3 MUST READ BOOKS before your next mediation: Sell or Be Sold, Never Split the Difference and Getting to Yes

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Use books as mentors when you don’t have the experience or the knowledge. 

As a young professional, I could be at a disadvantage when it comes to going up against the titans of the industry.

I refuse to make excuses and refuse to allow my clients to be put in an underdog position.

Instead of slowly gaining experience or knowledge in the field of mediation, negotiation, or storytelling, I read everything I can get my hands on related to the subject matters.

For me, books have been mentors to me and have helped me kick some insurance ass!

I highly recommend:

Sell of Be Sold

Never Split the Difference

Getting to Yes

Let me know what you think and if you picked up any tips! I want to engage with you.

Be great,



After SEVERE TORNADOS ran through parts of southeast Louisiana on Tuesday, homeowners and business owners will soon file insurance claims to begin the long process of piecing their lives back together.

Hundreds of homes were damaged and a reported 39 people injured.

As tornado victims deal with their devastating losses, here are 10 tips to keep in mind when filing insurance claims for storm-related damages:


How to NOT pay your NFIP flood insurance deductible

Louisianians are getting screwed by the NFIP!  Make sure you get ALL the money you are entitled to receive.

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Why selling Girl Scout cookies is GREAT for your daughter!

I’ve read several articles criticizing the selling of Girl Scout cookies. I’d like to set the record straight!

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If done right, your daughter will learn these 5 lessons: 

1. Learn to set a goal- get your daughter to pick a prize that she will won if she sells a certain amount of boxes. 

2. Developing a pitch- life requires us to pitch everything. Get your daughter to develop a 30 second pitch to sell her cookies. 

3. Accounting- what better lesson to learn than how to count money!?!?

4. Confidence- it takes courage to knock on a door, introduce yourself, state the purpose of your visit and ask for someone to buy something from you!

5. Rejection- Not everyone is going to buy from your adorable daughter. She’s not going to get everything in life from people. She will learn that even at times that she gives to her al that she will “fail” and that it is ok. That she is loved and that she is still “winning” by doing her best!

Let me know what you think. 

Be great,


Citizen’s arrest: should you do it???

Three Louisiana brothers make a citizen’s arrest in Tampa for being sold fake National Championship tickets. 

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My favorite part of this article is that the brothers held this con-artist with an empty coke bottle until the police arrived.

This raises the question of whether it’s legal to make a citizen’s arrest. In addition, the discussion extends to whether it’s a good idea.

Yes, it is legal to make a citizen’s arrest in Louisiana. 

Under Louisiana law, the answer is definitely yes. Louisiana law provides that a police officer may, without a warrant, arrest a person when—

The person has committed an offense in the officer’s presence

There is reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed an offense, although not in the presence of the officer.

Further, the Louisiana Criminal Code provides that a private person may make an arrest when the person to be arrested has committed a felony, whether in or out of his presence, under circumstances similar to those which would allow a police officer to make an arrest. There are no restrictions on this, and it is specifically provided for by law. When a citizen’s arrest is made, it is the duty of the citizen to turn over the arrested person to the sheriff’s department as quickly as possible.

Is it a good idea to make a citizens arrest?

This is obviously a case by case decision that should be made with extreme caution.

Are you willing to put yourself in harms way, like the three brothers did, in order to get justice?

Prior to getting married and having kids, I would be all for sticking up some con-artist with an empty coke bottle.  Now, in my older and wiser years, I’d probably be calling the police and following the suspect inconspicuously.

What about you? Leave your comment!

Be great,


Putting your life in your own hands: Baton Rouge ranks 3rd in pedestrian fatalities

Don’t have a car? Have to walk because the bus didn’t show up? Or, is it just a beautiful day for a walk?

You better think twice before you step foot on the roads!

Louisiana has the third highest pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, with 1,024 pedestrians killed between 2005 and 2014, according to new report from The Center for Planning Excellence. Read article

If this number sounds alarming 🚨🚨 that’s because it is! Over 100 pedestrians a year die in Baton Rouge each year by being hit by a motor vehicle.

I’m curious to know the impact of Uber has on this number in the future.

More drivers are distracted now more than ever! Please educate yourself and your family of the dangers walking in/on/around/near streets!

Be safe,