width="150"] Wingmen[/caption] When I was sixteen, I worked part time as a dishwasher in a very popular Mexican restaurant on Long Island named Meson Ole’.  I’ll never forget how hard it was. I was on my feet for five hours straight in a hot, steamy kitchen that must have been 95 degrees....

Commit to Excellence

Commit to Excellence

Are you committed to the same standards that you expect of others?   Do you walk the walk or just talk the talk?   If you don't aspire for excellence, then you cant inspire others to do the same. If you are not committed to growth, you can't inspire others to grow.   You have to aspire before you...

Lessons From an NFL Legend

Lessons From an NFL Legend

As we approach The Super Bowl this weekend, I thought I would share a short story about an experience I had with the NFL a few years ago.   I had the rare opportunity to speak to The Cleveland Browns in 2008 the evening before they played The New York Giants on Monday Night Football. It was one of the...

Be a Commander, Not a Demander

Be a Commander, Not a Demander

Have you ever worked for a leader or peer who was great at barking orders, but did little to emulate the characteristics of a real leader? I bet you didn’t feel motivated to put in a lot of effort for that person. You probably didn’t respect them either.   In the military, most leaders are...

Memorial Day 2012

Memorial Day 2012

“If you want to give thanks to those who have fought for our country, then be the type of person worth fighting for”…Rob “Waldo” Waldman

THE PRICE OF INTEGRITY – The most important building block of a successful business and life

THE PRICE OF INTEGRITY – The most important building block of a successful business and life

I’m a businessperson. I deal with competitors, changing markets, client demands, and a volatile economy. I do the best I can to support my family and create a fulfilling life. Some days the mission is easy and on others, the missiles and turbulence are intense. But that’s what makes the journey exciting. I don’t want things to be easy. I don’t like my life being safe. Safe is boring. I like knowing that when I wake up each morning, I may ...