Archives for July, 2009

Del Mar

Well, it is that time of year – Del Mar time.  I am on my way to Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf.  Attending "After the Finish Line", a horse rescue charity event and watching a few of our race horses run slowly in a circle.  Very slowly.

Really looking forward to the charity eventm which is being hosted at the Hilton Del Mar.  Thank you to Joe Preis, Mike Shustek, Naresh Lachmanda, Nathalie Ross and Howard Dinet for supporting this very worthy cause.  We have two tables, and some VERY interesting guests!  Trainers Kristen Mulhall, Brian Koriner and Michael Machowsky.  Jockeys Kayla Stra, Aaron Gryder and Joey Talamo.  Santa Anita marketing guru Chris Quinn.  Celebrities CC Perkinson and Joey Medina.  What a great crew!

Regardless of where our horses finish, we make up for it in fun, fun, fun.  And remember, the worst day at the track is better than the best day at the office!


God offers us opportunities.  I love that!  I love everthing about opportunities.  The opportunity to change your life.  The opportunity to bless others.  Today is the first day of the rest of your life!  The Lord also gives us free will.  We make our own choices and shape our own destiny.

I do my best to offer opportunities as well.  My business is connecting great talent with great companies.  In other words, I get people jobs.  Those are BIG opportunities!  I host private networking events – opportunities to meet the best people in America.  Most people won’t set down the TIVO and invest two hours in meeting new executives and entrepreneurs.  As my friend Wilson says, "they would not raise a lick at a snake if it was biting them in the butt." I’ll tell you this with all confidence; you will finish ahead of 90% of the people if you just show up.  Not showing up is a choice, and it eliminates 100% of the opportunities.

Finally, I host charity events and offer my friends the opportunity to get out and meet movers and shakers while concurrently giving back to charity and community.  Why?  Because, "to whom much is given, much is required."  Most people won’t attend and won’t donate a nickel. That is a choice as well.  Fortunately, I don’t have to be the judge – that is God’s job.  My role is just to offer opportunities.