Overcoming Obstacles

  Photo courtesy of Mitchell Jordan The first time my wife met one of my closest friends, she leaned over to me, and simply said, “that laugh”. My buddy was blessed by the gods with one of those deep, whole body types of laughs that is impossible to fake, and equally impossible not to laugh…

Read more 6 Actionable Steps To Become More Charismatic -Originally appeared in Thrive Global

  Post originally appeared in Thought Catalog and re-posted in Thrive Global On a cloudy October day in 2010, a girl stopped into a fleeting ray of sunshine, tilted back her head, and smiled, and in those three seconds of sunshine I fell in love. In that exact moment I remember thinking to myself that she was…

Read more In Order to Find the Love of My Life, I First Had to Find Myself – Originally appeared in Thought Catalog

Post originally appeared on Thrive Global / Arianna Huffington´s new wellness space Throughout high school, college and for close to a decade after, drinking with my buddies was “standard operating procedure”. It was what we did. Whether at a bar, a party, a BBQ, or just sitting around, odds were high that alcohol was present,…

Read more How Life Has Changed Since I Stopped Drinking – Originally appeared in Thrive Global

This post originally appeared on Fast Company Growing up with a speech impediment, I was constantly in awe of confident people. Not only the way they talked, but the way that they moved and made me feel when I was around them. But it didn’t occur to me until much later that the one quality…

Read more What I Learned In 38 Years Of Surrounding Myself With Confident People – Fast Company