An an only child I spent countless hours working, playing, and listening to music by myself. From an early age I set my heart on becoming a professional baseball player and toward that end I spent every minute I could find practicing, running, throwing, batting and even reading about baseball.
To say it consumed me would be putting it mildly. Therefore, when I got injured and lost my "devil may care" attitude, I also lost the edge I needed to compete at the highest level. That was devastating to me and changed my entire life.
About the same time, a personal relationship ended and I found myself afloat with no direction, no guidance and certainly no meaning in my life. Since I was a good student I channeled my efforts into school. By default I chose a major and by accident I went for an MBA rather than a Law degree.
Weeks prior to graduation a friend asked me what I was going to do when I received my MBA and since I didn't know I asked him what he was going to do. He said he was going to teach at a community college so I said, "yea, I think I will do that too".
By accident about one month later I was actually hired by a new fledgling community college. Given that I had no preparation for teaching whatsoever and had never taught a class in my life this was quite a step of faith on their part. For my part, I figured the worst that could happen is that they would fire me and I would go get a job finishing cement.
During my second week at the school I made plans to go bar-hopping on Friday night with a new friend only to then be invited by my boss to attend a Bible study. Although the Bible study was not in the least bit interesting to me, because my boss invited me I decided to attend.
That night I made the choice to follow Jesus 100%. Although I wasn't a church person at the time, I just knew that making the choice to become a Christian was the smartest move I ever made.
Soon thereafter I began to realize that all of the accidents in my life were there for a purpose and were all designed to lead me to a fulfilled life of Christianity.
Follow God's advice and choose life and life abundantly through a life lived for Christ.
Golf, boating, travel, all athletics (except soccer!)
Fantasy dinner guests
Jesus, my wife, my Dad, Arnold Palmer & Ronald Reagan,
Best advice I ever received
At a very bad time in my life God said,
My worst subject in school
In college I drove
1960 VW that I had to push to start
If I weren't a professor, I would
Sell used cars--honestly!
Besides the Bible, the Art of Leadership by Max DePree, Agony and Ecstasy
Nobody knows I
Didn't like people before Christ redeemed me and gave me a new heart
My latest accomplishment
Named the only two-time National Advisor of the Year for SHRM
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