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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
My visit to tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma
by Charlie Adams

Oh my.

That’s what I kept saying to myself last week as I was given a tour of tornado ravaged Moore, Oklahoma. I was in the Oklahoma City area to speak on my positive attitude book at the annual ORA state conference.

The picture below was taken where an entire neighborhood had been demolished on May 20th, two months prior to my visit. I am standing near what used to be a bathroom in that particular house.

The twister spread from one mile to 2.6 miles wide in a 30-second span, is the widest ever recorded. The nearly 295 mph wind speeds of the killer tornado beats every world wind record except the more-than 300-mph reading measured during the Moore, Okla., tornado in 1999.3. It was an EF5. On average, only one out of every 1,000 tornadoes that hit the U.S. each year might be an EF5. It did an estimated $2 billion in damage – double what was first projected. That put it on track to eclipse the twister that crushed Joplin, Mo., in 2011 as the most expensive in U.S. history. The picture below is what the area I was standing in looks like from the air.

I took the picture below of what used to be a 7 11 store. Megan Futrell and her 3 month old son Case were trying to ride out the storm in the store’s walk in cooler. She had just picked up her son at day care and didn’t have time to escape the tornado.
It destroyed the store in seconds, causing the roof to cave in.


She leaves behind a husband and an 8 year old son.

The tornado not only leveled neighborhoods but also destroyed two elementary schools. I took this picture below of what used to be Briarwood Elementary School. No children were killed there, but at nearby Plaza Towers Elementary, 7 children died. In all, 24 people were killed by the tornado with 10 being children. Hundreds of people were injured.

One teacher at Plaza Towers was laying on top of 6 children in the bathroom to protect them. One rescuer told of having to pull a car off of one teacher, who was covering 3 students under her.
Jennifer Simonds, a teacher at Plaza Towers Elementary, went to the emergency room after her arm was crushed as she laid over students to protect them.

When I speak, I often talk about seeking solutions. Faced with a tornado that sounded like 7000 spoons in a massive blender, several teachers sought the solution of music. I learned about teacher Tammy Glasgow, who told her students she loved them and had them play their musical instruments throughout the storm as loud as they could, thinking it could help them deal with the overwhelming fear a little better. Another teacher sang, ‘Jesus Loves You’ over and over the whole time. In one Daycare they sang ‘You are my Sunshine’ until it was gone.

When you tour a devastated site like this, you learn things that you never really thought about. I took this picture of a destroyed shopping center. The store in the middle was a liquor store. The alcohol literally exploded when the tornado hit, causing the store significantly more damage than those around it.

I learned of 65 year old Hemant Bhonde. He and his wife Jerrie clung to each other in the shower until the tornado separated them. He died. She survived. “Walls were hitting me,” Jerrie later told the Today Show. “I was knocked on the floor. I looked around for my husband. I couldn’t find him.”

I learned that just days after the tornado a group of men from Sandy Hook, Connecticut – site of the school shootings – were there with a trailer stocked full of donations from the Sandy Hook community.

Tommy Harper, who lost his home in the 2011 Joplin, Missouri tornado, went to Moore to help rebuild homes. A waitress in Joplin who lost her home in 2011, donated over $300 of her tips to Moore after the tornado. Kevin Durant, the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star, donated a million dollars to Red Cross. He didn’t say anything about it until the Red Cross announced it, and then he simply sent out a message asking others to donate.

In 2002, my house at the time was hit by a tornado of a much smaller scale. It lifted up a tree and crushed the roof, leading to months of repair work. As I was driven around Moore, I could relate a little bit, but I still had a hard time grasping what I was seeing. When I spoke at the conference in nearby Norman, Oklahoma the next day, it meant a lot to me to speaking to a group that was made up totally of Oklahoma folks. Not only have they battled tornadoes, but in 1995 there was the horrifying Federal Building bombing that killed 168. After speaking I was able to see the Memorial and the 168 monument chairs in memory of each person, placed in areas near where they worked in the building. I took the picture below of the reflective waters. The chairs are to the right.


