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What an incredible trip to Ft. Wayne, Indiana this week!

I arrived on Monday evening and spend time visiting with old friends from high school and catching up on current life events. I was staying just done the interstate from their home at a very comfortable Extended Stay America hotel. With a kind staff, clean room and comfortable bed, I had a great nights sleep before my presentations.

I arrived at Canterbury School and from the moment I entered the building, I knew that this school was unique. Colorful, cheerful and mindful of every student in it’s Pre-K thru 12 curriculum. This school did not feel like a school but rather a magical destination for higher learning. (Yes I do feel there is a difference between the two.)

The staff was some of the kindest I have ever been blessed to engage with! It would be impossible not to feel the love and care for not only the students but for everyone at the book fair.

When the time came to present my back-to-back presentations, I went all in and hooked the students in the amazing world of creativity and left them even more excited to peruse all of the titles on hand for purchase and reading. I was asked to bring twelve copies of Barney & Lexi and only two remained as I prepared to leave.

As I left I was asked if I could return today and do an impromptu presentation and I would have been all over this opportunity had it not been that I had to return to work today! The event organizer, Beth, who is amazing, requested my work for next years book fair and I am most grateful to return for that!

A bonus was meeting a district representative for Barnes & Noble who asked if I ever did book tours before taking a bookmark and business card and asking if he could pass my information along to a few others withing the company.

As I am now back home in southern Illinois, I am so very grateful for the opportunity to bring value to others, engage with some incredible people and discover gifts and blessing all along the way. What ever you are dreaming about, STOP DREAMING AND GO DO IT! You will be so glad you did!!

In 16 hours I will be heading to Ft. Wayne, Indiana for my second author event within a week! I will be traveling to Canterbury School for a back-to-back set for the Canterbury Book Fair. This is going to be an amazing event and photos will follow the days events!

Until then, allow me to share the amazing time spent in Flora, Illinois at Flora Elementary School! This was a great day spent with some amazing students and super staff! The day was all about value!

Today, I traveled to Flora, Illinois and met the students and staff of Flora Elementary School. Barney & Lexi were on hand and met the students as we put on an great presentation and gave value to others.

I look forward to coming to your school!!!

The other day I had a choice and I am glad I made it!

Posted: April 3, 2018 in Uncategorized
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Got in some great shots today. Nothing was going to stop this day!




Yesterday I looked in the mirror while brushing my teeth and realized that a year of hard work had been paying off!

One year ago, I was just over 250 pounds and while my mindset was a year and a half into making a change, I made the decision that my physical self must improve along with it!

I stopped drinking all soda and sweet tea, began running three times a week, doing push-ups everyday and meditating. In one year, I went from 250 to 188 pounds, began developing muscle and finding focus in my mind through silent focus.

If I can do it, YOU CAN DO IT TOO! My hope for you is a 2018 filled with positive transformation and high achievement! Make Easter 2018 be the moment you change your life!


When you reach moments in your life, that you rise above old fears and reach the next level, you have achieved success!




It took eight years to get here and now it’s time to get to work! I hope I am able to inspire you to conquer your fears!!