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Twenty years ago, on the 30th anniversary of the lunar landing, I started FireStar.  It’s been a great journey, and I am so very grateful for everyone who hired me over the years.  Hiring a speaker is a risk and I really appreciate every person who took a chance on me. I can never thank […]

There are some people whose lives seem to always be in a state of wild disarray. There is often financial chaos or relationship drama. They seem to move from one disaster to the next. Often it’s because they just keep making bad decisions. Here’s the challenge – sometimes making a good decision has no immediate […]

I admit it, sometimes when I go on Facebook, I have FOMO (fear of missing out).  I also have JOOPL (jealousy of other people’s lives).  And sometimes TIDMU (thinking I don’t measure up).  But deep down, I know it’s all BS. Someone might post a thousand photos of themselves with their adoring spouse, but they […]

Brandi was a good dog.  Nope, Brandi wasn’t a good dog; she was a great dog.  The kind of dog that would put her head on your lap when you were working at the computer.  That would immediately snuggle up to you if you laid on the floor.  That took any bit of food so […]

As a motivational speaker, I’m either out speaking or in my home office here in North Carolina.  Since the hurricane starting heading this way (and the Weather Channel started freaking me out!), I’ve been constantly distracted.  What is the storm doing now?  What will it be doing? What might it do?  When might it do […]