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© 2017 by Brian Catanella. 

"SUCCESS IS NOT FINAL, FAILURE IS NOT FATAL: IT IS THE COURAGE TO CONTINUE THAT COUNTS." - WINSTON CHURCHILL

November 14, 2019

“So let’s keep focused on that goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have something else in mind, something less than total commitment, God will clear your blurred vision—you’ll see it yet! Now that we’re on the right track, let’s stay on...

November 4, 2019

My wife and I recently celebrated ten years of marriage. You always hear that time flies by but momentous guide posts like special anniversaries or birthdays have a way of driving it home. The fact that our boys are now eight and seven years old while we still remember...

September 3, 2019

In the 1997 NBA draft it was clear who the number one pick would be. Tim Duncan, the standout college player from Wake Forest had all the intangibles physically and was a model citizen off the court. Teams like the Boston Celtics lost at an impressively terrible rate t...

August 20, 2019

I remember laying in the hospital on the makeshift chair-bed next to my wife. She had delivered our youngest son that night and was briefly resting between feedings. I stared at my phone in the dark room. Something had been stirring in me. I wanted to read the Bible mo...

July 17, 2019

When I walked onto the practice field my college senior year at a weight of 280lbs I thought my offensive line coach would be pleased. Instead he watched me struggle through our annual conditioning test and eyeballed me as he walked over. “Catanella... you need to lose...

June 24, 2019

“It is not a present experience that ensures fruit unto maturity, but a patient continuance in well doing... No. Fruit ripens slowly; days of sunshine and days of storm each add their share. Blessing will succeed blessing, and storm follow storm before the fruit is ful...

March 25, 2019

“Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NIV‬‬

The last time I had spoken with him my friend was doing great. He was thrilled with recent successes at work and pleasantly surprised by the efforts of his employees. Whi...

February 3, 2019

“That is one of the tricks of opportunity. It has the sly habit of slipping in by the back door, and often it comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. Perhaps this is why so many fail to recognize opportunity.”

Napoleon Hill — Think and Grow Rich

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January 5, 2019

I can only imagine the looks of surprise on the faces of funeral attendees. Some would immediately recognize the man from his playing days or time on TV. He had to have been a good foot taller than everyone else in the room. The hulking former athlete sighed as he walk...

December 27, 2018

“Some of my greatest lessons in life came from pain. And the thing I've learned about it is the ability to learn is a gift even if pain is your teacher." — Inky Johnson

It was the fourth quarter of my last career football game. It was a heated rivalry match as was expec...

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Brian Catanella

Author of "Lead With Love"

Brian is passionate about sharing the "Lead with Love" philosophy as a Christian leader, writer and doer.  Brian is active in serving his local community through UrbanPromise Ministries as the Vice Chairman of the Board and has also worked with the youth of Camden, NJ to provide a "Leadership Workshop" to prepare them for personal growth and career opportunities as they graduate from college.  While professionally a consultant with a finance background, Brian is fueled daily by sharing God's love through story-telling and hopes to help contribute to the future development of coaches, teachers, parents, leaders and anyone looking to grow in harnessing their talents for purpose and areas of life that truly matter.

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