Carpe Diem: How are you grateful today?

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This handsome character is the speaker at the Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday. Guests will surely feel Don Shelby vigorously radiating goodness.

What if you woke up this morning with good fortune, celebrity looks, a caramel apple voice and access to the world’s greatest adventures? What would you do today?

The Good Leadership Breakfast this Friday with Don Shelby is going to be exhilarating: he’s a Minneapolis/St. Paul TV news celebrity who lives the Carpe Diem mantra. I’d love to invite you…but we are SOLD OUT.  Actually, abundantly over-sold…so much so we had to shut the web site down last week. The goodness movement is growing!

Don Shelby is a real character and he knows it. He’s an extremely talented athlete, entertainer and journalist who knows he’s charming, good looking and blessed. And he models the Seize the Day mantra like no other person I’ve met on my Good Leadership journey.

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Don Shelby in costume and makeup, as he portrays Mark Twain on stage.

Don Shelby in costume and makeup, as he portrays Mark Twain on stage.

Professionally, he earned two Peabody Awards and an Emmy for his TV journalism. He invented many of the modern TV journalism techniques you watched last night.  He gives credit for his success to military-style discipline, basketball-style competitiveness, a nose for news honed by his Indiana upbringing.  He also has that Hollywood twinkle in his eyes.

His personal story is so compelling because he suffered a stroke at the height of his TV career. Adoring fans prayed for his return to the evening news and he returned with fearless ambition.

He’s toured Iraq visiting the troops, climbed Rainer and Kilimanjaro, walked the Serengeti and Scuba-dived the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way Shelby promised to teach his grandchildren to love the environment through bee keeping, hiking and fishing.

But it was his passionate tale of fundraising that grabbed my attention. In true Shelby style, he guaranteed the people of Minneapolis they would have the world’s finest urban mental health facilities: so he set out to raise 24.5 million to build the Washburn Center for Children. After the Good Leadership Breakfast, you just might be one of the contributors…

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Great journalists attract one another: Don Shelby with Katie Couric.

Great journalists attract one another: Don Shelby with Katie Couric.

At 66 years old, Don Shelby is shaping how I think about embracing the second half of my life.

Good leaders make it a habit to wake up everyday grateful for their good fortune, good looks and access to great adventures.  And we embrace our gifts as the fuel to improve our corner of the world.

Please share with us: what does a leader like Don Shelby inspire you to do with today?

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Grandpa Shelby, snow shoeing with one of his grandchildren.

Grandpa Shelby, snow shoeing with one of his grandchildren.

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