Blessed AND Grateful

Blessed AND Grateful

Pictured: Meet the father (figuratively and literally) and grandfather of Heart-Led Leadership – my dad Tom Spaulding, Sr. This week friends, my message is simple: Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! May you be as blessed and grateful as I am for all the many...
Got Your Back

Got Your Back

On Friday, I called Cathy DeGraff on her business line this past Friday at 5 p.m. for the very last time. Cathy DeGraff, has been my business manager, executive director of our National Leadership Academy and Global Youth Leadership Academy, and chief operating...
Give Until it Hurts

Give Until it Hurts

I heard years ago that when we give to others we should “give until it hurts.” It took me half a lifetime to fully understand those words – give until it hurts. I’ve learned there is a difference between giving and giving until it hurts. A big difference. One makes...
Influence Compass

Influence Compass

My ghost writer Matthew Sharpe and I were locked in a conference room at the Grand Hyatt New York City a couple weeks ago spending hours and hours talking about the topic of my next book — Influence.   “What’s the definition of influence?”, Matthew kept asking me.   ...
SUCK – SUCK – SUCK

SUCK – SUCK – SUCK

I’m on a plane with my eleven-year old son, Tate, heading home after a long weekend hockey tournament in Nashville.  I didn’t say I was sitting next to my son…thanks to Southwest Airline’s open seating policy…Tate chose to sit in the back...