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Honoring our Country’s Wingmen on Veterans Day

Honoring our Country’s Wingmen on Veterans Day

As we celebrate this Veterans Day to honor our country’s heroes and pay respect to their service and sacrifice, it’s difficult not to get caught up with the emotions and controversy surrounding the recent massacre at Fort Hood Army base in TX. What happened was indeed a tragedy and the families and loved ones of those killed or injured will have many challenging days ahead. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of them. Although difficult to do, I am ...

How You Can Be a Wingman for Veterans

How You Can Be a Wingman for Veterans

Never Fly Solo is a business leadership flight plan that exemplifies the essential core values of integrity, courage, and service. No group embraces these values more than our country’s veterans. That’s why I am donating 100% of my advance purchase proceeds to veterans in need. My goal is to raise $100,000 for these heroes who have given their wings for our country. But I need your help. Help me support and make a difference for our Veterans in need. Visit Never Fly ...

The Definition of a True Hero

The Definition of a True Hero

I came across an article written by Ben Stein and I just had to share it. Ben Stein’s article sums up the philosophy of the wingman. The only life worth living is a life that is lived for other people. True heroes are not the ones in the tabloids but are the ones who are living in the trenches of life to help make a difference. How Can Someone Who Lives in Insane Luxury Be a Star in Today’s World? "…I no ...

Check Six – Mutual Support and Communication in Business

Check Six – Mutual Support and Communication in Business

My wingman screamed over the radio “Break Right, Break Right! Missile launch your 3 O’clock!” I looked to my right and saw two SAM’s (surface to air missiles) skyrocketing towards my aircraft at twice the speed of sound. If I didn’t maneuver my aircraft immediately, I would get shot down. There was no time to think. I lowered the nose, went to full power, banked the aircraft aggressively to the right and performed my best missile defense maneuver. Then I heard my wingman ...

The Secret Ingredient to Business Success

The Secret Ingredient to Business Success

Jules Ormont once said, “A great leader never sets himself above his followers except in carrying responsibilities.” In business the more you increase the altitude of your success the less rights you have. When you are the CEO of a company you no longer have the right to a vacation, when you are the owner of a business you no longer have the right to get paid and when you are in management you no longer have the right to ...

The Meaning of the 4th of July

The Meaning of the 4th of July

What is the meaning of the 4th of July? On June 5, 2009, a young rancher named Neal Wanless claimed one of the biggest undivided jackpots in U.S. lottery history -- $232 million. He bought the ticket in the small town Winner, SD, part of Todd County, which according to the Census Bureau, was the nation's seventh-poorest county in 2007. In this rural and impoverished area where cows outnumber the human population, people do whatever they can to help one another. They ...