A few random/useless facts about Mike….
I have played piano for over 52 weddings.
I believe that if you FEEL lucky, you get LUCKY – learned this from a book called “The Luck Factor”. However, the fact is that the harder you work, the ‘luckier’ you get. Try it.
I can say my A,B,C’s backwards really fast. I learned this by sitting in 3rd grade, looking at the train on the ceiling that held the A, the B, the C, and so on, and then reading it backwards…..a million times. I have never earned a penny for this talent, but it’s fun to share with people.
I’ve attended two AFC Championship Games (NFL football games) in Pittsburgh, PA. One in 2002, when the Steelers lost to the New England Patriots, and one in 2012, when they won verses the New York Jets.
I was in USA Today (a national newspaper publication) in college. I was one of the Academic All-American team members. It was exciting and so much fun – i think my mom bought 800 newspapers that day.
I enjoy being a leader and Director at work. I focus on spending quality time with my teams to ensure they achieve opportunities to grow by sharing my lessons learned and experience with them. Helping others grow and coaching leaders/managers on how to drive initiatives and teams is one of the most fulfilling things.
From birth through 2017, I never traveled outside of USA other than one short trip to Canada. In 2017, I traveled to Europe, Australia, and Africa. My goal is to travel to all 7 continents and as many countries as possible!
If I could do anything in the world, I would love to write dozens of books on leadership, self development, and personal growth. I would tour the world, give talks, and strive to be a part in changing people’s lives. I am fortunate to work as a Director of QA & PM in a remote role that allows me to work anywhere in the world and continue to pursue the dream of speaking all over the planet. I am truly blessed.