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80,000 – an excerpt from The Gift of Influence

80,000 – an excerpt from The Gift of Influence

An excerpt from The Gift of Influence, Tommy’s newest release now available wherever you buy books! Imagine this scene: Many years from now, after you pass away surrounded by your loved ones, you slip into the hazy twilight between life and death. You’re not in heaven...

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Fifty Letters – an excerpt from The Gift of Influence

Fifty Letters – an excerpt from The Gift of Influence

An exerpt from The Gift of Influence, Tommy's newest release debuting next Tuesday, September 20th! Fifty-one days before my fiftieth birthday, I was on a Southwest Airlines flight bound for Denver. It was a bumpy ride, and the seatbelt sign kept flashing on. As we...

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Walk on By

Walk on By

Exactly two weeks from today is the release of my third book, The Gift of Influence. For a lot of my peers on the speaker’s circuit, writing three books in a dozen years isn’t that impressive. Some of them can pump out a book per year like clockwork. But it takes...

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Signs

Signs

Have you ever heard the story about the man who lived by the river? It’s a parable about a devout Christian man who refused to evacuate his home after hearing a radio broadcast warning of an impending flood. “I’m a good Christian,” he told himself. “God will save me.”...

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Sixth Floor Relationships

Sixth Floor Relationships

Anyone who’s read my books or seen my speeches knows that I was not a good student in high school; I went to summer school more times than I care to admit. As I limped to the finish line my senior year, I found myself at a crossroads. No major universities would...

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Ring Hand

Ring Hand

When my children Caroline and Tate were growing up, we would hold hands everywhere we went. As soon as we got out of the car, they would race to see who could grab my left hand first. “I got the ring hand!”the winner would boast. They loved feeling my wedding...

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I Told You So

I Told You So

Last week I traveled with my family to Germany for an incredibly special trip. In the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, we saw the Passion Play, which has been staged there every ten years since 1634. We paid our respects at Dachau Concentration Camp, where the Nazis...

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Commitments

Commitments

Twelve years ago, I was talking with my mother about her bucket list. She said she had been blessed to travel to Europe and other exotic places, but there was one thing she still wanted to do above everything else. “Have you heard of the Passion Play?” she asked me. I...

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Secret Sauce

Secret Sauce

Coca Cola was invented by an Atlanta pharmacist way back in 1886. Even now, over 130 years later, the recipe remains a secret. The only written copy is kept in a vault deep inside Coke’s headquarters in Atlanta. Dr. Pepper, meanwhile, split its secret “23 flavors”...

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