The chairs are hand-crafted from glass, bronze, and stone represent those who lost their lives, with a name etched in the glass base of each. They sit on the site where the Murrah Building once stood. The chairs represent the empty chairs at the dinner tables of the victims’ families.

The chairs are arranged in nine rows to symbolize the nine floors of the building; each person’s chair is on the row (or the floor) on which the person worked or was located when the bomb went off. The 19 smaller chairs represent the children killed in the bombing. Three unborn children died along with their mothers, and they are listed on their mothers’ chairs beneath their mothers’ names.

Across the street from the 9:03 gate (9:03 represents the first moments of recovery) is this picture I took of a sculpture of Jesus weeping erected by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, one of the first brick-and-mortar churches built in the city. Jesus faces away from the devastation, covering his face with his hand. In front of Jesus is a wall with 168 gaps in it, representing the voids left by each life lost.

My time in Oklahoma was a moving experience to me. I could feel a spirit of resiliency. It could be best summed up by these words from Neil Arter, Vice President for Student Life at Oklahoma Christian University:

“Oklahomans have a determined mindset in the face of tremendous obstacles. Everyone has said, ‘We’ll recover again. Let’s buckle down and do it.’ There is no discussion of “if,” just of how long it will take. Folks in Oklahoma don’t wait for others to clean up. We simply get after it.”

Charlie Adams

Gray

(special thanks to Oklahoma native Davonna Bajema of Oklahoma City for driving me all around Moore, Norman and Oklahoma City)

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“How to Build a Positive Attitude an
d KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered. The picture below is how this program was utilized at the Oklahoma ORA Conference

* Stoke the Fire Within (peak performance keynote)

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!)

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Friday, July 19th, 2013
The most positive athlete I ever interviewed takes dead aim on America’s lack of fitness!
by Charlie Adams

My books and talks are based on the thousands of interviews I was able to do with peak performers during 23 years in television news. As I have said before, the most positive person I ever interviewed was Brett Eastburn, who was born with no arms, no legs and according to him no disabilities or handicaps.

The most positive athlete I ever interviewed was professional golfer Gary Player – by far! From time to time I write about Gary here, as he continues to make news..and waves. Turning 80 in a couple of years, he recently posed for the annual ESPN the Magazine body issue, which shows athletes nude but in a tasteful way.


(courtesy ESPN the Magazine)

Player did it to bring awareness to the staggering problem America has with lack of fitness and obesity. Commitment to fitness and nutrition was a key reason Player is the only professional golfer in history to win every major championship in golf on the regular PGA Tour and the Champions Tour (the pro’s over 50). Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer could not match him, primarily because he was superior in fitness.

In an interview with USA Today, Player had some harsh things to say about fitness in America.

“America is maybe the most unhealthy nation in the world because they live on crap. They’ve got the best food in the world, the best farmers and the best food but they live on crap. When [British chef] Jamie Oliver went to America he went to areas where children never had cabbage or broccoli or spinach or vegetables in their life. People giving their children a soft drink and a doughnut to go to school. No wonder academically they’re affected.

55 percent of the greatest country in the world is obese? How can you compete against the Chinese? You haven’t got a chance! People that are lean and mean and working hard and producing maybe 100 engineers to every two or three that you produce. Kids that are learning like crazy at school and spending hours learning. You go to Korea and those kids finish school at 7 o’clock at night because there’s no sense of entitlement. It frustrates me because I happen to have 15 American grandchildren. I love America (Player is from South Africa) but I get so upset at the way I see the obesity. I just don’t see how the healthcare system can work. I pray it does but I just don’t see how it can work with this tsunami of obesity.”

The trouble with Americans is they don’t appreciate America enough. They are just spoiled rotten. The young people want things for nothing. The thing that made this country so great is that people got off a boat from Europe and had nothing, and they built the greatest country in the world through hard work.”

Player does 1200 sit ups or core crunches every day, even at age 77. He says the core is the most important muscle area in your body. “No question, your core,” he told USA Today. “That holds your body together. Most people my age haven’t seen their private parts in 10 years because they have such a big stomach. And they never will again.”

