Wayne Schoeneberg

Just my thoughts at the time with a few stories added in for good measure.

The Saturday Morning Pancake Adventure

The Saturday Morning Pancake Adventure

The Pancake Adventure The lovely Rebecca and I love to try new places to eat. So it came as no surprise to me when she came into the house last night exclaiming that she saw a new pancake place she wanted to try out. Game on! Breakfast would be there. This morning we...

read more
How To Spend This Day

How To Spend This Day

Each Precious Day As you move through all that you will do today keep in mind that it is the only time you are going to get to have this day. April 20, 2021 will never come again in your life. How are you going to use this day? That is a question that I encourage you...

read more
Judging Others

Judging Others

Be Careful Judging Others Here is a story about human nature. It illustrates how we so often just see things from our own perspective and fail to see the big picture. We fail to see the fallacy of our own actions while we are bust judging others. The story was relayed...

read more
Covid-19 Fear Response

Covid-19 Fear Response

Covid-19 Fear Mongers In these tumultuous times many well-intended comments are misconstrued. It results from uncertainty, fear, insecurities and worries. It happens as a a result of the Covid-19 fear. That is perfectly understandable. Please Don't Panic For the past...

read more
Coronavirus Scare

Coronavirus Scare

Coronavirus Panics Public Perhaps you have heard me speak about living beyond fear or creating a Culture of Confidence®. Maybe you have seen some of my blog posts dealing with those subjects. The situation with Covid-19 or the coronavirus compels me to speak out. As...

read more
Missouri Gun Owners Have Rights

Missouri Gun Owners Have Rights

Gun Owners A few months ago I gave a free seminar as a public service to gun owners in Missouri. Many of you know I am not only a professional speaker I am also a trial; lawyer. Well, in some respects there is a lot of crossover there. The seminar was for people in...

read more
Overcoming Sadness Can Be A Challenge

Overcoming Sadness Can Be A Challenge

Tricks for Overcoming Sadness My father was an interesting man. He always seemed to have a positive attitude about things. At least that is the way I remember him. He was all about overcoming sadness. One of his favorite sayings was, "Smile and the world smiles with...

read more

Happiness Now

Happiness is a fundamental human right. It is even written into some of the founding documents of the United States of America. But people often can't find happiness. That is because they keep looking for it in the future. https://youtu.be/v9xNMNwGYKs I used to do...

read more
What Can I Do About This Sadness?

What Can I Do About This Sadness?

Sadness Can Be Conquered Did you know that crying may actually help you overcome your sadness? It's true. It didn't make make sense to me at first. I thought crying was only going to make a person sadder. Crying may actually release some of those feel-good endorphins...

read more
Teachers Who Care Don’t Do It for the Money

Teachers Who Care Don’t Do It for the Money

Good Teachers Care Why do we blame the teachers for the failures in our educational system? The simple reason is that teachers are the most visible component. Teachers are what we see the most. They interact with our children, they interact with the parents, they...

read more
Why Is Divorce Only Talked About in Secret?

Why Is Divorce Only Talked About in Secret?

Divorce! The Dirty Secret How many people do you know who are divorced? Probably quite a few. 40-50% of all marriages in the United Sates end in divorce. So why do we act like it is something to be ashamed of? Why do people treat divorced people like they are damaged?...

read more
When Will I Get Over This Divorce

When Will I Get Over This Divorce

The Lingering Impact of Divorce That question is asked everyday by thousands of people. So, let’s begin with the realization that you are not alone. In fact, almost everybody who gets divorced has that feeling at one time or another. It doesn’t matter whether the...

read more
Divorced is Not a Dirty Word So Don’t Let It Define You

Divorced is Not a Dirty Word So Don’t Let It Define You

Divorced People Need Love, Too Being newly divorced is not easy for anyone. Do not ever think it is. And that applies whether you were the one who instigated the divorce or not. Sometimes the mere fact that you are divorced is enough to put you in a funk. The trick is...

read more
Leadership is a Skill That Can Be Learned

Leadership is a Skill That Can Be Learned

Leadership Through Learning Leadership is a subject I have studied all my adult life. It has always fascinated me. Leaders come in all shapes and sizes and sometime from the most unlikely places. In Officer Candidate School we studied leadership. The cadre in charge...

read more
Myths About Leadership Are Everywhere

Myths About Leadership Are Everywhere

Myths are misleading potential leaders Myths! They are everywhere about almost every subject. Today I want to tell you about leadership. You see, leadership is a quality that we all have to one degree or another. I don't care who you are, you possess a certain element...

read more
Crystal Lee Sutton the Mill Town Girl

Crystal Lee Sutton the Mill Town Girl

Crystal Lee Sutton and Leadership This is a story of Crystal Lee Sutton and leadership opportunities. Let’s take a trip to Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina in the early 1970’s and meet Crystal Lee Sutton. Roanoke Rapids was a mill town. People there lived, worked and,...

read more
Why It Happens Doesn’t Matter

Why It Happens Doesn’t Matter

Who knows why? It so often seems that the unanswerable question is “why?” Why is this happening? Why is this happening to me? Many people ask that question about events that take place in their lives as though they expect an answer. There may be an answer to that...

read more
Hope for the Best and Believe in Your Goal.

