Month: June 2013

People who Inspire: Jim Protin on the most important job in America

  James E. Protin, Jr. may be a business strategist, but he’s really a teacher at heart. Just ask the 200 kids he’s coached in high school basketball, the elementary classes he recently spoke to, or his colleagues at the engineering firm where he works in Pittsburgh. “My dad planted that seed. He was a teacher and he coached every…

People who Inspire: John Robinson on a journey of hope

John Robinson was a registered nurse working in a skilled nursing facility in Massachusetts when something happened that would change his life and the direction of his career. “There was a patient who had no idea he was dying. His family did, but they were in denial and they weren’t there. He said to me one afternoon, ‘I’m not ready to…

The best fatherly advice from 10 people I met on a road trip

It may have been 50 years since Father Knows Best ran on network television, but the fatherly advice that actor, Robert Young gave endures today. It can come from grandfathers, uncles, mentors – even strangers. On a road trip to Detroit, Michigan, I met 10 people and I asked them to share with me the best advice their father or…

5 things a five year old can teach us about success


If you want to succeed, it’s good to know how to play by the rules. It’s also good sometimes to color outside of the lines. Five year old kids have got these mastered. So to find out more about what it takes to succeed, I sat down with an expert – my five year old niece, Sarah, who is the youngest of six children.

Here are the lessons she shared: Continue reading

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