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The importance of vision – episode #3

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Why does vision matter? Here’s what my new friend and recent interviewee, Tyler Fairbank, had to say. In a recent executive interview it became apparent that his habits were in control. Meaning that daily habits, the things he did consistently, drove his results. These results included success. His habits were aligned with his vision. This…


The importance of vision – episode #2


We’re all struggling with the global pandemic. Here, in my state, the Governor has lifted his ‘stay at home” order. Which means we’re free, right? It doesn’t take long of being outside of your home to realize that we are not free. Everything has changed. We can’t shake hands, hug or even talk to anyone…


The importance of vision – episode #1

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Why is vision so important? This is the vision you have for your future. What is your preferred state? If you know it, how can you get there? We’re meeting with executives over the next few weeks, to discuss the impact of the current health crisis. How has this impacted their vision? As one executive…


that’ll never happen


In her letter, Jess told me not to compare myself to other people. As we discussed, you can do that by focusing on your vision. Why is having vision so important? Without vision it’s too easy for you to get lost in your message. It helps you to return to a focal point. There are…


on top of the world

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Do you remember the last time you were in a downward spiral? This might feel like one of those times. In the attached video, I talk about being in a similar scenario. This time I was in a parking garage. There was nowhere to go but down. It would have been nice if it were…


Be an encourager

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Right now, the world needs positive people. It also needs encouragers. You can be one without the other. Positive people can sometimes keep their positivity to themselves. Encouragers give their positivity away. “But, Brian how can I be an encourager?”, you ask. Watch this video and see how a 13-year old girl did something the…


“F” words can get you in trouble

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It’s not a pretty sight to see me run, regardless of my outfit. When I run, I try to wear clothes that make it easier for drivers to see me. Once upon a time, I’d be more concerned with my fashion. Those days are gone. My perspective has changed to that of the driver’s on…



Cross country parents winking with Wagner

Many of you know, about a year ago, I started a mini-crusade of sorts. I would ask anyone that would listen if they would pose in a picture and wink with me. The occasion is called Winking with Wagner. The idea was for them discover what makes them unique. In reality, it changed my life….


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In two weeks I was supposed to pick up my mom, in Northwest Ohio, and drive to Knoxville. We’d spend two nights at the Knoxville Marriott, where I’d be speaking, and make our way back for my oldest son’s graduation on May 1st. He’s graduating with his Masters in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati….