Author Archives: Doug Brignole

What Motivates YOU, and Why?

Without motivation, we would get nowhere. The achievement of goals requires focus, dedication and hard work. Yet, without having that “fire in the belly”, it’s impossible to focus, to be dedicated and to work hard. Something has to drive us, and that something is emotion. Motivation is fueled by emotion. It comes from wanting to… Continue Reading

It’s curtains for me…

Don’t let the headline scare you. It’s not the end, but the beginning of a great partnership. Softline Home Fashions has asked me to be the spokesman for Simple Drape, an easy-to-use product that can be hung over windows without any tools. It blocks out 99.9 percent of the morning sun to improve after-sunrise sleep. The Simple Drape… Continue Reading

A warm welcome from Optimist members in Pasadena

Many thanks to The Optimist Club, Pasadena Chapter, for the warm welcome at their June 27 meeting. A special thanks to member Jairo Lizarazu for inviting me to speak. If you’re not familiar with the organization, they do great work: Optimist International is an association of more than 2,900 Optimist Clubs around the world dedicated to “Bringing… Continue Reading

What a difference a decade makes

Savannah Rose Neveux, the little girl in the 1991 photo on left, grew up to be the fitness model and healthy eating/exercise expert in the photo on the right. Her father, famed photographer Michael Neveux, took both shots. Savannah’s website, Muffin Topless, is full of information and resources to help women get in shape. Continue Reading