Top Gun: Maverick and Lady Gaga!
Sonoma County, California – (Excerpted from Soul Searching, Bert Botta, Aviation International News, 11/2001) We’re all looking for meaning in our lives. For aviators it’s often as meaningful, yet relatively short lived, as a flight well conducted; an instrument approach flown down to minimums, in lousy weather, to the completion of a satisfyingly professional […]
Leadership For the New Aviator How Dealing With Your Issues Will Fast Track Your Career! Lesson #1 The things that you’re hiding from will hurt you If you start out thinking you can’t do something, you’re right. A couple times along the timeline of my flying career, especially after a bad sim period, I thought […]
Your life can become richer, in relationships, money and experiences by becoming a good “Connector!” “Bert is what Malcom Gladwell calls “A Connector.” He forms many more relationships than most people have either the inclination or the capacity for. He stays in touch with them, and is influential with them well beyond any material […]
Dead Men Not Talking© Four guys at breakfast, all at the same table, each reading a newspaper; backs turned away from each other as if they were carrying a mutual grudge or had been offended by the mere presence of one another. They were oblivious to anything but the bright colors of the USA Today […]
Why “Just Being Yourself” Isn’t Always a Great Idea! INTRODUCTION What do you mean, “Just being yourself isn’t always a great idea!? That’s ridiculous! Everyone tells you to “just be yourself.” Maybe this story about Henry the Nerd will help explain why “just being yourself” isn’t always the best thing to do, especially if you […]
Chuck Carter, the Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer who doesn’t think he’s a hero answers the question: What’s Your Definition of an Everyday Hero? https://www.buzzsprout.com/955717/5489500
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