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Forming My Team

04/16/2013 04:20 pm ET | Updated Jun 16, 2013

I've got to say that traveling on the road recently and meeting a lot of people has really got me thinking. I have to admit after last year and even up until the last few weeks my fire was dwindling out. Dwindling out not because I'm tired, not because I'm bored, but because of HOPE. Because I felt like the majority of the people didn't care anymore. So I started asking the question. WHY? Why should I? Why should I keep going out and trying to inspire, motivate, and call America into accountability if they don't care?

So I want to tell you what I've decided. The conclusion I came up with and the plan I have formed to take on. I can't do it alone. I'm going to need help.

I was giving a speech the other day and a woman asked "How do I get my kids, their friends, and the younger generation to believe in America like I was raised?" I thought about it and to be honest it was the missing piece to my puzzle to the WHY question. I truly believe the majority of people see the problems in America. We see what is hurting us, and I also truly believe most of us as Americans want to change it. So as you're reading and nodding your head in agreement with me, join me in taking action.

Let's change our outlook and let's stand up for what's right. Let's make a difference. Stop thinking about just ourselves. Help people no matter who they are.

At no time when I was serving our country and fighting next to my brothers did I differentiate who I was fighting for. Not one time was I fighting for one race of Americans, or whatever nationality you can think of. Never once was I fighting for Christians, Muslims, Jewish or any other religion, and not once did I even care about the word Republican or Democrat! You know what I fought for? AMERICANS. I fought for Americans and guess what? Every single one of those I listed make up AMERICA. Everyone needs to set down their egos and set aside their differences. That's what will make us great. That's what made us the best.

Let's start today with a clean slate. I want you with me, I want you on my team. AMERICA I'm calling you into accountability to go out and make a difference. Go out and show kids how to have respect, correct co-workers when they do something wrong, call each other out, but most importantly, LEAD by example starting today! America needs you all.