Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Article (MUST READ)

Copy and paste OR click on below link and read! So worth the time to read and learn how to be a great Dad! I challenge you to be one step further today than you were yesterday! Read on and enjoy, share the wealth

Friday, December 3, 2010

Been all Over

Went to Boston for Biogen Idec to a conference for 3 days it was so awesome! Then once I got home I got an invitation to come to Texas and speak to a group of people living and fighting MS! They needed some motivation and I gave it to them!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Spoke to Thousands of kids

Monday, Tuesday, and Wed. I gave four 45 minute speeches to Elementary, Middle School Student Government and it was such an honor and so much fun! Hopefully they got the message I am trying to accomplish which is Run Your Hill, Live with Passion, Accomplish your dreams! Such an honor!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Boston here I come!

Just got asked to come to Boston for a Biogen Idec convention for 3 days in November4-6! So excited to go and show the individuals at the convention how to LIVE WITH PASSION & ACHIEVE THEIR DREAMS!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Anxious to Improve our Perceptions

Brad Barton is a dear friend of mine and has an incredible book that has changed my life and the way I Perceive everything in life! Here is a little taste of his book! "BEYOND ILLUSIONS"

Today I include a few choice quotes from only the first 2 chapters of Brad’s magical book.

The work we do ‘in’ ourselves is much more significant than any work we can ever do ‘on’ ourselves. ~ Brad Barton

If we are anxious to improve our circum-stances, if we are anxious to improve ourselves, we must be willing to improve our perception of ourselves. I invite you to take it one step further. If we want to get along better with people, to improve our relationships with co-workers, to be closer to our family and loved ones, we must be willing to enhance our perceptions of them as well.

If we desire to be good and effective leaders, we must also be willing to help others improve their perceptions of themselves and of each other. That is true leadership. That is the power of guided perception. ~ Brad Barton

If left alone, our self-perception will tend to follow the path of least resistance and seek its lowest level. However, when we choose to actively manage those perceptions, we manage our circumstances and change our reality. Brad Barton

In fact, the most important thing we can change is not our career, financial status or even our appearance. The most important change we can make is our perception of who we are, the value we bring to the world and our attractiveness to others and to ourselves.

Can we create our own reality? Can we affect ‘what is’ simply by altering our perception? Can we do it without being considered delusional? ~ Brad Barton

Monday, October 11, 2010


Read the amazing story of a young girl who was diagnosed with Epilepsy and loved to defy the odds and turn the "disability" into an Inspiration for all! Her own words to the President of the United States included; "I wanted people to know that epileptics are normal human beings with normal lives." I challenge you to Read and prepare to be amazed, inspired, and motivated!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Message from the Summit of Mt. Olympus (9,000+ ft)

We all have "Hills in Life"; challenges to overcome, dragons to slay, adjusting to these changing economic times - many of us struggling on a daily basis to reach our potential and live our dreams. If you acknowledge you have hills in your life I would LOVE to come and teach you through personal experiences how I have been able to run mine and help your company, school, and organization to overcome difficult times! Contact me right away - So you can learn how to RUN THE HILLS OF LIFE!

Monday, May 24, 2010

100 pounds ago! These pants were tight!

I have lost 100 pounds since being diagnosed with MS, and it is the greatest feeling in the world! That was my HILL TO RUN! Which hills are you running today?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just got back

From speaking to a group of people that are in an event to benefit children and I was able to be a part of it and speak to them and motivate them to "Run The Hill"! I was so honored to be a part of this charity event!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Good Things!

Biogin Idec is a great company! It is the company that makes the incredible drug Avonex that I am taking, that has completely saved me from becoming paralyzed and/or blind due to this Multiple Sclerosis! I talked with a great guy named Gary that is taking me under his wing and got me all contracted to speak for them as an advocate speaker for the drug, he has invited me to come and spend the weekend in Logan with him and a couple of other people to talk about my MS and how I have been dealing with it! It is at the MS bike ride, and although I don't own a bike- I will be there being very supportive and helpful to others! Thank you Avonex!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5 Minute sample at Union Middle School Just copy and paste and watch Josh speak at Union Middle School

Thursday, May 6, 2010

2 minute Sample of Speech!

I was asked to come and speak to a team at work about how I am overcoming my trials of having a disease that is so potentially debilitating! I speak of the many things that I do to overcome the different levels of symptoms and the severity of them and how I overcome them on a daily basis! I also reveal my:

5 keys to Conquering Trials! If you want to hear them! All you have to do is ask!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Good day- (so far)

I am so grateful for this day! Life is so good and beautiful! I love it and cherish it so much, went to school today and things went well, checked my email and got an update from Jack Canfield- uplifting message and advice on how to live and he suggested you that I take 100% responsibility for where I am at right now in my life, he suggests that is the only way I am going to be successful in my life! Ask yourself if you take 100% responsibility for everything in your life, it will change your life!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I just had the ultimate pleasure of hearing an incredible speaker! Lou Heckler was his name and he is a genius, so incredibly memorable, hilarious, and authentic! I was able to shake his hand and talk with him about my speaking career a little bit and he gave me some personal tips as well as 3 and a half hours of GOLDEN NUGGETS that I will never forget! What a priceless event to attend with my good brother Jason! He spoke on how to construct a speech and give it in a way that is honest, memorable, and funny! Check him out at you won't regret it!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Amazing Women!

