it is simple really... I choose to be/want to be a person who people like to be around. I hope to inspire, build up, welcome and make laugh as opposed to belittle, tear down, depress, or exclude. I have been told that after one gets to know me a bit, they feel they are a part, included, cared for, and respected. This is life giving... it simply allows people to enjoy life a little more.
Now, I need to be careful to give the impression that I am perfect at this... I am certainly not. I am conscious of it, and strive to be this way as much as possible. I also should say that I am not some overly chipper, overly positive, overly happy go lucky guy; to the point of annoyance. I am honest and real. I don't say things I don't mean. (with the exception of my sarcastic humor, but it is pretty obvious) I look for the genuine good in everyone, and then I can honestly say good things about them. I am truly a happy person, I have good friends, a job that I created and I absolutely love. I am able to travel once in a while, eat incredible food and enjoy some niceties of life. I try not to fall victim of loving money, or material things, while recognizing the importance of financial stability and how that directly influences our/my happiness.
I have a quirky, off-the-wall sense of humor that comes out little by little as I get to know someone. I am smart, and a good business man. I consider my foundation is being a man of integrity. This is how I run my business and how I run my life. I am however, a bit of an activist which means I bend the rules sometimes, possible blatantly break them, but never without reason. I have not marched lately about any issues, but if I saw it necessary or felt compelled I would do what I can to support a noble cause.
Humor is a necessity for me. I love catching people off guard with an off-the-wall comment. (99% of the time, people laugh or smile, which is my goal.... ). I make up songs all the time on my guitar and enjoy immensely a good humorous movie or show.
You should be honest, a person of integrity, quirky, not caring much about what other people are wearing or saying or doing or thinking... but you should be aware of the world and culture around you.... and not afraid to fit in, but not afraid to stand out, or look like a goof, or talk like a nerd, or sound like a tree hugger. Embarrassment should be a very rare feeling. Confidence should oooze out your pores! Yet, all this while admitting your weaknesses, owning them and stepping forward instead of backwards. YOU should know YOU and if you do, it all is true what YOU say about YOU. (yes I may just be Dr Seuss reincarnated)
Watch this TED TALK... if you understand this, and value it's profundity please let me know.