I was born in Colorado and raised in California and when I was 16 my life imploded when my dad was sentenced to 20 years in prison and I involuntarily exchanged my upper-middle-class life for the life of an Angel Tree kid.
A baseball scholarship brought me to my bride and a job brought us to Texas, and being a successful entrepreneur brought me wealth and power and the realization that I was not as strong as I thought I was.
Now I spend my time walking with people on the longest journey of their lives, the 18 inches between their hearts and their minds, by helping build building businesses and communities while sharing the emotional and spiritual truths that helped me become a fully integrated husband, father, friend and executive.
My Life Story
Townsend Leadership Program
a few things I have learned so far:
Identity is crucial; how we treat, see, assume and feel about others is the closest reflection for how we view ourselves*
Good rap music is one of the most beautiful art forms in the world
Vulnerability is power; the story we tell the world isn’t half as endearing as the one that lives inside us**
Business is never less than profits, but it should be so much more
Love is presence; we mostly just want someone who takes the time to listen, ask questions and listen a little longer
Celebrating a funding round is analogous to celebrating additional school loans
The longest journey in the world is the 18 inches between our head and our heart*
”We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”