Are You Depriving the World of Your Gifts?

Last week I had the opportunity to spend some time with motivational speaker Sean Stephenson. What an awesome example of someone who has gone “From Flawed to Fantastic.” Sean has obviously “flipped the hero switch” which is something I often talk about. You know what I found myself doing? Comparing myself to Sean, and feeling […]

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How to Say Goodbye to Holiday Buyer’s Remorse and Enjoy the Highest Value of Every Investment

Have you ever invested in something, with money, time, or emotion…that didn’t work out the way you had hoped?  Did you regret having made the investment, as a type of “Buyer’s Remorse”? Well, I have found a way to always enjoy the highest value of every investment! This tip is especially useful during the holiday […]

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Set Your Standards Higher, to Fully Engage Your Abilities

The following quote caught my attention: “Nobody rises to low expectations.” by Calvin Lloyd. If you or someone else sets your personal standards to the lowest of your abilities then you won’t be able to rise to your full potential. When I came out of my coma, the doctors expected me to be a vegetable […]

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Faith, Your Message, “The Day After”, and President Ronald Reagan

  Some things can take the wind out of your sails – like having your passionate message met by a deadpan response, or ridicule. That has happened to me on occasion, as I strut about in my superhero costume!   What keeps me going? Well, did you ever have a negative initial reaction to a new idea, […]

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Excellence,  Marva Collins, and Defying “Disability”

A friend sent me a quote about “Excellence” by Marva Collins, which inspired me to dig deeper and get to know the originator of the quote. If you haven’t heard of Marva Collins, you need to – just knowing her story will touch your heart, as it has mine. This is the quote that first […]

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Fantastic Frank in the Rochester Business Journal

The “Fantastic Frank” story written by copywriter Michele Camacho, and published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries, spurred on this story in the Rochester Business Journal.

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Are You Ready to Be a ‘Silent Angel’ ?

A friend of mine, Angela Leigh Tucker, was recently awarded the “Silent Angel Award” by the Brain Injury Association of NY State (BIANYS). You can find her story, along with mine, in The Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury. The Silent Angel award “Recognizes those who make it possible for others […]

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Researching The Proper Knowledge Can Save Your Life

The Brain Injury Association of NY State (BIANYS) recently had its Annual Conference, at which I had the opportunity to talk to an audience of about 200 people. Something rather eye-opening was that about half the audience was not aware of the resources I was telling them about! This really shouldn’t surprise me, because I […]

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Fantastic Frank and Michele Camacho on WROC CBS News – Hear why I wear a cape!

WROC Ch 8 interview with myself and Michele Camacho. Michele wrote the story “Fantastic Frank”, which is published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries. Hear my answer to the question of why I wear a cape! by Fantastic Frank Johnson Author of “From Flawed to Fantastic” PS – Do you […]

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“Fantastic Frank” Story by Michele Camacho in Chicken Soup for the Soul – Rochester In Focus Interview

WHEC, Rochester In Focus, interview with myself and Michele Camacho. Hear the endearing backstory of why “Marvelous” Michele wrote the story “Fantastic Frank”, which is published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries. by Fantastic Frank Johnson Author of “From Flawed to Fantastic” PS – Do you need an Inspirational Speaker? […]

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