Sep 17, 2021
Once in a while we get shown the light, in the strangest of places if we look it right. Everyone takes song lyrics and relates to them differently. I took this one from the Grateful Dead and understood it from a totally different perspective after my battle began with brain c...
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Sep 17, 2021
A 14-Year-Old Baseball Game Provided A Life Lesson On Preparation And Acceptance Of Change
Once in a while we get shown the light, in the strangest of places if we look it right. Everyone takes song lyrics and relates to them d...
Apr 09, 2021
Create An Experience To Remember
We lose focus on what drives and inspires people. It's not the widget that's sold or the non-personal components to the relation...
Mar 23, 2021
Three years ago, on March 23, 2018, my book "Starting at the Finish Line" came out and life changed immediately.
I never planned on writing a book. After being diagnosed with brain cancer, writing became my catharsis. I was gifted with a new set of...
Mar 19, 2021
Time Is Our Most Valuable Asset, Don't Waste It!
Our most valuable asset is our time. It's ours; we own it; and it's much more limited than realize. That is what makes it so val...
Mar 03, 2021
My Radiation Mask Reminds Me To Never Give Back The Life Lessons I Took From Cancer
Change is often avoided. It’s reluctantly accepted when there is little option to avoid. Sometimes that life-altering change allow...
Feb 10, 2021
How Guitar Helped Me Through Cancer
Things happen for a reason. I used to belive in irony and coincidence, but after being dioganosed with Grade 3 astro...
Jan 28, 2021
Kindness and Gratitude Do More Then We Realize
When I started writing, it became a catharsis for all the anxiety and negativity that accompanies being diagnosed with brain cancer. It...
Jan 14, 2021
Realness and Purity Connect Us Deeply
I wrote “Starting at the Finish Line” for me. It was my catharsis for dealing with being diagnosed with a Brain Tumor. I saw...
Dec 23, 2020
I want to wish you and your families the Happiest and HEALTHIEST of Holidays, and say THANK YOU!
I started writing as a catharsis to the battle with cancer I was thrust into. It became my outlet to alleviate fear and anxiety. That mo...
Dec 10, 2020
The Wheel is Turning and you Can't Slow it Down
Change breeds complacency, or change breeds opportunity. For all the devastation and change the pandemic has brought to all of us, I con...
Nov 25, 2020
With All the Craziness in the World, We All Have Something to be THANKFUL For!
2020 has been a year none of us will ever forget. There has been a pandemic, riots, looting, and more craziness in a year than many of u...
Nov 13, 2020
Today is my 47th Birthday, Social Media Made It Better! Thank You For All the Notes and Messages!
When lives are altered, change is initiated. I fought social media for years, I wanted no parts of it. When I wrote my book, and started...
Oct 30, 2020
Next Week is My Every 6 Month Cancer Test, My Wife Can Accompany Me This Time
When I went for my last MRI/MRA in May, which is my every 6 month #braintumor/#braincancer test, due to #covid_19 she was not able to be...
Oct 15, 2020
A Technician at Capital Health Taught Me Things Happen For a Reason
Change is sometimes hard to accept, especially when we are set in our ways. When we go through life-changing events, we can often see th...
Oct 09, 2020
I Learned What Real Strength Is
We perceive #strength in different angles; there is physical, mental and others. I learned what real strength was after being diagno...
Oct 01, 2020
The U.S. Education Needs to Teach the Basics of Financial Planning
The U.S. Education System prepares us to enter the real world by teaching us subject matter; it does not teach or inform on the basics i...
Sep 15, 2020
This One's For You Brain Cancer Warrior!
Sharing my story by #writing and #speaking was a cathartic measure I took to alleviate the fear and anxiety that accompanied b...
Sep 03, 2020
Happy 13th Birthday Luke, I Am The Luckiest Dad In The World!
We have entered a new normal, and opportunity is everywhere! It's been an amazing week of interviews, podcasts and webinars; the c...
