- The ability to communicate is crucial to any kind of success.
- If we don’t develop the ability to get beyond our own mistakes and failures, we tend to dwell on what didn’t work
Jack Bogut was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and in USA Today as one of the top five morning radio personalities in the nation.
His skills as a storyteller keep him busy entertaining all over the country.
Jack’s characters and stories about growing up in Montana.
In life, there are five major things that get us into trouble.
And each of these things is like firing a gun—once the bullet is gone—it’s gone!
We can’t bring it back.
All we can do is seek to repair the damage, or apologize, or both.
The five things are these:
Our dilemma is that all of these things are unavoidable.
We have no choice:
• We must speak to and communicate with each other.
• Life forces us to decide whether to take action or not.
• We have to make assumptions because rarely are decisions based on complete information—we have to assume what we don’t know.
• And when things don’t work out, we get frustrated or angry.
You’ve heard of the acronym, SNAFU—situation normal, all fouled up?
Perhaps you’ve heard of acronym, FUBAR—fouled up beyond all recognition?
FIDO is also an acronym, which I will explain.
If we don’t develop the ability to get beyond our own mistakes and failures, we tend to dwell on what didn’t work. This erodes self-confidence, damages self-image, and creates fear. And when we are reluctant or afraid to try again, it is difficult to do anything new or embrace change of any kind. When that happens, we become resistant to change and life can pass us by.
Each of these points is couched in humor and stories that illustrate how we deal with failure and move on to success.
He has served on the Advisory Board of the
International Poetry Forum,
Advisory Board of The Make-a-Wish Foundation,
A former Director of St. Clair Memorial Hospital, Eye and Ear Hospital,
The Eye and Ear Institute,
The Civic Light Opera Association,
Jack Bogut was named outstanding Radio Personality four times by his peers in the American Federation of Television and Radio Announcers.
He has won The Man of The Year Award in Communications from Vectors, Citizen of the Year Association of Social Workers, similar awards from many regional community organizations and the national Evergreen Award for public service.
Recently, he was given both the “Outstanding Achievement Award” for radio by the Radio & Television Club, the Ronald Macdonald “MAC” Award for his work with children through
The Make-A-Wish Foundation and Children’s Hospital,
The Bob Prince Memorial Award for community service, and
The Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting Award by his fellow broadcasters and the March of Dimes.
Books by Jack Bogut