Someone once told me that I shouldn’t teach what I don’t already do.

I like to think that I walk the talk. My daily blog and book, “Game. Set. Life.” are comprised of my research on the greatest athletes, professionals and performers in history, but they also include my own experiences.

I practice what I preach. By no means am I perfect, but I certainly apply the principles to my own life.

Knowledge is great, but you have to experience life. I once asked one of my yoga instructors what a good yoga book was to read and he said, “Just practice yoga for a while – experience it, then you will understand the books. If you just read, you will not fully comprehend.” He was right.

Let me tell you one of my favorite stories…

A woman went up to Mahatma Gandhi and said, “Can you please tell my son to stop eating sugar?”

Gandhi replied, “Come back in two weeks and I will tell him.”

So two weeks go by and sure enough, the woman came back and Gandhi said to the young boy, “Stop eating sugar.”

The woman was grateful, yet puzzled. “Why did you tell me to come back? You could have told him the same thing two weeks ago.”

Gandhi responded…

“Because two weeks ago I was eating sugar.”

Lead by example.

Thanks for reading.


“If you wanna make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make the change.”

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

“Change is the essence of life. Be willing to surrender what you are for what you could become.”
-author unknown

“There is nothing wrong with change, as long as it is in the right direction.”

“We cannot change our past. We cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.”


“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

As you know, yesterday morning I attended a great lecture on happiness by The Reverend Peter Stimpson. Well last night I listened to another great lecture by Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, at Princeton University. As a speaker myself, I love listening to other speakers, but unfortunately most speakers are boring. Let me explain. Most speakers memorize their lines and their main goal is to deliver each point, but that’s not what it takes to be a great speaker. A great speaker speaks from the heart, creates energy, involves the audience and is entertaining. I’m going to tell you all about Ed Cooke’s amazing lecture…


Today, I want to tell you that you can make a difference.

I know, I know, you’re probably thinking, “How can one person make a difference?”

Well, imagine if your car broke down inside the Lincoln Tunnel? I’m pretty sure you would affect traffic.

But I want you to make a difference in a positive way.

What do you love? What are you good at?

-Start a blog
-Post a video on youtube
-Compliment your customers
-Cheer on your teammates
-Compliment a stranger
-Cheer on a family member
-Leave a weekly inspirational quote on your voicemail
-Go read to the blind
-Have your dog go sit and listen to children with speech problems while they are practicing

It will matter.

It doesn’t matter what you do, but do something. Start a movement. Make a difference. Be a leader.

Watch the video below. And pay close attention at around the one minute mark. And then close your eyes and imaging what you can do…

Thanks for reading (and watching).