3 Lessons We Can Learn From Being on the Road

Friday Focus: Travel Experiences

I love to travel. I love airports. I love the atmosphere and most of all, it gives me some wonderful “me” time. 

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I have been zig-zagging my way across the country for the past three weeks. Some trips go off without a hitch and some just don’t work out like you plan.

Road Lessons

These past three weeks on the road have taught me a few valuable lessons, and I want to share them with you.

The 4 Essential Tools You Need to Succeed At Running

Friday Focus: Running Gear

This Sunday, I will be running the Chicago Half Marathon – this will be my fourth in the past 11 months. In addition to training and mental preparation, I also use a variety of running gear.

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In honor of the race this weekend, this edition of Friday Focus will highlight some of the running gear I use to get through every race and training session.

Running Gear


Shoes are the number one piece of gear you should get right every time and you should not skimp on quality or fit. You may have to go through several pairs of shoes before you get it exactly right, but it is worth it.

If you are new to running, I recommend going to a running store like FleetFeet Sports, FutureTrack or Roadrunner Sports to help you select the right shoe. Each of these stores have qualified runners who will evaluate your gate (stride pattern), foot strike and contour (pronation/supination) and type of shoe (street/trail/low profile).

5 Unexpected Apps to Increase Your Productivity

Friday Focus: Productivity Apps

I love knocking things off my to-do list. And, I love being able to have just the right tool to get it all done; however, I often have to go through many tools and apps to find the few that really help me get things done.

Friday Focus: Productivity Apps

In today's Friday Focus, I want to spotlight five apps that help me get things done, but might not be first on the list when you think of productivity apps.

  1. Grammarly – I use this tool to help me become a better writer. It sits in the background of my web browser and let's me know when I have misspellings, grammar issues and where I can improve my writing. There is a free version and a paid version.

The Memories Of The Fallen Are Remembered Today

Friday Focus: Remembering September 11, 2001

In today's Friday Focus, I want to take a few minutes to honor the fallen of that tragic day – September 11, 2001. It is hard to believe it was fourteen years ago when the towers fell from the New York skyline.

9/11 Memorial - NYC

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In 2014, I took a trip to New York City with some friends and colleagues, and to stand and pay my respects at the memorial was moving.