Posts Tagged ‘Servant Leadership’

Props to All the “Real” People


I have always loved, and been inspired by, the “Common Man” (and Woman). When I was 25 years old at my first start-up company in Manhattan I had literally one thing hanging from my office wall (other than 587 sticky notes and whiteboards, both I have had various obsessions with over the years). It was [...]

Goodbye, Univera


As many of you now know, yesterday with the internal team and today with the entire external field organization I announced publicly my resignation from Univera as the CEO of International. I’ll be wrapping up my time at Univera through the end of May. I have nothing but the greatest things to say about my [...]

Friday Evening Session


What a great evening that as one Associate described was just a roller coaster of emotions!

Lesson from 54A


Thanks for tuning in this past week for excerpts based on my recent Servant Leadership article “Lessons Learned from Mother Teresa.” Funny as the way life goes, I had many great blogging ideas this week (seems to always be the case in the rare event that I’ve got a weeks worth of entries already considered). [...]

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” -Mother Teresa

The guy on the right was driving a motorcycle and slammed the breaks to insist on posing for a picture. One of the best parts of India is meeting the people and experiencing their joy and perspective.

  The following post is part of my weeklong series “Lessons Learned from Mother Teresa” (read that post first). This excerpt is part three, the final component, of the Direct Selling News article from March. I’ll post the full article and link this weekend.  “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” [...]

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” -Mother Teresa

This is my little buddy Mongol's younger sister, she's 12 years old and is undoubtedly one of the best kids I have ever met; so happy, so precious, and sweet.

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.” -Mother Teresa There’s a lifestyle component to our industry that sometimes we feel that we need in order to sell “the opportunity.” There’s nothing wrong with lifestyle; nice homes, comfortable cars, and exotic trips are all part of our industry at various times. There’s [...]

“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” -Mother Teresa


The following post is part of my weeklong series “Lessons Learned from Mother Teresa” (read that post first). This excerpt is part two of the Direct Selling News article from March.   “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.”         -Mother Teresa When you arrive in Kolkata, despair, more [...]

Lessons Learned from Mother Teresa


In January I took two weeks off to go to Kolkata, India to do some volunteer work and personal study at Mother Teresa’s organization called the “Sisters of Charity.” About the time I was leaving, I was asked to write an article on Servant Leadership for the Direct Selling News publication. So the decision of [...]

Thank You, Susan Boyle

Susan Boyle

  Sometimes there are certain moments that words don’t describe well. Which is why I won’t try to share much about today’s posting and I’ll let this seven minute video taken from “Britain’s Got Talent” give you chills from seeing someone’s dream realized. I wish I could embed the video itself, but that feature has [...]

Dogged Pursuit


  Can we agree on a few simple premises?  1. There’s a huge need for secondary or replacement primary income right now? More than ever in the past three decades, perhaps longer? Everybody is faced with the prospect of layoffs, 401k matches missing, salary reductions, and on. Not to say that everyone is going through [...]

Rockin’ Reno

Reno Event, Al and Glenn

  What happens when you pull together 500 people who… Have high energy?  Great leadership?  Are excited about a new paradigm to feeling great?  And ready to take hold of their own financial future?  httpvh:// Well, when you combine all of those things in the dynamic city of Reno, and a huge portion of those [...]

The Phoenix VLOG

Mae and Larry

This is one of my first-ever predominantly video-blogs (vlogs), but it’ll tell the better story comprised of a few different clips from a great evening. Thanks to all the Phoenix leadership, including Barry and Connie Lucas, Kenny and Esmerelda Rossi, Ron Faunce, Dr. Jack Burns, and many many others who participated and helped. Thanks to [...]

Rocky Mountain High


Growing up we did the annual trip our West, generally Colorado. We’d start in Columbus, Ohio, and  24-hours later we’d arrive into the Denver area. Lots of memories evolve from those trips, including a few funny prospective blog stories, but one of the things I remember most about the journey was the dialogue and the [...]



This entry started as what would be a combination of two events, Austin and Denver. Thus the name, Austenver. Then, I started looking at all the great pictures and people from Austin, and I just couldn’t bring myself to pull the two events together.  As I type we’re en route to Denver, placing bets of [...]

Bon Jour Montreal


We arrived in Montreal on Wednesday night, with a bit of a prolonged adventure what with our RGL and NGL experience which I already addressed in another blog post. Thursday was a day of meetings regarding the Univera/Matol integration, with lots of leadership from Bijan and Jonathan. I can’t mention all the names of the [...]

Find a Cause

Marketing Committee Meeting

Over the past year I’ve found meaning in finding a cause. Outside of work.  Work is meaningful, and in fact I genuinely ENJOY work. I doubt I will ever retire–though I’m sure if you’re a bit more “experienced” in life you’re thinking “well that’s easy to say at 35 years old”, right? Work is a [...]

Doctors, McDonalds, Airports, Associates, Oh My!


This morning I departed Orange County to head back to Seattle. At the airport and in line at McDonalds (Egg McMuffin w/ only one piece of bread, extra egg—280 cal’s, not bad—but for that and a decaf $8.91—not good! Makes Essentials seem like a bargain) I chuckled, reflecting back on our Road Tour in the [...]



As many of you saw and heard today, we launched a very aggressive plan for this year via a video on our corporate site (, followed by a live call which is available for playback (check your back office for numbers). It’s a plan to go on offense. It’s a plan to win. It’s a [...]

Minors Buying Booze: A Lesson in Serving Others


Most of you are familiar with my two kids, Royce and Zoe (ages 6 and 5). I realize I’m biased, but they really are adorable and what I love so much about them is their hearts are–usually–so passionate and giving. They are really sweet kids and we’ve been blessed by them in so many ways. [...]

Happy Mother’s Day!


Happy Mother’s Day! A quick blog entry here on Sunday, Mother’s Day so that I can thank all the Moms out there for everything they have done to provide and care for their families and loved ones. I didn’t think to write anything for today, yet during church this morning it dawned on me that [...]

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