Saturday, October 31, 2020

Charlie Adams

Charlie Adams: Practicing Against the Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Greats

No matter what your profession, there is always that one thing that is "out there" that you can do to take it to another...

Charlie Adams: How a Short, Sincere Statement Changed Everything

I have delivered many motivational talks over the decades, and one of my favorites is a specific one I share with teachers and staff....

Charlie Adams: Circus-Turned-Ruckus at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium

When my son Jack Adams was born in Oxford in 1992 I had no idea that a bumper sticker connected to him would alert...

Charlie Adams: Meeting “Heart of Dixie” Stars Phoebe Cates and Ally Sheedy

Like you, I have had many experiences not far from the 4 Corners in Oxford. Back in the late '70s when I was at Lafayette...

Charlie Adams: Meeting John Walton of “The Waltons” at The Hoka

To be honest, I never imagined I would meet John Walton — the Dad of The Waltons — at The Hoka in Oxford. At...

Charlie Adams: My Grandfather’s Interview with Mississippi Roads

This past week I wrote about my grandfather Everett Adams, Sr., who lived to be 101. An Attala County native, he was a teacher,...

Charlie Adams: My Grandfather’s Humble Mississippi History

Ever been to Zama, Mississippi? It's in Attala County. From Oxford, it's a little over two hours south and a bit east. During the...

Charlie Adams: Reflecting on Memories of North Oxford Baptist Church

At 56 I am not one to get into the "back in my day" talk, but I take a lot of pride having been...

Charlie Adams: How a Resurgence in Ole Miss Hoops Reminds Me of Bob Weltlich

The recent excitement in Ole Miss men's hoops brings back fond memories of a stretch in the late 70s into the 80s where Oxford...

Charlie Adams: Honoring the Late Michael Rubenstein, a Mississippi Sportscaster

Having been born in Oxford, graduated from Lafayette High School and Ole Miss, and having had family all over the state, I am very...

Mitchell: Sooner or later, Mississippi will Legalize Pot

The day is coming when marijuana will be sold legally in Mississippi under rules similar to those in place for whiskey, wine and beer. Don’t...

Adams: How to Achieve Excellence

While people like Herb Brooks gain international recognition in their quest to achieve excellence, most of us are not famous but we still try...

Adams: The Miracle Culminated on Feb. 24, 1980

"This impossible dream....comes true!!" It was 36 years ago this afternoon, February 24th, 1980, that Al Michaels yelled out those words, as over 33 Americans...

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What We Can Learn from the Miracle 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team

I have developed a new motivational presentation based on the miracle of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team that stunned the Soviets in Lake...

Hoda Kotb Says Only Takes One Person to Change Your Life — Stan Sandroni

Motivational speaker Charlie Adams is a HottyToddy.com contributor, native of Oxford and an Ole Miss alum. He can be reached at charlie@stokethefirewithin.com Long before Hoda Kotb won a Daytime...

Where's My Father?: The Story of Jim Craig

When Jim Craig was a little boy he loved his Mom so much he would leave her a note in the kitchen before going...

Commitment – 2 Powerful Examples of What it Means

When speaking on attitude or peak performances, sometimes organizations will ask me to put an emphasis on commitment. I will share two stories with...