What’s Your GPA?

What’s Your GPA?

Last year, about 1.3 million high school students took the ACT, a standardized test used for college admissions. The exam, which evaluates English, math, reading, and science, is graded on a scale of 1–36, with the average score being a 20. In 2021, there were just...
Get Back Up

Get Back Up

I’m a huge fan of the Winter Olympics. My favorite movie of all time is Miracle, about the United States ice hockey team’s stunning victory over the heavily favored Soviet squad at the 1980 Olympics. My fourteen-year-old son Tate is an elite youth hockey...
Do You Want to Play Butterfly?

Do You Want to Play Butterfly?

My dad is Irish, and my mom is Italian, and after they got married, they wanted nothing more than a big Catholic family. First, they had my sister Lisa, then they had me, but after that, they had a couple of miscarriages and couldn’t have more biological kids. So,...
Tiptoe Relationships

Tiptoe Relationships

I recently celebrated my 14th year on the speaking circuit. It’s been the honor of my life to speak to audiences and author books about how to build authentic relationships and positively influence the lives of others. Part of the reason I’ve been able to stay on the...