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The Client Behind the Curtain.

I had a conversation this morning with a gentleman who will be honored by ESPN in a week and a half. I am crafting his speech and supporting him in his delivery. I am purposely being vague right now as who he is remains a secret. But after this awards ceremony in two weeks, the […]

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Champions do it Differently

Just returning from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ, where I spent two days teaching at the NFL Broadcast Boot Camp. Monday night, I was passionately introduced by the legendary James Brown, better known as JB. Also in attendance was another wonderful NFL Host and student, Curt Menafee along with former greats like Ron Jaworski, […]

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My Dear Friend, Matt Fong

The other morning, I opened the L.A. Times, and saw that a dear friend and long-time student, Matt Fong had passed away. I want first to acknowledge Matt, the man. I’m taking this moment to speakabout Matt because he is such a superb example of a man devoted to life. As I visualize him in […]

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Answering How

Last week was the conclusion of Oprah Winfrey’s 25-year reign. Something she said in her closing show was, “Embrace the light.” Dr. Phil said, “Find something you’re excited about.” These are both clearly meaningful statements—passionate and honest, but they don’t tell us how. The how is to deal with the fear and confusion about this […]

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Owning our instincts

In an article regarding the former Chairman of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn from Saturday May 21 NY Times: Quoting from the Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel wherein he said, “There is a Talmudic saying—no one is the owner of his instincts, but controlling them, that is civilization.” As human beings, we are exactly that — human. […]

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Fine-Tuning Ourselves

I consult with a number of broadcaster companies and I share with them the notion that, whether it be ESPN or the NFL Network, Comcast, whatever, that they are not necessarily broadcast companies. That is their platform. They are communication companies and my responsibility is to support them in maximizing their ability to be great […]

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Active Meditation

There was an ABC news story about a recent study focusing on the value of meditation and how science can now actually see brain activity in the areas of self-awareness and compassion. They can measure how these areas actually grow from the benefit of meditation. I have been meditating in my own spiritual rituals every […]

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Access Your Deeper Self

The Greek philosopher Plato was a wise man. He thought and spoke about many things, including the Inner Self. To paraphrase him: Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Vocal Awareness takes into account Plato’s sentiment—and helps us soar with it. His point being […]

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