Fly With Waldo

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 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 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 ...

WINGWORKING – How to Network like a Trusted Partner

WINGWORKING – How to Network like a Trusted Partner

As a professional speaker and consultant, I’ve been able to network and build trusting relationships with a lot of very successful people all over the world. This truly has been a blessing and I really enjoy facilitating what I call “wingman connections” in my network. My travel schedule often prevents me from networking locally in my hometown of Atlanta, but this past week I was home so I went to a few events. Now, I’m no pro at networking. I ...

We’re Angels With One Wing

We’re Angels With One Wing

Arlete is my cleaning lady. She is the most positive, loving person I know. And I love her for it. I have to admit I just don’t like to vacuum and mop my floors so I would rather pay someone to do it. So, Arlete comes by when I need her and she creates a space happiness in my life by giving me TIME. But she’s much more than that to me. Arlete always has a smile on her face and has ...