Wow, what an intense 24 hours! Yesterday I received the call from Medical Teams International that they were deploying our First-In Team to the Philippines today. It is an all-out thrash to unplug from life to deploy within 24 hours. It truly takes a massive team effort. The folks at Harrison Urgent Care (Meg, Aimmee, Dr Eppel, Dr Singh, and Dr Liebling) rallied to cover my shifts. Meetings were cancelled and schedules rearranged as I hit the eject button on my life.Read More
I believe that we may face some tough times ahead. From a psychological point of view, do you know how to process the challenges that will come. About 20% of folks that are confronted with natural disasters continue to thrive despite the lack of resources and support. Learn how they think. They know the answers to the two most important questions to ask when the bottom falls out. By the way, not all disasters make the news. Sometimes we are challenged beyond our comfort zone at work and even at home. The concepts I discuss in this segment will help you there as well.Read More
As I listen to Brig. Gen Steve Ritchie recall the rescue of Roger Locher, I am again reminded of the power of a group of people that are willing to lay down their lives for a single man. Every day each of us faces two defining questions:
I'm I powerless or do I have the power to make a difference?
Am I going to be a taker or a giver?
Frankly, stories like this make me a bit uncomfortable. There is a lot to learn from 25 year old, Kyle Maynard. He was born without hands or feet and yet he climbed Mt. Kilamanjaro. His attitude is refreshing and, at the same time, challenging. Watching him redefines my challenges and compels me to get back in the game. How about you? What are your thoughts after watching him?Read More
odd Stabelfeldt is out to change the world...from the neck up. In fact, he already has. At 8 years of age, Todd became a C4 quadriplegic when he and his cousin were playing with guns. Listen in to discover how Todd overcame the obstacles, graduated from college and high school in the same year and went on to become the VP of a software company. Todd lets us "backstage" to see how he was able to do what very few with his severe disability have been able to do. You will be challenged, inspired and motivated to make a difference in your world. This is an interview that you will never forget. You can learn more about what Todd is doing at www.thetsf.org.Read More