Rekindling national pride means different things to different people. One of the best ways to make sure America's future is secure is help young people to make good decisions. Learning these lessons can be especially hard when they've had a tough childhood. Mike McCreight grew up in some challenging circumstances but has the blessing of people around him that aren't afraid to give him tough love.
Mike transitioned through Florida's foster care system with a Guardian ad Litem, retired attorney Harold Turk, who advocated for him with regard to education, money and housing matters. Most of all, Harold continues to serve as a caring mentor that volunteers time with Mike. Although Mike was under a very restrictive legal Guardianship, he listened to wise counsel and got referred to Amanda Heystek, an innovative attorney with Disability Rights Florida.
There is great synergy with a young man who wants to make good decisions, friends and family who support him, plus two tough lawyers committed to help Mike navigate the system to chart new waters. In episode 81, Mike's story will inspire anyone who feels trapped by their circumstances and motivate those who want to make a difference in young people's lives!
As we approach the US Thanksgiving Day Celebration, we have an opportunity to reflect on special moments in our lives as we the launch of the Christmas season and plan for the arrival of 2017.
At the same time, many are faced with challenging circumstances which creates a choice... to be thankful for our challenges... or not. Every day we live, we get to make choices about how we respond to everything that happens. In fact, as Dr. Stephen Covey says, that is the root of 'responsibility'... the ability to respond.
Even more than responding in ways that maximize life's adventures, there is an even more important opportunity available to us. We can choose to teach others the lessons we've identified and hopefully learned in both our travails and successes.
The impact a mentor can have on the life of an apprentice is incalculable. The problem is that many people believe there is only 'luck' involved when finding someone to mentor them. The reality is there are lots of ways to find mentors provided you are willing to be an apprentice... if you have a plan
In Episode 79 you'll meet Steve and Fred Young, two brothers who have had very different careers. Steve's career began as a Naval Officer driving submarines while Fred enlisted in the Marine Corps focusing on advanced computer technology. Steve left the service, got an MBA and law degrees and pursued corporate work. Fred left the Corps and never worked for anyone other than himself.
Together the Young Brothers cast interesting insight into the best ways to understand the opportunities and challenges offered by mentoring and how you can find someone to serve a key role in your life.
America's 2016 National Election Season is over. Emotions are high and we each have the opportunity to choose how we respond to the national, state and local results. This campaign cycle has been worse than any other in modern history because of the level vitriol and hatred.
In Episode 78 we use a creative metaphor to illustrate a very productive way to drive the best possible results for ourselves, our families and our countrymen... no matter whether your candidates won or lost.
If we are truly committed to Strengthen America's Economy, United Our Fellow Citizens and Rekindle National Pride, there are three key people who must be involved in the process. Listen to this show to explore ideas to help find and engage these diverse people as we aggressively work to heal of our land while we make our own lives better.
A powerful small business is like a lighthouse; built on a solid foundation, intensely focused and leads people to safe harbor. To illustrate this metaphor, PATRIOT MISSION Entertainment is producing an short original film to tell the story of entrepreneurship from the perspectives of men and women in the trenches.
To maximize the impact, we decided to go on location and film lighthouses up close and in different settings. In episode 77 you'll meet Shannon O'Neil, the Director of Public Relations at St. Augustine, Florida Lighthouse. You'll discover there is much more here than simply an amazing million-brick constructed signal to sailors built in 1874.
Capturing the the amazing vantage point of a historical site requires a keen eye from an experience Hollywood quality Director as well as the skills of a talented Director of Photography. You'll meet Alan Peterson of Flying Leap Films and Jeff Lambright who give us a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to plan and produce powerful motion pictures on location.
NOTE: Hurricane Mathew's impact is still impacting St. Augustine. The phone lines were still offline during the remote broadcast so the first couple minutes of cell coverage were shaky, but improved for the balance of the show. Enjoy!