As you will soon see, my life has been no crystal staircase. In December of 1999 I was involved in a serious car accident where I fell out of a moving truck and had the back tire(s) of the truck run over my head. I was in the hospital for about a week in a semi-comatose state. Because of the excessive swelling in my brain, the doctors had to perform brain surgery on me or I would have died.
Within 4 weeks of the accident I was back to work part time and within 6 weeks of the accident I was back in the gym three days a week and working full time. I walk around with a steel plate in my head and headaches at times, but God gave me a second chance at life. And now I’m using that second chance to help business owners and entrepreneurs just like you to unleash your inner maverick and live a life on purpose.
I’ve built my consulting business around one verse in the Bible. Ephesians 2:10. “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Basically what that says is, you were created to do awesome things. And that’s exactly why I enjoy being an entrepreneur, because I’m not tied down to a desk doing something I don’t enjoy.
Just like you, I’m an entrepreneur. I’ve been an entrepreneur since 2004 when I started my first business, a home inspection company. I’ve been a student of marketing since 2005; however, it wasn’t until 2010 that I started my college adventure at the ripe old age of 32. I earned a Bachelor’s in Marketing from Coastal Carolina University in May, 2013. In December of 2014, I earned my MBA from Coastal Carolina University where I graduated as “MBA Student of the Year 2014”. In early 2015 I was recognized for my “business excellence” and was inducted into the International Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
Yes, I enjoy school…a lot. Actually, I enjoy learning.
I speak about topics such as personal development, the Law of Attraction and marketing, just to name a few. I’ve delivered speeches to college students at Coastal Carolina University, business professionals at Toastmasters and the Chamber of Commerce, churches and Real Estate professionals. I use my wit and humor to teach lessons in marketing, sales, business and life. To learn more about my speech topics, please visit my speaking page.
I’m originally from Ohio, but I currently live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with my wife of 13+ years and my two kids. My son has been a part of BSA (Boy Scouts of America) for over 5 years. I’m an Assistant Scoutmaster in our Troop and enjoy spending time with my son. (I love spending time with my daughter too, but she’s over 18 now and pretty much on her own). I’m also in Karate with my son, Matthew. Although, he’s a black belt and I’m not. So he has fun teaching me kicks I don’t know yet (or maybe he’s just showing off). Either way, we’re both involved in activities we’re passionate about.
My family and I are passionate about spending time with players from The Miracle League and support them at sporting events and fund raisers.