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How to Be a Hall Of Famer

How to Be a Hall Of Famer

By: Jim Fannin Yes. This is a 54-year old statue of me as an eleven year-old Little Leaguer with dreams of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. It was then I became aware of this shrine of 306 Hall...

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Mr. Caudill’s Apples

Mr. Caudill’s Apples

By Jim Fannin “Dad, can I have a dollar?” He replied with a laugh, “I don’t have a dollar. You’ll have to earn your own dollar.” “Well, how do I do that?” I asked with the utmost naiveté. My father...

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Look them in the eye! - Life, Business & Sports Coaching

Look them in the eye!

By Jim Fannin My father always told me to look a person in the eye and then tell him or her what I wanted. Be direct while holding their gaze.  Of course, this is not for the faint of heart. If...

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A True Champion in the Crowd

A True Champion in the Crowd

By: Jim Fannin What a concert! I had waited weeks to see Earth Wind & Fire in person. It was at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, legends from decades ago combined forces to rock the house. The...

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Inside Golf in the Zone

Inside Golf in the Zone

By: Jim Fannin Have you ever made two birdie putts in a row? Three in a row? Have you solidly struck your driver and the result was a lengthy laser in the middle of the fairway? Remember getting...

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Be a Super Hero

Be a Super Hero

By Jim Fannin Yes…Superman, the Man of Steel, lived in my hometown of Ashland, Kentucky. Pretty cool, huh? Actor George Reeves, aka Superman, played the superhero in 104 episodes on the hit television...

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Big Dreams Do Come True

Big Dreams Do Come True

By Jim Fannin It was a muggy, overcast day in August of 2002 and Steve Landek (my client and the Mayor of the Village of Bridgeview, Illinois) was giving me a tour of his 7.15 square mile fiefdom....

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Are You A Legend?

Are You A Legend?

By Jim Fannin He ran hard every play. His endurance was undeniably his strong suit. Nothing ever fazed him. 100% effort was a given. He was possessed to reach high daily standards. Problems were...

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