Amazing Titus – 4 year old trick shot artist

Please watch the video below if you haven’t seen it. I’m still astounded as I write this post – part of me simply cannot fathom how a 4 year old shoots 10/11 basketballs into a little kids hoop on live national TV (the shot he missed was close – it went off the rim...

This is for the birds – and humans would be wise to take note

While you may have seen this before from leadership literature and frequently posted on the internet, it is a good reminder of how a flock of geese can teach human beings to be more collaborative.  Before offering my two cents, read how geese instinctively exhibit...

Great Poem – Desiderata

One of my favorite poems of all time…. Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to...

SuccessIsWorking took a month’s vacation!

http://www.missiowausa.com/ia_miss.cfm I am excited to tell you about an outstanding young woman I had the pleasure of meeting less than 4 years ago. Alissa Morrison, now known as Miss Iowa USA since October 11, 2015, was a student of mine at St. Ambrose University....

Our Character is Defined in Certain Moments of Our Life

                                                   Today I ran the Quad City Marathon and saw my good friend John DeDoncker a few minutes before the race.  He introduced me to his friend Ryan and said they were running the marathon together – it was Ryan’s 1st...

Count Your Blessings

I try to live with an attitude of gratitude and appreciation. I would credit my parents for this outlook on life. However, every so often we look around and may be tempted to fall into the trap of asking questions such as “How did he land the job he has?”, “How are...

How Do You Respond To Adversity?

As a life long Notre Dame football fanatic, I felt discouraged when starting QB Malik Zaire experienced a season ending injury on Saturday. The Irish were struggling and had fallen behind to a fired up Virginia Cavaliers team. With less than 2 minutes remaining,...

Commit to a Goal and See Your Life Change Immediately

For the greater part of the past year I have been contemplating a return trip to Leadville, Colorado to pursue my elusive goal of running the 100 mile race through the mountains in under 24 hours. The race itself is an almost indescribable, amazing experience that has...

New Beginnings – Growth Opportunities

       The Byrne family has experienced some big changes over the past 8 weeks. Our oldest son Dan and his wife had a beautiful baby boy. They named him John Patrick and I am completely humbled to think they would name their child after me – wow! Dan and his wife Liz...