DREAM BIG: And Remember, It’s All Made Up!

Rick's BlogHi friends,

I’m almost home for the holidays, and so looking forward to some down time with family and friends!

Chuck and I make it a tradition to “dream big” over the holidays, and map out all the things we’d like to do, the events we’d like to create, and the places we’d like to visit in the next year. When we do this together, nothing is off the table – the goal is to dream big!

It doesn’t really matter if everything ultimately happens or not. The idea is to get into that fun creative energy where everything and anything in life is possible. For me, it’s a much better place to hang out. Remember, it’s all made up J.

Dan Pallotta, our closing keynote speaker at The Bigger Game Expo, talked about innovation and dreaming big. I loved it when he said, “the world does not need practical people. The world needs more dreamers.”

Wishing you and yours a fun and dream-filled holiday season!

With thanks and gratitude,


WATCH: An Opportunity Disguised as a Challenge

Rick's BlogHi Friends-

Did you know that the average attention span of a human being is a mere 8.25 seconds. And for comparison’s sake, the average attention span of a gold fish is 9 seconds. Really?!

This information comes to us via a new study from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (and to be honest, has nothing to do with my blog post below, yet I found it interesting…).

Well, I can guarantee that a shortened attention span was NOT the case when John Robinson spoke at The Bigger Game Expo. For an entire hour, John mesmerized us with his wisdom, insights and stories. If we weren’t laughing, we were all so still that you could hear a pin drop in the 100+ year-old auditorium.

John was born a congenital amputee.

And he’s never let that fact stop him or hold him back. He’s never let his circumstances get in his way, and he’s dedicated his life to helping others with disabilities.

John’s Bigger Game has taken many forms. One of them is his Journey Along the Erie Canal, a 350-mile bike trek across upstate NY, designed to raise awareness for Americans with disabilities.

Through his company, Our Ability, John’s mission is to mentor, connect and inspire people with disabilities towards education and employment.john copy

Most of us, I dare say, would not be as forthcoming as John if we were in the same situation. John is comfortable, content and confident with whom he is. Nothing stops him. “I’m proud of who I am, I’m proud of the body I’ve been given and I wouldn’t trade that for anything,” John told us.

“You have it within yourself to make whatever change you want in your life, to take bold action, to look at yourself in the mirror tomorrow morning for who you are and not for who you are not,” he said.

I couldn’t agree more (Hear more from John and watch the 3:00 min. video clip above).

More to come-