I enlisted in the Marine Corps at age 18 and went straight to bootcamp upon graduating from high school. A few years later I found myself stationed in Japan having the time of my life. After three years in Japan, I finished my active duty commitment to Uncle Sam and had a big decision to make: To remain long-term in Japan, I needed a work visa. To get a work visa, I need a four-year college degree. The only problem was I had only completed two years of my undergraduate degree while on active duty in the Marine Corps. My goal of living long-term in Japan was about to slip through my fingers.
I love writing, speaking, learning, and teaching about leadership. Specifically, I’m fascinated with showing people how to apply the elegant principles of the Japanese martial art of Aikido to their business and personal life to achieve clarity, make amazing decisions, and create unlimited success.
I got married at age 45. My first child, a beautiful baby girl, was born soon after. More and more people are waiting to get married and start a family later in life. However waiting to get married and start a family at age 45 is a stretch — as my Mom often reminded me.