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Have the Conversation…

As parents we can't be afraid to sit down with our kids and have a conversation about Social Media, sexting and educating them on #thinking before they hit send. It's uncomfortable for them, and for us, but it has to be done. There aren't many topics that are off limits in my household, and as…
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This is What I Believe…

One of the most common things that happens to me after I speak with a group is a line of people who want to ask me questions (or yell at me, which happened recently). No one likes to ask their questions in front of a group, because somehow they think their question is silly, when…
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What I’ve Learned…

It's been a busy few weeks on the speaking front, with a few different groups in the mix. I've talked to general student populations, student-athletes, teachers, staff, administration and parents all within a two week span. What have I learned along the way? Everyone has a story to tell. Each place I go someone, at…
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I Once Threw 5 Passes to the Other Team…

In one of the biggest (and last) games of my high school career I threw five interceptions. Five. Against our biggest rival. Fortunately I played in an era before Social Media, and I didn't have to see the public criticism of my play, even if I heard the whispers in the stands anyway. But more…
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There’s a Difference…

There's a difference between a mistake and a calculated and planned decision to make a bad decision. You can have every intention of doing the right thing, but somehow in the heat of the moment, you make the mistake. That's ok. That's acceptable. How you recover and respond becomes important. However, if you've chosen and…
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Making Good Decisions…

I preach Making Good Decisions on Social Media in my presentations. It's probably one of the hardest things we have do to every single day. Making Good Decisions is tough, and not always the easiest thing to do. Most of us make a bad decision every day. And you know what we need to do…
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ASK THE QUESTION…

At the end of every speech or presentation, I always ask if anyone has questions. I open the floor to everyone, students, faculty, staff, whoever. The response is usually the same: SILENCE. There is always someone in the group with a question that they think is funny, you know who you are. The 'look at…
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