American Culture Is Built On Speed, Fueled By Big Business And The Internet

Double entendre: Forbes = Business, 400meters = speed

Now is almost becoming too slow. It’s getting so that we want to know beforehand, otherwise, it’s old news. American businesses that survive are nimble. If smart and nimble enough, they make it onto The Forbes 400. As a Master’s 400 meter runner, speed determines world class or not. No other factor, only speed.

Christmas is almost here.

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I Asked Hulk Hogan For One Piece Of Advice To Be World Class

Smokers are very consistent.

Sorry, wanted to write a shorter post, but didn’t have time.

Just returned from Detroit where I gave an all-day speech on world class business practices. Stopped at Golds Gym Orlando to work out.

Hulk Hogan was gracious to answer my question, “What one piece of advice would you give to anyone wanting to be world class?”

Hulk asked, “For what?” I said, “For anything. A trombone player, a wrestler, a professional speaker”.

He said without hesitation, “Consistency”.


Like I always say, the long way is the short cut – work harder than the others, focus, discipline, passion, purpose.

We already know these things. I ask a lot of people this question. Today they happened to be famous.

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The Herd Defined

Mid Life Celebration, jeff noel, and The Blog Whisperer, all define The Herd as:

  • Status Quo
  • Risk Free
  • Regretful
  • Crowded
  • Lonely
  • Followers
  • Comfortable
  • Complacent
  • Compliant
  • Fearful
  • Reliant
  • Unexamined

It’s the common path. The massive path. The unexamined path. The path that takes us, unknowingly, to fear and regret.

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Easy Part

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult. – Goethe

Do you focus on fundamentals? I mean life’s basic truths? Can you imagine the success you’d achieve if you’d embrace a lifestyle as Goethe suggests?

These are the things that set people on a trajectory for greater peace and contentment. Or not. Put up or shut up.

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Mid Life World Class

Mid Life is world class. It really is. But we have to work hard at it.

How does a young child go from jumping off the kiddie ramp in the first photo, to jumping off the world class ramp?

The same way you and I become great at anything.


Last week I had the privilege to represent the United States at the Master’s Track & Field World Championships.

I got there the same way the ski jumpers did.


Today is a great day to practice.  If not today, when?

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