“As You Are”

Nick Spark As You Are

I first met Nick Spark a few years ago. He was incredibly open, laid back and engaged. Our paths have crossed a number of times since then and each time he continues to impress me with the degree in which he is able to emotionally connect with seemingly everyone, how he is able to foster relationships and simply charm those around him by being himself in a natural way.  Nick is simply an awesome guy, you’re glad to have met and wished you were closer than you are.

When someone like this writes a book based on the very things that I have been personally impress by, I take notice. Not only I’m getting my own copy, I highly recommend you do as well.

21 Convention Post-Keynote Address Interview

21C Tampa 2014 21C Report

Oh, My!  Look who’s being interviewed by Marilee Johnson for the 21Convention…

The 21 Report has just released my Post-Keynote Address Interview I gave from the 2014 Tampa 21Convention speech.  It brings back a lot of memories from such a fascinating time, people and event.  Each year they keep getting better and better.

Anthony has also release to the 21 University of my opening address from the same event, if you’d like to see more, I highly suggest getting access.  It is well worth it and promises to be truly a unique venue for self-improvement and self-actualization guidance.

Stay tuned as the Keynote address and the Closing address will both be added to the 21 University site in coming months.  I’ve been lucky enough to have seen an raw unedited copy of the keynote address and I’m quick excited about its future public release.

21 Convention Speakers Announced!!!

21Convention Tampa




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“In the absence of strenuous change, people stay the same…”

A friend of mine once commented that ‘average’ should be treated as a terminal disease…  That as soon as you begin to exceed average in your thinking, approach, decisions, the people you surround yourself with, you will immediately start influencing the quality of your life.  That has been incredibly true for me and my personal experiences with the 21 Convention.

The speakers have finally been announced and I’m not sure what I’m more excited about, my personal speaking roles as the keynote speaker or the opportunity to see this group of speakers and be personally involved with the event and attendees.  That’s over 75 individuals of character, committed to making significant impacts to their lives, in one place, over a three-day period, focused on and sharing their thoughts and concepts of excellence with each other.

Overall the 21 Convention is a tremendous incubator for learning, developing awareness and potentially addressing many contextual issues surrounding men from economic, cultural, political and biological facets of a man’s life.  It is an immersive experience that will jump-start anyone wanting to redirect their life.  Most impressively is the network of friendships you will make.  Friends who are equally committed to improving their lives and self-actualizing themselves.  People who are committed to their own agency.  As much as I truly love the 21 University videos, you just can’t obtain that by watching a one.  You have to attend.  You have to show up.  You have to commit to taking action and attend.

The speakers (which tend to be the focus of the event) themselves come from and represent specific areas of interest, which they themselves have pursued with vigor, passion and are willing to share with others beyond their speaking engagements.  This combined with an attendee audience capped at 55, provides for an incredible opportunity to have direct and personal time with each of the speakers, to relate ideas and conversations over a series of days with them and other attendees.  This creates an incredible fertile ground for these concepts to grow and develop.

If you’re looking to improve the qualitative nature and direction of your life attending this event would be an incredible investment in yourself.  If you choose to do so, please let me know, so I can have the opportunity to meet you, spend time with you and make sure that your 21 Convention experience is everything that you’ll be wanting to tell others about.


A Call for Men, Husbands, Fathers

Real Dad Moments






Mission Care






This is what’s at stake… 

…fail yourself,

…fail your wife,

…fail your children,

…your family,

…fail your life.

These moments are not possible without extremely strong, vulnerable and trusting relationships and the structures we create to support them.

What are you doing about yours today?

Here’s another plug for a book I just finished and currently re-reading this time much slower and with deliberate reflective insight.  Looking for a place to start?  Start with yourself and let this be your guide.


Father’s Day

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Getting caught up on reading of an early release of ‘Father’s Day’…  an incredibly quick, yet poignant read regarding what is capable when a man is fully invested in his life, love and family…  You don’t have to be married to find a wealth of well grounded advice regarding life and relationships within this short tome.  In fact, you don’t have to be a Father, let alone male to find it equally informative, stimulating of thought and corrective actions to lean into…   I’m reminded of Frederick Douglass’s quote “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”  Nowhere is this better articulated than in the cycle of child into man, man into husband, husband into father, all encompassed in the state of marriage.  If children truly are our future, our marriages are the bedrock from which they will spring…