I interviewed Player at The Masters in the 1990’s when he was in his 60’s. I covered The Masters for five years and spent a lot of time observing him and listening to him. His positive attitude and commitment to fitness stand out. Through a combination of what he had to say to me and others, here is his perspective:

“Every morning when I wake up, I make a conscious decision to have a good day, to find the good in people and to have a positive impact on everyone that I come into contact with. This attitude has helped me throughout my golfing career, where I was perhaps not the most talented, or the biggest or the strongest, but I certainly had the determination to succeed.

Now that I am in my 70’s, there is no reason to change this way of thinking. Perhaps my days of winning major championships are over, but making a difference in people’s lives is not. If more world leaders could find a way to lead their people this way, perhaps we would have fewer conflicts around the globe. Now wouldn’t that be wonderful?” — Gary Player

His three favorite books: The China Study (nutrition), The Power of Positive Thinking (Norman Vincent Peale), The Holy Bible

Just a few years ago, he told BBC Learning English his role models were Sir Winston Churchill, former South African President, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa of Calcutta. “What all these people have in common is that each one of them was or is a very positive person, looking to overcome adversity rather than succumbing to it.”


Player, who is now a successful businessman,
attributes his success in life to these ten commandments he follows:

1 Change is the price of survival.

2 Everything in business is negotiable, except quality.

3 A promise made is a debt incurred.

4 For all we take in life we must pay.

5 Persistence and common sense are more important than intelligence.

6 The fox fears not the person who boasts by night but the person who rises early in the morning.

7 Accept the advice of the person who loves you, though you like it not at present.

8 Trust instinct to the end, though you cannot render any reason.

9 The heights of great people reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but that while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night.

10 There is no substitute for personal contact.

I have included an amazing short video of Player sharing his fitness routine. When you see this 77 year old on the treadmill, it will knock you out of your chair.

ESPN The Mag Body Issue 2013: Gary Player
ESPN The Mag Body Issue 2013: Gary Player

In the How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing keynote and seminar, I do speak on fitness and nutrition. While we all can’t be as gung ho as Gary Player, every corporate, educational and church group has got to do something about this mounting fitness challenge. How you feel physically makes a big impact on your attitude and your productivity. Contact me to see how my program can help your organization take positive strides in those areas.

Charlie

Gray

Charlie Adams Motivation

Equipping organizations and people with the attitudes to be positive, solution centered and dedicated to seeking excellence!

“How to Build a Positive Attitude an
d KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered.

* Stoke the Fire Within (peak performance keynote)

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Direct line: 574. 807. 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

To order your copy now of How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing, click here

I have been bronzed!

All for a good cause — your help appreciated!
In a fund raiser for the Samaritan Counseling Center, I was recently turned into a Living Stone! I should deliver my motivational presentations this way! Many of you have seen my infamous video of me racing donkeys that I use at the start of Talks. I could be the bronzed donkey racing motivational speaker!

The Samaritan Center has provided counseling services near where I live in South Bend, IN since 1974. How it works is you vote for your favorite Living Stone, with the money going to the Center.

Click here to see all of the Living Stones, including a local weatherman as Atlas!

Charlie

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
So long, flies! The solution-centered attitude strikes again!
by Charlie Adams


One of the chapters in the book and the talk “How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing” focuses on the solution centered attitude.

Over the 4th of July weekend, I saw an exciting example of that while visiting my local county fair with my kids. We went into an open air place to eat. Upon sitting down, I looked up at the beams and noticed several plastic sandwich bags filled with water and with a few pennies. I also noticed there were no flies bothering us despite folks eating hamburgers, hotdogs and the usual fair food.

I walked over to the counter and asked them what was up, and they told me these things kept the flies away. I was like, ‘Really?!”

The logic is that the fly comes swooping in and flies near the plastic bags. Because of the fly’s eye lenses the penny fragments and (to them) and looks like a spider or some kind of predator. The fly then gets the heck out of Dodge. While we were there, no flies bothered us, so when I got home I put up the picture I took on my facebook page and had all kinds of people shared examples that it works.

