It was About a Dream

A big thank you to my mentor Gary Burke for this reminder today to keep my dream alive.

Greetings, Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. day and many people will reflect back on the great speech he gave on August 28, 1963 in Washington, D.C. It is considered to be one of the greatest speeches . . . → Read More: It was About a Dream


Are you willing to be uncomfortable?

I have the good fortune to have smart mentors. Here’s a powerful message from my friend Gary Burke on what it takes to be successful. Greetings, While reading a golf magazine I came across the following statement. David Feherty who was a professional golfer at one point in his life made the statement. He grew . . . → Read More: Are you willing to be uncomfortable?


Are you in Motion?

So grateful for to have a wise mentor like Gary Burke. These principles can be applied to any area of life. -Monica Marrone Greetings, One idea or principle that I accepted years ago is it is my responsibility to keep myself inspired or motivated to do what has to be done to build my future. . . . → Read More: Are you in Motion?


What motivates people?

Although I have heard this message many times from my mentor Gary Burke it is one that bears repeating and constant reminder. It is all about ideas! Are you communicating to people about ideas? Greetings, I have probably written about this in the past but it’s worth repeating if I have. One question I . . . → Read More: What motivates people?


It will make a difference.

Having a plan for whatever you want to achieve in life is the key. My mentor Gary Burke always comes back to the simple and basic concepts. That’s why he has been successful and that’s why I listen to his messages. Who are you listening to?


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One of the nice things about having a great mentor like Gary Burke is that his messages are universal to whatever endeavor you are undertaking in life. And although his message doesn’t change much as I grow I gain deeper insights. Hope this one has some meaning for you. Monica Greetings, Here is a very . . . → Read More:



Being mentored by someone with as much life experience, business experience and success as Gary Burke is something I am grateful for all the time. I always seem to find deeper insights and exactly what I need when I need it. Hope this one arrives for you at the right time. Monica There are a . . . → Read More: Process…repeat


What is possible?

What possibilities do you want to consider for yourself? Or others? Paint a vivid picture of what you would like your life to look like and you will stay the course to make it a reality. Here’s a refection from my friend and mentor Gary Burke about possibilities…

I was reading something yesterday and I . . . → Read More: What is possible?


I was so excited I couldn’t sleep…

Have you ever met someone or heard a speech that ignites a spark in your mind and in your heart so deeply that you know without a doubt that this experience is going to change the rest of your life?

That’s what happened to me on January 7, 2005.

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A Million Trees turns into a Billion

Part of my 2007 tree planting endeavors

“We cannot protect the earth by just talking about it. We have to do something and one of the simplest and most doable actions is to plant a tree because all you have to do is dig a hole.”

-Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Laureate

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