There Are No Limits When You Follow The Instructions

There are no limits when you follow the instructions.

When I was 12 years old, I wanted to play football.  Of course, I had never played football and knew nothing about the game.  My mother was afraid I might be injured and opposed the idea.  In a stroke of genius, I promised her I would follow the Coach’s instructions without fail.  With this promise, she finally agreed to let me play.  Later she confessed she only agreed because she was sure I would quit after the first practice.


I kept my promise.  I listened to the Coach and followed his instruction without fail.  As you can imagine, the Coach was impressed with my “coachability” and quickly inserted me into the starting lineup.  He had faith in me and I never let him down.  I played for six seasons.

My mom came to love the game and never missed an opportunity to see me play.  I think she was more disappointed than me when I injured myself during the last game of my senior year in high school and missed an opportunity to go to West Point and play football for Army.  Imagine what can happen if you only follow the instructions.

Peace out,


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As long as Robert can remember, he wanted to be a writer. Like many young people who are called to a creative life, he had to contend with well-meaning friends and family members who discouraged it. While Robert spent most of his career as a successful attorney, he never forgot his dream. In the meantime, he pursued many other interests and was fortunate enough to have some amazing adventures. One of those interests was martial arts. He spent many years studying and teaching Chinese Internal Martial Arts. Robert promised his teacher he would someday write that book he always wanted to write and began to develop a story idea that pitted a young lawyer/martial artist against a powerful pharmaceutical company in a conflict over a miracle cure. The hero wants to insure the cure is freely available to everyone, but powerful enemies want to suppress it. The Nostrum Conspiracy is Robert’s second book. His first book, Naked Tao, breaks a few rules.

Robert has been blessed with an amazing life and it just keeps getting better. He lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife and children. "Bad Bob" is a tongue-in-cheek nick name bestowed upon him by his co-workers when he showed up at his law firm one day on a new Harley. Robert is a martial arts master and has taught over 600 students.

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