The most effective test of compatibility is how well two people can travel together. With that being said, here are my seven travel virtues:
1.) Make plans but break them
2.) Try something at least twice
3.) Local people are better than sightseeing
4.) Learn what to say when you toast
5.) Take any opportunity to play music or dance
6.) Mellow days are not days wasted
7.) Enjoy getting lost
Recently, I've left my corporate job to start my own business. I help tech companies tell their stories. These companies range from fully-fledged corporations to two guys in a dorm room. In Silicon Valley, there is a surplus of innovative ideas; but an amazing idea means nothing unless it's communicated well. That's where I come in.
We talk. I listen. I reflect. Then we make a video together that will let your idea shine. Magic.
Music is the cornerstone of life. I've been playing music since I was four years old and now take pleasure in playing piano, guitar, bass, and singing. Throughout my travels, I've come to realize how much music creates connections. There have been several cases when the locals and I didn't speak the same language, yet singing songs together on the acoustic guitar still fostered a friendship.
Health and fitness keep me sane. During the week, I’ll drag my groggy body out of bed before work for a morning run or a spin session. The weekends you can find me dodging cars on my bike or surfing with the pops in HMB.
I also have the most entertaining Instagram account you'll ever see: thelastshaun.
- On the Shortness of Life
- The Power of Myth
- Man's Search for Meaning
- The Obstacle is the Way
- My Uncle Oswald
- The Prestige
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
- Shaun of the Dead
- Star Wars
- Fight Club
- The Endless Summer
- 500 Days of Summer
- The Social Network
I'm the healthiest eater I know...like green-smoothie-with-egg-whites-for-breakfast healthy. The role food plays in my life is strictly fuel for my body. I prep my meals twice a week so that a) I know exactly what goes into my food b) it keeps the cost down and most importantly c) I have more time to be creative during the day. Occasionally I'll indulge in dishes that I find intriguing but if you're a die-hard foodie, we won't work.
- running shoes
- pen and paper
- a camera of some sort
- you are aware that money is only one form of currency
- you will join me on a run or bike ride
- you value creativity
- you leave your phone in your purse during conversation
- your musical preferences extend beyond Top-40
If you think we have some things in common, then please feel free to message me and let me know that you're out there.