JMFS #025 – How I Quit Smoking

I’ve been asked a lot of questions since first appearing in the Tips from Former Smokers PSA. I’ve been asked about my symptoms, about my book, whether I still have a colostomy bag, and a number of other questions. One of the most common questions I’m asked is: “How did you quit smoking?” In this video I reveal the secret to … Read More

OMM #001 – Stop Comparing Yourself to Other People

My wife, Margaret, is really stepping out and growing as a person and a leader. This is the first of her video blogs, On Margaret’s Mind. In this video she talks about an impactful lesson she learned from the book she’s reading, Wisdom from Women in the Bible: Giants of the Faith Speak into Our Lives, by John C. Maxwell. Watch … Read More

JMFS #024 – The Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

When it all comes down to it, what is the difference between a successful person and someone who’s not successful? Is it privilege? Is it the environment they’re raised in? Is it race? Is it gender? What is it that sets the most successful people apart from the rest of us? The answer is not as obvious as the answer … Read More

JMFS #023 – Success Leaves Clues

Believe it or not, you don’t have to know how to do something in order to do it. It’s true. You don’t have to know how to be successful in order to achieve success. It sounds ridiculous but it’s the truth. I used to teach this principle to jail inmates as part of the “success strategies” portion of another class … Read More

JMFS #022 – Every Moment Is A Gift

While listening to a recent sermon by Bishop T.D. Jakes he said something that struck a cord with me. He spoke to the idea that every moment of your life is a gift. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard that. When you are doing personal development you will here about the concept of gratitude being an essential component of growth and success … Read More