rac·on·teur

/ˌräˌkänˈtər/ noun noun: raconteur; plural noun: raconteurs, a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.

When trying to come up with a “one word” title for this section.  Raconteur seemed fitting.  Like most of us we all are don’t live our lives by one single aspect, we are multi-facet people who have a wide range of knowledge, interests, and intellect on a multiple ray of subjects.  At least that is true for me. This noun was the best wordsmith I could find that described this.

I hope you find the content of what I’m sharing to not only be skillful but it also amuses you in a positive way.  I’m filled with some useful and well as some useless knowledge and I want to share it all with you. 

I could not pinpoint one aspect of my life I soley wanted to share; I wanted to share it all. And that is what is going to happen here.  You see a bunch of sub-categories to help you navigate through my site.

Empathy Matters

Empathy Matters

Statistics don\'t matter until you are one ...

Understanding the SBA Loans

Understanding the SBA Loans

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Imagination

Imagination

Remember the theme song to Reading Rainbow? \"I can go anywhere Friends to know And ways to ...

When We Judge

When We Judge

“Too often we judge other groups by their worst examples, while judging ourselves by our best ...

Make It Happen

Make It Happen

Do you ever think that you can\'t change and the idea of changing your life stops you flat in your ...

What’s Your Identity

What’s Your Identity

If you had to tell someone your identity, what would you say? Would it be linked to your job, ...

Why 4am?

Why 4am?

Too Tired To Work On Yourself? Everyday you put off what you want to get done today, puts you ...

3 Sure Fire Ways To Get Your Life Back

3 Sure Fire Ways To Get Your Life Back

Has life gotten to be too much for ? Does the thought of waking up tomorrow just seem awful? ...

Mamba Out.

Mamba Out.

There is always a life lesson in everything we do, and also sometimes things just suck. But after ...

Take Advantage Of Your Failures

Take Advantage Of Your Failures

Failing can suck. But it doesn\'t have to be for not. Learn how to take advantage of your ...

Never Too Late

Never Too Late

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be ...

Control Your Destiny

Control Your Destiny

Controlling your own success is vital to succeeding, but how do you do that? What is the ...

New Year New Goals is DUMB

New Year New Goals is DUMB

I also mentioned why I think waiting for Monday, a new month, or new year almost ensures you are ...

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead ...

Don’t Kill The Relationship

Don’t Kill The Relationship

How many times have you been in a heated discussion with a partner and you\'ve said some things ...

Doing Everything Right, and Being at Fault

Doing Everything Right, and Being at Fault

It is called accountability, when you are the boss, no matter what happens the blame starts and ...

TV is Dangerous

TV is Dangerous

Have you ever notice TV is kinda like a cheat meal that turns into a cheat day? I have a rule ...

Back Against The Wall

Back Against The Wall

You can give up \"flight\" on whatever you dream or goal was, and give yourself an excuse like \ ...

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

Forget New Year’s Resolutions

I hate this cliche saying. When I hear someone tell me that they are going to start getting up ...

Mindset: Always be the Hardest Worker in the Room

One of my favorite mindsets is to always be the hardest worker in the room, now I might not always ...

Hand Sanitizing

Hand Sanitizing

From what I have read, washing your hands with antibacterial soap and water is the best prevention ...

Enjoy The Chapter You Are Reading

Enjoy The Chapter You Are Reading

I was one who always lived in the past, I also thought about the \"good ol\' days\" and how things ...

Just Show Up

Just Show Up

I\'ve talked before when times I wouldn\'t leave my house because I would talk myself out of it, ...

4 Must Read Books

4 Must Read Books

But we know books are full of useful information, and being part of society I think it is ...

Being Active Helps The Mind

Being Active Helps The Mind

However this would ware me down, I was going from one extreme to the next, but as I talked about ...

Did Antonio Brown Play The NFL?

Did Antonio Brown Play The NFL?

If you follow sports at all you have seen over the past year the saga of AB. You have watched ...

Undisciplined

Undisciplined

That is me! If you took a look at my life on the surface, my routines, what I do, what I eat, how ...

5 Favorite Podcasts

5 Favorite Podcasts

Podcasts seem to be the next big thing in entertainment but of the million-plus podcast out there, ...

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

One of my friends, Nick recommended a book to me a few months ago which was \"Mindset: The New ...

Saving Energy Like Jim Brown

Saving Energy Like Jim Brown

Love him or hate it, you cannot deny Brown was a once in a generation running back. Myself I am ...

Balance Doesn’t Mean Equal Balance

Balance Doesn’t Mean Equal Balance

Throughout my life I\'ve always heard that I need balance. And my assumption was that balance ...

5 Steps to be Alcohol Free

5 Steps to be Alcohol Free

Things that I learned once I stopped drinking. * Waking up was so much easier after going ...

Fair Chances

Fair Chances

I was watching the NBA playoffs a few weeks ago, when the Houston Rockets were playing the Golden ...

Use The Rules to Your Advantage

Use The Rules to Your Advantage

When we think of rules most of the time we think of what we can\'t do. That rules are the there ...

Facebook is the WORST

Facebook is the WORST

One of my least favorite social media platforms is Facebook. I dislike it not from how it is, ...

A Star is Born; More Than A Movie

A Star is Born; More Than A Movie

I know I\'m very late to the table when it comes to talking about the movie, \'A Star is Born\' ...

Getting Out of Your Head

Getting Out of Your Head

How often do you talk yourself out of doing something you wanted to do? How often does that voice ...

Better Your Room

Better Your Room

I like to workout, in fact I work out 7 days a week and  5 of those day I have… ...

Getting Out of Your Head

Getting Out of Your Head

How often do you talk yourself out of doing something you wanted to do?  How often does that voice ...

The Power of the Brain

The Power of the Brain

Have you ever gone into a meeting or an appointment and had it made up in your mind that this ...

Your Best is a Sliding Scale

Your Best is a Sliding Scale

I’m a very systematic person, I try to keep the same routine day in and day out.   However some ...

Clearing Your Plate

Clearing Your Plate

As it turns out, that is not what was meant to be. The podcast I mention, I believe Heath said ...

Perspective Not Truths

Perspective Not Truths

My perspective was he was criticizing everything I was doing, his perspective was he was giving ...

Clearing Your Plate

As it turns out, that is not what was meant to be. The podcast I mention, I believe Heath said ...

My Morning Routine

My Morning Routine

At this point in my life there is no need for me to get up at 4am as I pretty much have my day ...

Why I Stopped Drinking

Why I Stopped Drinking

I heard a snippet from The Ellen Show a few weeks ago when Ellen was interviewing John Mayer. ...

What to Use Your Tax Refund On

I recently wrote a blog for my Financial / Insurance company Forever Young Financial and Insurance ...

Doing Something For You

Doing Something For You

One of my favorite topics, and something I enjoy learning about is the fitness world. Being able ...

Being Able to Argue

Being Able to Argue

One of my biggest challenges when interacting with friends, employees, partners and so on, is the ...