AMOtivational Mondays: Thank You For This Moment

Two Sundays ago I was extremely blessed to be one of the recipients of the KPBS Community Heroes Awards. One of the recipients, in his acceptance speech, said, “Thank you, KPBS and Union Bank, for giving me this moment.” Such earnest words from a man who clearly appreciated receiving his award and sharing the night […]

AMOtivational Mondays: We Are Family

I’ve been thinking a lot about family lately. Possibly because last week my nephew Cory (November 12) and his father Luís (November 16) both had birthdays. Really I think about family every day, as I’m sure you do too. Whether it’s my daily calls with Frankie, or my Sunday conversations with my mother in Medellín, […]

AMOtivational Mondays: Don’t Be Bitter. Be Better!

There are going to be lots of things in your life that are unfair or that you just don’t understand. People will wrong you. Circumstances will be tough. Some things just won’t make sense. When I was born and unexpectedly was missing three limbs, it certainly didn’t make sense to my parents. I’ll utilize them […]

AMOtivational Mondays: A Fresh Start

The beginning of each November is special to me because, as a teenager, November 1st was the day I decided to become a Christian. Committing to this faith has truly transformed my life. One thing I remember from that day (I won’t tell you how many) years ago, was that I awoke with an extra […]

AMOtivational Mondays: Bigger Than You

Last week I had a speaking engagement and vacation in Denver. One of the days was spent at the Red Rock Amphitheater. a magnificent concert venue surrounded by God’s beauty. Towering boulders, an expanse of green trees, a canopy of blue skies, and an endless view of Denver’s skyline. I stood against one of these […]