Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Wedding is Approaching Fast

A year ago I posted I was engaged. Now I'm less than three weeks away from being a married man!
I'm really excited! I wanted to post more of the behind the scenes of what has been going on, but time flies by fast!

Here is a card we sent out to our wedding party to let them know all the who, how, why, whats about our special weekend.

Be on the look out for wedding photos and stories. Please send lots of positive thoughts our way on October 16th!

Thank you,
Kelly and Frank

Social Media and Traveling

Hello Everyone,

I just got back from a successful road trip. Got a chance to travel to Ohio, Pennsylvania and Minnesota. I had the great opportunity to perform for and educate the students and staff members at The Ohio State University Mansfield Campus, Albright College and Century College. Everything went great and I learned even more how much I enjoy working with people by sharing a little knowledge on stage.

I saw friends and family while I Ohio. My wedding is coming up in less than 3 weeks, so I spent time with my friends for a Bachelor BBQ. It was fun to relive old times and look forward to my new adventures with my wife to be Kelly.

In Minnesota I got a chance to meet my future in-laws and show off what I do by inviting them to one of my shows.

With all of this going on, I took the time to work a little on my upcoming book. I also spent a lot of time posting pictures and thoughts on Facebook and Twitter. I must admit I love those two forms of social media, but they're hurting my blogs.

Blogging takes a little more time and thought. Facebook and Twitter are instant. Over the last couple of months I've let everyone know to look me up on Twitter or friend me on Facebook.

My recent trips reminded me how I miss being around friends and family and sharing stories. I also got a chance to relive some of my blogs and realized how much I miss this too.

I don't think I'll ever be able to keep up the blogging pace I used to, but I'm going to work on providing one solid blog each week. I got to keep posting pictures too. Did I mention that I lost my camera on a trip to Washington D.C. this spring when a brawl broke out infront of me on the subway. Of course not, I haven't been blogging.

I'm crossing my fingers we get a new camera for a wedding gift (hint, hint), so I can start posting great pictures again.

Until then, keep reading and be on the look out for my first book by the end of this year! I think you'll like it, it will be similar to this blog!

Have a great week and thank you for reading!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Doggy Heaven

If you have lost a four legged family member and would like to everyone to remember them forever, please visit a website created by my friend. Click on the title below to learn more!

Doggy Heaven

Friday, September 03, 2010

The Dream Manager

I just got finished reading the book "The Dream Manager." It was one of the best reads I've had this year.

It's great for dreamers and making your dreams come true, but it's even better for anyone in a management or supervisory position in life!

So, go out and find the book at the bookstore or your local library and learn how you can be the best possible you by pursing your dreams!

Now HIring......Just Not You!

I'm sure the subject heading of this blog got some of your attention! We all know how bad the Job Market is here in the United States. You have a lot of companies and scam artist taking advantage of people. You have a lot of "experts" giving advice about how to find work. You have others on TV in their Ivory Towers telling "us" what to do......"Just go get work at Starbucks or McDonalds." The sad truth is those opportunities aren't available for everyone.

My speaking in many ways has turned into a "hobby" because of the economy. A lot of places don't want to put in the time and money to teach and make their employees better. So, I too have been forced to look for a "job." With all of my experiences, work ethic, personality, education and skills even I can't find consistent work.

During this experience, I've been observing everything. I first started taking mental notes. Now I take physical notes. I'm using these notes for my next program/ One Man Show. It's called "Now Hiring....... Just Not You!" I've been interview a lot of people about their job hunts. It's amazing all of the contradictions in the process. Job Fairs that don't have jobs; company's accepting applications, but not hiring; employers who need employees right away but have a 8-12 week hiring process. The list goes on!

If you would like to help me with my project, please e-mail me at with your best or worst story about your job hunt. If I use your story in my show, I'll give you a special gift. You can even send my the funniest job posting you've seen too.

Be on the look out for video blogs I post about my newest project. It will be funny and insightful at the same time.
What happened to August? I spent 3 weeks on the road and forgot about my blog! I think I'll have to put up a note like many businesses in Europe that say "Closed for August!"

August is always my busiest point of the year. I work a lot of back to school programs and end up living in a lot of cars, hotels and airplanes.

This August was no different. I was in Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio and Illinois again. I got to work with lots of great people.

The most amazing part about speaking to/ teaching people is when someone smiles and says "Thank you!" or "You made an impact on my life." Those words put lots of goose bumps on your skin.

I'm still downloading pictures from August. From my speaking, visiting friends and wedding planing. The pictures require some good stories, so give me some time to catch up with the blog and post lots of great pictures and stories!

Until my next post, Keep Living Life!

The Main Lodge at George Williams College in Wisconsin
Had the honor of working with the students of Lewis University for a two-day leadership retreat at George Williams College
Rodger enjoying himself
Kaylar checking out my camera at the Phoenix Zoo
If you're put into the right environment, you can GROW!