There’s a great example of coming up with a solution.

When I speak, I encourage organizations and individuals to take the solution centered attitude. In all the years I was in television news – which is a hotbed of stress and constant challenges – I did my best to seek solutions rather than take the “they should this” and “they that” attitudes.

As an anchor I would always go on the set a few minutes before my on air appearance, put the microphone on my tie, and wait for the floor director to call for a microphone check. Sometimes that person would forget to do it. It usually depended on the employee and how much they cared about their job.

One time they came to me live after the commercial and the batteries in my microphone were dead. It sounded awful. To the viewers at home I sounded like I was in a tin can and I had to clumsily put on a new microphone while live on the air. That destroyed the whole segment which had taken hours to produce. Rather than get negative, I immediately went into solution mode. From then on every time I came onto the set I put the microphone on and started saying, “Test, one, two three. Microphone check, one, two, three.” By doing that it automatically led that person to get a microphone check. I never relied on the floor director to take the initiative of asking for the microphone check again.  I never had a mike go dead on me again.

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After speaking in Charlotte, N.C. recently I was heading out when I glanced at the headlines of their local newspaper, The Charlotte Observer. A front page story was on the remarkable attitude of a young lady named Ellen Reinecke. As I always say, a positive attitude takes work to keep and one way is to read certain things that bring things back to perspective for you.

I bought the paper and read her story, which was written by Sarah Ellis. Ellen, just 18, was days away from graduating. Neither parent would be there, as she lost her Mom Amy to sarcoma cancer in her 9th grade year and her dad John died of a heart attack one year later.

My goodness.

Ellen moved in with a local family she knew well because that would be more stable than moving in with relatives far off, and despite the enormous grief moved forward with the courage of a giant. She recently graduated from North Mecklenburg High as the school’s Student of the Year, captain of the volleyball team, and DECA club president.

“You would never in a million years think that something so tragic happened to her, because she’s so positive,” said Tarrah Johnson, the volleyball coach. “We complain about the smallest things. And here she is, been to hell and back in my opinion, and then she still has a smile on her face.”

Ellen has a tattoo on each wrist with ‘I love you’ and signatures in her mother’s and father’s handwriting. She had them copied from birthday cards.

“What is the point about being so negative about it,? asked Ellen. “It’s not going to help me at all. I do still have days where I just mope around. But if I’m mopey about it all the time that’s not going to help me at all.”

The story said she will be off to Virginia Tech in the Fall to study to be a veterinarian.

Ellen’s story reminded me how God can work things in our lives. When I was a freshman in college back in 1980, I learned my roommate would be 30 year old Jim Hutchinson! To us 18 year old’s, a 30 year old was like a dinosaur. Every other freshman on the floor had an 18 year old roommate. I had ol’ Jim, who really was a good guy even though we needled him by calling him Granpa. He was back in school to get a degree in Rec and Parks Administration. He was very organized.

In something that helps me relate to Ellen, my mother died in November of my freshman year at college, just two months after I had met Jim. It came out of nowhere and obviously I was stunned. I actually learned about it when I made my Saturday morning call home to her and her sister was there as they had just learned.

I stumbled back to the dorm across campus literally in disbelief. There in the room was 30 year old Jim, who was like a rock. He calmed me down, listened to me, helped pack my bags and got me to a campus official who drove me two states up to home. Had my roommate been an 18 or 19 year old, there is no way I would have been comforted as much.

There had been a reason 30 year old Jim had been assigned to be my roommate.

Charlie

Gray

This week’s inspirational video
Blind since birth, Ril Miss became an irreplaceable employee at a hospital because of her attitude and team spirit


When I deliver How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing in seminar or keynote form, I utilize short videos I have produced. Here is a story that has resonated with audiences all over because of the infectious positive attitude and ‘can do’ attitude of Ril Miss!

