As some of you know, I am a hot pepper aficionado. I raise them every year. I can them every year and I send them to friends, every year. No one enjoys a good hot pepper more than Slam. I eat them with most meals, at home. I have enjoyed them my whole life, even… More Slam’s Hot and Sour; Green and Bean Mix – 2015 and a word of Caution.
When you are near the ocean, as you hike around the coastal inland, you will notice stagnant pools of rotting debris and moss. You will also notice, tidal pools that are living estuaries of growing and healthy things. The difference between the two is circulation. The water flowing in and out of the tidal pool… More The need for daily spiritual flow, in our lives.
Every once in a while, a young professional strikes me with their talent and promise. And so I follow their career to watch success develop. Dan Galante is one of these. A few years ago, I came in contact with him through his sales related thoughts and have enjoyed watching his professional growth and talent. His… More Lessons Learned from Selling: By, Dan Galante
This BEAM (article) is the companion piece to “The Miracle of Creativity.” Here is the link to that article. http://gutsisthekey.com/2014/12/01/the-magic-of-creativity/ Many years ago, I was excited to live on and take care of a farm. The arrangement was that I was to get to live there free, in exchange for taking care of… More Creativity – Let it Flow
This writing is not one of my, upbeat motivational writings. Neither is it a pretty story. This is a very personal disclosure shared in hopes that it might help some of you escape the hell that drugs and alcohol were to me. People that know me well, understand that I have had more than the normal share… More My personal hell of alcoholism and addiction
This BEAM (post) was inspired by a friend on twitter today, who asked me a question. I have misplaced better artwork of the flow-chart in this article. But I will locate it soon and replace this poor artwork and expand the article’s content, in the future. The point of this writing is to provide a… More Slam’s Don’t Worry Model – a personal reply
Much of my earlier speaking background was as a preacher. Another huge part of my background has been being a rough and tumble guy. And for sure these experiences will always be a part of me. They say you can take the dog out of the fight, but you can’t take the fight… More Slam is a little rough around the edges.