When I am not busy staring into the eyes of my gorgeous wife (who I’ve known since the age of nine) or playing with my four beautiful children, I am seeking ways to make a significantly positive impact in the lives of others.
I WANT YOU TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AS MUCH AS I BELIEVE IN YOU.
Like you, I came out of the womb ready to make an impact. It was only a few years later that I began my journey as an entrepreneur.
I’ve collaborated and coached all kinds of entrepreneurs since 2005, and have developed the ability to connect in a meaningful way by asking thought provoking questions aimed to get at the core of what motivates them to do what they do.
It has been said that I have an insatiable appetite to grow and I totally agree! I’m hungry! It is from this desire that The Impact Entrepreneur platform was borne.
Podcast: I take you behind closed doors and invite you into my conversations with these game changers. The conversations I have go beyond success and failure, beyond product service or platform to uncover what is really behind the decisions these entrepreneurs make and what IMPACT they hope to have in the world.
Writing: I take the lessons I’ve learned through personal experience, as well as through the conversations from the show and distill them into actionable takeaways. In addition to writing on the blog, my work has also be featured on The Huffington Post and Thrive Global.
Speaking: This is where I bring the podcast and the writing to life with the goal of reminding your high performing team, company or event attendees of what they are capable of. In addition to sharing my personal experience, I will also share the stories and lessons my guests have shared with me and then wrap it all up in actionable takeaways you can immediately implement.
I am stoked to live in Santa Cruz, California where I am simultaneously surrounded by the beauty of God’s creation and crazy traffic on Highway one.
Thanks for joining me on the ride. Now…Brace for Impact!
THE SIX BRIDGES OF PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELL-BEING
Over the years, I have come to understand there are six primary drivers for personal growth and well-being. They are Faith, Family, Fitness, Friends, Finances and Fun. I have intentionally ordered them this way. Unless you are taking care of yourself, you cannot be expected to take care of others, let alone have a game changing impact in their lives.
I am a work in progress. I have not always been deeply focused on developing a personal relationship with Jesus but time and again the Lord has empowered me with the ability to walk confidently through the darkest of times. It’s not always easy, but I am grateful to God for the good and the bad – they are both blessings in their own way.
My wife and I come from big families (we are both one of six). My role as husband to my wife, Lisa is the most important one I play. It is critical that my children see us, not only as a united front, but also as a source of stability. As a father I desire to not only providefinancially, but also provide physically by being present and available to my kids and to help them grow emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally.
I have big plans, goals and dreams but if I am unhealthy or don’t have the stamina, I may not reach them. So I make physical fitness one of my highest priorities. One of the primary benefits of exercise, in addition to getting strong and feeling good, is you build up the discipline needed to achieve goals outside of the gym.
Friendships are the greatest treasure we can share. We spend the vast majority of our lives doing two things: working and sleeping. Far too often we lose sight of the importance of having deep, meaningful relationships outside of the one we share with our spouse.
Money is a magnifier, so what is your money mindset? Are you accumulating things, or are you investing in experiences? Do you spend your money on things to make you feel good temporarily, or are do you have a long term view in mind? Are you generous or miserly? Do you want to create something and are you willing to pay the cost? I’m not perfect by any means, but these are important questions to explore.
Of course, you MUST make time for fun. Fun to me is hanging out with friends, going to the lake, working out, playing chess with my kids, riding roller coasters, doing creative things, playing music and so much more. What does fun look like to you?