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

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...

May 6, 2019

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NIV

I was finishing a fairly intense climb ride on my stationary bike, shooting for a top-ten finish. Beads of sweat poured off me as I labored the final seconds of my ri...

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...

November 24, 2018

“To learn, you must love discipline; it is stupid to hate correction.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭12:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

We broke the huddle in unison with a thunderous clap. Jogging up to the line of scrimmage I eyeballed the center’s feet and set my stance six inches apart from his right clea...

November 8, 2018

“Jesus said to them, “You make yourselves look good in front of people. But God knows what is really in your hearts. What people think is important is worth nothing to God.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭16:15‬ ‭ERV‬‬

It was third down, only this time I wasn’t on the field. The other team wa...

October 16, 2018

"Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:20‬ ‭NIV

The offensive center scanned the line from left to right. One three-hundred-plus pound defender stood up and shuffled to the left as another bear-crawled...

August 8, 2018

“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:2‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Two men that many would call their heroes. Both were leaders by example. Both accomplished feats that young boys could only dream of. Both never cared for the...

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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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