Aug 13, 2020
With a Global Pandemic Changing Lives, Many Have Also Taken on Life With Cancer
With all the craziness the #globalpandemic has created, there are many people dealing with life-altering events in other capacities. Ove...
Aug 06, 2020
I Fought Being On Social Media But Now I See The Value
With this New Normal we are seeing ways to connect with clients, friends and family on personal and business levels through...
Jul 30, 2020
It's the Life Altering Challenges We Take On That Allow Us to See the Value Of Change
Change breeds opportunity. We have to evolve out of our comfort zone to take advantage of the changes in life, love, and business. If we...
Jul 16, 2020
Support is About Being There From Start To Finish
Support is deeply valued, and often essential during difficult times. Oddly enough, it's often not seen or utilized properly until it...
Jul 06, 2020
The Lesson I Learned From A Warrior During Radiation Was Seen Again on July 4th 2020
Going through Brain Cancer at 39 opened my eyes to a new perspective on the fragility of life. I was gifted with a new way of seeing life th...
Jun 19, 2020
Thank You To my 9-Year Daughter Old Lola for Teaching Me Lessons in Life This Week
We learn the greatest lessons in life at the deepest and darkest of times. I say that everyday. I don't acknowledge that we often learn...
Jun 11, 2020
Luke's Non-Graduation Ceremony From 6th Grade Taught Me It Was Really About Luke
There was no party, no celebration, no family event as Luke graduated from grammar school to Middle School. The more I digested it, the more...
May 30, 2020
An Unexpected Learning Experience I've Had on Business and Life Going Forward During This Life Changing Time
We learn the greatest lessons in life at the deepest and darkest of times. In scary, life changing situations we can be given a view of some...
May 28, 2020
In The Midst Of Chaos There Is Always Opportunity
We often find the light that leads us to success on a multitude of levels during chaotic and trying times. It's there, we just have to f...
May 21, 2020
The Pandemic Is Causing Frustration To Set In
The job of the financial advisor is to have a plan in place prior to the bad. To provide good news during these difficult times.
May 14, 2020
It's May 14, 2020, And 7 Years Ago Today I Was Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
7 Years ago today I was diagnosed with Grade 3 Astrocytoma. Life changed and perspective was immediately enhanced. I will never give back th...
May 07, 2020
May Is Grey/Brain Cancer Awareness Month
I was diagnsoed with brain cancer at 39 years old. Under new Pandemic rules, I have to go to the hospital for my tests today alone. I dedica...
Apr 30, 2020
It's The Memories We Leave With Others That Provide An Indelible Mark
Connecting deeply and hitting the heart strings in personal and business is what really cements relationships and defines memories.
Apr 23, 2020
Confusion Often Stems From Fear Which Leads to Emotional Mistakes
No one plans to fail, they fail to plan. Removing the emotion from decisions makes for better and smarter long term planning.
Apr 16, 2020
Connection Is The Key To Deep-Rooted Relationships
Connecting through the heart strings is how we solidify both business and personal relationships.
Apr 09, 2020
The New Normal Has Opened The Doors To A New Way Of Communication
As we face this New Normal, our lives and careers are changing quickly. Are you seeing the opportunity, or are you driven by complacency? In...
Apr 01, 2020
Change Breeds Complacency, Or Breeds Opportunity
Change is often viewed in a way that alters comfortable habits. Change can be utilized to become better, more efficient, and open the door t...
Mar 28, 2020
Two Years Ago Today "Starting at the Finish Line" Was Released
It's a rainy, dreary day in the midst of the Corona-Virus in the Northeast. Our lives have changed, we are adapting to a “New...
Mar 19, 2020
Thank You Pepe
Life changes quickly. It’s fragile, it’s joyous, it’s scary. We never know which emotion the day will bring. Today was a s...
Mar 17, 2020
Having a Plan in Place Allows You To Avoid Emotional Mistakes During Difficult Times- The Real Reason to Have a Financial Planner
The world has changed! The corona virus has made a lifelong impact on most of us. Your race, ethnicity, religion, or most other factors...
