Your Very Own Soul Food for Friday Oct 4th 2013

Happy Soul Food Friday!

“Change the way you look at things
and the things you look at change.”— Wayne W. Dyer

This week:

  • Why Underdogs Can Win If They Realize They Are NOT Underdogs: From Malcolm Gladwell. Clearly, “Adversity doesn’t breed character, it REVEALS IT!”
  • Are You Often in Awe of the Amazing Productivity of Some People? You are One of Them
  • One Social Entrepreneur’s Modeling the Way for A Cause He Cares About. And Rides 1170 Miles For Challenged Athletes Foundation
  • What it Takes to Be Number One by Vince Lombardi:
  • Experience the world in 3D and in Panorama: Where do you want to be today?All from Wherever you are RIGHT NOW!

Why Underdogs Can Win If They Realize They Are NOT Underdogs:

‘How did you become such a successful lawyer in spite of this disability?’ And he said, ‘not in spite, I became a successful lawyer because of this so-called disability.’

Are You Often in Awe of the Amazing Productivity of Some People?

They accomplish remarkable things within the same 24 hours that everyone else has to work with.  Do you rationalize their success by convincing yourself that they have staff, or were born exceedingly brilliant?

Michael Hyatt spells out some practical and effective tips for getting to things that really matter to you and getting them done.

from – Helping Leaders Manage Influence

One Social Entrepreneur’s Modeling the Way for A Cause He Cares About And Rides 1170 Miles For Challenged Athletes Foundation

From my friend Bob B.

Just a quick update on my CAF Million Dollar Challenge quest.

Bags are packed, GPS loaded with the route, bike’s are lubed, tires are pumped and the weather looks… well, like fall weather.

This Sunday, Cody Stevenson from Holland Cycles and I set off northbound from Santa Barbara on what will ultimately be a 550 mile northbound adventure to San Francisco to join up with my Million Dollar Challenge brethren for the 620 miles ride south back to San Diego. Cody and I will be lonely on the way up, fighting the inevitable headwind, and some pretty awesome mountain passes, since we’ll be taking the more difficult path through the coastal range.

I re-energized my blog, so should you actually want to follow along and see how we’re doing, you can check out some pics, twitter posts, etc. from the road all in one spot at:

If you want to follow me directly on social media;
Twitter: @gliderking
Instagram: @gliderking

With the Garmin GPS unit on my handlebar, it will send an update that will allow real time tracking and each day you can get tired watching our progress. There also a link to send beer and pieces of pie. No really, it’s gonna be awesome. But you must tune into the blog page to get these updates.

Meanwhile, I wanted to thank everyone for their incredible support. You don’t just roll out of bed and ride 1170 miles for Challenged Athletes Foundation. You need some help along the way. Darcy has been my rock and support to help make this happen. I could never have done this without convincing her that I was not having a midlife crisis. Coach Rob Panzera from Cycling Camp San Diego ( took a fat overweight racer and helped get me in the best shape of my life over the past couple of years. Bill Holland ( built me the most awesome custom bike on the planet that is perfectly suited to my riding style, and that was in the 80’s. My new bike is even more awesome!

But it’s the money I helped raise for CAF with your help that matters most. Thank you so much for believing in me, and that I can do this and for supporting CAF. The organization is amazing group of people who every day make the impossible happen. All the money we raised, over $26,000! goes directly to the programs of Challenged Athletes and not into my outrageous cycling budget!

Thank you again for your support. It’s never too late to add a bit of icing on the cake, so the donation link is below. I did up the my fundraising goal to $27,000 btw. I’ll hopefully send a mid-ride email update! Stay tuned!


What it Takes to Be Number One by Vince Lombardi:
Vince Lombardi, the legendary coach for the Green Bay Packers, is one of my heroes. This article captures the fundamentals for success in sports, in business, or in life. It includes Lombardi’s philosophy on: Commitment, Discipline, Excellence, Mental Toughness, Habits, Faith, Passion, Results and Truth.

Click here!

Experience the world in 3D and in Panorama:

Where do you want to be today?

Click one of the links below!

Victoria Falls,                                  Zambia   *   Venezuela,                                  Surroundings of Angel Falls,                                  Venezuela   *   Angel falls,                                  Venezuela   * Kalyan                                  Minaret, Bukhara, Uzbekistan   * Miami,                                  USA   *   Las Vegas,                                  USA   *   Lake Powell,                                  USA   *   Manhattan, New                                  York, USA   *   Golden Gate                                  Bridge, San Francisco,                                  USA   *   Millennium UN                                  Plaza Hotel, New York,                                  USA   *   Oahu, Hawaii,                                  USA   *   Las Vegas, Nevada,                                  USA   *   Millennium UN                                  Plaza Hotel, New York,                                  USA   *   Golden Gate                                  Bridge, USA   *   Statue of Liberty,                                  New York, USA                                    *   Manhattan, New                                  York, USA   *  Hollywood,                                  California, USA                                    *   San Juan and                                  Colorado rivers, USA                                    *   Goosenecks, Utah,                                  USA   *   Mono Lake,                                  California, USA                                    *   Millennium UN                                  Plaza Hotel, New York,                                  USA   *  Chicago, Illinois,                                  USA   *   Los Angeles,                                  California, USA                                    *  Kiev,                                  Ukraine   *   Ay-Petri,                                  Ukraine   *  Dubai,                                  UAE   *   Dubai, Islands,                                  UAE   *   Palm Jumeirah,                                  Dubai, UAE   * Bangkok,                                  Thailand   *   Sankt-Moritz,                                  Switzerland   *   Cape Good Hope,                                  South Africa                                    *   Cape-Town, South                                  Africa   *   Moscow, MSU,                                  Russia   *   Moscow, Kremlin,                                  Bolotnaya Square , Russia                                    *  Moscow,                                  Russia   *   Moscow Kremlin,                                  Russia   *   55.748765;37.540841,                                  Russia   *  Moscow City,                                  Russia   *  Kremlin, Moscow,                                  Russia   *  Moscow City,                                  Russia   *   Trinity Lavra of                                  Sait Sergius, Russia                                    *   Saint-Petersburg,                                  Russia  *   New Jerusalem                                  Monastery, Russia                                    *   Saint Petersburg,                                  Russia   *  Novodevichy                                  Convent. Moscow, Russia                                    *   Ramenki,Moscow,                                  Russia   *   MKAD, Moscow,                                  Russia   *   Moscow,                                  Russia   *  Moscow,                                  Russia   *   Krokus Expo                                  Center, Moscow, Russia                                    *   Moscow Region,                                  Russia  *  Moeraki Boulders,                                  New Zealand   *   Fiordland, New                                  Zealand   *   Nepal,                                  Nepal   *  Maldives,                                  Maldives   *  Kuala-Lumpur,                                  Malaysia   *  Grimsvotn,                                  Iceland   * Amsterdam,                                  Holland   *   Neuschwanstein                                  Castle, Germany                                    *   Egyptian Pyramids,                                  Egypt   *   Hong Kong,                                  China   *  The Iguassu Falls,                                  Brazil   *  Twelve Apostles                                  Marine National Park,                                  Australia   *  Sydney,                                  Australia   *   Buenos Aires,                                  Argentina   *Egyptian                                  Pyramids, Egypt

Thanks this week to NPR & Malcolm Gladwell, Bob B and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, Sara H & Michael Hyatt, Nightingale-Conant & Vince Lombardi and Larry H.

Pay it Forward!



“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!”

-Audrey Hepburn: British actress and humanitarian

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