Keeping the Ego in Check

February 22, 2021

I have a good friend who has been a wise mentor over the years and has helped open doors for me. Some years ago, he called to tell me that he had recommended me to be on the board of directors of a financial institution based in Boston, MA. He had given the CEO a few names but had listed me as his number one choice and to expect a call from the CEO soon.


The Power of Belief

February 15, 2021

It has been said that the best way to determine your future is to create it, and the power of your belief is what is required to make that happen. If you don’t believe in yourself, how can you expect someone else to believe in you?


Why Determination Leads to Excellence

January 26, 2021

I had just opened my third Subway store and was scouting out a new location. In my comings and goings as a Delta pilot, I believed that Logan Airport in Boston would be a great location. I made an appointment with the airport officials to discuss the process of leasing commercial space for my Subway venture. I discovered that Host Marriott (HM) held a long-term lease for food operations, and I would have to deal with them for any Subway discussions. I made the appointment.