Jan 31, 2020
A Tribute to Denise Quatermaine, PHS Class of '92, Brain Cancer Warrior
Optimistic. Inspirational. Warrior. These are terms I am told I am every day. Sharing my perspective on life, the lessons I have taken from...
Jan 17, 2020
We Often Lose Focus On What Really Drives Connection, Inspiration, and Sales
What are we trying to accomplish? What's our goal? I just attended my company's National Sales Meeting in Austin, Texas. I ha...
Dec 18, 2019
2020 Changes, Not New Year's Resolutions, To Increase Sales and Deepen Relationships
I'm no longer making resolutions, as I stated in my personal blog post. Instead, I'm making lifestyle changes....
Dec 17, 2019
Forget New Year's Resolutions, It's About Life Changes!
New Year's Resolutions.
Every year we make commitments to them, and often times as the change of seasons begin, we go back to old way...
Nov 25, 2019
What I'm Thankful For On Thanksgiving Has Changed
Thanksgiving. It has such a different meaning to me now than it did in years past. Change breeds complacency, or it breeds opport...
Oct 26, 2019
Airlines, You Gave Every Financial Advisor a Lesson Today I Will Pass On
This week I was on my way to Cedar Rapids to share my story with employees of Transamerica. The airlines are such a delight; major dela...
Oct 14, 2019
Thank You Means Something Different To Me Today
Thank you. We hear it all the time, we say it all the time. What does it really mean? Is it just the polite vernacular of what we have...
Aug 22, 2019
Inspiration, move me brightly....
"Inspiration, move me brightly
light the song with sense and color
Hold away despair" - Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead...
Jul 03, 2019
My Introduction to St. Peregrine
Who is St. Peregrine? For the majority of my life I had no idea. I was brought up in a Jewish home in Northern New Jersey. We went to temple...
Jun 10, 2019
Our Education System is Flawed
The education system in the USA is flawed. That's right, I said it. My mother has been a teacher in New Jersey basically my whole life....
May 07, 2019
The Real Power of Social Media....Thank you Karen Lobello
I had no interest in ever being on Social Media. 0. I almost took pride in that I had never been on any of the social media sites or ap...
Mar 23, 2019
1 Year Ago Today My Book Came Out
I used to believe in irony. I now think things happen for a reason. We often learn the most basic of life lessons at the toughest of times....
Dec 05, 2018
Why the Lion? It's His Jungle
I never was into Lions. I never really cared about them. They were fun to see when I would take the kids to the Zoo, but that was the extent...
Oct 22, 2018
My TEDx Speech, Appreciation of Life, and the Journey Continues
It has been a very busy fall to say the least! My perspective on not believing in irony, but things happening for a reason has been a major...
Oct 05, 2018
Why do I write? Why do I speak? I now understand...
On October 10th, I will be going in for my every 4 month MRI/MRA with contrast. I expect the same response I always get. “All is...
Aug 10, 2018
I Get MRI’s Every 4 Months, Today My 9 Year Old Jake Had an MRI
My wife suffers from chronic migraines. She gets them all the time, and they can be brutal. Her Great Grandmother had them. Her Grandmot...
Jul 28, 2018
4 Years Ago Today Cancer Took my Father In -Law
May 2013 I was diagnosed with brain cancer, a grade 3 Astrocytoma. I started writing blogs, notes and emails to be my catharsi...
May 24, 2018
It was the Best of Times, It was the Reality of Times
The last few days have been a "Tale of Two Cities." On Tuesday night I went in for my every 4 month MRI/MRA. I get these to...
May 04, 2018
Health Insurance Companies, Please Put The Patient First
I am trying to figure out why Health Insurance Companies act the way they do. The patient should always come first, but it seems more...
Apr 09, 2018
Thank you for joining me on my journey.
I have never written a blog before. I never saw any need to. Who would care what I had to say? Why would anyone care what I thou...