TD’s November Bucket List

TD’s November Bucket List Watch “STRONG” on Netflix. I told myself before surgery I was going to watch this anyway. Can’t wait to watch the “Comeback” episode on STRONG #6! Read or re-read 5 books in November. Yes, reading inspirational books moves my soul. I’m finishing “Overcomer” by Pastor David Jeremiah now and have already started the classic book “The…

Knee Surgery Update

Thank you. Thank you for all your messages, comments, DM’s, and emails over the past few days since I had knee surgery on Tuesday. I have been inundated with love and prayers and it really has helped. Thank you!!! I shared on Tuesday that my partial knee replacement was a long-time coming. It was 11-years in the making and I’m…

Iron Sharpens Iron

It’s funny how the universe works. I’m just about a week away from major knee surgery and my MIND-set and SOUL-set have never been stronger. My body may be in pain but that’s about to change. And that is GOOD! Interesting enough, I’ve had more new, unique speaking opportunities over the last few months than ever before. And the cool…

A Champion Mindset!

What does it take to be a champion? Whether it be league title in junior high or high school, a conference championship in college, or a Super Bowl, World Series, Olympic Gold, or a world title in fighting…the ingredients are the same. Here are some of the key ingredients to be a CHAMPION: Crazy HARD WORK. Just when you think…

God, Rocky, and Drew Brees?

I’m writing this post up where I do some of my best writing…up on a “35,000-foot spa retreat.” I’m on a Southwest Airlines flight from New Orleans to San Diego pondering the last few days and reflecting on Drew Brees’ amazing record-setting performance Monday night as he eclipsed the NFL All-Time Career Passing Yards in a Career (71,940 yards). WOW!…

Laugh, Cry, Think!

“You have to laugh, you have to think, and you have to cry. If you do that every single day, you’ll have something special.”—Jim Valvano I shared in my MindRight Maniac episode #9 about the “Big Decision” I am in the midst of making regarding my knee and a potential partial knee-replacement. That decision alone is making me “laugh, cry,…

Big Decision Looming

Have you ever noticed that when something “big” happens in your life, it typically is followed by something that humbles you really quick? Or if you hit a “low,” there is something typically “big” looming right around the corner. You gotta keep the faith! Life has its way of balancing you out and making sure you stay grounded. Recently, I…

My Son Facing Adversity

Happy LAABOOORRR Day!!! If you know me, you know Labor Day is one of my favorite holidays of the year. It goes back to my HS football playing days with the legendary Coach Wolf back in Brick, NJ. But I’ll save that story for later. I have mentioned a few times that I took on an “additional” role in June…

Who do you want to be a HERO to?

I believe most of us have heroes in our life. These are people who we look up to and their story, heroics, or deeds inspire us to DO BETTER and to BE BETTER. I had heroes growing up. And I still have them today. You probably do too. Likewise, I believe YOU are a hero to somebody, whether you know…

How I Started Working with Under Armour

Sometimes life is smooth. Rarely it is easy. More often than not it’s hard. There are ups and downs. Challenges. Battles. Adversities. We all face them. So do I. I’m not sure WHY, but sometimes people think that even I have it “easy.” Couldn’t be the furthest thing from the truth. I’ve had to hustle. I’ve had to grind. I’ve…