From our first breath to our first steps to our first inevitable bumps, bruises and scrapes, we are taught to protect our bodies. Most of us enter this world with the help of doctors and nurses as we get our first glimpse of the exciting, and somewhat terrifying, world we will spend the rest of our days living in. From that first hospital visit, we continue to return for preventative care. We endure being poked [...]
My grandpa was a workaholic. And his family and community applauded him for it. They would say things like, “he is a great provider” or “he is working hard for his family”. And it was true. His workaholic ways allowed my grandmother to stay home and raise the kids, but his well-being paid the price. He spent his golden retirement years in poor health and living with regrets. Family and friends will intervene with an [...]
Hollywood is doing it all wrong. How many horror movies have they churned out, where on a dark and stormy night, the heroine runs right into danger (in sky-high heels, of course) and chaos ensues until the unlikely hero swoops in, saves her and defeats the villain? They both ride off into the sunset, looking picture-perfect, and live happily ever after. Too many. We think Hollywood is missing out on a surefire formula for a [...]
When I first heard the word “podcast,” it brought to mind an image of a happy green alien zooming around outer space in a little pod-shaped spaceship. As he dodged shooting stars and comets and whipped in circles around the moon, I caught glimpses of Earth far, far away in the distance. Obviously, real-life podcasts have nothing to do with aliens or outer space unless, of course, that’s the topic du jour. But there are [...]
I remember as a kid, feeling excited as I packed my backpack the night before the first day of school. I had butterflies in my stomach and I would jump out of bed early the next morning with a level of energy that would have shocked “summer” me. Of course, a few months into the school year and I was already dreaming of the lazy summer days that I had left behind. So why is [...]
In a time where anybody can portray themselves as anything they want, especially with social media, many of the foundational values we should admire no longer seem to matter. But as we look to the skies to celebrate another year of independence, these lost values should be bright in our eyes like fireworks. The morals and characteristics exhibited by a great leader like George Washington are more important than ever in order to combat the [...]
Adam Markel is a highly sought-after keynote speaker and transformational leader. After building a multi-million dollar law firm, Adam became CEO of one of the largest business, leadership and personal development training companies in the world, overseeing more than $100 million in sales. His unique expertise is in combining practical business tactics with accelerated learning strategies to embrace change, build resilience, encourage innovation and increase sales for people and organizations worldwide.