Recently, Lee Cockerell and I hosted a one-day mastermind event in Orlando. Twelve people from around the country joined us to discuss opportunities and challenges they have in their business. Even though I help Lee host the event, I know I walk away learning more than anyone else. Here are six lessons I learned during…

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In the last episode, Jason Swenk joined the Jody Maberry Show to talk about being recommendable. Now, Jason returns to ask me three questions. What was my scariest moment as a park ranger? You will have to listen to the episode to hear this story. But I will tell you there was one night where…

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Jason Swenk was recommended as a guest by Aaron Walker. I mention that because I turn down nearly all requests to be a guest on the podcast. Since most episodes are just me, there simply is not room to have many guests. Usually, if I have a guest, it is already someone I know and…

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Recently, I had the pleasure of spending a couple days exploring Glacier National Park with some friends. During my time in the beautiful mountains of Montana, I noticed a few things. Of course, I am going to share what I learned with you. Here are the lessons from Glacier National Park; Everyday is a gift…

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Recently, I  returned from the Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop in Austin, TX, hosted by Great Escape Publishing. I team up with Great Escape Publishing to host their podcast, Great Escape Radio. While I was at the Workshop, something big happened. The 20th anniversary of the day I moved away from my hometown of Peoria, IL…

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