I just got back from Ogden speaking to about 20 of the nicest, most pleasant Women I have ever met in my life! They are all widowed, and so positive about life, they are truly an inspiration! I was so honored to speak to them and share with them my Keys to Conquering Trials, and other things! It was an amazing feeling! I will hear back tomorrow whether or not I have another speech coming up soon! Stay Tuned!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Of what I speak on:

Inspiration/Motivation- on how I am dealing with life in a positive way, Goal setting is they key to my success so far, goals at work, personal and family goals, I have lost 100 pounds and sent my Multiple Sclerosis into Remission and will fight it with everything I have in me! Motivational quotes such as; "Whether you believe you can or cannot, you're right!" "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world." I live by these quotes and love them...

I speak of conquering trials in your everyday life and use 5 keys to get there and expound on them! If you would like to know the 5 keys- invite me to come and speak and I will share them with you!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Positive Attitude! Positive Results!

SO true- so true! This morning I got a call from Biogenedic, a company that makes the meds for MS patients! They talked to me for about an hour and then asked me to speak at events all during the year! They are paying me for it, for my time and travel expenses and they want to fly out to their main office in Mass. And speak to their whole organization! So stoked for this! It is happening friends, happening! STAY POSITIVE- AND POSITIVE WILL BE THRUST UPON YOU!! I LOVE IT!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Thursday was even better!

Karrie and I attended a MS seminar put on by the MS Society- they had one speaker and then a very respected doctor took the stage! Karrie leaned over to me and said; "Josh, if you want to speak for a living, go up and talk to him and ask him what you would have to do to become a full time speaker for the MS Society!" I told her NO, They would never have me! Then she said something that changed my life; "Josh, I DARE YOU TO STOP BEING SO SCARED." Wow, if that isn't humbling coming from your wife, I dont know what is!

I went up to him and asked him what I would have to do to become a speaker with the society, and he simply answered; "that is great! Do you want to speak at our next events?" I almost hit the floor!

Dare yourself: TO STOP BEING SO SCARED And things will work in your favor!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Good things are happening!

Alot has happened! WOW- what an incredibly productive week I have had! I thought Spring break should have been chill? ha ha-

Let me get started-
Wed. I went to a speaking seminar with Jason my bro with the NSA (National Speakers Association) and they had an incredible line up! Dan Clark, Brad Barton, Jaon Hewlett and more.. Jason and I sat through almost 10 hours of motivational speeches that were incredible~!

Earlier that day.. I interviewed Brad Barton and he talked to me about how to start a business speaking and doing what I love to do, and encouraged me so much to do it and start it! He said to me something so awesome- "hey Josh, let's be friends ok, I would appreciate your friendship!"

It was a great day!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Thank you all friends!

I just want to thank all my friends for joining my group on face book, and for helping me with this journey I am going through! Mike Wiseman is going to help me with a speech in the next couple weeks! I am very excited to do this, it is going to be great!

THANK YOU ALL MY GREAT FRIENDS! lets keep getting these shows going!

Monday, March 1, 2010


I cannot understand how it's March already- that is crazy, and how Canada won that game! I thought it was going to be another "Miracle" and they would make another movie! DANG! Happy March everyone!

Friday, February 5, 2010


It was a crazy week! I feel like my life is just passing by and I can't smell the roses- It goes too fast! I had a BIG project due in Communications class on Wed. math test yesterday and 2 tests at work, on product knowledge, yesterday was my 2 year anniversary at 1800 contacts, I got a $30 dollar Visa gift card and a nice Ogio bag, and my 401K match!! I can't believe it's been 2 years! Although it has been the longest 2 years of my life, I am so grateful to have a job.. IT WAS CRAZY! Thank goodness it's Friday!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Most recent show!

Just hit that link and it will take you to my most recent show! Which was so awesome! Feel free to comment on the youtube channel or on the blog and tell me what you think! Thanks

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I have a couple of shows this month! The first one is Jan. 12, 2010 at 1:45PM in Alpine! I am doing a 5 minute opener for Jason and so excited about it! Also, I am doing 2 shows in Park City on Jan. 19th, another opener for Jason! So, exciting to be speaking more often! THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE THE BEST!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So, I am at a crossroad in my life! I love working for 1-800 CONTACTS, but I hate the job I am currently doing there. I decided to apply at the Distribution Center of 1800 contacts to pull contact lens orders! Not a more "glorious" position by any means! But hey everyone needs a little variety in life, so I am going to try it and hope it works out! I start Monday- wish me luck!

Monday, January 4, 2010


2010 is going to be a great, exciting, successful NEW YEAR! I am very confident and hopeful for this new start and New year! New Year's day was my year anniversary from being diagnosed with MS, and I haven't had many problems this past year! I am really excited about this! good stuff is happening in my life and good stuff will continue to come my way! I have more than faith than ever before! HAPPY 2010!