I was born at a very early age. (Pause)
I'm the oldest of 4, my parents are older.
I'm from mixed race parents - my father prefers the 100 meter race.
Mom always told me "You are like ketchup" you have 57 ingredients to you.
I was raised by my father, my mother left before I was born.
I love my father, he is schizophrenic but he is good bunch of people.
Now for the truth: Self-summary.
I was in fact born at a very early age. Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs. My parents are still together. They are both a mix of European and so many other nationalities (It's kinda ridiculous). I am the oldest child which means that they did a good job at punishing me the most and then learned from their mistakes.
I've lived all over Chicago-land now and whenever I have left Illinois, life always seems to pull me back. I've done a lot in my career: a public motivational/speaker, organization leader, opened hotels, sales, started 7 non-profit organizations, lots of consulting work, and quite honestly, I am searching for my next adventure. In the meanwhile, I make my income through my families construction/concrete company. At the end of August I leave for Europe - I'll be backpacking and meeting with a business partner to go over future endevours.
I don't desire a normal life - I want a life that sizzles and pops, I want color and vitality, influence and surprise, mystery and learning, hope and wonder. If all of life is built to just go through the motions - get a job that pays bills and replenishes the health we lost making money - then why bother living? We can have a life and never really be alive.
I keep my expectations of others very low/non-existent, but then I love to help them raise the bar.
Sometimes, I think it is just fun create lists and descriptions - so here you go.
Socially-Smart Sapiosexual (go ahead, look it up)
Enthusiast (7) on the Enneagram
ENTP on Meyer's Briggs
Big "I" on DISC Test
Top Strengths: Woo, Adaptability, Strategic, Includer, Communicator
I am actively pursuing a healthy lifestyle at the gym - mostly through intense swimming. I'll be swimming across Lake Geneva, WI this summer. I play sand volleyball on the weekends and foosball when the weather is poor.
My friends describe me as the quintessential of inspiration; if normal is your quest, then move along. I was given one life and I intend to make it count for something.
I have my own thing going on & I hope you do to.
There is so much more to the man that I am, but you won't find that out until we start talking.
One of the saddest thoughts is that we write people off because of some gut feeling (which I call pre-judgement) and then miss out on a greater story.
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
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
Growing my beard
Being a minimalist
Seeing the good in others
Growing + Cutting hair
Making a cocktail
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.
I smile a lot.
I'm well spoken and educated.
I have a lot of personality.
I look a lot younger than my age.
"Live your life and forget your age."
P.S. I Love You
Catch Me If You Can
Silver Lining Playbook
Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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, 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
I can't think of a better concert than that.
Good stuff starts with F (Bahaha!!!)
4. Fresh water
I have a certain disregard for rules
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.
If I get a block of 3 or more days off. I have a tendency to get out of town and visit a friend.