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It’s amazing how an uplifting or inspirational story can completely change your day, and sometimes your life. One thought that touches your heart or reminds you of your dreams can inspire steps that would otherwise remain untaken and stir new perspectives on life and possibilities.

On this page, you’ll always find a wealth of inspiring, motivating, and insightful stories– thoughtfully chosen with you and your dreams in mind.

Thank you for being my special guest, as we go on a journey of the mind, to explore this elusive thing we call SUCCESS.

 

A new lesson every day!

Lesson learned 2020… being self-employed without work equals being unemployed. Many of us have seen our job opportunities—and our clients–fade away.  Overall, there’s been a significant loss of business in 2020! Being self-employed, I get it. For me, it’s easy to see. The phones aren’t ringing, and clients aren’t reaching out. Here’s the thing…if you’re…

Mastermind Study of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich”

Join award-winning speaker/moderator Tommy Hilcken as he leads this 10-week Mastermind Study of Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich.” You will be working side-by-side with 9 other top business leaders to discuss the steps to success Hill describes in his book, and how to apply these steps to your own business so you can become…

Think like never before!

It has been quite a year so far. If you have gotten off track with your goals, you are not alone. The changes in 2020 have left countless people entirely off-balance. But there’s still time to make it one of your best years – if you do things differently now. Things that help you change…

Are you willing to sell?

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.” – Vince Lombardi Are you willing to do what it takes? I am not a natural-born salesperson! Speaker trainer entertainer—yes. Salesperson—no! Perhaps you are very good at what you do…

Facial Expressions & Zoom

Throughout my career, I have fully come to understand the power of facial expressions. They have always been a big part of my ability to get my point across. I was not always good at them and I really learned the hard way. Things were going well in my career and I was asked to…

What does it take to be a successful Public Speaker?

As I sat down this morning to start writing, I knew I was going to write about the benefits of public speaking. I had no idea where I was going to start. I had a writer’s block! I could not decide how to get out of it, and that is when it hit me. I…

The 7 basic fears according to Napoleon Hill

2020 has certainly been an interesting year! Many people are living in uncertainty and doubt. When you have that much doubt and uncertainty you must be careful not to become fearful. “Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” – Napoleon Hill Fear can be both a blessing and a curse, depending upon how and when…

Let’s face it, your Zoom presentation probably sucks.

By now, we’ve all been on at least one Zoom presentation, perhaps many… perhaps too many. I have seen Zoom presentations range from OK, I got through it, to boring or just flat out painful. If you’re like most virtual presenters, you are Winging it, because it doesn’t count if it’s virtual, right? Reading your…

2 Things Determine Your Success as a Speaker

Throughout my 30-year career as a professional entertainer & speaker, I’ve met thousands and thousands of people. Some days, I would be with some of the most well-known speakers and executives in the world and, other days, I would be surrounded by everyday Moms & Dads I love discovering what makes people tick and, over…

The Magic of Communication.

Throughout my career I have noticed that most of what you accomplish in your personal and professional life will be determined by how well you get your message across. Are you proficient at inspiring people to act on your ideas and recommendations? It is not about your level of education, contacts or intelligence. You need…