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My Old Buddy Kevin Miller- The CT State Trooper

  I met Kevin Miller my freshman year at East Hartford High School on the first day of wrestling practice in 1984. Kevin was a year older than me. He was also the returning varsity starter in my 126- pound weight class that year. In case you’ve just done the math, yes Kevin was good [...]

By |March 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Dan’s Interview with All-State Athlete, Coach, and N.Y. Times Best-Selling Author Scott Schulte!

Scott Schulte is a former high school state champion wrestler and wrestling coach. He is also an accomplished journalist and the New York Times Best Selling author of, “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable”. Scott, did you always know that you wanted to serve others and help today’s youth? I always wanted [...]

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Dan’s Blog Interview with former professional wrestler Mark Smith!

Mark overcame childhood illness to become pro athlete as a pro wrestler for Ted Turner's WCW, for the NWA and AWA. After wrestling he went into ministry. He used his wrestling background to build an audience to help individuals find peace and purpose. Has worked with thousands of teens and families across America. Works with abused [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Child Advocate Lisa Zarcone!

Lisa Zarcone is the author of, The Unspoken Truth A Memoir.  A story is about her childhood growing up in a dysfunctional household filled with abuse.  She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Presently, she is working on a sequel which focuses more on the mental illness factor of parents, and the consequences to their [...]

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Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Youth Expert Josh Shipp!

Josh Shipp is an author, global youth empowerment expert, and acclaimed speaker. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, he is renowned for his documentary TV series (A&E) that followed his ground-breaking work with teens. He is the author of the national bestseller “The Teen’s Guide to World Domination“, and was listed on Inc. Magazine’s [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- What to Say When You Talk to Your Self!

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!          As much as 77% of what we say to ourselves may be working against us. And you know what’s even crazier than all of this [...]

By |August 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BOOK BORROWINGS- What to Say When You Talk to Your Self!

Dan Blanchard’s Interview of Commissioner Sean Connolly!

Commissioner Sean M. Connolly began his service with the Connecticut Department of Veterans Affairs on March 16, 2015 and is currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. Commissioner Connolly served on active duty for more than seven years and in a variety of positions.  A Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Connolly was a [...]

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BOOK BORROWINGS- Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing

Borrow this book if you have to! Borrow the information inside of the book if you are smart! And make it yours if you are wise!   Part One: What’s Stopping You?             Bernadette Jiwa begins her book, Hunch, with a quote from Anne Lamott where she says, “You get your intuition back when you [...]

By |July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BOOK BORROWINGS- Hunch: Turn Your Everyday Insights Into the Next Big Thing

Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Dr. Jason Carthen!

 Dr. Jason Carthen knows versatility. He knows heart, he knows teamwork and he is the embodiment of passion. Known as The Leadership Linebacker™ he is a former professional football player with the New England Patriots, and a highly sought-after speaker in the areas of Leadership, Sales and identifying your purpose in life. Dr. Carthen formed [...]

By |May 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dan Blanchard’s Blog Interview of Dr. Jason Carthen!

We Get to Pick Our Goals!

A Unique Teen Leadership Blog! Dan Blanchard award-winning author, speaker and educator According to Sheena Iyengar, author of, The Art of Choosing, we Americans have a lot of autonomy in choosing how we want to live our lives. Having the freedom and ability to pick our own goals tends to lead to more [...]

By |April 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on We Get to Pick Our Goals!