Good morning Quad Cities!

Today's show was a first for us in that we ran the second part of our interview with Victory Enterprises CEO Steve Grubbs.  We continued our discussion on national security, the elections and even college football.  It was a great interview and if you took one thing away from Steve's experience and insight it is this...VOTE!!

Jack Leibold was also on the show today.  Jack is the newest member of our Quad City Veterans' community.  After graduating from St. Ambrose and being a starting offensive lineman, Jack decided to pursue a military career.  In doing so, he lost 90  pounds (yes, that is 10 pounds off the century mark) to join the Army.  Jack's quest to begin his career in the U.S. Army will begin with Basic Training and then he'll be off to Officer Candidate School.  Jack, we wish you well and are proud of you!

Jack Leibold and Jeno Berta on QC Veterans' Roll Call radio show.

Retired Master Chief George Allen was our final guest for today's show.  He is the chairman of the upcoming Quad Cities Navy Ball Association's 241st Navy Ball.  This year's ball will be held on October 15th at The Golden Leaf Banquet Hall, 2902 E. Kimberly Road, Davenport, Iowa 52807.  Although his is a celebration of the U.S. Navy, all are welcome, including civilians.  (Hey, they even are letting this Army guy be the MC!)

The doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for the cocktail hour, with dinner and festivities commencing at 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30.00 per person and $55.00 per couple.  While the invite says to RSVP by October 1st, the Master Chief has made a command decision to extend this deadline to this Friday, October 7th.

Information about the upcoming 241st Navy Ball.

If you would like to attend the Navy Ball, please contact Master Chief Allen at 563.650.2672 or  Donations for the event are also gratefully accepted.  If you have never been to a military ball, I highly encourage you to attend!


Retired Master Chief George Allen and Jeno Berta.

We also returned to our book review segment with my review of Ryan Holiday's Ego is the Enemy.  Ryan has crammed a ton into his short life from being a crisis management advisor to a major corporation, New York Times best selling author, regular guest of The Tim Ferriss Show.  Ryan is an incredibly gifted writer and a all-around thoughtful guy.  One of the (many) things I admire about him is that he is incredibly transparent in discussing his own life and his own journey with many lessons learned.

The premise of the book is that our egos can and often does get in the way of our success.  In some cases, it can (and has) brought down people who achieved great results, yet suffered painful losses because they could not control their desire for "more."  "More can be fame, money, acclaim, power, glory, you name it.  Contrast that with those who regulated their ego with a humility and ended up being more successful and happy in life.

I just finished listening to it and think it is a terrific book.  There are many leadership and life lessons in it.  I encourage you to check it out and I suspect our local libraries are carrying it.

I have included a link to some podcasts on Ryan's interviews.  You can listen to them here. To read more about this book, check out this link here. 

I probably should mention that this is my (Jeno Berta's) plug for this book and is not an official endorsement from our sponsor, Townsquare Media.  (But I do think it's a great book.)


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