Young Entrepreneurs “Nailed It” with their Business

Six siblings from Washington D.C. started a company called Jr. Flips. They flip older houses and remodel them. This helps the community and it also puts money in their wallets. On their first two homes, they made more than $250,000. They have moved on to their third house now.  The youngest girl, Alianna, age 8, said, “We are not like …

Baseball Player Sues Coach for Making Him Slide

Jake Maser was a junior on the Bound Brook High School baseball team in New Jersey. It was a typical game. Jake got a hit and was on first base. One of his teammates hit the ball and Jake rounded second. As he was coming into third base, his third base coach, Jon Suk, provided the “slide sign.” Jake slid …

The Myth of the Need to Specialize in High School Sports Exposed!

That’s right, 29 of the 32 1st round draft picks in the 2018 NFL draft were multi-sport athletes in high school. Fourteen (44%) were 3-sport athletes.  One of the athletes was a 4-sport athlete. But, you say, that must be an anomaly. Nope. Thirty of 32 in 2017 and 28 of 31 in 2016 were multiple sport athletes in high …

How to Live to be 100 #Relationships

In a recent Ted talk, research by Julianne Holt-Lunstad at Brigham Young University was highlighted. This research looks at the variables that have the greatest impact on longevity. In your mind, try to guess what variables had the strongest correlation with living longer. I guessed that too and I was wrong. The number 2 predictor is “close relationships”, that is …

“Today’s Not My Day”

The Boston Marathon took place on Monday. Of the 119 years of this great race, 2018 was one of the coldest on record. The temperature was in the mid-30’s, a steady head-wind of 20 mph, pouring rain and a windchill factor of 20 degrees. This is not the type of weather you want to be outside in, let alone run …

Youth Referees Leaving the Game Because of Unsportsmanlike Parents

There is a shortage of referees and officials for youth sports. The median age of referees has increased every year. The older refs are retiring and very few young people are entering the profession. There is also a problem of retaining refs from year to year. According to some articles, over 50% of the high school referees who complete one …

So Sad…So True

Joe’s Perspective: I really have no words. Your Turn: What are your thoughts and/or feelings on this depiction of our society?

You Win with Class and You Lose with Class

In the history of the NCAA Tournament, no #1 seed had every lost their opening game to the #16 seed. So, Virginia, the overall #1 seed in the tournament had reason to feel confident going into their opening match against UMBC. However, UMBC beat them and beat them convincingly. It was a 20-point beat down. It was truly March Madness …

6 Rules To Success #Perseverance

Arnold Schwarzenegger knows a thing or two about success. He was a world champion body-builder, an A-list movie star and the governor of California. He had a knack for succeeding where others wouldn’t think to even try. I think it is important to listen to people who have had success to learn what it takes to become successful.  So, here …