The most awkward [awkwardest?] thing we do on the Internet is write bios about ourselves, mostly because we mistake who we are with what we are. It’s easy to talk about what we are, but who we are can only be revealed in action.
At dinner parties we ask, “So, what do you do?” because it’s so damn easy to talk about the surface.
Story expert Robert McKee says, “True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure…”
[Photo: I can’t imagine the person I’d be if I never met my wife, best friend, and biggest fan, Robyn. This photo was taken on the banks of the Peace River, where I was born and raised.]
Professionally, I’ve done some pretty cool things — like write 20 books in the past 4.5 years. You can check out some case studies here.
Personally, the past 3 years my family and I have lived in 3 separate countries in 3 very different locations [Jamaica, Korea, and Northern Alberta, Canada]. Writing professionally has enabled this lifestyle.
It’s been special, life-changing, and hugely challenging all at the same time. It’s still hard for me to believe that only 5 years ago I was a real estate agent. Back then writing professionally was just a dream. I share a bit more of that story in my short ebook.
[Photo: My son Ronan, the person who most challenges me and forces me to grow. This was the biggest fish he’s caught yet, a 7 pound Northern Pike on the Peace River.]
In other words who we are is revealed in action.
Uncovering true character… that’s why I write. The search keeps me interested.
There is a hero in all of us, battling with demons and achieving glory. Sometimes we win. Sometimes we lose. It’s always fascinating.
[Photo: My daughter, Zahra, one of the most beautiful souls I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet and the person that has taught me the most about girl power.]
I am living proof that we can all change our life at any time. That’s the cool part of my story. The not so cool part is full of personal struggle and plenty of deep, dark pits of despair.
Maybe that’s why I love hearing similar stories from my clients. We’re just a bunch of hairless apes sitting around a fire, telling stories of adventure. I’m honored that I get to take part in the telling.
So, what can I do for you? You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out this form to give me a better idea. Click on any of the social media icons below to creep me for a little while before making your approach [don’t feel bad I do it all the time].
[Photo: This photo was taken on a beach in Trelawny, Jamaica when we lived there in 2013.]