35 River Grove, United States
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My self-summary
I was born at a very early age. (Pause)

I am man. I choose to be a gentleman. I don't always get it right. I love character values and i'm a goofball/trouble maker.

I'm very conscious & open-minded.

I was a motivational speaker for years and still dabble. I've opened many hotels and several startups. I've been an entrepenuer, ran the sales office, a teacher, mentor, a business developer, volunteer manager, a DJ (millenium park summer of 2013), a coach, a book editor, a book contributor, a marketer, a bad-ass, a hopeless romantic, a broken hearted fool, an avid adventurer experiencing what life has to offer and so much more.

I like to ask questions and listen. It is my hope to make people feel like they are seen, heard and what they say matters.

I'm a Bears, Bulls, Hawks fan. I enjoy the rivalry against the packers and conjour up disgruntled feelings toward them. ;)

I know how to hold my own with intelligence, but I am quite laid back and love to have a good time. I will dance with you.

I am activately pursuing a healthy lifestyle at the gym - mostly through swimming (my favorite). As of now, I swim 4-7 days a week and at least 2000meters each day.

I dream of writing a book (or several), starting a new business with my good friend, traveling the world, and discovering new ways to make the world better.

There is so much more to the man that I am, but you won't find that out until we start talking
What I’m doing with my life
I help operate a building material company that has been in my family for 65 years while I search for my next great adventure that I give of my life to. I work hard toward minimalism and the happiness that follows. I've no desire for material positions; Give me experiences - because I can take them with me where ever I go. I am an acrylic painting artist on the side.
I’m really good at
Making you dinner. ;)
Standing in weddings: i've been the best man for 3 different guys named Josh. (Seriously)
Holding the door.
Looking far younger than my age
Speaking in front of any size group
Being loyal...
Checking facebook
Making a fire... I like fire.
Running a mile... I love running except for when i'm doing it.
Fixing whats broke
Got finger painting skillz
Picnic-ing like a boss
Wood Art
Growing my beard
Being a minimalist
Seeing the good in others
Growing + Cutting hair
Making a cocktail
Asking questions
Stock investments
Talking wine
Full-contact origami
Giving & recieving advice
Drinking coffee & tea
Playing well with others
I'm really good at throwing a party
Sitting in random places
Talking about my feelings
Making lists of things i'm good at.
I might be good at more things, but you'll never know if you don't take a risk.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am tall.
I smile a lot.
I have a lot of personality.
I look a lot younger than my age.

"Live your life and forget your age."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Forest Gump
P.S. I Love You
Shawshank Redemption
Catch Me If You Can
Just Friends
Definitely Maybe
Cool Runnings
Silver Lining Playbook
The Proposal
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Old School
Italian Job
Harry Potter

Tv: Shameless, Homeland, Revolution, anything JJ Abrams, Weeds, Walking Dead, House of Lies, & Big Bang Theory

Music: yes. Top 40, Dance, Country, Dubstep, Folk, Accoustic, Folktronica, Rock, Alternative, Hip-Hop, Rap, Etc.

Favorite bands/Artists: Sleeping at Last, Damien Rice, Nelly, Jack Johnson, Jon Foreman, Josh Garrels, Ben Howard, Mat Kearney, OneRepublic, Cold War Kids, Yellowcard, David Guetta, Avril Lavigne, The Killers, Ron Pope, Timbaland, Violent Femmes, Patrick Stump, Tom Petty, Frank Sinatra, Skrillex... The list continues.

The soundtrack to my life is "Sleeping At Last" if you haven't heard it, educate yourself, you won't regret it. The singer was one of my closest friends in high school.

My favorite concert would have these bands included,

Jack Johnson (headliner)
Sleeping At Last
Mat Kearney
One Republic
Tom Petty

I can't think of a better concert than that.

Rob Bell
Brene Brown
Bob Goff
Elizabeth Gilberts
Shanti Feldham
Mark Twain
Viktor Frankl
The six things I could never do without
I can go 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, and 3 seconds without love.

Good stuff starts with F (Bahaha!!!)

1. Family
2. Friends
3. Food
4. Fresh water
5. Fire
6. Fitness

I have a certain disregard for rules
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What brought people to the place they are at...

Why so many people have unreasonable expectations of themselves and others?

Why people are affraid?

What people really want?

What does it mean to have your sh** together? This is an unreasonable question based on cultural perspective and someones unmatched agenda.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully on a plane somewhere exciting for the weekend

If I get a block of 3 or more days off. I have a tendency to get out of town and visit a friend.
You should message me if
When it comes to women; the girls I am most attracted to are described like this... Typically shorter (4'11-5'4) - not always, but fiesty. There is a humility there, open minded, they are good at challenging me, they love to encourage, are fun, they are movers/doers and love to smile. They might not have all those qualities, but a good handful with trying to do the others is great in my book.