Hope for the Best and Believe in Your Goal.

Hope Can be Powerful Hope has to be more than just wishing. Hope has to be followed up with a strong sense of belief. Hoping alone is not enough. Hoping is passive. Believing means you take a stake in your hope and move it to the next level. It is more like faith than...

read more
Ruined My Life

Ruined My Life

Ruined? I Don't Think So It seems like hardly a day goes by when I do not hear someone make the exclamation that someone or something "ruined" a life. It always makes me wince. What a sad point of view. Don't get me wrong. I am not saying it is sad that the person's...

read more
Failure Comes From Not Trying

Failure Comes From Not Trying

Fear of failing is something that confronts us all. Nobody enjoys failing. Sometimes, though, the fear of failure is so strong that it sabotages your chances for success. You are so afraid to fail that you refuse to even try. Failing to try is the only true failure....

read more
Croissant and Pet Peeves

Croissant and Pet Peeves

Croissant Means Crescent Okay, this doesn't have anything to do with careers, being a speaker or being a coach. This is all about one of my pet peeves. This one is about how we are losing our command of the English language. And it really is about the sloppy use of...

read more
MLM or Multi Level Marketing~ Key To Your Success?

MLM or Multi Level Marketing~ Key To Your Success?

MLM A Way To Riches MLM, or multi level marketing has been around for a long time. One of the first MLM companies that comes to mind is Tupperware. Their parties were the stuff of legend in the 1950s. And the company prospered for years. Not long after, other...

read more
Backpack Project-He Who Hesitates

Backpack Project-He Who Hesitates

If You Snooze, You Lose! In the last installment of this series, The Backpack Project, I wrote about going to  Kaldi's coffee shop near my house and rather than approaching a man who was in there with a backpack I wrote all about it. I was feeling my way through the...

read more
Backpack Project-Kaldi Tuesday Morning

Backpack Project-Kaldi Tuesday Morning

Oh, Just Do It! Now for some fun. I was off to Kaldi Coffee in Kirkwood to see who I could find with a backpack. A coffee shop should be a target rich environment. I figured I would just stroll in, order some coffee and find somebody with a backpack. I would walk up...

read more

Backpack Project-The First Threesome

Oh, Not That Kind! In the last post I told you about approaching the young students who did not speak English. Yes, that was a bit of a setback. But I was determined to find somebody I could talk to about their backpack. It was more difficult than I anticipated to...

read more
Backpack Project-A Language Barrier

Backpack Project-A Language Barrier

It Helps To Approach People Who Speak English When we left off in the last installment I had chased down a young man walking across the Washington University campus. He was carrying a backpack and being followed by two women. It was not clear if they were all together...

read more
Backpack Project-Getting Started

Backpack Project-Getting Started

Maybe a script will help Since my first attempt was less than productive I gave some thought to ways that I might approach people in a less threatening manner. My wife opined that I might seem a little intrusive if I just walked up the strangers and asked to look in...

read more
Looking Over Your Shoulder

Looking Over Your Shoulder

Keep Your Eyes On The Road Lately a number of my clients have told me that they feel bad about things that have happened in their past. They are worried about how those things are affecting their future. These things range from past financial problems to not having...

read more
Backpack Project-My First Attempt

Backpack Project-My First Attempt

My Backpack? No Way! The backpack project started out with an idea that I could find out a lot about people by what they carry in their backpack. It was curious to me that so many people were carrying backpacks in these current times. Was the backpack replacing the...

read more
Backpack Project Is Underway

Backpack Project Is Underway

It's In The Backpack My backpack project started just the other day. What is a backpack project? Let me tell you. As a baby boomer I did not carry a backpack to school when I was young. Instead we carried book bags. These were child-like versions of briefcases. You...

read more
NSA Winter Meeting 2016 Day 1

NSA Winter Meeting 2016 Day 1

Winter in Austin The National Speakers Association (NSA) Winter meeting got underway on Friday February 26, 2016 in Austin, Texas. The meeting is being held at the Hilton Hotel Complex in downtown. Austin is a very impressive city. Of course the people here are...

read more
Pick Me! Pick Me!

Pick Me! Pick Me!

Don't Be So Desperate Dating can be so fear-filled. Since I am always looking for new material for my speaking engagements I like to do research on the Internet on various subjects. This morning, while I was working, I heard a show on the television in the other room....

read more
The Problems With Fear and Pride

The Problems With Fear and Pride

Pride Will Slow You Down Fear and pride can be two emotions that rob you of peace, love, joy and happiness. Fear can cause self-doubt and a loss of confidence in the best of people. Many times the fear that people have is nothing more than being afraid of what others...

read more

Living Beyond Fear

Once you realize that fear is something we all face it becomes easier to accept the concept that some people learn to live beyond fear. And when you do learn to live beyond fear, confidence cannot be that far away. Fear is a mechanism that is built into all of us. It...

read more

Articles and Appearances: