Are you a Champion of Choice?
you living with the status quo - accepting your current
circumstances as 'good enough'? Have you ever had an
employee that does just enough to keep their job? A
department that does just enough to be overlooked by annual
reviews? A relationship, ailment, or annoyance that you
choose to live with because you can't imagine living
Could an Exceptional Choice...
way you do business?
...help you discover what you've been
...create a better life than you ever thought possible?
I will provide you with the
tools, instructions, and inspiration to examine your
circumstances and make your own Leap from Acceptable to
Exceptional, tools I have gathered and mastered over a
lifetime of experience.
In 1983, my doctors told me I would end up in a wheelchair.
In 2006, I almost proved them right.
After 38 years of pushing my
deteriorating left leg to keep up with its healthy
right-footed twin, on both the beaten paths of outside sales
and the hardwood of basketball courts, I woke up on a cold
January morning, unable to walk.
In the next eight weeks, I was faced with choices I
had never expected to have to make. On April 25th, I opted to amputate my lower left leg in
favor of a titanium upgrade.
By agreeing to let go of
something I'd worked my lifetime to hold onto, I chose the
unknown - the hope of a more active lifestyle - but no
guarantee. My battered left foot had become a symbol of my
persistence, and letting it
go meant letting go of a piece of my identity.
I discovered there's nothing like
That New Foot Smell! Less pain
coupled with greater agility and endurance. Sure footing
that promised to keep me moving towards my goals as a
husband, father of six, and occasional driveway basketball
late August, I found
myself upright and onstage competing for the title
of Public Speaking
enjoying my own Leap
from Acceptable to
"...a speaker with strong themes and an entertaining
style... Any audience could benefit from his experiences,
ideas and enthusiasm."
- Barb Bunkers, Human Resources, Principal Financial