Posts By: Franco

The Art of KindFluence

As part of my mission to co-create a kinder and more connected world, I’ve been working on an exciting project called ‘The Art of KindFluence.‘   Whether you have ever strived to be a kinder person, or desired the ability to move others, the truth is that we are going to have some impact on… Read more »

Wish Social Media Was Less Superficial & More Real?

“If we want to be seen for who we are, we should share more of who we are.” -Mark Shapiro   All my life, I’ve cherished the validation of others, and have even been inauthentic to get it.   And the presence of social media hasn’t helped.   It’s just so easy and tempting to… Read more »

How To Authentically Stand Out

What does it take to disrupt the status quo? What does it take to build a successful brand and business? What does it take to establish authentic brand loyalty?   I’ve been more or less asking myself these questions ever since I started the podcast and started sharing my vision for a more connected and… Read more »

Who’s In Your “Top 20”?

“Your network is your net worth.” -Chris Winfield   Aside from my health, relationships are the most important thing I have in my life, and that’s why I have been so committed to nurturing authentic connection and inspiring others to do the same via my speaking, coaching, and podcast over the past 5 years.  … Read more »

When To Powerfully Say “No”

Saying ‘NO’ doesn’t mean you’re a horrible person.   On the contrary, it can be one of the most important tools that we can use to be and feel our best.   But as a recovering people pleaser and someone who has a tendency to want to say YES, it’s not always so easy for… Read more »

How To Celebrate Yourself & Others On A Whole New Level

Last Sunday night, I went to bed overwhelmed with joy.   It was my 37th birthday and I while I expected to get some love from my friends & family, I didn’t expect to receive over 300 messages and over 70 personalized birthday videos!  Whether the birthday greeting came from family, friends, or someone I barely know, I took… Read more »

Drink Different. Help The Planet. Make A Difference.

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.” -Robert Swan   Am I being real about my plastic waste footprint?   I consider myself to be a pretty conscious consumer, but when I learned a few months ago that over one million plastic water bottles are bought every… Read more »

How To Share Love, Save The Planet, & Inspire Others

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness [and love]. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert   Have you heard of the butterfly effect? It’s a theory that states that the flap of a butterfly’s wings has the power to change the path and… Read more »

Using Your Unique Skills For Good

Have you ever felt misunderstood or confused because you were different?   I have.   As a sensitive kid who wore his heart on his sleeve, the way I connected best with others was by expressing what I was feeling. But because most other kids opted to bond over sports talk and pop-culture, I sometimes… Read more »

What’s Your Word For 2019?

For millennia, explorers have used the stars to help guide them on their journeys. Without those reference points, many would have lost their way.   And even though we have technology to get us from point A to point B (thank you, Waze & Google Maps), we still need a guiding star–a word, if you… Read more »