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Today is my 47th Birthday, Social Media Made It Better! Thank You For All the Notes and Messages!
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...
Next Week is My Every 6 Month Cancer Test, My Wife Can Accompany Me This Time
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...
A Technician at Capital Health Taught Me Things Happen For a Reason
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...
I Learned What Real Strength Is
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...
The U.S. Education Needs to Teach the Basics of Financial Planning
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...
This One's For You Brain Cancer Warrior!
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...
Happy 13th Birthday Luke, I Am The Luckiest Dad In The World!
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...
With a Global Pandemic Changing Lives, Many Have Also Taken on Life With Cancer
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...
I Fought Being On Social Media But Now I See The Value
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...
It's the Life Altering Challenges We Take On That Allow Us to See the Value Of Change
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...
Support is About Being There From Start To Finish
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...
The Lesson I Learned From A Warrior During Radiation Was Seen Again on July 4th 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...
Thank You To my 9-Year Daughter Old Lola for Teaching Me Lessons in Life This Week
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...
Luke's Non-Graduation Ceremony From 6th Grade Taught Me It Was Really About Luke
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...
An Unexpected Learning Experience I've Had on Business and Life Going Forward During This Life Changing Time
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...
In The Midst Of Chaos There Is Always Opportunity
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...
The Pandemic Is Causing Frustration To Set In
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.
It's May 14, 2020, And 7 Years Ago Today I Was Diagnosed With Brain Cancer
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 Is Grey/Brain Cancer Awareness Month
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...
It's The Memories We Leave With Others That Provide An Indelible Mark
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.
Confusion Often Stems From Fear Which Leads to Emotional Mistakes
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.
Connection Is The Key To Deep-Rooted Relationships
Connection Is The Key To Deep-Rooted Relationships
Connecting through the heart strings is how we solidify both business and personal relationships.
The New Normal Has Opened The Doors To A New Way Of Communication
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...
Change Breeds Complacency, Or Breeds Opportunity
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...
Two Years Ago Today
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...
Thank You Pepe
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...
Having a Plan in Place Allows You To Avoid Emotional Mistakes During Difficult Times- The Real Reason to Have a Financial Planner
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...
A Tribute to Denise Quatermaine, PHS Class of '92, Brain Cancer Warrior
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...
We Often Lose Focus On What Really Drives Connection, Inspiration, and Sales
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...
2020 Changes, Not New Year's Resolutions, To Increase Sales and Deepen Relationships
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....
Forget New Year's Resolutions, It's About Life Changes!
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...
What I'm Thankful For On Thanksgiving Has Changed
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...
Airlines, You Gave Every Financial Advisor a Lesson Today I Will Pass On
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...
Thank You Means Something Different To Me Today
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...
Inspiration, move me brightly....
Inspiration, move me brightly....
"Inspiration, move me brightly light the song with sense and color Hold away despair" - Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead...
My Introduction to St. Peregrine
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...
Our Education System is Flawed
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....
The Real Power of Social Media....Thank you Karen Lobello
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...
1 Year Ago Today My Book Came Out
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....
Why the Lion? It's His Jungle
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...
My TEDx Speech, Appreciation of Life, and the Journey Continues
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...
Why do I write? Why do I speak? I now understand...
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...
I Get MRI’s Every 4 Months, Today My 9 Year Old Jake Had an MRI
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...
4 Years Ago Today Cancer Took my Father In -Law
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...
It was the Best of Times, It was the Reality of Times
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...
Health Insurance Companies, Please Put The Patient First
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...
Thank you for joining me on my journey.
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...
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