WIBN Atlanta Buckhead Group

What an amazing 36 hours I just had in Atlanta last week!

Julie and I arrived to ATL airport at 5PM and checked in to the most awesome and beautiful Whitley Hotel in downtown Buckhead.  I kid you not, I walked into the lobby and a nice greeter lady handed me a most delicious rum raisin mini ice-cream cone.  It was so good I had to have another.  Then we then had an amazing dinner at Kyma Greek seafood restaurant.  I highly recommend the Branzino with capers and lemons.  My old college teammate and friend Rob Larmore and his wife Sandy, our hosts for this world wind tour, then whisked us off to see our friend and former wrestling rival  from James Madison University Brian Kurlander perform in an powerful play at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA.  The play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time was moving and poignant. If you are in Atlanta the play is worth the trip up to Lawrenceville and runs through February 9th.

James Madison University Brian Kurlander Actor.jpgJames Madison University wrestler Alumni Brian Kurlander performs in a
 powerful play at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, GA

The following morning we headed out for a long walk on the city’s new walking park called the Belt Path.  What a great way to see midtown Atlanta!

Then after a luxurious afternoon nap we headed over to the Buckhead Club for my Wrestlers In Business-Atlanta lecture on Cognitive Dominance. 

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A sculpture by Michael Stipe of R.E.M. greets you at the Buckhead Club

It was such a great honor to have my neurosurgeon mentor Dr. Regis Haid and his wife Mary Ellen and old High school friends Chip and Susan Humphrey and college friend Marc Taylor in the audience.  I’m excited about this talk because each time I give it., I make some adjustments and  it keeps getting better. I’ve gotten a lot of very informative and helpful feedback and am pleased that the topic has resonated so strongly  and universally.  After a wonderful meal and talk at the Buckhead club, we headed back to get some sleep for our 6AM flight back to Newark.  We landed in Newark a little groggy, but excited about how funfilled the  last 36 hours were!

Handmade Flyreel Oddie PendletonThis is the most awesome gift I've ever gotten for a lecture. A handmade custom fly reel created by my good friend Oddie Pendleton

Thank you to my hosts at WIBN and to all attendees. I hope to see you again soon.

The event was presented at the Atlanta Chapter of the Wrestlers in Business Network for an evening of fellowship and education. I talked about my book "Cognitive Dominance: A Brain Surgeon's Quest to Out-Think Fear", and how to take the lessons and apply them to day to day life.

All attendees received a copy of the book.