US Paralympic Athlete, Samatha Tucker, on TheShow.live

I’m excited!

This Wednesday on TheShow.live (Facebook Live video show) we have the amazing Samantha “Sammi” Tucker as our special guest. In addition to representing our country in the 2016 Rio Olympics as a Paralympic Archer, she’s also a gifted public speaker and soon-to-be author (she’ll be sharing her story and core message about transformation and resiliency).

Join us Wednesday, May 31st at 4 pm ET, on the next episode of TheShow.live and between now and then, make sure to connect with Samantha Tucker on Facebook.

RSVP by clicking here!

Help Rotary Interactors Stop Distracted Driving!

Rotary District 5320 Interactors, together with other Rotarians and Rotary Interactors from around the world, are trying to stop distracted driving. This year my son, Garrett Jackson, is the Interact District 5320 Governor and he and his fellow Interactors are on a mission to raise awareness as to the dangers of distracted driving and, to stop distracted driving once and for all!

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and on April 5th, Interactors will be using Thunderclap to share their work and message with the world using social media. On this date, the following message will automatically be shared by the Thunderclap platform to the followers of those supporters who have joined the distracted driving campaign. As of this date, 2,436,440 people will receive the following message at 5 pm ET:

“Please help #Rotary Interactors stop #DistractedDriving and save lives! #StopDD http://thndr.me/G4NNPN

If you’d like to be part of the Rotary Interactor’s Thunderclap campaign (and we hope you are), please click this link, share this page, and become part of the solution.

On behalf of all the hard working Interactors, thank you!

Mitch


Related links:

Thunderclap campaign
Rotary District 5320
Rotary Interact
Rotary International
Monarch Beach Sunrise Rotary

StopDD.Today  |  EndDD.org  |  ItCanWait.com

I’m Calling “Bullshit” on The Top Three Distracted Driving Excuses!

Too many people I know are distracted drivers. It’s sad. It’s not OK.

My takeaway after reaching out and talking with them is that many feel as though (1) they are more important human beings than everyone else; (2) they are a better drivers than everyone else or, (3) because of the way they handle themselves as a distracted drivers, they’re doing it safely.

Here’s a reality check that everyone should appreciate and understand. On all counts, these people are wrong and in some cases, dead wrong.

I hear this all the time:

“Mitch, I’m an excellent driver. I’ve never had an accident. I’m careful when I live stream or update social media while driving.”

I just have to roll my eyes when I hear this. Look, here’s the deal. Despite how great you think you are at driving, there is no such thing as a good distracted driver. Let’s look at the facts:

There’s a reason why 4,000 to 6,000 people are killed, and another 400,000 to 600,000 people are injured in the U.S. each year because of distracted driving (experts predict the true unreported numbers are much higher). To put things into perspective, drunk driving only injures 290,000 each year.

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Who Do You Enjoy Spending Time With?

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“Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.” -Michael Jordan

When I was growing up on my parent’s guest ranch in Tucson, we would have many guests come back year after year. One very special person I remember and think about often was “Uncle Louie.”

Although we were not related, Uncle Louie felt like family and was one of my favorite guests to hang out with. He was always laughing, doing magic tricks, and having fun. Everyone enjoyed his company, wanted to be around him, and treated him like family.

Later in life, I learned that in addition to being fun guy, Uncle Louie also happened to be a successful businessman in an industry normally comprised of serious people doing serious things. What made Uncle Louie special is that he didn’t allow his occupation to define his personality and who he was.

We need more Uncle Louies in life.

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” -Plato