Positive Attitude - Ril Miss
Positive Attitude – Ril Miss

Charlie Adams Motivation

Equipping organizations and people with the attitudes to be positive, solution centered and dedicated to seeking excellence!

“How to Build a Positive Attitude an
d KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered.

* Stoke the Fire Within (peak performance keynote)

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Direct line: 574. 807. 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

To order your copy now of How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing, click here

Inspirational Places to See

These short videos are designed to inspire you and give you ideas of places you may want to visit or go back to someday!

With this past week being a celebration of July 4th, here is a short video I produced of what it is like to visit Arlington National Cemetery and the Changing of the Guard. Less than 20 percent of Soldiers typically make it through training because the standards are so high.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, produced by speaker Charlie Adams
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, produced by speaker Charlie Adams

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Why a positive attitude at work is so important
by Charlie Adams

In my days as a positive attitude reporter I once did a story on a lady who was a custodian for a local elementary school. On the surface her job would be to keep the school clean for everyone. That’s a huge job and a critical one because without custodians, places would be a mess.

Well, Marcia Elsbury went way beyond her job description and when I met her I found her to be SO positive! Besides cleaning she also read books to the students in classrooms, took parts in plays, dressed up as the Easter bunny, brought in treats and all kinds of things. I remember the principal saying that she went way beyond her job description. One teacher told me that Marcia was the kind that initiated things. You might be thinking, “Well, how did she have time to do all of this with all of her cleaning duties?” I got the answer when I interviewed her for the feature. She said because she got to know the kids so much better she hardly ever had messes. They kept things way cleaner than normal! They loved her positive attitude and giving spirit. When I talked to her she said she didn’t look at the kids as just students. She considered them her grand kids. She told me those kids had a mountain of love to give and she loved to receive it and give it to them. She loved her job!

We will spend a lot of hours at work so it is critical to fortify our positive attitude in that environment. Over the years I have learned that it is so important to take pride in your job even though it may not seem as one of the premier jobs. Most of us will not be company presidents or department heads, but we all can care about our jobs.

Nick Saban is viewed as the top college football coach in the country. The Alabama head coach has his team in the national championship hunt just about every year. Several years ago I was the emcee of an event where he spoke at the College Football Hall of Fame. The one thing about his Talk that I took away and still remember today is his quoting of Dr. Martin Luther King:

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

Saban talked about how Dr. King really only wanted one man to shine his shoes and that was this fellow outside the Green Stamp Store in Montgomery, Alabama. Why? Because they guy did a great job, loved his craft, did it with a smile on his face, and showed appreciation when he was thanked for doing an excellent job.

My cousin Richard Lowe (who, like me, is in his early 50’s and has been around the block awhile) shared his thoughts on caring about your work – no matter how mundane others may perceive it as – and how it impacts your attitude. This is dead on:

“Rachel (his wife) and I were talking recently about why so many people seem to accept “good enough.” As if simply completing a task adequately with minimum expenditure of energy is the objective. The quicker and blunter the solution, to say: mopping a floor, is preferable to *caring* about the quality of our work. Of course mopping is to most people a mundane task to be dispatched with as expeditiously as possible, like doing the laundry, or taking out the garbage or mowing the lawn. But when mopping is necessary, there is a way to elevate it into something redeeming.

If I choose to *care* about the quality of my work, I will consider it a challenge to learn something every time I do it: How does the amount of water I squeeze out of the mop affect cleaning this floor? Does it make a difference that loose strands are dangling eight inches below the body of the mop head? Would it help in any way to trim these stragglers? Is there a more effective way to section this floor in my mind to make sure every square inch has been mopped well? Does it make an appreciable difference to change the water after each mopping?

These questions are driven by both curiosity and caring. Taking pride in the quality of our work brings with it an enormous measure of freedom and satisfaction. It’s not about being a perfectionist; sometimes the challenge is with Time: to finish the job adequately in a very finite space of time. Then it becomes a matter of efficiency and pacing and discipline. The job becomes a healthy challenge because I *make* it a healthy challenge. Otherwise it’s just drudgery at a hurried pace.

