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3 reasons why you should NOT hire Jason Romero as a speaker

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1.I don’t have the budget
A motivational business speaker with Jason’s credentials and story-telling capabilities is not cheap, but nothing important and valuable is cheap. 
What does it cost for your business to replace one key employee? The Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM) has studied this point and estimates that the recruiting and training expense of a salaried employee is 20% of the position’s salary – for a $60,000 per year position, the cost to the business would be $12,000. For highly compensated positions, it is estimated that the recruiting and training expense can be in excess of 100% of the position’s salary – for a $150,000 per year position, the cost to the business would exceed $150,000 in recruiting and training expenses. The true cost of replacing an employee also includes 1. Advertising, interviewing, screening and hiring for the position; 2. Onboarding expenses – training and management time; 3. Lost productivity – it can take a year for an employee to mast…

Be OUTSTANDING!

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Be Outstanding.
Outstanding is different than good. It's different than great. Good may start at 7 am, great at 5 am, Outstanding starts at 3 am, 2 am. You cannot rest. You cannot stop because you are so convicted.

"To give less than your best is to sacrifice the gift" - Steve Prefontaine.
Why does the standard need to be so high? Because that is what we are capable of. When you're Outstanding, you're going to be uncomfortable. We live in a life where we think comfort is the goal. It's not! Wrong! We have climate controlled environments, we have cars, we have telecommunication that give us instant feedback. Life is not supposed to be comfortable. Not if we are living an Outstanding life. Nothing great is easy. There are no short-cuts in this life. 
In order to be Outstanding, you are going to need to dream. You are going to need to have epic dreams, grandiose dreams, bigger than you have ever thought; dreams that are going to scare you to your core. Dreams t…

Lend a hand

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Sometimes the most difficult thing a person can do is to ask for help. Ironically, many times when the request comes, we think we are too busy to help our family, friend or colleague who is vulnerable and asking for support.
I recently found myself in a situation I could not fathom and my back was up against the wall. There was no way out, and I needed the help of every person I knew, and didn't know. My requests for help became pleas for support and aid. I was desperate.
To my surprise, some people who I thought were very close to me, were actually very distant. In response to my request for help, one person told me "if this is an emergency, call 911." Another friend told me his travel schedule - I think that was an indirect way of telling me he was busy with work. A couple of other people never responded. I didn't have time to internalize the hurt or disappointment of this behavior, I had to try to solve the situation that was before me.
The majority of my friends…

Your "truth" will set you free

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This past weekend I got the rare opportunity to crew somebody who was running a 100 mile race. Usually, I am the runner who has other people supporting me. This weekend, the roles were reversed and I experienced something magnificent. I witnessed humanity at its finest, and this blog is about that experience.

The runner was well trained for this race, had assembled a capable support crew (team), and was an experienced ultra-runner. She also had an aggressive time goal of running a sub-24 hour trail 100 mile race. She had a plan to run "easy" up until mile 75, then move quickly in runnable sections to finish with a sub-24 hour race. As the race started, she was excited, injury free and fit. She ran through the first section perfect according to her plan - 3 hours and 15 minutes. She achieved the second aid station at mile 23.5 within a couple minutes of her plan. The third aid station was right on plan and aid station 4 at mile 44.5 was right on plan as well - a smidge over …

My first mentor: Bill Lucero

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Tonight I was re-reminded how important mentors are in our lives. I have had many mentors in my life for many different areas including business, running, family, faith, blindness and relationships.  However, I will never forget my first mentor, and I was his first mentee.  When I was in law school, the Bar Association matched law school students with local attorneys. I was matched with Bill Lucero, who was an Assistant Denver District Attorney at the time. I thought Bill was going to mentor me about how to be a good attorney; as it turns out, he was a mentor about how to live an outstanding life.

Several weeks ago, Bill invited me to attend the 27th Annual DU Law Stars event, where he was being honored with the Robert H McWilliams, Jr. Professionalism Award. He told me that I had been important in his life, and he wanted me to sit with his family at the event. This man has been a hero of mine in so many ways. As the night's program began, I thought about the traits that this man…

2 NEW World Records -100k (Trail) and 50 mile (Trail) for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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