Fiesta Bowl 2009, Buffalo Soldiers MC Club & New Year’s Resolutions

My husband has been a musician for longer than I’ve known him (which is over 35 years now).  He has three degrees in some aspect of music education and as such, has been in tons of parades either marching himself or as Band Director for his students’ bands.

The Fiesta Bowl parade however, was my first experience being in a parade.  Gotta tell you, it’s a pretty heady experience being cheered at, waved at and applauded for 2 hours:-)

We actually spent more time preparing and waiting however than parading, but in all, it was great fun!

Here are a couple to tantalize you.

Click on the link below to see the rest.

Click here >> Fiesta Bowl Parade from the inside

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Buffalo Soldier Robert Penn

The Buffalo Soldiers Arizona Motorcycle Club riders each represented one of the original Buffalo Soldiers on our ride in the Fiesta Bowl Parade.

Karl and I rode in honor of Robert Penn (October 10, 1872 – June 8, 1912)

Robert Penn was a US Navy sailor and a recipient of America’s highest military decoration – the Medal of Honor – for his actions during the Spanish-American War.

On July 20, 1898, Penn was serving as a Fireman First Class on the USS Iowa (BB-4) off the coast of Santiago de Cuba when a boiler accident occurred.  For his actions during the incident, Penn was issued the Medal of Honor five months later, on December 14, 1898.

His official Medal of Honor citation reads:  On board the U.S.S. Iowa off Santiago de Cuba, 20 July 1898.  Performing his duty at the risk of serious scalding at the time of the blowing out of the manhole gasket on board the vessel, penn hauled the fire while standing on a board thrown across a coal bucket 1 foot above the boing water which was sill blowing from the boiler.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Penn

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Goal Setting and New Year’s Resolutions

Goal setting and New Year’s Resolutions: how are they connected?

In my Fox10 interview, I spoke with Rick D’Amico about how to give New Year’s resolutions staying power so they (and your resolve) last longer than a New York minute.

Here are a few tips from the video, but I encourage you to watch the 5-minute clip.

1.  Use SMART goals.  Be clear and specific. Quantify the end result (lose 10 pounds by March 15)

2.  Be realistic – Start with something you believe you could achieve.  Don’t set your sights so high that your subconscious mind says “no way”.

3.  Be in action – Rita Mae Brown said the definition of insanity is “Doing the same thing expecting a different result”. Start consistently doing the behaviors that support the goal you have set.

4.  Be connected – Get an accountability partner or coach; take a class.  Surround yourself with people who will encourage you to stay on task and on track.

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Also, take time to reward yourself when you hit milestones that let you know you’re on your way to that Big, Bold Goal you set.

Getting known as an expert

There are many ways that you can position yourself as an expert.  And being an expert is critical because (I’m sure you’re heard), people do business with (and hire) people that they know, like and trust.

If you’re not known, not liked and not trusted, it’s highly unlikely that people will hire you to provide a service for them or to work for them.

Here are some things you can do to heighten your expert status.

  1. If you’re just getting started and aren’t sure what you’re an expert in, take some time to review your career and resume.  If you’ve worked at all, there has got to be something you can say you’re an expert at. Don’t be shy or modest.  Don’t underestimate your knowledge.  Many people discount their expertise thinking that if they know it, everybody does.  Or even if everybody doesn’t know what they know, it still must not be that important if they know it.  Not true.
  2. Write a book.  This will increase your credibility as an expert almost immediately and it’s not as hard to do as you think.
  3. If you can’t muster an entire book, write articles and publish them on the internet.  Submit them to article directories, put them on your blog.  Submit them to some of the ‘expert’ sites like www.selfgrowth.com.  I’m registered as a business coach expert on  at www.selfgrowth.com/experts/loretta_love_huff.html
  4. Make a list of topics that you could speak on for 20 minutes and then contact local business networking groups and offer your services as a speaker.  You don’t have to be eloquent.  Just knowledgeable about something people are interested in and able to communicate in an organized and interesting manner.

Writing and speaking are some of the easiest ways to show off your expertise and build your credibility.  The hardest part is often just getting started.

Loretta Love Huff, The Dream Leader for Business: People and teams EXCEEDING their dreams!