JumpStart – Screen Addiction

SYNOPSIS Here are some stats that will blow you away: The average American spends a whopping eleven hours every day staring at screens. When they are NOT looking at screens, most people receive 80+ daily notifications trying to draw them BACK to a screen. Our lives...

JumpStart – Believe in Yourself

SYNOPSIS Most personal development programs come down to “Believe in yourself.” And, they miss a significant point: belief in ourselves is something we all already do. Often, with less than optimal results. The word belief means “something you have decided is true.”...

JumpStart – Overcoming Disappointment

SYNOPSIS Two nights ago I had the worst experience of my professional speaking career. When I got back to my hotel I was demoralized — even depressed. So, then what, right? In this JumpStart I share a very real (and painful experience) and how I got passed it. We all...

JumpStart – Water

SYNOPSIS The earth is 72% water. Our bodies are 72% water. To be healthy, our diets should be 72% water and yet most people exist on processed (waterless) foods. There are little things you can do today that you’ll barely notice that will get more water-based food in...

JumpStart – Your Celebrity

SYNOPSIS One day I was at the gym and everyone around me was in a total swoon. No, unfortunately, the were NOT swooning over me. Baseball great Albert Pujos was on the treadmill next to me and, actually, honestly not everyone was in a swoon. Not being a sports fan,...

JumpStart- Winning

SYNOPSIS It’s not that most people fail to win — it’s that most people WANT TO WIN but fail to play the game. My daughter’s best friend — a HUGE football fan heard about contest to win a big-name NFL football player at your wedding. Most people would have considered...

JumpStart- “N-O”

SYNOPSIS In yesterday’s JumpStart I shared with you the importance of continuing on even when with others telling you, “no.” Today, I’m going to flip this and talk about the importance of sticking to your own, “No.” (To quote Heath Ledger as the Joker in the movie...

JumpStart- Other People’s Baggage

SYNOPSIS Everyone has a past and, for most of us, that past includes life-changing pain and sorrow. Like dents in a new car, these experiences can change us forever making it harder to connect with others in love and harmony. We know about our own past challenges and...

JumpStart- Exercise

SYNOPSIS Exercise improves the body but when it comes to exercising most people are caught up in their heads. In today’s JumpStart, we walk along the Xungpu River in Shanghai and discover some of the unique exercise habits of some early-risers. And, we take a look at...

JumpStart- Your Name

SYNOPSIS Have you ever wondered why people shout “Geronimo” when they leap from an airplane? There’s actually a very good and historic reason for this. Geronimo, the venerable Apache medicine man and warrior once intentionally rode his horse off of a cliff shouting...

JumpStart- A Positive Spirit

SYNOPSIS Every Buddhist temple I’ve visited in China or Taiwan has one thing in common and it might surprise you. It’s a barrier at the doorway to keep out negative spirits. Do you experience negative spirits? I know I do -- and we can learn something from the monks...

JumpStart- Adventure

SYNOPSIS Helen Keller once said, “Life is either a daring adventure or is nothing.” Wow, can you imagine what an adventure Helen Keller’s life was? Deaf. Blind. Mute. The only sensorial inputs she had were taste and touch -- that was it. Even with our ability to see,...