Is it possible to cultivate this attitude in others? I strive to model this state of mind and action to the clients I teach, who overwhelmingly see mopping as a job to just get done, with minimal caring involved; to make some money. To the degree this attitude is exercised, we are slaves to such tasks. To the degree we care and take pride in the quality of our work, we are the masters of them.

Even in the mundane; especially in the mundane, we are presented with opportunities to challenge ourselves, and in doing so to contribute satisfaction, healthy pride, and integrity into our soul’s account. I think of it as the mortar (attitude) which holds the bricks (accomplishment) together. The quality of that mortar is entirely in my hands.” – Richard Lowe

Brenda Harpster, who has decades of work experience in different levels of work, told me this:

“Charlie, every worker wants to be told their doing a good job. A negative attitude comes on when they are not noticed when they are doing above and beyond. Nowadays it’s mostly not the pay that creates the positive attitude so it’s being appreciation that is vital. A negative attitude is created when boss is obsessed on focusing on the negative. A boss’s attitude directly affects the attitude of their employees. I am a firm believer in cross training when at all possible as this builds respect for your co worker.” Brenda Harpster

Scott Franko is the President of U.S. Signcrafters. They are in their 21st year of business and now have five interrelated business divisions that work together to help clients with their branding and image.

“Charlie, I found writing to be my way of keeping a positive attitude and sharing it with others. I started writing when I became the sign company president. Every Friday, on pay-day, I wrote a “note from the company to the employees” that was given to the employees with their paychecks. They continue today but they are now distributed by email. Hence – the pay-day notes became known and called Pay Notes.

The messages center around how to catch and maintain a positive attitude, how to be a team, and how to achieve more at work and in life. They challenge, motivate, and provoke thought. The first Pay Note was called “Living Happily with Worn-Out Shoes” and that became the first chapter of the first published book of Pay Notes now printed three times. I would have never guessed that a simple note would help to foster the positive changes in our company or become a book.” Scott came up with ten attributes for improvement, performance, and accomplishment. He says the first is …. Attitude.

Attitude impacts everything in a company, educational institution and church. It is why I developed the How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing keynote/seminar and wrote me the book. Contact me to see how they can build an even stronger set of championship attitudes for your group.

Charlie

Gray

This week’s inspirational video
The Spirit of Customer Service


Going back to 1978 when my boss at Jitney Jungle Grocery  Store, Mr. Paul James, taught me what outstanding customer service was (we just didn’t sack groceries, we pushed the cart to the car, unloaded the groceries and opened the car door if the customer was a lady), I have had a passion for customer service.

In this week’s inspirational video, here is part of the 2 hour seminar The Spirit of Customer Service that I delivered to service managers at all Martin’s Supermarkets. It is on developing service so good that your customers don’t consider going anywhere else.

The Positive Attitude and Customer Service of the South Bend Chocolate Cafe
The Positive Attitude and Customer Service of the South Bend Chocolate Cafe

Charlie Adams Motivation

Equipping organizations and people with the attitudes to be positive, solution centered and dedicated to seeking excellence!

“How to Build a Positive Attitude an
d KEEP the Darn Thing!!”

This keynote, or 2 or 4 hour seminar equips your people with the attitudes to be more positive, team oriented and solution centered.

* Stoke the Fire Within (peak performance keynote)

* The Spirit of Customer  Service (2 hour seminar often paired with How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing!)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Direct line: 574. 807. 2279

Email: charlie@stokethefirewithin.com

To order your copy now of How to Build a Positive Attitude and KEEP the Darn Thing, click here

This week’s inspirational travel video

These short videos are designed to inspire you and give you a quick ‘escape’ from the daily challenges of life, to help you stay positive!

South of Anchorage, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center takes care of injured or abandoned wildlife. It is such an inspiring place to visit. In this short video I was able to produce, you will everything from massive bears up close to Snickers the porcupine — a porcupine so adored he received 3 million hits on his youtube channel!

Caring for injured and abandoned wildlife in Alaska
Caring for injured and abandoned wildlife in Alaska

 

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