Monthly Archives June 2017

The RV Trip Promise

Kids are sleeping. It’s 2 AM here in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and my mind will not shut off. Two years ago, after we as a family made a very big decision and purchased a Class C 32 ft. Winnebago motorhome to cross the USA in 4 weeks, I promised the kids that 2 years later we’d hit the Southern states, since we got all the Northern ones in 2015. Here we are 10 days into the trip. Should be Day 15 but our old motorhome had some mechanical issues that couldn’t be resolved before July, and we
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This One Made Me Laugh

Some stories you just can’t make up.     I talk about the importance of loving one’s family, but also know not everyone is having success in that department. This news article made me laugh out loud in both the silliness of it, as well as feeling sad at the same time for this guy. Comedy is Tragedy, and this is a bit of both. Hope you’ll Promise to love your Family. Thanks to FOX13 in Utah for this story.   ~ jason hewlett Jason Hewlett, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is a Keynote Speaker for
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The Descent: The Greater Ascension

  As I sobbed into the phone from the summit of The Grand Teton, following a 24-hour long arduous trek to get to the legendary craggy peak, I left a message for my family in both gratitude for their help with my preparations to ascend, and also mixed with terror at the thought of what I had just accomplished. It wasn’t until the moment I stepped foot off the top of the mountain to begin the journey home that I realized The Descent is more important and dangerous than any Ascent. Every mountain climb has an Ascent and a Descent.
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The Promise of Family First

Today Phil Mickelsen, in the prime of his illustrious golf career, has withdrawn from the the U.S. Open. Not due to weather. Not because he’s having back pain. Because his daughter, who is class president, is graduating from high school, and giving the commencement speech. The U.S. Open is in Wisconsin.  Even with a private jet, Mickelsen wouldn’t be able to race from his daughter’s Carlsbad, CA speech to make his tee time. What makes this decision even more amazing is reported by ESPN, “Mickelson holds the U.S. Open record with six runner-up finishes, and it’s the only major keeping
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Father Time 2.0

  Just in time for Father’s Day this weekend we have released my “Father Time” NEW recording, as completed at the VidAngel studios with DryBar Comedy a few weeks ago.  I blogged about it HERE. You’ll relate to my singing “I Will Wait” by Mumford & Sons as I patiently make the kids gather their stuff; You’ll laugh with the Family Prayer and Bedtime Song (Metallica) routine that has become one of the most favorable requested routines I’ve ever written for the hilarity of nighttime rituals; You’ll enjoy the Daddy Dinosaur, AC/DC, Adele, “Shut Up’s a Potty Word to Me”,
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What Kind of Parent Are You?

A man in his mid-60’s walked up following my Closing Keynote at a leadership conference in Colorado, with tears in his eyes, and said, “I thought it was too late to become the father I never was for my children, but your message just opened my eyes to what I can become as a Grandfather by doing something now.  I feel I’ve just been granted a second chance at the one thing I failed so greatly at.  My Promise is to be the World’s Greatest Grandpa.  Thank you so much for giving me that hope and realization.” I didn’t realize
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