Please don’t call me “motivational…”

Yes, I love sparking people to try harder, learn faster and do better, particularly when my audience is filled with children. And I love reinforcing the seven essential tenets of being MIC — Mighty In Character.

But I struggle with the word “motivate,” because it’s…


A new lesson

In early September, nearly 500 elementary schoolchildren sat cross-legged on the gymnasium/multi-purpose room floor, all listening intently to what I had to say. …


Sometimes, while speaking of the many goals I’ve still set for myself, I feel as if I could leap right out of my own skin! …


I’m sometimes asked if I don’t occasionally feel overwhelmed and overextended — with so many projects demanding my immediate attention, so many people to see, places to go and tasks to complete. (An avalanche comes to mind.)

Well…no, I don’t. Not really. Rushed, certainly. But not overwhelmed.

That’s because everything…


We who were children growing up during the 1960s and 1970s never imagined that those decades would someday be perceived as a relatively innocent time. Yet when we compare then with now, so many differences form a virtual parade of oxymorons and character deficits.

Identity theft. Pyramid schemes. Scandalous cheating…

MIC Leader Michael Folkes

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